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It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Nursing Department website. This site has information about admission requirements and procedures, nursing curriculum, program outcomes and career opportunities. We hope you find the information useful.

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.

RNs work as patient advocates to promote health, prevent disease, and help people cope with illness. When providing direct patient care, RNs observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress; administer medications; instruct patients and families in proper care, and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation. Our program will prepare you to provide safe, effective nursing care, and to work as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Why We Think You Should Choose the Brookdale Community College Nursing Program:

  • Outstanding faculty
  • State of the art Nursing laboratory facilities
  • Web-enhanced courses
  • Varied scheduled offerings for class and clinical
  • History of student success on the RN licensing exam
  • Multiple options for completing BSN in an affordable and efficient way

We welcome your inquiries about the program and thank you for exploring our site.

Jayne Edman, Ed.D, RN                    Dean, Health Science Institute Susan Scarangella
Institute Administrator