Fort Wayne Nursing School
Tuition and Financial Aid
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Jersey College Accredited?
Jersey College is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. COE is approved to accredit post-secondary institutions that offer certificate, diploma, or associate degree programs.
Jersey College is also a member agency of both the National League for Nursing and the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing.
Learn more about our Accreditations & Licenses.
- When are exams scheduled?
Jersey College entrance exams are required for admission and test the prospective student’s math and reading comprehension skills. Be sure to contact your campus Admissions Representative for entrance testing registration and study guide information.
As a student, your examination schedule will be provided prior to each teaching period. Please refer to the current exam calendar for more information.
Graduating nurses must take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (commonly called the NCLEX exam) in order to assess “the knowledge, skills and abilities that are essential for the entry-level nurse.” After receiving an Authorization to Test (ATT), first-time test takers should call to schedule an appointment with a testing center. You will generally be given a date within the following 30 days. Learn more about scheduling an NCLEX Exam.
- How long is the program?
The length of time for your program depends on your track, schedule, and entry option.
The coursework in the Practical Nursing program may range from 12-18 months depending on your schedule.
The coursework in the Professional Nursing program may range from 15-33 months depending on your track, schedule, and entry option (i.e., advanced placement or traditional).
Please reach out to an Admissions Representative to discuss timing expectations for your unique situation.
- Are transfer credits accepted?
All students who wish to transfer from an external institution must meet all admission requirements at Jersey College. Credit-bearing coursework from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be eligible for transfer credit at Jersey College. Coursework may not be transferred into the Practical Nursing program. For information on the transferability of credits, visit our Transfer Portal.
Learn more about our Transfer of Credit policy.
- What do I need to do to apply?
At Jersey College, we pride ourselves on our ambitious student body. We look forward to your application. At a high level, the process for gaining admission to Jersey College includes these steps:
- Complete the application for admissions. Speak to an Admissions Representative to get started.
- Meet minimum requirements such as presenting proof of high school education or its equivalent (as defined by the US DOE) and proof of US citizenship or a permanent resident card (aka green card).
- Participate in interviews with administration and/or faculty members and obtain a recommendation for admission.
- Receive your letter of acceptance.
- Complete your enrollment which includes steps such as executing an Enrollment Agreement, making an advance program deposit (which will be applied against the total tuition and fees of the program), and passing a background check.
- Determine your sequence of courses.
- Attend a comprehensive orientation session.
- Begin your NurseLife!
Request admissions information and get everything you need to apply to Jersey College, including course descriptions, schedules, and financial aid information.
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Accreditations & Licensure
The Fort Wayne campus is authorized by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education. The Professional Nursing program is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing. Jersey College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.
Effective March 14, 2022, the Professional Nursing (Associate Degree) Program at Jersey College at the Fort Wayne campus is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on March 14, 2024.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE,
Atlanta, GA 30326
Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.