Founded in 2003 by Greg Karzhevsky, Jersey College was originally The Center for Allied Health & Nursing Education. Mr. Karzhevsky’s motivation for opening the school was to develop a highly skilled pool of nurses to provide care for medically fragile children, the patients in New Jersey’s largest home care agency operated by his family. In 2004, the school received approval to offer a Practical Nursing Program in New Jersey by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. Over the next several years the school built a reputation for excellence in nursing education as it attracted a committed group of instructors, administrators, and the institution’s President Mr. Steven Litvack.
In 2007, the college received national accreditation from The Council on Occupational Education and approval from the US Department of Education. That same year, the school was invited to open a campus in Tampa, Florida by a local hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer allowing the institution to bring its educational expertise into another community. This opportunity was followed by the opening of the South Jersey Campus located in Ewing, NJ in 2009.
With the support of the local Tampa community, the institution received approval for a Professional Nursing Program in 2010 and started offering an LPN to RN Bridge Program designed for seamless continuity of education for experienced Licensed Practical Nurses. Later that year, the Jacksonville Campus opened, followed by the Fort Lauderdale Campus in 2012.
In 2016, Jersey College added its sixth location through a partnership with Largo Medical Center by establishing a campus inside of the Indian Rocks campus of Largo Medical Center in Largo, FL. The Largo campus offers the Hospital-Based track of the Professional Nursing program.
In 2020, Jersey College opened its seventh campus location in Port Charlotte, Florida. This is the fifth Florida location and is a hospital-based campus located at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. The Port Charlotte campus offers the Hospital-Based track of the Professional Nursing program.
In 2021, Jersey College opened its eighth campus location in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This is the first Indiana location and is a hospital-based campus located at Lutheran Hospital. The Fort Wayne campus offers the Hospital-Based track of the Professional Nursing program.
In 2022, Jersey College opened three additional Hospital-Based campus locations bringing Jersey College’s overall total to eleven. The additional locations include the Brooksville, FL Campus which is located on-site at Bravera Health, the Naples, FL Campus on-site at Physician’s Regional Healthcare System, and the Cleveland, TN Campus on-site at Tennova Healthcare Cleveland. All campuses offer the Hospital-Based track of the Professional Nursing program.
In 2023, Jersey College opened five new Hospital-Based campus locations and one free-standing campus in
- Jenkintown, PA
- Knoxville, TN (located on-site at Turkey Creek Medical Center)
- Melbourne, FL (located on-site at Melbourne Regional Medical Center);
- Scranton, PA (located on-site at Moses Taylor Hospital);
- Tucson, AZ (located on-site at Northwest Healthcare Tucson)
In 2024, Jersey College will open new hospital-based locations in: - Dothan, AL (located near Flowers Hospital) - Mesa, AZ (located on-site at Mountain Vista Medical Center)