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Nursing, A.A.S. (Cumberland)

​​​​​​​ 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. ​

Students can download the Program Guide listed above to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.

The Course Registration Info site shows important information for each semester such as deadlines, dates, and guides.

For a complete list of when important College dates occur, students can view and download the Academic Calendar.

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.