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Nursing & Health Professions Division

Nursing & Health Professions

​​Prepare to provide compassionate care as a licensed healthcare professional with an education focused on scholarly assessment, clinical judgement, and patient needs.

From Nursing to Nutrition, Physical Therapy to Radiography, Sonography to Exercise Science — Rowan College of South Jersey offers the perfect blend of classroom instruction and hands-on clinical experience, preparing you to provide skilled and sympathetic patient care. The Division of Nursing & Health Professions offers exclusive benefits through its premier partnership with Inspira Health Network, along with the only Physical Therapist Assistant program in South Jersey.

RCSJ's Division of Nursing & Health Professions provides access to one-of-a-kind degree and certificate programs, clinical experiences, and personalized advisement to prepare students for in-demand careers in healthcare. Whether you attend classes on the Cumberland campus, the Gloucester campus, or online, you are guaranteed a quality education at one of the lowest tuition rates in New Jersey.

​​​If you are looking to start or continue your educational journey, now is the time.
Summer Classes Start May 13
Fall Classes Start September ​3

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All Nursing & Health Professions Programs

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (Certificate of Achievement)*


    The CCMA Program at RCSJ provides the requisite training for entry-level postsecondary medical assistant students through classroom, laboratory and supervised clinical instruction and practice. CCMA program graduates receive a Certificate of Achievement upon completion of all program components. Students in good academic standing are eligible to take the national credentialing exam at the completion of all program requirements.

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  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    ​​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

    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)*


    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/Biological Health Science

    ​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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  • Health Science-Respiratory Therapy


    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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  • Nuclear Medicine Technology

    ​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 (NURS)

    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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  • Nursing LPN-RN

    The program combines general education with nursing courses to prepare currently Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) for entry-level Registered Nursing (RN) practice. Upon successful completion of the nursing program, students are eligible to apply for state licensure and take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN). The nursing program is approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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  • Nutrition


    This program is designed for those students wishing to pursue a field of study leading to becoming a Registered Dietitian or nutrition professional. It is designed to meet the transfer requirements for students leading to a BS-Dietetics concentration or a BS Nutrition degree at a 4-year College or University.

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  • Physical Therapy Assistant

    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)*


    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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  • Radiography

    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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Gloucester; Cumberland