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 apply to a Board of Nursing for licensure as registered nurses.
Nursing is a selective admissions program. Students must be accepted to the program before registering for any nursing (NUR) courses.
Rowan College requires all students accepted into the nursing program to complete a criminal history background check (CHBC), a mandatory requirement of clinical agencies for patient care. Students denied the opportunity to participate in the clinical agency as a result of the CHBC will be dismissed from the nursing program.
Students may download the Program Requirements to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.
The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.
The Class Schedule Listing shows the availability of classes for each semester.
For more information on the two-step admissions process, click here.
Current RCSJ Students:
Samantha Wagner, Counseling Advisor
Call: 856-468-5000, x6780
NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund, Student-Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.
Through the College’s new premier partnership with Rowan University and other college partnership programs, students are admitted concurrently to Rowan College and one of its partnering universities — immediately beginning their studies toward an advanced degree.
In addition, the College also maintains 75 program articulation agreements with four-year institutions. After successfully completing an associate degree, students have the option to transfer to the university or college of their choice.
Rowan College students have transferred to these universities, as well as others:
- Drexel University
- Rowan University
- Wilmington University
Students may visit the Career and Academic Planning (CAP) Center to discuss transfer options.
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Students may visit the CAP Center to discuss career options.