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Thomas Edison State College

Established in 1972, Thomas Edison State College is one of New Jersey’s 12 senior public institutions of higher education and one of the oldest institutions in the country designed specifically for adults. The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and offers 16 associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees in more than 100 areas of study, as well as undergraduate, graduate and noncredit professional certificate programs. Our undergraduate nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the New Jersey Board of Nursing. We are also a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national honor society for adult students.

Thomas Edison State College programs are led by distinguished mentors who have strong academic credentials, extensive real-world experience and proficiency in teaching adult learners. We engage well-qualified faculty from accredited colleges and universities around the nation to provide guidance to you as you progress through your course work and to make assessments of that work and of the course examinations. Mentors assign course grades and are available to you via e-mail, phone and fax.

The RN-BSN/MSN Degree Program at Thomas Edison State College is designed for experienced registered nurses (RNs) who want a high-quality education with the convenience and flexibility that an online program can offer. With open and rolling admissions, RNs can enroll any day of the year; and with a self paced schedule and no time limit for degree completion, they can finish degree requirements at their own pace. The RN-BSN/MSN Degree Program is completely online and provides maximum flexibility for registered nurses.

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The RN to BSN program offers RNs the opportunity to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Registered nurses must earn a minimum 120 credits: 60 in general education, 48 in nursing and 12 free electives. The 60-credit general education requirement provides students with a broad background in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences/mathematics, and creates a foundation for the professional nursing requirements and graduate study. The 48-credit professional nursing requirement includes 20 credits of lower-division nursing and 28 credits of upper-division nursing. Nurses with an associate degree may meet the 20-credit lower-division nursing requirements through transfer credit or by the award of credit for diploma nursing course work. Three graduate courses, Health Policy, Emerging Trends in Healthcare Technology and Seminar in Clinical Competence, will be completed by all BSN degree students as part of upper-division nursing requirements. For nurses interested in graduate work, these 9 graduate credits will apply to Thomas Edison State College’s Master of Science in Nursing program.

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, National League for
Nursing Accrediting Commission and the New Jersey Board of Nursing.
Delivery Format: The 28-credit upper-division nursing requirement may be completed
online. Other credits may be earned using a variety of Thomas Edison State College credit-earning options.
Educational Level: Bachelor
Language: English
Requirements: Students must be at least 21 years of age, and possess a high school
diploma or GED. Students must possess an RN.

RN to BSN / Master of Science in Nursing

The RN to BSN/ Master of Science in Nursing offers BSN students an accelerated path to a MSN. The master’s degree requires a minimum of 36 credits consisting of five core courses, two elective courses and five courses in Nursing Education. Two years experience in nursing is recommended, and a BSN degree is required.

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Delivery Format: Use a variety of Thomas Edison State College credit-earning options.
Educational Level: Master
Language: English
Requirements: Students must be at least 21 years of age, and possess a high school
diploma or GED. Students must possess an RN.

Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) offers RNs who posses a BSN the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree. The MSN degree requires a minimum of 36 credits consisting of five core courses, two elective courses and five courses in Nursing Education. Two years experience in nursing is recommended, and a BSN degree is required.

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Delivery Format: Use a variety of Thomas Edison State College credit-earning options.
Educational Level: Master
Language: English
Requirements: Students must be at least 21 years of age, and possess a high school
diploma or GED. Students must possess an RN and BSN.