Nursing

The Department offers the A.A.S. degree program designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in hospitals and other health care facilities immediately upon graduation. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the certification exam (NCLEX) to be a registered nurse. The Department also offers the opportunity for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to gain credit for previous LPN education and license toward the completion of an A.A.S. degree in Nursing. The Nursing program utilizes state-of-the-art on-campus laboratories, including a nursing simulation laboratory and a multimedia computer laboratory, to facilitate student learning. Many colleges have upper-division nursing programs which allow Associate Degree graduates to transfer most or all of their credits toward a Bachelor of Science degree program in Nursing (B.S.N.). Currently Essex County College has such articulation agreements with New York University, New Jersey City University, St. Peter’s College, Felician College, Kean University, Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, and William Paterson University.

Academic Degrees:
Nursing (A.A.S.)
Nursing: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Articulation Option (A.A.S.)

Academic Certificate(s):
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

The Nursing Department is accredited by the following:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program
    New Jersey Board of Nursing
    Dr. Dorothy Smith Carolina, Executive Director
    PO Box 45010
    Newark, NJ 07101
    Phone: (973) 504-6430
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Program
    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326
    acenursing.org
  • New Jersey Board of Nursing
    Dr. Dorothy Smith Carolina, Executive Director
    PO Box 45010
    Newark, NJ 07101
    Phone: (973) 504-6430

Location: Center for Health Sciences
Telephone: (973) 877-1868
Fax: (973) 877-3216

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