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Selective Admissions

Nursing, Generic RN

​​​​​Welcome to the Generic Nursing (RN) Program!​​​

Next cohort to start in September 2024

​Portfolios Accepted:

January 2 - March 1, 2024

Final Deadline:

March 1, 2024, at 5:00 PM

Admissions Decisions Sent:

April 5, 2024, to RCSJ email account

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The Generic Nursing (RN) program combines general education with nursing courses to prepare students for entry level nursing practice. 

Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) and apply to a Board of Nursing for licensure as registered nurses.

On July 1, 2019, the former Cumberland County College and Rowan College of Gloucester County merged to become Rowan College South Jersey. Due to the merger, the New Jersey Board of Nursing required the two programs to join and create one unified curriculum. The Nursing program curriculum is delivered on both campuses.

Applicants may only submit a portfolio to one campus for the Generic Nursing (RN) program. An applicant who submits a portfolio for both campuses will be denied entry on both campuses. 

    Nursing Program Accreditation History and Current Status (ACEN Policy #9)

    Student Achievement Data in Compliance with ACEN Policy #29




​Fast Facts

Degree Received:
Associate in Applied Science, Nursing
Program Length:
4 semesters, 2 academic years
Cohort Size:
Dependent on clinical site availability and faculty availability
Daytime, weekday program. 3-4 days per week in Nursing activities (1-2 days clinical, 1 day lecture, 1 day skills lab)
Other Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years old by the first day of the Fall 2024 semester (date TBA)
Further Education:
RN-BSN Programs (examples: Rowan University, Wilmington University, Drexel University). 3+1​ eligible at Rowan University!
Estimated Cost:
Varies per student​​

2024 Generic Nursing Information Sessions

All applicants must attend ONE information session from the dates below prior to submission of a portfolio.
Information sessions for the LPN program and the LPN-RN Track ​do not count.

Please note the format of the information sessions before registering. 

All information sessions will start promptly at the posted time and last about 1.5-2 hours.

Late entries (10 minutes past start time) will be prohibited. ​Plan accordingly!

​​Date and Time
​​Registration Link
(advance registration required for all sessions)
​September 18th, 2023
6:00 PM

​Gloucester Campus
Nursing & Health Professions Building
Room 1001
Registration closed. 
Same day registration not available.

October 17th, 2023
3:00 PM
Zoom Webinar
Registration closed.​
November 15th, 2023
6:00 PM
Zoom Webinar
​December 14th, 2023
10:00 AM
Zoom Webinar
January 9th, 2024
3:00 PM
Zoom Webinar
Registration opens December 8th, 2023​
​February 26th, 2024
6:00 PM
Zoom Webinar
Registration opens January 26, 2024​
**This is the final information session for the 2024 Generic Nursing program. No additional sessions will be scheduled after this date.