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The Nursing & Health Sciences Division offers A.S. degree programs designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions and A.A.S. and certificate programs designed to prepare students for health careers immediately upon graduation. The faculty are licensed to practice in their respective fields and have diverse academic and professional backgrounds. Most hold advanced practice credentials in their professional field.
Division of Health Sciences accreditations:Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) ProgramCommission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)American Physical Therapy Association3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100,Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
Radiology ProgramJoint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Vision Care Technology ProgramCommission on Opticianry Accreditation (COA)Debra White, Director of AccreditationPO Box 592Canton NY, 13617
We offer high-quality Associate degree, LPN-RN Articulation, and PN Certificate nursing programs that prepare students in a variety of clinical settings designed to meet the needs of patient populations in an ever-changing healthcare environment. Our state-of-the-art simulation laboratory allows students to experience hands-on clinical scenarios. The first-rate education received by our graduates positions them for direct entry into gainful employment or articulation into RN-BSN programs.
Location: Center for Health Sciences
Telephone numbers:Health Science (973) 877-1865Physical Therapist Assistant (973) 877 – 3375Radiography (973) 877 – 3293Vision Care Technology (973) 877 – 3367
The Associate Degree Nursing program at Essex County College located in Newark, New Jersey is accredited by the:Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326(404) 975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate DegreeNursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at