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School of Nursing

The merger of two Rutgers nursing schools has created a powerhouse institution that offers innovative learning experiences under the guidance of world-class professors. With locations in Newark and New Brunswick, and additional facilities in Blackwood, New Jersey; online offerings; and more than 200 affiliated clinical providers; the School of Nursing is the state’s largest, most comprehensive nursing education program.

Whether you are seeking to enter the nursing profession, or want to advance your nursing education and career, the School of Nursing has an academic program to meet your needs.

At a Glance

Students: 1850 (full-time and part-time at Newark and New Brunswick)
Faculty: 125 (full-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
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Urban Systems


  • Headquartered at Rutgers University–Newark, the School 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 School of Nursing offers significant Educational Opportunity Fund support.
  • For registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma, the R.N. to B.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 programs prepare 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.