Health Sciences


Health Sciences can be studied at the undergraduate and graduate levels through Brookdale’s University Partnerships. The preferred associate degree for each bachelor’s degree is located at the end of the program description.

BS Public Health, offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

The major prepares students for graduate education in public health and entry-level positions in a broad spectrum of private and public health care organizations.  Students in the program achieve both skills and a conceptual understanding of health concepts as they relate to behavioral, environmental, economic, housing, occupational and social welfare issues.

RN-B.S.N., offered by Georgian Court University

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE) and the New Jersey Board of Nursing, the Georgian Court–Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing at GCU@ Hazlet delivers a hands-on educational platform in partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health. GCU@Hazlet’s RN to B.S.N. program allows licensed registered nurses prepared at the diploma or associate degree level to achieve a B.S.N. in Nursing. The student will practice in Hackensack Meridian Health’s High Technology Simulation Laboratories, a state-of-the-art simulated health care setting that’s as close to the real thing as it gets. Faculty will also bring real-world experience to the classroom. All courses are hybrid—which combine in-person lectures and online assignments in 7.5-week sessions. With an RN to B.S.N., students will be introduced to a wide range of competencies in health policy, health advocacy, and population health that will afford them the unique ability to effect wide-reaching changes in the health care system.

RN-BSN, offered by New Jersey City University

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a 120 credit upper division program open only to Registered Nurses–from diploma programs, associate programs and/or foreign nurses who are licensed in their country of origin. All RN students are required to obtain a current Registered Nurse License in the State of New Jersey before entrance to clinical courses. The program is accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing.

Accelerated BSN, offered by New Jersey City University

The Accelerated BSN program is an innovative educational opportunity for bachelor’s degree graduates to transition into the nursing role in only 12 months. Interested individuals with bachelor’s degrees who have completed the required prerequisite courses are invited to apply to the program. Once admitted, students will take the courses that qualify them to take the licensing examination to become a registered nurse.

M.S. Nursing, offered by New Jersey City University


Graduate School Nurse Certificate, offered by New Jersey City University

In response to the growing demand for certified school nurses, the Health Science Department at New Jersey City University offers a graduate program in school nurse certification that leads to state certification. Completion of this program, approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education, meets the requirements for the standard Educational Services Certificate Endorsement as a Certified School Nurse. This endorsement authorizes the holder to perform nursing services and to teach in areas related to health in public schools in grades pre-K – 12. Applicants must hold a current NJ Registered Nurse license and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.