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The Nursing Degree prepares students for entry level positions in nursing and for taking the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). It has been approved by The New Jersey Council of Presidents, and accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
What will you do as a nursing student?
As a nursing student, you will be directly involved with the care of individuals, families, and communities promoting health, preventing illness, and providing care during times of illness and crisis. You may:
Within your first semester you will:
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All students interested in applying for Fall 2016 should attend a one-hour Information Session. During this session, you will meet with an Admissions Representative to review the Application Checklist and Program Criteria for our Nursing Program.
What is the role of Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC)?
Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC), a subsidiary of the Hackensack/Meridian Health Network, is the Nursing Program partner and is the primary clinical site for the Nursing Program.
Are there any special requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major?
Is there a waitlist for the Nursing program?
No. When an applicant is admitted to the nursing program, the student starts the first nursing course in September and begins clinical within two weeks. If you are not admitted, then you may reapply for the next class.
How long will it take to complete this degree?
The standard duration of this Associate Degree program is four semesters (two years). Many students elect to take the science and general education courses required in the program before entry into the program. However, the four nursing courses must be taken in sequence and still require four semesters before graduation. Each nursing course may require Monday through Friday attendance.
Are there any special requirements once the student is admitted to this major?
The student must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and meet the academic standards of progress to stay in the nursing program.
Are there additional requirements after graduation to be eligible for licensure?
The New Jersey State Board of Nursing requires that an applicant for licensure as a registered nurse must submit to the Board evidence, in such form as the Board may prescribe, that the applicant is of good moral character, is not a habitual user of drugs and never been convicted or has not pleaded nolo contendere, non vult contendere or non vult to an indictment, information or complaint alleging a violation of any Federal or State law relating to narcotic drugs. Application for licensure may be denied by the Board if violations exist. All licensure candidates must undergo a criminal history record background check, including fingerprinting prior to the issuance of the license.
Can students who major in Nursing transfer to a four-year college or university?
The courses students take may be applied to the Bachelor of Science (BSN) Degree. Any final decision regarding transfer courses will be made by the receiving college. MCC has agreements with Felician College and Kean University that makes the transfer process as seamless as possible. The articulation between the colleges provides students the opportunity to complete their BSN on MCC’s campus.