Admission to Health Sciences Programs

To be eligible for admission to Health Sciences programs, you must:

  1. Have a high school diploma or the equivalent.
  2. Complete the Brookdale application.
  3. Complete the specific program application form available below.

Students should email their completed health science program application (found within the Application Form and Admission Packet below) to:

Click on the applicable link below for the program’s application forms and information packet:


Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the classes are filled. The number of students admitted depends on the availability of faculty and clinical facilities.

Clinical agencies mandate criminal history background checks for all individuals engaged in patient care and all students must undergo criminal history background check, which requires a valid Social Security number. These checks are conducted by an external vendor and the information is sent to the College and to clinical agencies. Agency personnel will evaluate the information they receive and, in their sole discretion, make the final determination as to each student’s ability to continue to engage in patient care in their agency. If a student is denied clinical placement by any clinical agency due to criminal history information, that student will be dropped from the program.

Participation in Clinical Laboratory is also contingent on a satisfactory medical examination report from a physician or nurse practitioner. Brookdale maintains contracts with affiliated facilities which stipulate participation by students whose health and scholastic progress assure a safe level of clinical performance. Should these criteria not be met at any point, a student may be dismissed from the program.

Persons with relevant previous college credits may have their transcripts evaluated for program credit.

Licensure Requirements for Health Sciences Graduates

Graduates of the Health Science programs who wish to apply for a license to practice must answer questions on the licensing application related to criminal history. These questions can be accessed on the respective discipline website under the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs.
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