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Kean University

What You Learn

You gain the knowledge and skills to advance your career.

• Expand your knowledge of population health and quality management
• Work with mentors and world-class faculty in classrooms and clinical settings
• Be inspired to pioneer practices and policies in the changing healthcare environment
• Prepare for new practice arenas and transcultural care
• Fast-forward your career in an average of four semesters

Our degree program is well adapted to suit the needs of adult learners, many of whom are also full-time working nurses.

We foster a culture encouraging dialogue and mutual respect, contributing to your development as a critical thinker and innovator.

Kean University Academics

No. 2

Ranked #2 in New Jersey for Best Online Colleges by Value Colleges


Transfer partnerships with Ocean County College, Raritan Valley Community College and the Muhlenberg School of Nursing allow for seamless progression from earning your RN to your BSN


Kean also offers master's degrees in nursing


A nursing degree from Kean opens doors to innovative careers in nursing practice, education, leadership and management, including:

  • Surgical nurse
  • Pediatric nurse
  • Nurse case manager
  • Critical care nurse
  • Nurse navigator

Students in our nursing programs have continued on to pursue and earn master's and doctoral degrees in some of the top programs in the country including at Johns Hopkins University, Northeastern University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Salary difference between those who have an RN and a BSN, according to

Kean faculty are always willing to answer my questions quick and painlessly. They encourage me to strive to be the best!"

Rose Kolmansperger




The RN-BSN nursing program at Kean University at the Union and Ocean County College  campus located in Union and Toms River, New Jersey is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the RN-BSN nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

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