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Associate in Applied Science



Are you a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) looking to transition to a Registered Nurse (RN)? If you have what it takes to meet the demands of a competitive and intellectually challenging future, our program is for you! Through rigorous instruction and experience, our program prepares students to pass the NCLEX-RN exam. Studies include general education courses, Quality Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies, theory and clinical experience. Our nursing program is fully accredited by both the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the New Jersey Board of Nursing.


Students who graduate from our Nursing program are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam. Those who pass the exam are able to pursue careers as Registered Nurses. Although the program is not designed for transfer, some credits may be transferrable to a 4-year institution for advanced studies.






Felicia Roberts

"I want to be there for people when they don't have anybody. So getting my practical nursing degree is going to let me have a step further in helping people."

-- Felicia Roberts, graduating class of 2019











Students who complete the Occupational Therapy Assistant, Associate of Science program and go on to earn a bachelor degree may find employment in occupations such as:

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapy Aides
  • Physical Therapists


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First Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
BIO220Human Anatomy & Physiology I4$126.00$720.00$846.00
ENG101English Composition I3$0.00$540.00$540.00
NUR210Introduction to Nursing Success3$0.00$540.00$540.00
PSY101General Psychology3$0.00$540.00$540.00
PSY111Human Growth and Development3$0.00$540.00$540.00

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Second Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
BIO221Human Anatomy & Physiology II4$126.00$720.00$846.00
ENG102English Composition II3$0.00$540.00$540.00
NUR221Concepts in Nursing Practice I8$0.00$1440.00$1440.00

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Third Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
BIO211Principles of Microbiology4$126.00$720.00$846.00
NUR222Concepts in Nursing Practice II9$0.00$1620.00$1620.00
NUR230Nursing Concepts in Global Health and Div2$0.00$360.00$360.00

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Fourth Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
NUR223Concepts in Nursing Practice III9$0.00$1620.00$1620.00
NUR240Concepts of Leadership in Healthcare Systems2$0.00$360.00$360.00
SOC101Introduction to Sociology3$0.00$540.00$540.00

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Total Program Cost: $11,178.00*

* - Tuition is based on the current in-county rate.

** - Elective tuition and fees may vary depending upon actual course selection.