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Provisional Admission – RN-BSN

Start your BSN before you graduate! Provisional admission allows students to start taking BSN classes while awaiting NCLEX-RN results.

Students provisionally admitted have one year from the admission date to obtain RN licensure. After successful completion of the NCLEX-RN and submission of final transcripts, students are fully admitted and welcomed into the RN-BSN Program!

This program is open to students who do not have RN licensure yet:

  • Students in an RN diploma program of nursing
  • Graduates of an RN diploma program of nursing
  • Students in a regionally-accredited college or university in the United States for an associate degree in nursing
  • Graduates of a regionally-accredited college or university in the United States with an associate degree in nursing

Provisionally admitted students have one year from the date of Provisional Admission to obtain RN licensure. Failure to do so within that time, will result in removal from the program.

Program Highlights
  • Courses are completely online.
  • Complete up to 5 courses prior to full admission.
  • Students can all take up to four courses (12 credits) in the BSN degree which can then be applied toward a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).
  • Save time & money by making a seamless transition into the BSN degree program!

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Provisional Admission (PBSN) RN-BSN FAQs

Provisional Admission to the RN-BSN and RN-BSN/MSN program is open to senior nursing students or graduates of an RN diploma program, or an associate degree in nursing program from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or graduate nurses awaiting RN licensure.


Yes. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing and doctor of nursing practice program at Thomas Edison State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Thomas Edison State University is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing, PO Box 45010, Newark, NJ 07101, (973) 504-6430.


No. With the exception of the Accelerated BSN Program, nursing programs are offered via an online learning management platform format. All advisement services can be completed over the telephone or in person.


On average, RNs complete their BSN in about two years and the MSN in about 30 months. Students in our Accelerated BSN Program complete their degree in 15 months.


With open and rolling admissions, students can apply any day of the year. To apply online, visit

For information on the Accelerated BSN Program visit the program page.

Students provisionally admitted will have one year from the date of Provisional Admission to obtain RN licensure. Students will be fully admitted after successful completion of the NCLEX-RN and submission of final transcripts. Provisional BSN students are welcomed into the RN-BSN program.


You should have received an acceptance letter by email with important information on how to register for courses, along with your student ID number. If you have not received your acceptance letter within two (2) weeks of sending in your application, please contact the Office of Admissions at (609) 777-5680 or via It is important that you check your email account frequently for important information from Thomas Edison State University. If you need to change your email address on your student record, please complete and submit the Student Data Change Form. Many of your questions may also be answered by viewing the University Catalog.


Schedule an advisement appointment here
After logging in, click on "Make an Advising Appointment" under the Tools section on the left-hand side. Students may choose 30, 45, or 60-minute appointments. Each appointment can take place via telephone or Zoom. You may also submit your advisement questions to


Two consecutive BSN courses (8-weeks each) are offered during three 16-week semesters. These semesters start in July, November, and March. View the registration dates for these terms. Graduate electives are offered as per the online schedule.


After you have received your acceptance letter from the University, you can begin to register for courses, however it is recommended that you schedule an advising appointment if you have any questions about what you need to take. If you wish to register for a course before your academic evaluation is complete, please make sure that you do not register for a course that you have already completed. View the course descriptions for the Nursing coursework. You may register for courses through Online Student Services.


Once you have been accepted to the University, you will gain access to myEdison. All coursework that you have registered for will appear under the Courses tab approximately 1-2 days before the start of the term. Click on the title of the course to gain access to the course space. Once in the course space, you may click on Course Essentials and Technically Helpful Documents to view a Powerpoint presentation.


Our online bookstore provides a list of course materials needed for each course offered at Thomas Edison State University. After receiving the course confirmation email from the Office of Registration, students are encouraged to review the required course materials on the online bookstore before renting or purchasing them.


You can contact the School of Nursing and Health Professions directly by emailing It is important to keep the University informed if you change your home or email address so that we can stay in contact with you. To update your personal information, please access your Online Student Services account or submit the Student Data Change Form.


Students may begin their RN-BSN with two BSN courses and up to three non-nursing courses while taking and awaiting NCLEX-RN results


Degree Program Profile Sheet

Provisional BSNDownload our degree program profile sheet for an overview of our Provisional BSN program.

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Contact Us

Current Students

p: 609-633-6460
e: nursing@tesu

Prospective Students

p: 609-777-5680