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College of Nursing

With an emphasis on hands-on learning under the guidance of world-class professors, nursing students enter a burgeoning field with an ever-expanding set of opportunities. Offering classes in both Newark and New Brunswick, the College of Nursing, as part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is recognized as one of the finest nursing schools in the nation. It offers a bachelor of science degree with a variety of options tailored for traditional four-year students, transfer students, R.N.s, and second-degree students; a master of science degree for advanced practice nursing; and the only Ph.D. degree program in nursing in New Jersey.

At a Glance

Students: 755 (full-time and part-time at Newark and New Brunswick)
Faculty: 73 (full-time and part-time at Newark and New Brunswick)
Office of the Dean: 110 Paterson Street, Downtown New Brunswick (College Avenue Campus)

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nursing
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing (Awarded through the Graduate School–Newark)


  • Headquartered at Rutgers–Newark, the College of Nursing opened an 18,000-square-foot building at Rutgers–New Brunswick in spring 2009. The facility offers modern classrooms, faculty offices, a lecture hall, an expanded clinical learning laboratory, and examination rooms.
  • The B.S. degree program combines exceptional scientific training with a core liberal arts education that develops critical thinking and clinical judgment skills so essential for today’s professional nurse.
  • Committed to qualified students regardless of need, the College of Nursing offers significant Educational Opportunity Fund support.
  • For registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma, the R.N. to B.S./M.S. in Nursing Program or School Nurse Certificate Program offers opportunities for career advancement.
  • The master’s degree program molds advanced nursing practitioners able to deal with more complex situations in an array of specializations, such as acute adult care, advanced pediatrics, and mental health nursing.
  • The Ph.D. degree program prepares nurse scientists who advance the discipline through research and theory development and provide leadership in the scientific and academic community.
  • The college’s research-oriented faculty include 12 fellows of the prestigious American Academy of Nursing.