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Health Sciences

Health Sciences can be studied at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the Communiversity. The preferred associate degree for each bachelor’s degree is located at the end of the program description.


BS Public Health, offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

The major prepares students for graduate education in public health and entry-level positions in a broad spectrum of private and public health care organizations.  Students in the program achieve both skills and a conceptual understanding of health concepts as they relate to behavioral, environmental, economic, housing, occupational and social welfare issues.

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BS Nursing, offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

This degree is for registered nurses with either AAS degrees or hospital school diplomas to increase their career potential while attending classes part time. Classes are offered online. Brookdale’s Nursing AAS Degree is the preferred associate degree for this program.

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RN-BSN, offered by New Jersey City University

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a 128 credit upper division program open only to Registered Nurses–from diploma programs, associate programs and/or foreign nurses who are licensed in their country of origin. All RN students are required to obtain a current Registered Nurse License in the State of New Jersey before entrance to clinical courses. The program is accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing.

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Accelerated BSN, offered by New Jersey City University

The Accelerated BSN program is an innovative educational opportunity for bachelor’s degree graduates to transition into the nursing role in only 12 months. Interested individuals with bachelor’s degrees who have completed the required prerequisite courses are invited to apply to the program. Once admitted, students will take the courses that qualify them to take the licensing examination to become a registered nurse.

  • To learn more about the Accelerated BSN, click here.
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School Nurse Certificate, offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

This certificate program is designed for professional registered nurses who wish to be certified in school nursing in the State of New Jersey. Certification is offered as a post-baccalaureate program for registered nurses with a BA, BS, or BSN and/or as a minor for registered nurses pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

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Graduate School Nurse Certificate, offered by New Jersey City University

In response to the growing demand for certified school nurses, the Health Science Department at New Jersey City University offers a graduate program in school nurse certification that leads to state certification. Completion of this program, approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education, meets the requirements for the standard Educational Services Certificate Endorsement as a Certified School Nurse. This endorsement authorizes the holder to perform nursing services and to teach in areas related to health in public schools in grades pre-K – 12. Applicants must hold a current NJ Registered Nurse license and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

  • To learn more about the Graduate School Nurse Certificate, click here.