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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)
LPN to RN Bridge Track (RN)
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
Port Charlotte, 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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Begin you nursing education at Jersey College by requesting an application.  One of our admission representatives will contact you shortly.

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our CAMPUSES
Teterboro, NJ(201) 489-5836
Fort Lauderdale, FL(954) 321-8890
Jacksonville, FL(904) 733-3588
Port Charlotte, FL(941) 500-3331

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Coronavirus "COVID-19" Information 

The administration of Jersey College is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation carefully. The information below contains information regarding the College's Reopening Plan in relation to COVID-19, including federal and community-based information. 

Returning to Jersey College - The Restart Plan

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the purpose of this Plan?

The Restart Plan has been prepared to inform students, faculty, staff, regulatory bodies, and the general community about Jersey College's policies and procedures that are being implemented with regards to protecting our community against the spread of COVID-19. The underlying principle for this Plan is that a safe learning environment requires personal responsibility. Individuals must maintain social distancing, appropriately use personal protective equipment ("PPE") and be accountable for self-isolating. Through personal responsibility, risks can be reduced and in-person campus activity can resume.

 

What is in the Plan?

This Plan is organized into sections pertaining to the various aspects of the College's operation. These sections include:

  • General Safeguarding
  • Screening, Testing, and Contact Tracing Protocols
  • Instruction
  • On-Campus Residential Housing
  • Computer Labs / Libraries
  • Research
  • Student Services
  • Transportation
  • On-Campus Dining
  • Study Abroad and International Travel
  • Athletics

 

When will my classes resume on-campus learning? 

The "instruction" section of the Restart Plan contains a detailed, phased approach in returning to on-campus activities at the College. Students are advised to review this section carefully for guidance on when and under what circumstances certain activities and classes will return to an in-person format.

 

What are the Fundamental Safety Principles? 

The three fundamental safety principles are: (i) Maintain Social Distancing, (ii) Use Personal Protective Equipment, and (iii) Be accountable, 

 

What are some of my responsibilities according to the Plan? 

  • Completing the Virtual Training: All students, faculty, and staff are required to complete Jersey College's virtual COVID-19 health and safety training before returning to campus. The virtual training is conducted through CANVAS.
  • Completing the COVID-19 Questionnaire: All students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to complete a health screening assessment before entering any campus building. A new questionnaire must be completed each day that the individual will be on-site. The Questionnaire is attached to this FAQ and may be downloaded here.
  • Washing of Hands: All individuals are expected to wash their hands (i) before eating or preparing food; (ii) before touching their face;  
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting of Surfaces: All individuals are expected to clean and disinfect equipment and personal items (e.g., laptops, cellphones, pocketbooks, etc.) prior to bringing such items into a campus.
  • Monitor Health: Individuals planning to enter a campus must perform a self-screen prior to coming onsite and should not attempt to enter the campus if any of the following are present: (i) symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste), (ii) fever equal to or higher than 100.4 F, (iii) are under evaluation for COVID-19 (e.g., waiting for results of a viral test to confirm infection), or (iv) have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared to discontinue isolation.

 

What are some reasons why I wouldn't be allowed on campus? 

  1. Answering "Yes" to any question in the COVID-19 Questionnaire,
  2. Registering a body temperature greater than 100.4 F, or
  3. Displaying COVID-19 symptoms upon check-in.

 

What types of PPE are required while I am on campus? 

  • Masks and Cloth Face Coverings: Masks or cloth face coverings are required to be worn at all times while an individual (student, faculty, staff, or guest) is on a campus - both inside and outside of buildings. Such coverings must cover the nose, mouth, and chin. Jersey College will provide students, faculty, and staff with a cloth face covering.
  • Face Shields: Jersey College will provide students, faculty and staff with a face shield. The College recommends that face shields be worn while in the building. However, face shields are required to be worn during practicum (lab and clinical) instruction and during all other instruction where six (6) feet of distancing is not feasible.

 

What changes will I notice at the campus? 

The College has implemented a significant number of changes to promote health and safety while facilitating the safe return of on-campus learning. Changes you may notice include:

  • Changes to entries, exits, and walkways: Where feasible, a single point of entry and single point of egress will be used in all buildings. The single point of entry should also be maintained with a check-in point. Where feasible, hallway traffic may be limited to single flow direction.
  • Communication: Signage will be posted throughout each campus relating to proper hygiene, social distancing rules, appropriate use of PPE, and cleaning/disinfecting protocols.
  • Classroom setup: Tables, desks, chairs, and other equipment will be removed or re-arranged as necessary to maintain social distancing, where appropriate.
  • Elevators: Elevator capacity will be limited to one (1) individual per elevator per trip.
  • Common Areas: Cafeterias, lounges, conference rooms, and other common areas are closed until further notice.
  • Doors: To the extent possible, doors within each building will be propped open in order to limit the need to touch additional surfaces. Certain door handles and elevator buttons may also be covered by sleeves or covers.
  • Non-Instructional Activities: In-person, non-instructional gatherings and meetings (e.g., student-teacher meetings, small group studying, student services etc.) at a campus must be limited and only utilized when absolutely necessary. Such meetings should be conducted virtually. 

 

Can I eat or drink inside the building?

Students may not drink or eat food in any building. Eating and drinking is permissible outside of each building (i.e., at a picnic table, under a tree, or in a car) provided that students maintain at least six (6) feet of distance and wear face coverings while not actively eating or drinking.

 

What are the cleaning and sanitizing procedures for the campus?

Buildings will be maintained by Jersey College is accordance with the CDC and DOH cleaning and disinfection guidelines contained in “Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of Public and Private Facilities for COVID-19.” Maintenance will include the following:

  • High-touch surfaces that do not contain self-cleaning covers/sleeves (such as door handles, door knobs, elevator buttons, and light switches) and bathrooms being cleaned multiple times per day.
  • Replacement of self-cleaning covers/sleeves every three-four months, or more frequently if the
    cover shows significant wear.
  • Classrooms, labs and open areas cleaned each night, Monday through Friday (and Saturdays
    and Sundays if the campus is open for instruction) and between day and evening sessions when
    feasible. Decontamination of classrooms where possible with a disinfectant fogger.
  • Offices cleaned based on use. Employees should post signs to indicate such usage and that a
    cleaning is required.
  • Posting of cleaning logs and/or signs informing community members of completed cleanings
  • Cleaning of buildings utilizing EPA-registered products for use against SARS-Cov-2.
  • Maintenance of an adequate supply of cleaning products listed as an EPA-registered product for use against SARS-Cov-2.

 

Should I get tested? Where should I go?

The College advises any student, faculty, or staff member who:

  • Is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms;
  • Has been in close contact with any individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is displaying symptoms of COVID-19;
  • Is an essential worker (e.g., health care worker, transit worker, etc.);
  • Has recently been in a large crowd or area where it was difficult to maintain social distancing; and/or
  • Has recently traveled from a country or state with high COVID-19 infection rates.

To reach out to their healthcare provider and get tested. The following links provide information
regarding testing sites:
Campus Locations
Florida
New Jersey


Other Surrounding States
New York
Connecticut
Pennsylvania
Georgia

 

What is Contact Tracing?

Contact Tracing refers to the process of quickly identifying and isolating a patient’s recent contacts in order to locate individuals who might be at risk for contracting COVID-19. Jersey College will provide contact tracing support for state, county, and local health departments with regards to any individual that has tested positive for COVID-19. Unless required otherwise by state and/or local departments of health under emergency guidelines, Jersey College will utilize FERPA guidelines for students for the release of any and all information related to COVID-19.

 

Who do I contact to: (i) ask questions about the Plan, (ii) recommend Plan improvements,  or (iii) report a suspected violation of the Plan?

Recommendations or suggestions for Plan improvements and suspected violations of the policies and procedures in the Plan should be forwarded via email to the Campus Administrator. The email address for each Campus Administrator is:

  • Ewing Campus: EWadmin@JerseyCollege.edu
  • Fort Lauderdale Campus: FLLadmin@JerseyCollege.edu
  • Jacksonville Campus: JAXadmin@JerseyCollege.edu
  • Largo Campus: LARadmin@JerseyCollege.edu
  • Port Charlotte Campus: PCHadmin@JerseyCollege.edu
  • Tampa Campus: TPAadmin@JerseyCollege.edu
  • Teterboro Campus: TEBamin@JerseyCollege.edu

 

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.

 

Where can I find up-to-date information regarding COVID-19?

The Federal Government, New Jersey and Florida all maintain robust websites dedicated to COVID-19. The websites include information including, but not limited to: (i) general information about the virus, (ii) testing information, (iii) resources for residents, (iv) travel and other restrictions, and (v) announcements.

The website maintained by the State of New Jersey is: https://covid19.nj.gov/

The website maintained by the State of Florida is: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov

The website maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is:  https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19

 

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 6 feet between you and others, where possible).
  • 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).
  • Wear a facemask or other face covering when indoors or when maintaining social distance is not feasible. 

 

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.

Archived memoranda related to COVID-19 and Distance Education may now be found at www.jerseycollege.edu/online 

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