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Welcome to the Nursing Center

Nursing is a wonderful profession with many diverse opportunities. It is our sincere hope that we can help you meet your goals for success. The Nursing Center will provide you with helpful, important information to facilitate your achievement as a student and to enhance your development as a nursing professional. We provide procedures to provide guidance and answer questions. We ask that you review this information carefully to become familiar with the nursing program. We look forward to working with you as you progress toward your nursing career goals.


What type of nursing programs does SCC offer?

Practical Nursing Certificate

  • 1 year program prepares you to sit for NCLEX - PN (State Boards)
  • For students that do NOT have a LPN license


Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing

  • 1 year program prepares you to sit for NCLEX - RN (State Boards)
  • For students who are licensed practical nurses (LPNs)






The Practical Nursing program and Associate Degree Nursing program at Salem Community College meets the state education requirements for a practical nursing certificate in nursing and a registered nursing license in the states of New Jersey and Delaware. Salem Community College has not determined if the practical nursing certificate and the registered nursing program at Salem Community College meets the state education requirements in any other state or any U.S. Territory. Contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state for which this information is needed.

Or If you require additional information on another state, you may search The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has resources that may be helpful. Here is the link on NCSBN website to search for specific states:

Nursing Practice Act

Nursing Accreditation

Salem Community College’s nursing programs are accredited by The New Jersey Board of Nursing - 124 Halsey Street Newark, NJ 07102 - 973.504.6430 http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur, in addition the Associate Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing - (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 - 404.975.5000 - http://www.acenursing.org.