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Nursing & Health Professions Division

Nursing & Health Professions Division

Nursing & Health Professions

The Division of Nursing and Health Professions offers students the opportunity to explore careers in nursing, diagnostic medical sonography and nuclear medicine technology. Licensed and certified allied health personnel who graduate from an accredited post-secondary program have the option to earn a Health Sciences degree. 

Health care providers across the region rely on Rowan College to prepare exemplary health care practitioners. In response to these expectations, the Division combines the College's rich heritage of value with a student-centered learning environment. Graduates demonstrate their knowledge, respect for individual dignity and a commitment to excellence. This dedication to a quality education prepares Rowan College students to meet the health care needs of consumers in the region.


All Nursing & Health Professions Programs

  • Alcohol and Drug Counseling (Certificate)

    https://www.rcsj.edu/nursinghttps://www.rcsj.edu/BEST/alcohol-drug-counseling-ac

    In today’s society there is a growing vital need for compassionate counselors specializing in the field of alcohol and drugs. The program enhances your natural ability to interact with others, and that capacity is refined into a valuable skill with rewarding professional opportunities. You’ll receive the practical and theoretical education necessary for success, professionally or at a four-year college.

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  • Child Advocacy

    https://www.rcsj.edu/child-advocacy

    This program will prepare students to advocate for the rights of children by entering the workforce with an A.A. degree. Students in the program learn about vulnerable conditions that have negative consequences on children and adolescents such as disease, substance abuse, domestic violence, and child abuse and neglect. This multidisciplinary approach will offer students with a distinctive educational perspective with which to navigate the intricacies of the public child welfare system and beyond.

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  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    https://www.rcsj.edu/nursing/dms

    ​​The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) curriculum provides supportive courses in the liberal arts in addition to core courses and clinical experience in DMS. The 22-month curriculum includes four semesters and three summer sessions. Beginning with the first summer session, students enter clinical rotations. Although most hours are spent in a hospital setting, students also attend lectures on campus. DMS students must complete 1,160 hours of clinical instruction, which are scheduled throughout the program in collaboration with clinical affiliates. Clinical hours occur during all College sessions.

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  • Exercise Science

    https://www.rcsj.edu/nursing/exercise-science

    The Exercise Science program provides students with a solid foundation of learning experiences, enabling them to transfer to four-year universities to pursue careers in health/medical promotion and fitness management.

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  • Health Science (Certificate)

    https://www.rcsj.edu/NursingAllied-site/Pages/Health-Science-AC.aspx

    The Health Science option under the A.S. in Biological Science is designed to accommodate those students wishing to pursue a pathway in healthcare such as Physical Therapy, Occupation Therapy, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Chiropractic, Medical Lab Technician and a variety of healthcare professions.

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  • Health Science- Respiratory Therapy

    /nursing/health-science-respiratory

    This program of study is designed to prepare students for the fundamental curriculum required for application to a Respiratory Therapy Program.

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  • Health Science/Biological Health Science

    https://www.rcsj.edu/nursing/health-sciencehttps://www.rcsj.edu/NursingAllied-site/Pages/BS-Health-Science-AS.aspx

    ​This program of study is designed to introduce and enhance career opportunities in various Allied Health disciplines. There are two distinct pathways for students attempting to earn this Health Science degree; introductory to career field and career advancement for those holding a current Allied Health certificate for their discipline.

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  • LPN-RN

    https://www.rcsj.edu/nursing/lpn-rn

    The Final LPN-RN track Cohort is Winter 2021 In July of 2019, Rowan College of Gloucester County merged with Cumberland County College. In doing so, the merged college- Rowan College of South Jersey, was formed.

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  • Nuclear Medicine Technology

    https://www.rcsj.edu/nursing/nmt

    ​Nuclear Medicine is the use of radioactive materials and sophisticated electronic scanning equipment to diagnose and treat certain suspected or known disorders of the human body. The three most common procedures are organ imaging, laboratory analysis and therapeutic administration.

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  • Nursing

    https://www.rcsj.edu/nursing/nursing-generichttps://www.rcsj.edu/NursingAllied-site/Pages/Nursing-AAS.aspx

    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 approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and accredited by ACEN.

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  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

    https://www.rcsj.edu/NursingAllied-site/Pages/Occupational-Therapy-Assistant-AS.aspx

    The 74-credit joint Associate of Science Degree Program in Occupational Therapy Assistant is offered in collaboration with Rutgers Partner Colleges or Institutions. Students complete at least 32 general education credits at a College Partner as pre-requisite to the 42 credits of professional coursework at Rutgers. Admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Rutgers, is competitive; completion of the pre-professional curriculum at a Partner College does not guarantee admission. (NOTE: the Rutgers courses are offered at the Scotch Plains, NJ campus.) The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814- 3449. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www. acoteonline.org Please visit the Rutgers OTA program website at http://shp.rutgers.edu/dept/psyr/programs/ asdota/, for additional information.

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  • Physical Therapy Assistant

    https://www.rcsj.edu/nursing/pta

    A Physical Therapist Assistant, or PTA, is a clinician who provides, for patients with impairments from illness or injury, treatment interventions and components of therapeutic measurement under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

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  • Practical Nursing (LPN) (Certificate)

    https://www.rcsj.edu/NursingAllied-site/Pages/Practical-Nursing-AC.aspx

    The Academic Certificate program in Practical Nursing is designed for students who plan to become Licensed Practical Nurses. This program has selective admission criteria. Individuals who are at college level and who are eligible to take English 101, and Anatomy and Physiology I, may consider this Practical Nursing program. The Practical Nursing Program can be completed in one calendar year. Graduates are awarded on Academic Certificate in Practical Nursing.

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  • Psychology

    https://www.rcsj.edu/EBH/arts-sciences-psychologyhttps://www.rcsj.edu/BEST-site/Pages/Liberal-Arts---Psychology-AA.aspxhttps://www.rcsj.edu/EBH/arts-sciences-psychology

    The Arts & Sciences – Psychology option provides the general education foundation necessary for students who plan to transfer into a psychology-related field of study towards a baccalaureate degree. Using available elective credits, students will focus on psychology as a specific field of study.

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  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Treament

    https://www.rcsj.edu/NursingAllied-site/Pages/Psychosocial-Rehabilitation-Treatment-AS.aspx

    A joint Associate of Science Degree in conjunction with Rutgers University, Blackwood, NJ Campus. Psychosocial rehabilitation is a field of practice that promotes recovery, full community integration and improved quality of life for persons diagnosed with severe mental illnesses. Psychiatric rehabilitation services focus on helping individuals develop skills and access resources needed to increase the capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning, and social environments. The Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Treatment program is a cooperative program offered by RCSJ and Rutgers University. Students complete 31 pre-professional credits in general education and science courses at RCSJ. The professional course component is completed at Rutgers University, Blackwood, NJ campus.

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  • Radiography

    https://www.rcsj.edu/nursing/radiography-aas-cumberland

    This program combines courses in general education and radiography with supervised clinical experience in area hospitals and diagnostic imaging centers. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologies Examination in Radiography and become nationally certified and also licensed by the State of New Jersey.

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  • Social Work

    https://www.rcsj.edu/EBH/arts-sciences-social-workhttps://www.rcsj.edu/BEST-site/Pages/Social-Service,-AS.aspxhttps://www.rcsj.edu/EBH/arts-sciences-social-work

    The Arts & Sciences –​ Social Work option provides the general education foundation necessary for students who plan to transfer into a social work-related field of study towards a baccalaureate degree. Using available elective credits, students will focus on social systems and theories as a specific field of study.

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  • Sociology

    https://www.rcsj.edu/EBH/arts-sciences-sociologyhttps://www.rcsj.edu/BEST-site/Pages/Liberal-Arts,-AA.aspxhttps://www.rcsj.edu/EBH/arts-sciences-sociology

    The Arts & Sciences –​ Sociology option provides the general education foundation necessary for students who are planning to transfer into a sociology-related field of study towards a baccalaureate degree. Using available elective credits, students will focus on sociology as a specific field of study

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Gloucester; Cumberland