Nursing AS

 

The Nursing Program includes a theoretical base of general education and science courses together with a range of nursing theory and diverse practical course work designed to prepare graduates to be eligible for the state licensure examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to prepare students for 21st century nursing practice. This program can be completed in the Day, Evening or Weekend course of study. Many nursing resources are available and a supportive framework has been developed to be engaging and to assist students to accomplish their goal of becoming an RN.

Graduates of the Nursing Program must pass the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses in order to practice nursing. Students who successfully complete this program will be awarded an Associate in Science Degree, Nursing from Hudson County Community College. Graduates of this Program may enter into a variety of upper division Nursing programs through the many articulation agreements in place at four-year institutions.

The HCCC Nursing Program is here to help you to fulfill your dream of becoming an RN.

Why HCCC Nursing Program is a GREAT Choice for YOU: 

  • Outstanding faculty with multiple years of experiences in their field.
  • State of the art Nursing skills/practice laboratory
  • Offering a program that can fit your schedule - Day, Evening, Weekend class and clinical
  • A long-established history of student success on the RN licensing exam
  • Strong articulations with many local BSN and upper division nursing program in the local area

Accreditations
The Associate Nursing Program at The Hudson County Community College at the Journal Square/Jersey City Campus located in Jersey City, New Jersey is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400  Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000    
www.acenursing.org

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm

 

The HCCC Nursing Program is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing New Jersey Board of Nursing 
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor 
PO Box 45010
Newark, New Jersey 07102 
(973) 504–6430 

www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical/nursing.html

 

Nursing Program Philosophy 

The faculty of the Nursing Program, in congruence with the mission of Hudson County Community College, is committed to provide 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.  
You can view the complete Nursing Program Philosophy in The Nursing Program Information Book

Major
Nursing
Degree
Nursing A.S.

Description

The Nursing Program includes a theoretical base of general education and science courses together with a range of nursing theory and practical course designed to prepare graduates to be eligible for the state licensure examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Graduates of the Nursing Program must pass the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses in order to practice nursing. Students who successfully complete this program will be awarded an Associate in Science Degree, Nursing from Hudson County Community College. Graduates of the Program may enter into upper division BSN Nursing programs through articulation agreements at many four-year institutions. The HCCC Nursing Program has a joint admission agreement with the Nursing Program at New Jersey City University.

Requirements

 

 
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State of the Art Nursing Program Skills lab and Computer lab

HCCC Nursing Program has a State-of-the-Art skills practice lab which includes high fidelity mannequins and large student skills practice space that is utilized for nursing skills demonstration and nursing skills practice

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Exciting Transfer Opportunities in Nursing

Interested in continuing your nursing education after HCCC? Agreements exist for HCCC students to continue their BSN/MSN education that is both affordable and accessible. HCCC has a seamless articulation with New Jersey City University where students may complete their degree in 15 months.

Additional agreements also exist at Ramapo University, University of Phoenix and several other local colleges and universities. 

Take a Look- See how the HCCC Nursing Program (RN) graduates are doing.

 
72.4%
Completion/Graduation Rate
85.07%
NCLEX Pass Rate
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Job Placement Rates

 

Past Statistics

CAREER COACH

See how joining the HCCC Nursing Program can help you to build stable and exciting career by viewing the current graduate nurse salaries.

Career options with median hourly wages within a five-mile radius of Hudson County.

 

 

Nursing Program

What we do and Who we are?  

You may gain more insight about What we do and Who we are by taking a look at the Program Outcomes and End of Program Student Learning outcomes. Can be found in the Nursing Program Information Book.

Hudson County Community College Nursing program has offered a unique learning experience. The instructors have helped me develop as a person and prepare to be an exceptional nurse. My two years at this program have taught me to cultivate good learning habits and skills to continue to use for my future education.
Victoria L.
Class of 2020
 
Melissa O
I’ve found my success through the support and encouragement of the students, faculty, and staff around me. Part of being a nurse is about being a team player. It’s about identifying problems and then being part of the solution. This program has helped me grow and hone these skills in a way that makes me confident to move in whichever direction I choose in nursing.
Melissa O.
Current Nursing Student
 
I would not be a nurse today if it wasn't for the weekend nursing program at Hudson County Community College. The professors are responsive, caring, and supportive. The clinical portion exposes you to a variety of different patient populations that foster an exceptional learner experience for what you need to be successful in the field.
Carlos .G
Class of 2020

Nursing Degree in other states

The Hudson County Community College Nursing Program meets the state education requirements for a Registered Nurse license in the state of New Jersey. Hudson County Community College has not determined if the Associate Degree program at the college meets the state requirements in any other state, any US territory or the District of Columbia.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has resources that may be helpful.

We welcome you to begin your Journey to becoming a Nurse!

Interested in starting you nursing career? Here is what you need to know: We are excited to welcome students and future nurses. The Nursing Program admits students once a year, every fall. Qualified applicants are accepted on a “rolling Admissions”/first come basis. Once a class is filled, any additional qualified applicants may be placed on a waiting list or accepted for the next admission year. Upon completion of the program graduates will receive an Associate in Science Degree–Nursing from Hudson County Community College. Admission to the Nursing Program is processed through the Nursing Program Admission and Recruitment Committee. Applications and program information may be obtained by calling the Nursing Program at (201) 360–4767 or by visiting the Nursing program office.

In order for safe nursing practice to occur and for students to be qualified to participate in and complete the program a nursing student must be able to perform these essential functions.  The complete list of Functional Requirements is listed in the Nursing Program Information book.

All Applicants are required to take and pass one of these entrance exams.  Applicants must achieve an acceptable score on one of these exams for admission consideration. Details can be found in Nursing Information Book.    

NLN PAX RN- https://ondemand.questionmark.com/home/405669/user/register/site/5ea307716c3bc

 SAT EXAM- www.collegeboard.com

 ATI TEAS Exam- www.atitesting.com

 

Next Steps in your Journey to becoming a RN

Are you ready to take the next steps in your Nursing Journey? Ready to apply and join this exciting program?  HCCC is here to help and assist you along the way.  As an added benefit, there is no fee to complete a Nursing Program application -SO you can apply right now!
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Nursing Application Cover Letter

We are now accepting applications to begin Nursing courses- Fall 2023

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Application

Ready to get started? ---You can begin now by completing a Nursing Program Application

Nursing Directory

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Nursing Program Contacts:

You may contact the Nursing Program directly at (201) 360-4754 or the Nursing Program Admissions Department at:

Nursing Program
Hudson County Community College

870 Bergen Avenue - 1st Floor
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

(201) 360-4765 lcieckiewicz@hccc.edu
(201) 360-4767 ssamson@hccc.edu

Or view the web site at: https://www.hccc.edu/programs-courses/academic-pathways/nursing-health

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