2016-2017 Catalog 
    Jan 16, 2021  
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Program, A.A.S.

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NEWS: Please note a revised nursing curriculum (pending NJ Board of Nursing approval) will be implemented for the spring 2017 class.

  • The revised curriculum will reduce credits from 72 to 64.
  • The revised curriculum is designed to be completed in 5 semesters of full-time classes as PSYC 106, HESC 107, BIOL 111 (with a grade of C or higher) and ENGL 121 are pre-requisites to any Nursing course.
  • The revised curriculum Nursing courses can be completed in four semesters.
  • In the revised curriculum, SOCI 101/ANTH 105 are no longer required courses.
  • Students currently enrolled in the Nursing program must continue to follow the curriculum as it appears in the BCC catalog for the year when they took their first NURS course.
  • Until students are formally accepted into the Nursing program and registered for their first Nursing course they are placed in the Social Sciences Program, Health Science Option, A.A.   
  • Students applying to Nursing must complete the specific program application form and admission requirements.

For more information, please contact the Nursing program.


This program prepares the student for entry-level nursing positions in hospitals or comparable facilities. Clinical learning experiences are required for all courses. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurse. Successful completion of this examination results in licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

This program is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing (NJBON), 124 Halsey Street, Sixth Floor, Newark, New Jersey 07101, (973) 504-6430, and by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (formerly National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000.  If you have questions or complaints about the program, you can contact NJBON and/or ACEN.

Specific admission criteria for the program are outlined in the Admission and Registration  section of this catalog. Separate policies exist for the Nursing Program, including grading. These policies can be found in the Nursing Student Handbook.

Nursing Program Public Disclosure Information  


Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Practice holistic patient centered nursing care using human needs as a framework
  • Use critical thinking and self-reflection to guide clinical decision making in the implementation of the nursing process
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with clients, groups, and members of the health care team incorporating the use of current technology
  • Coordinate and manage care for diverse individuals and groups in various care environments
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the profession of nursing and demonstrate legal and ethical accountability for safe professional practice
  • Synthesize knowledge from nursing and other disciplines to promote health through evidence-based practice


Program Code for registration: SOCNU

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Suggested Sequence - Nursing A.A.S. Program Degree

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress. Students must satisfy specific requirements in order to be admitted to this program. See Admission to Health Science Programs, Admission and Registration  section of this catalog.

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Total credits: 12

Sequence Notes:

This degree may take longer than two and a half years to complete. BIOL 111 may be taken either before admission to the Nursing program or concurrently with NURS 160. BIOL 111 must be completed before
progression into NURS 161. The other general education courses may be taken before starting clinical courses or with the nursing courses.

Bachelor’s Degree Through Brookdale

For information on Bachelor’s degrees in Nursing see Dual Admissions or University Partnerships.

Degree Audit Information

Access your Degree Audit Academic Evaluation through WebAdvisor.  Once you log into WebAdvisor, click on the Students menu, then click Degree Audit - Progress Toward My Degree under Academic Profile.

Advanced Placement in Nursing

There is a process in place for advanced placement for practical nurses holding a current New Jersey license. The Health Science Administrator may be contacted for more information.

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