RVCC: Nursing Transfer Advising Guide

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Nursing, R.N. (A.A.S) from Raritan Valley Community College To RN to BSN (B.S.N.) at Rider University

Nursing, R.N., (A.A.S.)
RN to BSN, (B.S.N.) (120 Credits)
First Semester      
ENGL 111 English Composition I 3 CMP 120 Expository Writing 3
NURS 101 Foundations of Nursing 1,6 9 ELE-FREE Lower Level Nursing Elective 9
NURS 106 Pharmacology Clinical Calculations 2,6 2 Not Transferrable 0
FITN 115 Dynamics of Fitness & Wellness 5 1 Not Transferrable 0
BIOL 124 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 BIO 221 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3)
BIO 221L Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1)
BIOL 125 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 BIO 222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3)
BIO 222L Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1)
  23   20
Second Semester      
ENGL 112 English Composition II 3 CMP 125 Research Writing 3
PSYC 103 Introductions to Psychology 3 PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
NURS 111 Nursing of Adults 1,6 9 ELE-FREE Lower Level Nursing Elective 9
  15/16   18
Third Semester      
NURS 122 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 1,6 4 ELE-FREE Lower Level Nursing Elective 4
NURS 123 Nursing of Adults II 1,6 4 ELE-FREE Lower Level Nursing Elective 4
Humanities Credits 3
Suggest: PHIL-106, Current Moral & Social Issues
3 Humanities Credits Ʊ
PHL 202 Social Philosophy
BIOL 133 Principles of Microbiology 1 4 BIO 315 Microbiology
ELE-FREE Lower Level Nursing Elective
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 SOC 101 Sociological Imagination 3
  18   18
Fourth Semester      
NURS 124 Nursing of Families with Children 1,6 4 ELE-FREE Lower Level Nursing Elective 4
NURS 125 Nursing Care for the Childbearing Family 1,6 4 ELE-FREE Lower Level Nursing Elective 4
NURS 211 Trends in Nursing 1,6 3 ELE-FREE Lower Level Nursing Elective 3
Free Elective Suggest: Lower Level Math/Statistics course
MATH 102 Problem Solving Strategies/MATH 100 Finite Mathematics OR
MATH 110 Statistics I
3 Free Elective Ʊ
MTH Elective
  14   14

Rider Course Option
Select one of three courses options:
If not fulfilled MTH Elective at RVCC
PSY-105, Intro. to Research in Psych. (RVCC, PSYC-103, pre-requisite)
COM-104, Speech Communication
CIS-185, Information Systems Essentials
Following completion of 30 credits and the Rider Intent to Enroll Form and while a student at Raritan Valley; students have the option to take a course at Rider that counts toward the Rider degree. The selected course allows the RVCC student to experience first-hand the academic environment at Rider. See Raritan Valley or Rider University Transfer Representatives. Contact information listed below.
PSY-105, Introduction to Research in Psychology (MTH Elective)
(Pre-requisite at Rider - PSY-100, Introduction to Psychology)
COM-104, Speech Communication (Rider Core)
CIS-185, Information Systems Essentials (Rider Core)

Raritan Valley Community College Footnotes
1 A grade of “C” or better is required in all Science and Clinical Nursing courses.
2 Students who pass the Pharmacology Calculations Lab Placement Test are exempt from this course.
3 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education list. Current Moral and Social Issues (PHIL-106) is the preferred Humanities course.
4 Any college-level course.
5 FITN 142 Elements of Physical Fitness or FITN 146 Exercise Physiology & Body Mechanics - pre-req Human Biology) may be substituted.
6 Enrollment in these courses is restricted to students formally admitted to the Nursing Clinical Courses. All other courses are open and should be taken by students waiting for admission to the Nursing Clinical Courses.
7 Mathematics Proficiency - This degree requires minimum math proficiency through MATH 020 Elementary Algebra.
8 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education list. Technological Competency may also be met by passing the Technological Competency test (no credit).*
9 The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is required of all applicants. Scores will be used to determine admission. (
10 Complete any developmental courses required in reading and writing, including ESL (English as a Second Language) courses.
*NOTE: Technological Competency must have been demonstrated within the last seven years.

Rider University Footnotes
Ω Students have a number of options to satisfy this requirement courses are evaluated on an individual basis.
For transfer the Raritan Valley student must have a grade of “C” or higher in all courses for transfer credit.
Please consult a Rider Admission Representative as early as possible in the academic transfer process to maximize the efficiency of credit transfer from RVCC to Rider.

Requirements are subject to change. This Advising Guide is best used in consultation with an advisor.


Course Number Rider University Course Name or Core Area Credits Notes* (if course can be taken at RVCC, indicate course number)
Nursing 400 Professionalism & Professional Values    
Nursing 401 Organizational & Healthcare Systems Leadership    
Nursing 402 Scholarship for Evidence- Based Practice    
Nursing 403 Information Mgmt. & Application of Patient Care Technology    
Nursing 404 Healthcare Policy, Finance & Regulatory Environment’s    
Nursing 405 Interprofessional Collaboration & Communication for Improving Healthcare Outcomes    
Nursing 406 Population Health & Clinical Prevention Across the Lifespan    
Nursing 407 Cultural Diversity in a Global Society    
Nursing 408 Gerontological Nursing Concepts for an Aging Society    
Nursing 409 Capstone/Evidence-Based Microsystem Practice Change*    
Total Credits: 30  
In addition to the 30 credit Nursing Core Curriculum (as listed above) the Raritan Valley student may need to take an additional 18 to 23 credits to meet the Rider University degree totaling 120 credits.    

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Paul Michaud
Director of Transfer & Career Services
Raritan Valley Community College
908.526.1200 X 8333
[email protected]


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Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
Ciambelli Hall

Fall 2019 Travel Schedule

Date Time School
Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Middlesex County College
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Brookdale Community College
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
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