Thinking about a career in Health Sciences?
Get your start at Brookdale!

Our long established Nursing Program fulfills all the requirements for an Associate Degree in Applied Science – graduates are prepared for entry level positions in acute care hospitals and long term care facilities, as well as being eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nursing. (Successful completion of this exam results in licensure as an RN.) Brookdale-trained nurses are employed in all aspects of nursing in health care facilities in Monmouth and Ocean County, New Jersey, and across the US.

The Radiologic Technology Program is also a full-time A.A.S. professional degree, which leads to employment as a radiologic technician  performing diagnostics and direct care of patients using specialized radiographic equipment.

The Respiratory Care Program also offers an A. A. S. professional degree, leading to employment working with patients in the treatment, management and control of problems and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system.

What’s the employment outlook?

The New Jersey Bureau of Labor Statistics published the following data in May 2017.

Registered Nurses
For the Metropolitan NY/NJ area – 122,780 are employed with an annual mean wage of $90,840 working in hospitals, physicians offices, home health care, care facilities, and outpatient care centers. Statistics are also provided for Nurse Practioners, Nurse Midwives, and other related fields – view the RN data here and data for related healthcare practitioners here.

Radiologic Technicians
For the Metropolitan NY/NJ area – 8,360 are employed with an annual mean wage of $71,690 working in hospitals, physicians offices, medical and diagnostic labs, and outpatient care centersview this report here.

Respiratory Care Therapists
New Jersey is one the top five states nationally – specifically the Metropolitan NY/NJ area with 3,780 employed and an annual mean wage of $78,120 working in hospitals, speciality and/or nursing care facilities, and physicians offices – view this report here.  Questions about healthcare fields or Brookdale programs? Please contact Susan Scarangella, Institute Administrator, at 732-224-1981 or email

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