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Selective Admissions

Nursing, Generic RN

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

Next cohort to start in September 2025​

​Portfolios Accepted:

January 2, 2025 - February 28, 2025

Final Deadline:

February 28, 2025 by 5:00 PM

Admissions Decisions Sent:

April 4, 2025, to RCSJ email account

2025 Admissions Handbook
2024 Nursing Portfolio​
Take the HSRT Exam​

​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 2025 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​​

2025 Generic Nursing Information Sessions

All applicants must attend ONE information session from the dates below prior to submission of a portfolio. Advance registration is required for all sessions.

​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!


​​D​ate & Time​​

​Registration Link

​Sept. 15, 2024
6:00 PM
Nursing & Health Professions Building, Room 1001
(Gloucester Campus)

​October 15, 2024  
​3:00 PM
​ Zoom Webinar

​November 13, 2024 
​6:00 PM
​Zoom Webinar

​December 12, 2024 
​10:00 AM
​Zoom Webinar

​January 7, 2025
​3:00 PM
​Zoom Webinar

​February 24, 2025
​6:00 PM
​Zoom Webinar