Nursing - Accelerated BSN

This accelerated, generic baccalaureate Nursing Program (BSN), also known as TRANSCEL, is designed for the student who has an earned baccalaureate degree or higher in another discipline who wishes to become a registered nurse (RN) with a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.

Additional Information

The program encourages critical thinking and independent decision making.  The roles of advocate, educator and healthcare provider/coordinator are emphasized.  Health promotion and disease prevention within a global society are stressed in the program.  The program prepares the graduate to successfully complete the NCLEX-RN and provides a base for graduate education and clinical specialization.

The program focuses on the acquisition of the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a professional RN.  Students build on previously learned theories and concepts from the physical, social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.  Concepts such as ethics, altruism and communication are integrated throughout the curriculum.  Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning experience with guidance from faculty preceptors.  The program prepares graduates to participate in a culturally diverse and ever-changing global society.

Admission Requirements

Students who do not have the minimum required baccalaureate degree may be considered for admission.  

Students with earned baccalaureate degrees

Students with earned baccalaureate degrees or higher must have earned credits in the following courses:

  • English I & II
  • Intro to Psych
  • Life Span Development
  • Statistics
  • Nutrition
  • Chemistry I - Inorganic
  • Chemistry II - Organic
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • Ethics (waived for Stockton graduates with a Health Science degree)
  • Pathophysiology** Please note that Pathophysiology will be a pre requisite course for applicants for the 2018 cohort and thereafter

A GPA of 3.5 and no less than a C in all required science courses taken at Stockton are desired for admission.  Required science courses taken at schools other than Stockton should be a grade of B or higher.  All transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

All applicants must pass a criminal background check and/or drug screening prior to enrollment. Students must also successfully complete a criminal background check in order to be licensed as an RN in the State of New Jersey. In addition, students must meet Technical Standards and Functions outlined by the Program.

Students transferring without earned baccalaureate degrees

Stockton students who do not have the minimum required baccalaureate degree, may apply to transfer into the Accelerated program if all prerequisite courses, attributes (A, H, V, I, W’s, Q’s), General Studies and ASD (at some distance) requirements are complete. This generally occurs after junior year. Undergraduate students must have a declared major and be working toward its completion, along with fulfilling the nursing requirements.

Current Stockton students in their eighth semester and anticipating graduation will also complete an Internal Transfer Application.

Students transferring to Stockton who do not have the minimum required baccalaureate degree will complete a Transfer Application available from the Stockton University Admissions webpage and will apply to enroll in Stockton's Health Science (BSHS) program first. Students in this situation have or will earn at least 64 college credits and all other prerequisite and undergraduate requirements, and then may apply as an Internal Transfer to the accelerated program.

The Internal Transfer application is available from the School of Health Sciences Accelerated Nursing Program Webpage. Submit a completed Internal Transfer Application to the attention of the Nursing Program Coordinator in the School of Health Sciences, HSC-215.  Applications for the Accelerated (Transcel) Program will be accepted until July 1. Transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis. Students admitted to Stockton University after the spring of 2019 must have an earned baccalaureate degree to be eligible or admission

Transfer Applicants

An applicant who has attended a college or university following graduation from high school and has attempted college credits by the application deadline or has an earned baccalaureate degree from another college or university is considered a transfer applicant and will complete the Transfer Application available from the Stockton University Admissions webpage. Transfer applicants must submit an official transcript from EACH institution attended – even if only for one course.

Transfer Applications are available from the Admissions webpage and from this link:

Readmit (Students who previously attended Stockton)

A student who was previously enrolled at Stockton and who has attended any other institution(s)since being enrolled at Stockton, should follow the same procedure as transfer students by completing the transfer application for admission and following the transfer admission instructions. A student who previously attended Stockton, but has not attended any other institution(s) since being enrolled at Stockton, should complete the Stockton Re-Matriculation form available at or from this link:

Completed Re-matriculation forms are submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

For answers to questions not included in the above information or in the FAQ sheet, please call 609-652-4501 or

Accreditation Statement

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Stockton University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001 Phone: (202) 887-6791 (

Complaint Process

Applicants for admission and current students can submit
program complaints to the New Jersey Board of Nursing, a subsidiary of the New
Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. Complaints may reach the Board of Nursing by
phone at (973)-504-6430 or in writing to the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General
Division of Consumer Affairs - New Jersey Board of Nursing 124 Halsey Street, 6th
Floor, and P.O. Box 45010 Newark, New Jersey 07101

Program Information

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