RN Program Admissions

To be considered for entrance into Jersey College's Professional Nursing (RN) Program, applicants must meet minimum requirements.

Our admissions department has crafted these standards to ensure prospective applicants are equipped to successfully complete the program. We are dedicated to educating professionals who embody the nobility of nursing and will provide the healthcare field with positive and competent skill sets.

RN Generic Track Admission Process

In order to be considered for admission into the generic track of the Professional Nursing program program applicants must meet minimum skill levels in verbal and math as demonstrated through ACT, SAT, or HESI A2 examinations. A minimum ACT composite score of 19, minimum SAT critical reading and mathematics reasoning (CR-M) score of 930, or a minimum A2 Admission Assessment score of 85 in reading and mathematics.

LPN to RN Bridge Track Admission Process

Applicants seeking admission into the LPN to RN Bridge track of the Professional Nursing program must demonstrate initial eligibility for the program by completing certain prerequisites (general education and nursing support courses). To take these courses, applicants must:

  • Provide proof of a current, active, unencumbered LPN license 5,6
  • Submit an official copy of their Practical Nursing transcript.

Admission into the LPN to RN Bridge track of the Professional Nursing program requires students to:

  • Complete all of the prerequisites (general education and nursing support courses) with a minimum grade of 75%.
  • Provide proof of a current, active, unencumbered LPN license.6
  • Provide proof of current certification in Basic Life Saving for Health Care Providers from the American Heart Association.

Acceptance Process

Applicants are accepted into Jersey College based on, among other things, their application responses, references, interview results, entrance and critical thinking exam results, grades in prerequisite courses and other factors. Applicants are notified as to their status (acceptance or denial into program) by letter. The number of accepted applicants does vary from year to year. Meeting the minimum criteria for admission does not guarantee admission to the College. Students' acceptance letters contain the contact information for scheduling appointments with the Financial Aid Office and the Registrar's office. A comprehensive orientation is typically held the week prior to the first day of class.

[5] Graduated of any of Jersey College's Practical Nursing programs may enroll in the prerequisites prior to obtaining their LPN license. However, in order to be eligible for enrollment in the Professional Nursing program such graduates must obtain their LPN license.

[6] For Florida campuses, students must have an unencumbered LPN license from the State of Florida; for New Jersey campuses, students must have an unencumbered LPN license from the States of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania or Connecticut.

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