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Bachelor of Science (B.S.N.)

R.N. to B.S.N.

Also available as R.N. to B.S.N. Second Degree Program, for registered nurses who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree. 

The R.N. to B.S.N. program is designed for registered nurses who hold associate degrees or diplomas in nursing and want to pursue a B.S.N. It fits most schedules - most classes are offered online, on campus, or via off-campus cohorts. Our program blends theory with clinical experience. Clinical placements reflect students' individual objectives, interests and career goals. Graduates of this program typically receive an immediate salary increase, and many go on to leadership or management positions.


  • 1 N.J.’s first B.S.N. program
  • 12 % Male Undergraduate Nursing Students
  • 88.2 % Most Recent One-Year Retention Rate
  • 80 % Full-time Faculty with Doctoral Degrees
Students By the Numbers Ph.D Nursing
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“Completing my bachelor’s degree was a personal goal of mine. I sought a program with a great reputation that was also flexible and convenient. Seton Hall’s online program was a wonderful fit. I learned valuable skills I will carry with me in my nursing career and my life.” 

Nina-Marie Alvarez, ’14, R.N.
Community Health Nurse, Holy Name Medical Center


R.N. to B.S.N. students complete 122 credit hours, including liberal arts and science requirements. (Transfer credits can be applied to all college-level coursework with a grade of C or better.) Nursing courses combine nursing theory and hands-on experiences. These courses include Nursing Research, the Business of Healthcare and Health Assessment. Students are required to complete clinical hours, which, with guidance from course faculty, may be completed at your place of employment, as long as they are completed in a different department. For students who have difficulty identifying a preceptor, assistance is available.  Our curriculum is flexible, allowing students to take classes at their own pace in multiple formats.


Our faculty members are the backbone of the College of Nursing. They connect with other professional nurses - both nationally and internationally - to stay at the forefront of nursing practice. They actively conduct research at Seton Hall, all while working with students to help them reach their full potential.

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Where Nurses Are Inspired to Become Leaders

Seton Hall University's College of Nursing has a mission to educate practitioners of nursing - from baccalaureate-prepared generalists to advanced practitioners - who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession. Established in 1937, the College offered New Jersey's first baccalaureate nursing program and is CCNE-accredited through June 2019. It established its graduate program in 1975, its Ph.D. program in 2006 and its Doctor of Nursing Practice program in 2009. U.S. News & World Report ranks the College's graduate nursing programs among the top nursing programs nationwide.

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