Admission Requirements

Upon completion of a diploma in nursing and passing the NCLEX-RN, Fairleigh Dickinson University will award a minimum of thirty (30) credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. These credits will satisfy the lower division requirements of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s BSN degree. The remaining courses needed to complete the degree requirements outlined below.

Degree Plan

College Requirements (32 credits)

  • ART____       Art Elective
  • CSCI1105      Computers and Software
  • WRIT1002     Composition I: Rhetoric and Inquiry
  • WRIT1003     Composition II: Research and Argument
  • ENGL1003     Intro to Academic Writing
  • HIST____      History Elective
  • PHED____     Physical Education
  • PHED____     Physical Education
  • PSYC1201     General Psychology
  • PSYC2201     Psychological Statistics
  • SOCI1201     Intro to Sociology
  • SPCH1155     Public Speaking

Sciences (16 credits)

University Requirements (6 credits)

  • UNIV2001       Transitioning to University Life
  • UNIV2002        Preparing for Professional Life

Major Requirements (36 credits)

  • NURS2007     Pharmacotherapeutics
  • NURS2550/2551     Comprehensive Health Assessment and lab
  • NURS3208     Healthcare Economics
  • NURS3209     Bioethics
  • NURS3371    The Professional Nurse in the 21st Century
  • NURS4500/4501   Nursing Management of Populations
  • NURS4420     Health Care Management
  • NURS4430     Critique and Utilization of Nursing Research
  • NURS6600 Introduction to Advanced Nursing Practice:Philosophy and Theories
  • NURS7702 Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NURS____ Elective

A total of 90 credits.

For additional information, please contact:

Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health

Dr. Sylvia Colon Cabassa

201-692-2880 Voice

201-692-2388 Fax