Welcome to Nursing

Graduates from the Brookdale Community College Nursing Program earn an AAS degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Students seeking admission to the program must meet specific admission requirements. Once admitted into the program, the student will participate in classroom instruction, laboratory practice, and clinical practice. Most successful students report that the time commitment for the first semester of clinical nursing (nine credits of NURS classes) is approximately 30-35 hours per week. The program requires five-sequential semesters to complete as a full-time student. Nursing (NURS designated) courses begin in the second semester of the program, after completion of the pre-requisite courses for NURS 111, NURS 125, NURS 171.

Nursing Degree


Steps in the Admission Process

Admissions for Persons With New Jersey LPN Licensure (Advanced Placement)

Conditional Acceptance

Drug Screen and Criminal History Background Check

Cost of the program

Transfer into Nursing

Accreditation and State Approval



Curriculum and End of Program Learning Outcomes

Technology Requirements

Clinical Affiliations

Pathways to B.S.N. Completion

Nursing Skills Lab

Clubs and Honors Society

Career Opportunities



Study Resources, Organizations, Scholarships

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