• Nursing Program

  • PROGRAM INFORMATION
    • This division provides quality courses and programs for the entry-level health professional. We have a number of degree and certificate programs within the division and also with partnering schools, colleges and universities. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission into many programs. These programs are highly competitive, and require additional admission testing, criminal background clearance, and drug testing. Several programs offer options for both day and evening classes.

    NURSING HAPPENINGS
    • HCCC ANNOUNCES EXPANDED PARTNERSHIP WITH CAREPOINT HEALTH AND ST. PETER'S UNIVERSITY
    • HCCC ANNOUNCES EXPANDED PARTNERSHIP WITH CAREPOINT HEALTH AND ST. PETER'S UNIVERSITY
      • In a move that will greatly expand opportunities for students to pursue degrees that lead to careers in the fastest-growing sector of the job market – health care – the HCCC Board of Trustees has approved agreements with CarePoint Health-Christ Hospital and Saint Peter’s University. The agreements provide for the eventual transfer and physical relocation of the cooperative allied health registered nursing and the radiography programs from CarePoint Health-Christ Hospital to HCCC, and the development of an affiliated 2-year/4-year associate/baccalaureate nursing degree program with Saint Peter’s University. (Pictured: (seated from left) HCCC VP for Academic Affairs Eric Friedman, HCCC President Glen Gabert, and Saint Peter’s University President Eugene Cornacchia; (standing from left) HCCC Dean of Arts & Sciences Christopher Wahl, Saint Peter’s Associate VP of Enrollment and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Elizabeth Sullivan, Saint Peter’s Associate VP for Academic Affairs & Assessment Mildred Mihlon, and Saint Peter’s Interim Provost and VP for Academic Affairs Michael Steinman.) Read More

    Philosophy

    The faculty of the Nursing Program, in congruence with the mission of Hudson County Community College, is committed to providing effective, quality nursing education to a culturally diverse student population representative of Hudson County and the surrounding communities. The Program is an integral part of the community and Faculty believes that combining the resources and talent of all the members of the health care team, we can better serve and meet the health care needs of the population we serve.

    The Program prepares graduates who recognize and respect the pluralism and diversity of the cultures and faith traditions of the community we serve. Students are expected to strive for high quality professionalism, act with integrity and demonstrate responsibility and honesty. Moreover, the values of social responsibility and community service are fostered throughout the curriculum.

    The faculty believes that:

      Human Flourishing is the ongoing growth of human beings. Human beings possess strengths that can be mobilized to meet needs throughout the life cycle. Human beings strive to achieve their potential within the context of family, work, social groups, culture and the global community. Inherent in human flourishing is the right to privacy, dignity, respect and autonomous decision making regarding health care choices. Recognizing that diversity of values and beliefs influence decision making, it is knowledge that facilitates human beings to make informed choices. Nurses engage patient/family in active partnerships that promote health, safety and self-care management.

      Nursing judgment requires critical thinking, integration of evidenced based practice, and adherence to legal/ethical principles in decision making. Nurses make informed practice decisions utilizing available health information technology. Nurses develop collaborative relationships with members of the health care team to provide safe and quality care.

      Professional identity is the implementation of one’s role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility and ethical practices. Students are expected to strive for high quality professionalism that encompasses the qualities of caring and advocacy for a diverse population within the community context. Students are required to act with integrity, demonstrate responsibility and honesty. The values of social responsibility and community service are fostered throughout the curriculum. Commitment to Evidence Based Practice is inherent in safe, quality care.

      Spirit of inquiry is necessary for the continuous improvement of nursing practice. Nursing education is an interactive process between teachers and learners that fosters a spirit of inquiry. Students are expected to examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice, challenge the status quo and offer new insights to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and communities through utilization of technology and Evidence Based Care. Faculty function as facilitators to foster learning by utilizing various strategies and techniques to accommodate students with diverse learning styles. Learning is a life-long process that is valued and required. The Nursing Program is committed to providing an environment conducive to this process.

    Recognizing the economic and cultural diversity of the community, the Program provides affordable and quality nursing education to traditional and non-traditional students. The School of Nursing is committed to the welfare of the broader society by preparing individuals to play effective roles as citizens and to serve the greater community.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • What type of program do you offer?

    How long is the program?

    What are the program hours?

    Is financial aid or student loans available?

    How often are classes admitted?

    How can I begin the process of acceptance?

    What are the requirements before I may be accepted?

    Is an entrance exam required?

    Is there any preparation for the NLN Pre-Entrance Exam?

    What happens after I take the required entrance exam?

    Can I transfer college credits from another college/university?

    What is the passing grade?

    Are there any fees required in addition to Nursing tuition /lab fees?

    Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

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  • Contact Information

    Division of Nursing and Health Sciences

    870 Bergen Avenue – Third Floor

    Jersey City, NJ 07306

    201-360-4267

    nursingprogram@hccc.edu