Jersey College has solely offered nursing programs since 2004 and has graduated over 2,000 licensed professionals.
Professional Nursing Program (RN) LPN to RN Bridge Track (RN)Generic Track (RN) Practical Nursing Program (LPN) Nurse Residency Track
Our New Jersey, Florida an Indiana campuses are located near major metropolitan areas easily accessible for the commuting student.
Ewing, New Jersey (NJ/PA) Teterboro, New Jersey (NJ/NY) Jacksonville, Florida Tampa, Florida Fort Lauderdale, FloridaLargo, FloridaPort Charlotte, FloridaFort Wayne, Indiana
Each campus is accredited and approved by The Department of Education to offer Federal Financial Assistance to our students.
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Our mission and goals direct us towards excellence in nursing education.
We have provided quality nursing education since 2004.
Our accreditations and licenses ensure you receive the best in nursing education.
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Nursing is not just a job, it's a lifestyle.
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Serving northern New Jersey, the greater New York City metropolitan area & southern Connecticut.
Serving New Jersey, Delaware, and the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.
Serving the greater Ft Lauderdale, Miami & Dade County regions.
Instructional Service Center serving the Largo and St. Petersburg, FL areas.
Instructional Service Center serving Port Charlotte and Fort Meyers, FL areas.
Serving the greater Tampa and Brandon, FL areas.
Serving the northern Florida and southern Georgia region.
Instructional Service Center serving Fort Wayne, IN.
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Choosing a career in nursing carries a broad spectrum of choices in terms of which specific path one can travel. Not only are there various categories of medical care, but there are also various levels of how to care for a patient. Let’s quickly focus on long term versus short term nursing care, without getting into various specific fields of medicine.
Short term nursing care, often referred to as acute care, is very general in the realm of nursing. A short term nurse can work anywhere from a doctor’s office, assisting the doctor with his patients on a daily basis to a hospital nurse working with patients who are either admitted to the hospital or visiting the hospital’s ER.
Short term nursing care involves a wide knowledge set due to the variety of patients these nurses encounter.
In a hospital emergency room setting, you will experience everything. Nurses working in this environment must think quickly and act confidently. Short term nurses who assist in a medical practice may go through their whole career strictly assisting these procedures. Both options appeal to different nursing personalities.
A core difference between long term and short term nursing care is the emotional connection that’s built with patients. As a professional nurse, you will always have a sense of connection with your patients; that goes without saying. Short term nurses work in a faster paced environment traditionally, allowing for less time with each patient, and thus a different type of connection than one develops in long term care.
Similar to the wide set of skills required for short term nurses, long term nurses also possess a broad range of skills, often with a deep knowledge of the situations they may encounter.
Working as a long term nurse requires a desire to unconditionally care. The typical stereotype of a nurse as someone who works in a hospital or doctors office with a stethoscope or a needle for drawing blood may not apply to long term health care. Nurses who choose these fields offer so much more than just medical attention and procedures.
A long term care giver assists with both the physical and emotional needs of their patients.
Most patients requiring long term care are 50% - 100% dependent on their nursing assistant due to terminal conditions, disability, or the general effects of old age. Long term nurses provide care with everyday living, including but not limited to:
Whichever aspect of nursing sounds like the right fit for your nursing career dreams, if you have questions about nursing career options, our admissions office is happy to help. Just give them a call!
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