Students in the
traditional, accelerated, second-degree nursing program (ABS) and the R.N.-B.S. program may
apply to the doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) program in the last semester of their undergraduate studies. Acceptance ensures a continuous progression from the undergraduate into the D.N.P.
program. It also allows those students
who take the 4-credit APN role courses to apply credits from these courses in the D.N.P. program. Students should apply according to the normal process for the D.N.P.
program. For details see the D.N.P. webpage on the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden website.
Early entry students in the traditional and accelerated second-degree
program (ABS) must pass the NCLEX and obtain R.N. licensure
in the state of New Jersey prior to taking the first clinical course (58:705:660
Adult Gerontological Primary Care Theory I).
Undergraduate students who fully intend to apply for the D.N.P. program may take special 4-credit advanced pharmacology, advanced
pathophysiology, and advanced health assessment. It is important for students to seek advisement with
both undergraduate advisers as well as the D.N.P.
track coordinators before taking these courses.