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Nursing, A.A.S. (Cumberland)


Nursing, AAS


This program of theoretical and clinical study prepares students for an entry-level position as a Registered Nurse. The theoretical component is comprised of general education and nursing courses. The clinical component within the nursing courses provides 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.

Rowan College's Cumberland Campus Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in

Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 1-800- 669-1656 and the New Jersey Board of Nursing, 124 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102, 1-973-504-6430.

Upon completion of the program, graduates qualify to take the National Council of Licensure Examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Nurses practice in a wide variety of settings ranging from hospitals to laboratories.

Program Goals

·         Demonstrate clinical competence by using evidence based practice to provide quality patient centered care in a safe, supportive, collaborative environment.

·         Demonstrate critical reasoning using the nursing process and reflection to address health care problems.

·         Effectively communicate with patients, significant others, healthcare team, and community agencies to promote health.

·         Effective use of technology for research, information processing, and communication.

·         Participate in educational opportunities to foster competence in evidenced based nursing.

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.​

When you Graduate

AAS programs are designed for students who want to enter a career directly after graduating, but those who change their plans find that most, sometimes all, of their CCC credits transfer to four-year colleges.

The latest technology and learning tools support your education for a wide range of employment opportunities.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing is the largest health care occupation with more than 2 million jobs and is one of the 10 occupations projected to have the largest numbers of new jobs.

Career Opportunities
Registered nurse in a wide variety of settings ranging from laboratories to hospitals.

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.​​