Admissions Requirements

Admission Overview

RN to BSN

To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an active and unrestricted RN license
  • Hold a regionally accredited associate’s degree in nursing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Complete the application process

*If you do not meet the admissions criteria, you may still be eligible for admission. Contact your admissions counselor for more information today. 973-629-5856 onlineadmissions@caldwell.edu

Master of Business Administration

To be eligible for admission into the MBA program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Updated resume with three or more years of significant business experience (can be waived at the discretion of the program director)
  • Complete the application process

*If you do not meet the admissions criteria, you may still be eligible for admission. Contact your admissions counselor for more information today. 973-629-5856 onlineadmissions@caldwell.edu

M.A. in Higher Education

To be eligible for admission into the M.A. in Higher Education program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Complete the application process

*If you do not meet the admissions criteria, you may still be eligible for admission. Contact your admissions counselor for more information today. 973-629-5856 onlineadmissions@caldwell.edu

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Program Requirements & Course Details by Program

R.N. to B.S.N. Curriculum
120 Credit Program
Up to 60-66 credits awarded for AA/AAS Degree (Associate Degree Nursing)
Up to 30 Credits Awarded for RN license
With both an AA/AAS and RN license the program can be completed in as few as 40 Credits

RNs with an Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution receive an award of up to 60-66 credits. In addition, RNs earn 30 credits for RN license

Nursing Pre-Requisite Courses Eligible for Transfer:

BI 203 Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab (4)
BI 204 Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab (4)
CH 110 Principles of Chemistry with Lab (4)
PS 150 General Psychology I (3)
SO 101 Introduction To Sociology (3)
BI 315N Microbiology with Lab (4)
MA 207, MA 208 or PS 208 Statistics (3)

Total Credits Required for RN to BSN Program: 40 Credits as follows:

Liberal Arts Core Requirement at Caldwell University (9 Credits)
Theology (3)
Philosophy (3)
Catholic & Dominican Tradition (3)
Required Nursing Courses (31 credits)
NU 219 Current Issues in Special Education: Theoretical Practice and Procedures
NU 303 Health and Cultural Assessment Across the Lifespan (5)
NU 305 Pathophysiology (4)
NU 308 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (3)
NU 310 Pharmacology (3)
NU 415 Leadership, Finance and Healthcare Policy (4)
NU 418 Transition to Professional Nursing (3)
NU 419 Professional Nursing II Leadership Capstone (2)
NU 420 Community and Public Health
Community Health Capstone (5)
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Master of Business Administration
33 Credit Program (with no prerequisite coursework needed)
Students without a business degree or relevant undergraduate coursework will be required to complete pre-requisite coursework: Accounting 1 & Survey of Economics.

Curriculum and Course Details

BU-520 Advanced Business Strategy
BU-537 Financial Management (3 credits)
BU-625 Accounting for Managers (3 credits)
BU-633 Organizational Behavior for Managers (3 credits)
BU-635 Strategic Human Resource Management (3 credits)
BU-638 Marketing in a Dynamic Environment (3 credits)
BU-644 Global Business Management (3 credits)
BU-649 Business Law, Ethical Behavior, and Social Responsibility (3 credits)
BU-660 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
BU-695 Operations and Project Management (3 credits)
BU-785 Integrated Strategic Management Seminar (capstone) (4 credits)
M.A. in Higher Education
36 Credit Program

Curriculum and Course Details

ED 524 History and Current Issues in Higher Education (3 credits)
ED 532 Legal and Ethical Issues in Higher Education (3 credits)
ED 531 Diversity and Multicultural Issues in Higher Education (3 credits)
ED 506 Technology and Digital Identity (3 credits)
ED 507 Student Affairs (3 credits)
ED 511 Organizations and Leadership (3 credits)
ED 512 College Student Development in the 21st Century (3 credits)
ED 609 Assessment and Institutional Research (3 credits)
ED 586 Resource Management in Higher Education (3 credits)
ED 617 Enrollment Management: Access and Retention (3 credits)
Capstone Courses (6 credits):
ED 604 Capstone Internship 150 hours (3 credits)
ED 618 Seminar in Higher Education (3 credits)

State Authorization and Licensure

Caldwell University is a private not-for-profit institution rooted in the Catholic Dominican traditions and is located in Caldwell, New Jersey. CU is authorized by name by the State of New Jersey. CU seeks authorization or exemption, as applicable, in U.S. states and territories in compliance with federal and state regulations that govern the offering of online programs. CU is in a continuous process to monitor regulations in states and territories in which it offers programs and courses. Regulations vary by state. Please review regulatory information and professional licensing requirements in your state of residence.

Caldwell University is clear to enroll students in fully online programs from the following states: New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Ohio, Virginia

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