New Jersey

Atlantic Cape Community College
Mays Landing
5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 625-1111

Associate of Science in Nursing
This program prepares students for first-level positions as Registered Nurses by providing curriculum composed of theoretical and clinical study. The theoretical component is comprised of general education and nursing courses. The clinical component, within the nursing courses, affords the student the opportunity to practice giving direct nursing care to clients in acute, long-term, and community health care agencies under the guidance of qualified nursing faculty. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive an Associate in Applied Science degree and have the educational requirements necessary to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for RN Licensure. Atlantic Cape ’s Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., 331 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. Telephone (404) 975-5000.

Licensed Practical Nurses may be admitted to the nursing program via an advanced placement process.

Bloomfield College
467 Franklin St
Bloomfield NJ 07003

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Should you decide to enter the nursing profession or further your education beyond your current R.N. license, you will have a wide variety of career options to choose from. Perhaps you will enter a fast-paced specialty, such as ER or intensive-care nursing. Perhaps the more predictable nature of a doctor’s office appeals to you. You might choose to work with paraplegics, cardiac patients or newborns or possibly pursue a graduate degree with the goal of being an educator. The deadline to apply to Bloomfield College’s Nursing program and begin* nursing classes in the fall semester (*pending completion of ALL pre-requisites and the entrance exam) is May 1st. Please note that you must complete all seven pre-requisite courses listed below, and have taken the TEAS Exam scoring within the 58.7

The RN to BSN Accelerated Degree Program provides a fast track to the BSN for motivated registered nurses who wish to expand their skills beyond the clinical aspect of nursing and increase responsibility and leadership in their nursing career. Rated among New Jersey’s best colleges by Forbes Magazine, Bloomfield College is the place to provide the academic foundation and skills needed to excel in today’s complex health-care environment and meet the challenges facing today’s healthcare providers.

Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738-1543

Associate of Science in Nursing
The Brookdale Nursing Program offers a comprehensive and challenging curriculum that fulfills the requirements for an Associate Degree in Applied Science. Upon completion of the Nursing Program, graduates are prepared for entry level positions in acute care hospitals and long term care facilities. Graduates from the Nursing program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nursing. Successful completion of this examination results in licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Brookdale’s highly respected nursing graduates are employed in all aspects of nursing in health care facilities in Monmouth county and surrounding areas.

Burlington County College
Pemberton Campus
601 Pemberton Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, New Jersey 08068
(609) 894-9311

Associate of Science in Nursing
Course information see:

County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, NJ 07869-2086
(973) 328-5000

Associate of Science in Nursing
The Nursing program is fully accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Graduates of the program are granted an Associate in Applied Science degree and have attained the academic requirements to apply for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) and Registered Nurse Licensure. The program offers a balance of general education and nursing courses to prepare students for Registered Nurse positions. These graduates have a significant role in the delivery of nursing care in hospitals, nursing homes, community agencies, and other health care facilities. Within these facilities, graduates have opportunities to develop their potential and to provide competent nursing care through the application of nursing theory and concepts from the behavioral and natural sciences.

Essex County College
303 University Ave
Newark New Jersey 07102
(973) 877-3000

Associate of Science in Nursing
The Division offers the A.A.S. degree program designed to prepare students for entry level positions in hospitals and other health care facilities immediately upon graduation. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the certification exam (NCLEX) to be a registered nurse.

The Division also offers the opportunity for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to gain credit for previous LPN education and license toward the completion of an A.A.S. degree in Nursing.

There is a growing demand for LPNs to provide care to individuals in a variety of health care settings. The LPN works in close collaboration with the RN and other mem- bers of the health care team. A state-of-the-art, well equipped nursing simulation laboratory is available on campus to facilitate students learning. In addition, a multi- media computer laboratory is available for the student for entry-level positions in long term care facilities, assisted living sites, and hospitals. Upon completion of the pro- gram, the student receives a certificate and is eligible for the NCLEX-PN exam to qualify for LPN Licensure.

Fairleigh Dickinson University
College at Florham
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN-BSN, Accelerated BSN
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is open to high school graduates, to college graduates holding a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing and to diploma or associate degree R.N.s. College graduates attend an accelerated track that is identical in nursing content to the four-year nursing program. The accelerated nursing program offers two options: one year program, beginning each year in May, that can be completed in one calendar year following fulfillment of all prerequisites and two year program, beginning each year in September, that can be completed in two calendar years following fulfillment of all prerequisites.

Master of Science in Nursing
The graduate curriculum in nursing is designed to serve those who desire to study advanced nursing rooted in explicit nursing knowledge as a guide to various roles. The Master of Science in Nursing Program prepares individuals as adult, family, and psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners, forensic specialists, clinical nurse leaders, nurse educators and nurse information system specialists. Advanced scholarship takes place within the context of nursing as a discipline and profession and is the guiding theme of all activities encompassed within the learning environment. This program is offered under the auspices of the Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health, University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies, Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, New Jersey.

Felician College
Lodi Campus
262 South Main St
Lodi, NJ 07644

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Traditional Four Year Full-time BSN Program prepares students with a broad education grounded in the religious mission of the college, liberal arts, sciences, nursing theory and practice. You will begin your nursing sequence in the freshman year. As a nursing major, you will apply your nursing knowledge in a variety of health care settings and facilities under the guidance of very distinguished faculty. The curriculum culminates with a Clinical Residency in your senior year to bridge the transitional role from student to staff nurse. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to the State Board of Nursing to take the RN-NCLEX examination and qualify for admission to graduate study.

Bachelor's to BSN
The Bachelor’s to BSN Program is an accelerated full-time nursing program. The program is designed for adults who have a bachelor or master’s degree and work experience in a discipline other than nursing. Students applying to the program are required to demonstrate the academic ability to successfully engage in an accelerated program of study. There are Seven 12 week Session that are fast-paced and intense. The curriculum is full-time and requires the student provide complete attention to the demands and requirements for successful completion. 79 credits

Master of Science in Nursing
Program options are Education, Executive Leadership as well as Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner.

Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Felician College prepares students to integrate nursing science as the basis for the highest level of nursing practice. Students are prepared through organizational and systems leadership, to utilize systems thinking as a framework for quality improvement initiatives and organizational change initiatives, and critically analyze current evidence to improve practice. The DNP features a carefully constructed curriculum based upon the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice and the American Organization of Nurse Executive’s (AONE) core competencies for nurse executives. In eight 12 week sessions, spanning just over two years, students can complete the 40 credits and designated practicum hours for their DNP project to earn their doctorate. The theoretical content of the program is offered online via computer-mediated instruction from faculty certified in distance education, providing an education experience that offers flexibility and convenience to working professionals. The program features two on-campus, credit-bearing residencies, providing periods of close work and personal attention with our committed faculty. Students choose to complete a track which focuses either on Advanced Practice or Executive Leadership, preparing them for leadership roles in a variety of settings. The curriculum culminates in an intensive and rigorous DNP project which emphasizes key competence areas. These include translation of research, evaluation of evidence, application of clinical innovations to advance healthcare delivery, and dissemination of knowledge to improve practice.

Gloucester County College
1400 Tanyard Road
Sewell, NJ 08080
(856) 468-5000

Associate of Science in Nursing
This program combines general education with nursing courses to prepare students for entry-level nursing practice. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) and to apply to a Board of Nursing for licensure as a Registered Nurse. The Nursing program is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.

This program combines general education with nursing courses to prepare currently Licensed Practical Nurses for entry-level registered nurse practice. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) and to apply to a Board of Nursing for licensure as a Registered Nurse. The Nursing program is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.

Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing
718 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 833-3005

Since 1972, Holy Name Medical Center has also sponsored a School of Nursing - Practical Nurse Program, a 12-month practical nurse diploma program accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. Our philosophy is simple, but enduring in its scope. We believe that the goal of education within the School of Nursing is to promote the growth of our students toward their full personal and professional potential. Additionally, we fully understand that professional nursing requires the utmost dedication to fostering the integrity and worth of all individuals who require health care. A large percentage of our graduates hold positions throughout the healthcare industry - including Holy Name Medical Center itself - and continue to make significant contributions to the nursing practice.

Kean University
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, New Jersey 07083
908-737-KEAN (5326)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a 125 credit upper division program open to RN’s only. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) and the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. Click here for BSN degree requirements.

Master of Science in Nursing
The School of Nursing offers three Master of Science in Nursing Degrees with options in School Nursing, Community Health Nursing and Clinical Administration. Kean’s Graduate Nursing programs place an emphasis on global nursing concepts.

MSN Bridge
MSN -Bridge Program is available for non-nursing baccalaureate degrees.
All non-BSN applicants may apply for the MSN degree with the condition that a minimum of 9 undergraduate credits be completed prior to full admission as follows:
NURS 3010 Health Assessment (2 credits).
NURS 3200 Professional Nursing Practice: Health Promotion in the Community (5 credits).
NURS 4900 Independent Practicum in Nursing (2 credits).
Dependent on the portfolio the student might need to also take (NURS 4702) for 2 credits.

Mercer County Community College
West Windsor Campus
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550

Associate of Science in Nursing
The Nursing Program at Mercer County Community College welcomes students of all ages from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, abilities, interests, levels of education and economic circumstances to a challenging and supportive educational environment. The program is thus designed to provide an educational framework, based on the principle of life-long learning, whereby students develop a broad knowledge base enabling them to read analytically, communicate clearly, and think critically in order to problem-solve. The faculty is committed to promotion of student success from admission through graduation. Through the nursing process, students will utilize their learned skills of prevention, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation, as well as promotion and maintenance of optimal health in order to meet the health needs of the community we serve in a safe and competent manner. Students will be prepared to make unique contributions to a multicultural society as professional, ethical health care providers.

The LPN-RN advanced placement option offers licensed practical nurses (LPNs) the opportunity to gain experiential credit for their LPN license, waive NR101 and NRS102 and receive credit for Fundamental Concepts of Nursing (NRS 110) upon successful completion of their first semester of professional nursing courses. Applicants must possess a high school diploma (or equivalent), have graduated from an accredited LPN school , possess a valid New Jersey LPN license and complete all the prerequisite course requirements for the nursing curriculum.

Middlesex County College
2600 Woodbridge Avenue
Edison, NJ 08818-3050

Associate of Science in Nursing
This program prepares students for entry-level positions in nursing and for taking the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). It has been approved by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing, the New Jersey Counsel of Presidents, and Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). The standard duration of this Associate Degree program is four semesters (two years). Many students elect to take the science and general education courses required in the program before entry into the program. However, the four nursing courses must be taken in sequence and still require four semesters before graduation. Each nursing course may require Monday through Friday attendance.

Monmouth University
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898

Bachelor of Science in Health Studies
The Bachelor of Science in Health Studies degree program at Monmouth University focuses on developing professionals who will promote health and prevent disease across diverse areas in medical, community, nonprofit, corporate, and government settings. The curriculum also offers a broad and intensive education in the relationship between lifestyle and health.

The mission of the RN to B.S.N. program at Monmouth University is to prepare a registered nurse for professional practice through integration of a general liberal education with professional learning and activity. The professional component of this education is designed to prepare a professional nurse who promotes, restores, and maintains health for individuals, families, groups, and the community.

Master of Science in Nursing
Some of the many factors building momentum for change in nursing education at the graduate level include: increased complexity of patient care, national concerns about the quality of care and patient safety, and shortages of nursing personnel, which requires a higher level of preparation for leaders who can design and assess care. Monmouth's graduate nursing programs are designed to meet the changing demands of the nation's complex healthcare environment by preparing nurses for the advanced nursing roles of educator, administrator, and practitioner. Monmouth's program offers a variety of options for nurses at all levels of experience to continue their education.
Specializations for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN, 36-45 credits) are offered in:
?Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing
?Adult Nurse Practitioner
?Family Nurse Practitioner
?Nurse Administrator
?Nursing Education
?School Nursing
?Forensic Nursing (featuring an almost completely online curriculum)

Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a post-master's degree program in which Monmouth University students gain the skills necessary to influence and improve healthcare infrastructure and outcomes through the delivery of quality care. Nursing is moving in the direction of other health professions in the transition to the DNP. Medicine (MD), dentistry (DDS), pharmacy (PharmD), psychology (PsyD), physical therapy (DPT), and audiology (AudD) all offer practice doctorates. As the job market becomes more specialized, those with a doctoral degree have more options than those with without the terminal degree.

Morris County Vocational School
400 East Main Street
Denville, NJ 07834
(973) 627-4600

Approved by the NJ Department of Education and accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and NJ Board of Nursing. Also approved for training by the Veterans Administration. Our program is designed to prepare well qualified men and women to become safe, competent, entry level practical nurses. Graduates are employed in long-term care facilities, clinics, medical offices, home care and hospitals. Many graduates decide to continue their education, using the LPN license as a stepping stone to RN and/or BSN programs and licenses. The program includes both classroom lecture, in class skills lab work, as well as off-site clinical experiences in hospitals, acute care facilities and other professional locations.

New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305-1597
(888) 441-NJCU

New Jersey City University offers an upper-division program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree and is limited to Registered Nurses. The R.N.-B.S.N. program may be completed as a full- or part-time student. Admission to the R.N.-B.S.N. program is restricted to nurses who are graduates of diploma or associate degree programs or out of country nurses who are eligible for R.N. licensure in the U.S. All students are required to obtain a current Registered Nurse license in the State of New Jersey prior to taking their clinical course – Nursing Process and Health Promotion Groups/Community Theory and Laboratory (NURS 451 + 452).

Accelerated BSN
The Accelerated B.S.N. is a full-time, 12-month, 64-credit program for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in any field and have completed the prerequisite courses. The program is offered in two NJCU locations, the Jersey City campus and the Wall Township, NJ campus. The program is very competitive, accepting roughly 70-80 students per year. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree and will be eligible to sit for the Registered Nurse licensing exam (NCLEX-RN).

Ocean County College
College Drive
P.O. Box 2001
Toms River, NJ 08754-2001

This unique option allows committed, motivated individuals to complete our RN program by attending class/clinical one day per week (12 hours 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) supplemented by web-assisted instruction. This is a full time nursing program and students are expected to spend significant time online every day (at least 8 hours) in addition to being available other days when required (i.e. testing, practicums). It is recommended that students accepted to the program work a maximum of 16 hours per week. Applicants must have a hands-on healthcare background (LPN, CNA, EMT) and have been employed for at least six months.
The program is designed so that all clinical and face-to-face colloquium are delivered on-site day(s) of the week and within an existing hospital. Clinical sites do change throughout the program. Online components to the didactic (classroom) portions of the entire nursing curriculum allow significant portions of the courses to be taught in a web-assisted manner, giving students major improvements in access and learning. Lab skills practice is done by the student on his or her own time.

Traditional RN Program
Currently there are day and evening lecture options. Clinical experiences are held during the day. Our Traditional Program, featuring a combination of classroom study and clinical experiences prepares graduates for a variety of health care settings. Upon graduating, you will be ready to begin your search for career opportunities in the Nursing profession.

Passaic County Community College
One College Boulevard
Paterson, NJ, 07505
(973) 684-6868

Associate of Science in Nursing
The rigorous two-year Nurse Education Program leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The program includes both general education and nursing courses for those who have chosen careers as registered nurses. General education courses from the sciences and liberal arts enhance the students' understanding of clients. Graduates are prepared for practice in hospitals and health-care agencies within the framework of the American Nurses Association's Standards of Practice and the New Jersey Nurse Practice Act.

Our degree program offers options for day or evening students and mobility options for Licensed Practical Nurses. The program admits students without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430

The Baccalaureate Program in Nursing (BSN) has been at Ramapo College since 1993. The RN/BSN curriculum was the first program. This program prepares associate degree and diploma nurses to earn the BSN degree. Academic credits from the basic nursing education are transferred into Ramapo according to the New Jersey State Articulation model. The Valley Hospital partnered with Ramapo in 2004 to allow the College to increase its capacity within the nursing program. In this partnership, the nursing courses are taught on the Ramapo campus by the Ramapo Nursing Program faculty, and the clinical courses are taught by the Masters prepared nurses of The Valley Hospital, who are given Clinical Associate Faculty status at Ramapo College. All general education and pre-requisite courses in the first two years of the curriculum are taught on the Ramapo College campus. The Valley Hospital has been designated as a magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Master of Science in Nursing
Graduates of the M.S.N. (Nursing Education) Program offered Ramapo College of New Jersey (RCNJ), are prepared to serve in institutions of higher education as faculty on tenure-track or non tenure-track lines. Graduates are prepared to serve as faculty at both health care institutions and undergraduate levels. The masters program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500 Atlanta, Georgia 30326.

Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey 08876

Associate of Science in Nursing
The Health Science Education Department offers two routes to prepare students for a career as a Registered Nurse, both leading to an AAS in Nursing. The Generic program is the entry-level route for students without prior nursing education, available as a Day or Evening/Weekend option.

The Practical Nurse-Associate Degree (PNAD) program is the bridge option for students who have completed a Licensed Practical Nurse program, graduated the LPN program with a 3.25 GPA or higher, and are currently licensed and working as LPNs in New Jersey. The PNAD program operates primarily as a Day program. LPNs who do not qualify for the PNAD program may apply to the Generic program, and have the option to pursue Advanced Standing. To be eligible for Advance Standing, you must live or work in Somerset or Hunterdon County.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Ackerson Hall
180 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 353-5293

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
•The quality and value of a Rutgers University education.
•Direct admission to the College of Nursing.
•Strong affiliations with acute care teaching hospitals, long term care facilities, and community/home health agencies. The College of Nursing is well respected in health care and academic communities in New Jersey and throughout the nation.
•Undergraduate program offerings in both Newark and New Brunswick campuses.
•Excellent preparation for an advanced degree.
•Outstanding Educational Opportunity Fund Program.

Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Rutgers College of Nursing offers a 14-month full-time accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Designed for the student who already possesses a bachelor's degree in another field, this program begins in the summer and continues throughout the year with graduation at the end of the following summer.

The College of Nursing offers registered nurses the opportunity to obtain a Baccalaureate of Science with a graduate degree option to accelerate professional development. The graduate degree option offers prospective students a seamless approach that will enable registered nurses to become advanced practice nurses with greater ease.

Master of Science in Nursing
Rutgers College of Nursing offers a Master's of Science degree in Nursing Leadership. A Post-Baccalaureate DNP and Post-Masters DNP degree in Nursing Leadership are also available. Masters study takes students from the baccalaureate-prepared generalist to the specialist in nursing leadership. This is a great option for the individual who wants to be the front line manager in any healthcare setting. This option also creates an excellent bridge to the Post-Masters Doctorate with a leadership focus.

Doctor of Nursing Practice
Due to the increased complexity of health care, strong doctoral-prepared nurses with a focus on the practice setting are needed. A primary goal of the DNP graduate will be to translate evidence into practice in ways that improve the quality and safety of

PhD in Nursing
The PhD program in nursing was initiated in 1989 and is the first PhD program in nursing in New Jersey. In order for nurses to engage in evidence-based practice, evidence must be generated by researchers who understand nursing problems and nursing practi

Saint Peter's University
Main Campus
2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The State Board of Nursing determines who is eligible to take the registered nurse licensure examination (NCLEX-RN). Graduation from the nursing program satisfies one of the eligibility requirements. Since eligibility criteria vary, applicants should check with the Board of Nursing in the state in which they plan to take the test to determine the eligibility criteria that need to be met.

Our RN to BSN Program is for registered nurses who hold a diploma or an associate’s degree in nursing. The RN to BSN Program is available at the Englewood Cliffs Campus or as an online program.

Master of Science in Nursing
The purposes of the graduate master’s programs in nursing are: to prepare graduates for specialization as adult nurse practitioners, nurse case managers and administrators; to develop leaders in the profession who are able to advance standards and create change for quality health care; and to provide a foundation for doctoral study.
Saint Peter’s University offers two options for nursing specialization at the master’s level:
•Primary Care: Adult Nurse Practitioner.
•Case Management with a functional concentration in Nursing Administration. A post-master’s program is also offered to prepare nurses as adult nurse practitioners.
The master’s program builds upon the knowledge acquired in nursing at the baccalaureate level and is based on three essential components for a graduate master’s program in nursing: theoretical foundation to inform practice, utilization of research, and specialty practice. Reflective of the mission of Saint Peter’s University to equip persons for leadership and service through a value-based education, the master’s program prepares nurses for specialization in roles that are increasingly essential for today’s society. Students acquire a breadth and depth of knowledge, skills and values and are prepared to continually further their education.

Doctor of Nursing Practice
The School of Nursing is offering the first doctoral program at the Englewood Cliffs campus: the Doctor of Nursing Practice. The DNP is the highest degree for nurses engaged in advanced practice and those who wish to impact the quality and standards of care for those in need of or receiving services from the health care system. Based on the guidelines from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and other advanced practice regulatory organizations, the two tracks prepare graduates whom will have an impact on patient care via health policy development, economics, and cost containment strategies, and/or practice based on evidence rather than convenience.

St. Francis Medical Center
School of Nursing

601 Hamilton Ave
Trenton, NJ
(609) 599-5000

The School of Nursing is a two-year program, affiliated with Mercer County Community College, which culminates in a Diploma in Nursing from St. Francis and an Associate in Science degree from Mercer County Community College. It is a progressive, fast-paced curriculum composed of 40 credits in professional nursing courses taught at St. Francis and 30 general education credits taught at Mercer County Community College.

Warren County Technical School
1500 Route 57
Washington, New Jersey 07882

Students completing the course receive a School of Practical Nursing diploma. Graduates may then apply to the NJ State Board of Nursing to take the NCLEX Examination to become LPNs. Many and varied employment opportunies are available in Subacute and Long-Term Care, Physician offices, home health care, and New Jersey State Agencies. LPNs have opportunities to specialize in areas of nursing in which they are interested and to advance professionally through additional training.

William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Department of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Its primary mission is the education of students who will serve as professional nurses in various health care delivery settings. This department offers a major in professional nursing supported by a concentration in the biological, physical and social sciences and a broad base of general education courses. Graduates of this program are awarded a bachelor of science degree with a major in nursing. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), administered by the New Jersey Board of Nursing, to become a registered professional nurse. Nursing courses include a clinical laboratory component in which faculty guide students in the development and application of knowledge and skills in a variety of health care settings. An on-campus learning center provides a large inventory of audiovisual materials, carrel room, computer laboratory, hospital equipment, and supplies for student laboratory experiences.

Baccalaureate education is the minimum preparation for the professional practice of nursing. To broaden your career opportunities and meet the challenges of the expanding roles of the nurse, higher education is required. The Department of Nursing has modeled the admission requirements for the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing on The New Jersey Articulation Model developed by the New Jersey State Nurses Association. Applications are available online or as a download and are accepted on a rolling admission basis for those already having their RN.

Master of Science in Nursing
The Masters of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) prepares students to function as advanced practice nurses (adult or family nurse practitioners), educators or administrators in community-based settings, including home health care. Through coursework and clinical practice, the individual develops expertise in advanced health nursing care, leadership and research skills. The Graduate Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 1 Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530 Washington D.C., 20036 until 2015.

Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice doctorate that prepares advanced practice nurses to be clinical scholars and thought leaders. The DNP program will prepare nurses with knowledge and skills to deliver the highest standard of care for individuals, families, communities and work in interdisciplinary teams in today’s complex healthcare system. The Post Masters DNP curriculum includes 41 credit hours that can be completed in seven semesters of full-time study (two courses per semester). Course work includes: utilizing technology to advance the quality of care; evaluating health care policy; providing leadership and inter-professional collaboration in multiple health care settings; and evaluating systems responses to health and illness, along with knowledge of nursing theories, related sciences, humanities and economics. Students must also complete a minimum of 1,000 supervised post Baccalaureate practice hours. There are two tracks, the advanced practice clinical track for certified advanced practice nurse and the advanced practice administrative track for a masters prepared nurse administrator(s).