I am not saying one is better than the other. Simply stating there is a difference & upon applying people should know this. It was specifically stated to my graduating class that Rutgers Camden SON, which has a BS-Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Nursing, is not authorized by the board of governors to confer a BSN. Thus, writing "BSN" after your name when you graduate their program is misrepresenting yourself. The proper way to write credentials from completion of their program is "Name, RN-BS or RN-BS(N) or RN-BScN".
We were informed by Rutgers staff that the "Bachelor of Science, with a major of Nursing, offers more broad courses for example communications, natural sciences, math and physics while the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree provides students with a basic foundation in science while focusing on nursing as a specialty." See: What is the difference between a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and just a regular Nursing degree? | Bachelor Of Science In Nursing.
Coming from the UMDNJ ABSN program, we had an entire clinical rotation more than the new ABS students at the Camden Campus.see the new curriculum: ABS Curriculum | School of Nursing - Camden
information shared by faculty via email: https://allnurses.com/nursing-educators-faculty/bsn-vs-bs-104537.html
"Building upon a previous degree in a wide variety of majors, successful completion of specific prerequisite courses and the Nursing courses studied in the Accelerated BSN program, graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The Accelerated BSN is an intensive program that provides an exemplary nursing curriculum in 15 months. Over the course of 4 semesters, students will be educated on the basics of nursing through to the intricacies of Nursing Leadership. At Rutgers-Camden,students learn to care for their patients and promote health on a global scale." thats straight from the rutgers cmd website.
Again, I am not stating one is better than the other....just that there is a difference.