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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse


Notice: The Final LPN –RN track Cohort Winter 2021.

In July of 2019 Rowan College of Gloucester County merged with Cumberland County College. ​Thereby creating a new name of Rowan College of South Jersey.
As a result of the merger, the New Jersey State Board of Nursing has required a combined Nursing program between the two campuses. Pending approval of the new curriculum from the Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the new program is anticipated to be implemented in fall of 2021.
Future LPN-RN tracks are on hold. Prospective candidates are eligible to apply to the revised generic track curriculum for fall of 2021.​​​​

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health. 

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of health, nursing, and humans. Clinical content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.  The clinical component provides the opportunity to practice giving direct nursing care to clients in acute, long-term and community health care settings under the guidance of qualified nursing faculty.

Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

The Department of Nursing offers two options in the Nursing Program that lead to the RN: the RN Program, designed for students with no formal nursing studies and the Advanced Placement, LPN-to-RN Track Program​. The latter option is open to currently Licensed Practical Nurses who have met admission requirements and successfully pass the challenge process. Both are selective admission programs that have classes offered in the day and early evening.

The Nursing Program can be completed in two years. Graduates are awarded an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing. The total credits are 68 credits. All Nursing students must receive a grade of “C” or above in all nursing and science courses before progression to the next course. For all nursing courses, a 78% is the minimum grade for a “C”. A grade of “95” must be received on the medical-dosage calculation examinations. This exam is given in every semester and must be passed for progression in the program.

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.

Upon completion of the program, graduates qualify to take the State Board of Nursing Examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Nurses practice in a wide variety of settings ranging from hospitals to laboratories.

The responsibilities of students of the nursing profession are to:

  • Learn and encompass nursing standards in your behavior in all areas. 
  • Lead by personal example and assert a positive influence on other nursing students. 
  • Master the skills, knowledge and attitudes required in your nursing profession which includes professionalism, ethics, honesty, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, time management, caring, respect for various cultures and promoting positive outcome through communication. 
  • Actively engage in the nursing course of instruction, including all readings, assignments and examinations in order to apply the information for safe and effective patient care. 
  • Participate in extracurricular activities, services and educational opportunities both on campus and in the community. 
  • Support your college, your community and the Nursing Program. 
  • Be a proud representative of RCSJ-Cumberland's​ Nursing Program.

Download Registered Nurse program description