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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:
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
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
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
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.
|CSS-100 College Student Success|
Complete the following groups:
|ENG-101 College Composition I|
|ENG-102 College Composition II|
Complete MAT-100 or MAT-114.
|MAT-100 College Algebra|
|MAT-114 Introduction Probabilities and Statistics|
|TMA-101 Transfer Mathematics|
Complete the following courses:
|BIO-111 Anatomy and Physiology I|
|CSC-100 Intro to Computers and Computing|
Complete the following course:
|PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology|
Complete 1 course: ANT-101, HUM-101, HUM-128, SOC-260
|ANT-101 Intro to Cultural Anthropology|
|HUM-101 Cultures and Values|
|HUM-128 Food and Culture|
|SOC-260 Race and Ethnic Relations|
|TMU-101 Transfer Multicultural Electiv|
|TDV-101 Transfer Diversity|
Complete the following course:
|PSY-260 Lifespan Development|
Complete the following courses:
Complete the following courses:
|BIO-211 Anatomy and Physiology II|
|NSG-110 Nursing I|
|NSG-120 Nursing II|
|NSG-210 Nursing III|
|NSG-220 Nursing IV|
|NSG-240 Nursing Leadership|
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
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.
Students who are accepted to, and enrolled in, HCCC’s Associate of Science in Nursing (RN) degree program and who need financial assistance may be eligible to receive funding through New Jersey’s Pay It Forward Fund. The New Jersey Pay It Forward Fund is a first-of-its kind initiative that provides no-fee, no-interest loans to students pursuing careers in high-wage, high-demand fields.
To find out more, please visit: https://socialfinance.org/project/new-jersey-pay-it-forward-program/
NJ Pay It Forward FAQ's NJ Pay It Forward Questionnaire
April 1, 2023 is the deadline to apply for PIF Loan for the Spring semester.
For questions about the loans offered through the Pay It Forward Fund:
Associate Director, Financial Aid
For questions about HCCC’s Nursing Program:
Dr. Lori Byrd
Assistant Director, Nursing Program
Note: Students enrolled in the Associate of Science in Medical Sciences Pre-Professional Option in Pre-Nursing degree program and students still applying to the Nursing Program but have yet to be accepted are not eligible for these funds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As of MAY 1, 2023 -Exam required- only ATI TES Exam. Exam must be in-person/at a testing site-location (Remote testing is NOT ACCEPTED) and exam must be within the last 3 years.
NLN PAX RN - https://ondemand.questionmark.com/home/405669/user/register/site/5ea307716c3bc
SAT EXAM - www.collegeboard.com
ATI TEAS Exam - www.atitesting.com
We are now accepting applications to begin Nursing courses for Fall 2024!
Nursing Program Application Procedure
Ready to get started? You can begin now by completing a Nursing Program Application.
See also the Nursing Directory.
Cost (Nursing Schedule of Fees)
Nursing Program Information Book
End of Program Student Learning Outcomes
Functional Requirements of the Nursing Program
Nursing Program Contacts:
You may contact the Nursing Program directly at (201) 360-4754 or the Nursing Program Admissions Department at:
Hudson County Community College
870 Bergen Avenue - 1st Floor
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
(201) 360-4765 lcieckiewiczFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE
(201) 360-4767 ssamsonFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE
Or view the web site at: https://www.hccc.edu/programs-courses/academic-pathways/nursing-health
Nursing Program Upcoming Events
Join us for these Nursing Program upcoming events.