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Jersey College has solely offered nursing programs since 2004 and has graduated over 2,000 licensed professionals.

Professional Nursing Program (RN)
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Generic Track (RN) Practical Nursing Program (LPN) Nurse Residency Track

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Our New Jersey and Florida 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, Florida
Largo, Florida

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Each campus is accredited and approved by The Department of Education to offer Federal Financial Assistance to our students.  

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Teterboro, NJ(201) 489-5836
Fort Lauderdale, FL(954) 321-8890
Jacksonville, FL(904) 733-3588

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Recent notifications and memoranda related to Distance Education may now be found at www.jerseycollege.edu/online 

Coronavirus "COVID-19" Information 

The administration of Jersey College is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation carefully. The information below contains information regarding COVID-19, including federal and community-based information. 

 

Memo to the Jersey College community - March 15, 2020

Memo to the Jersey College community - March 13, 2020

Memo to the Jersey College community - March 6, 2020 

Memo to the Jersey College community - February 28, 2020

 

Each of us can help limit the virus by following precautionary guidelines and recommendations of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control ("CDC"). The basic precautions include:

  • Wash your hands frequently;
  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough utilizing good respiratory hygiene (bend elbow or tissue);
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth;
  • Seek medical care early if you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing and stay home if you feel unwell;
  • Maintain social distancing (At least 3 feet between you and anyone coughing or sneezing)

The full guidelines are available in the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control guides.

Moreover, as participants in the healthcare process it is important that we understand the rights, roles and responsibilities of health workers and key considerations for occupational safety. These rights and responsibilities are included in the World Health Organization's Rights, Roles and Responsibilities of Health Workers. The CDC also has current interim guidance and FAQs for Healthcare Professionals Dealing with COVID-19

Finally, Jersey College has a very diverse community with many international connections. At the present moment, COVID-19 is mostly affecting people in China and South Korea (Level 3) with recent outbreaks in other countries, including Italy, Iran, and Japan (Level 2). Additional countries may be added. The most current warnings and alerts for travel can be found at the CDC's Traveler Information Website.

Jersey College recommends that if you, a family member or a friend must travel to a Level 3 or Level 2 destination (as updated) or are returning from one of these areas that you speak with a healthcare professional both before and after returning. In addition, Jersey College is requesting all members of its community (students, faculty, staff and family and friends of the forgoing) to notify administration at admin@jerseycollege.edu of plans to travel to one of the COVID-19 infected areas identified above and of any and all trips to one of these areas by a member of our community. Notifications of travel (either past, present or future) will be held in confidence. The notifications will allow the College to establish precautions, assist with obtaining health advice and promote precautionary best-practices.

General Information

What is novel coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Many of them infect animals, but some coronaviruses from animals can evolve (change) into a new human coronavirus that can spread from person-to-person. This is what happened with the current novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Diseases from coronaviruses in people typically cause mild to moderate illness, like the common cold. Some, like the SARS or MERS viruses, cause serious infections like pneumonia. The name of this new virus is SARS-CoV-2; the disease caused by this virus is known as COVID-19.

 

What are common symptoms of COVID-19?

Information to date suggests this virus is causing symptoms consistent with a respiratory illness such as cough, fever, and shortness of breath. Under current CDC guidance, if a person has traveled from mainland China and develops any of these symptoms within 14 days of their return, they should seek medical care right away. They should first call the doctor’s office or emergency room and tell them about their symptoms and recent travel.

 

How is novel coronavirus spread?

Like other respiratory illnesses, such as influenza, human coronaviruses most commonly spread to others from an infected person who has symptoms through:

  • Droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes
  • Close personal contact, such as caring for an infected person

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

 

How is COVID-19 treated?

There is no specific treatment for COVID-19; however, many of the symptoms can be treated. Treatment is based on the patient’s condition. There is currently no vaccine to prevent novel coronavirus. Education on nonpharmaceutical interventions, including everyday preventive actions, avoiding close contact and surface cleaning measures as outlined below, is recommended.

 

What preventative measures should be taken to help reduce the spread of respiratory viruses, like COVID-19?

As with other respiratory illnesses, there are steps that everyone can take daily to reduce the risk of getting sick or infecting others with circulating viruses.

  • Wash your hands frequently.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Help young children do the same.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Seek medical care early if you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing and stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Maintain social distancing (At least 3 feet between you and anyone coughing or sneezing).
  • Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
  • Be aware that facemasks are not needed and not advised for the general public at this time by the CDC.

In addition, it is recommended that colleges and universities take these additional measures:

  • Remind faculty, staff, and students that when they are ill, they should remain home; persons who have been ill should be fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication before returning to classes and work.
  • Ensure that your leave policies are flexible and non-punitive for both students and staff.
  • Adopt sick leave policies that allow employees to stay home when ill. Develop other flexible leave policies that allow employees to stay home and work remotely when sick or caring for sick household members. Make sure that employees are aware of these policies.
  • Continue to encourage welcoming environments for ALL members of our community.
  • Always check reliable sources for up-to-date, accurate information about COVID-19; local, state and federal authorities are listed below.

 

What do I need to know about returning from mainland China or other countries that have cases of COVID-19?

Currently, travelers returning from China are screened at one of 11 airports in the United States where the CDC has quarantine stations. Those with symptoms are referred for medical evaluation. Asymptomatic persons with travel to Hubei Province, China within the past 14 days are subject to mandatory quarantine at sites near the airports where they are screened. Asymptomatic persons with travel to other parts of mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan) within the past 14 days are allowed to reach their final destination where they are instructed to self-quarantine at home and are monitored by public health authorities.

At this time, the CDC has not recommended additional active monitoring or quarantine for travelers from locations outside of mainland China. As a precaution, people who develop fever and/or lower respiratory symptoms within 14 days of travel from a country where COVID-19 is spreading should call ahead to notify their healthcare provider of their symptoms and recent travel before visiting a healthcare facility.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and our community should refer to the CDC’s website for the most up-to-date travel- related guidance.

 

What is social distancing?

Social distancing means remaining out of public places where close contact with others may occur [e.g., dormitories, schools and other classroom settings, cafeterias, shopping centers, movie theaters, stadiums, workplaces (unless the person works in an office space that allows complete distancing from others), and local public conveyances (e.g., bus, subway, taxi, ride share)] for the duration of the potential incubation period.

 

How can I get more information?

Each state, as well as the federal government, has information available with regards to COVID-19 (including websites, phone numbers, etc.).  Below is information for the States of New Jersey, Florida, New York, and Indiana, and the Federal Government.

New Jersey

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

1-800-222-1222

 

Florida

http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/

DiseaseControl@flhealth.gov

1-850-245-4444

 

New York

https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

1-888-364-3065

 

Indiana

https://www.in.gov/isdh/28470.htm

317-233-7125 (317-233-1325 after hours)

 

Federal

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, National):  http://www.cdc.gov/COVID19

World Health Organization (WHO, International):  https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

US Department of Education: https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus?src=feature

 

 

Our thanks to the Indiana State Department of Health for providing a number of resources contained within this page.