The Nursing Program is designed as a 5-semester program with the first term of courses being identified as “pre-clinical” and containing general education courses that are the pre-requisites for the first clinical nursing course. The total number of credits required for the program is 64. Many students complete most or all of the program’s general education requirements before the first clinical course. The first clinical course is offered both in fall and spring semesters. The Brookdale Community College Catalog includes a suggested sequence for completing the program in 5 semesters.