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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

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

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Florida LPN Program FAQs

 

PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE

Q. When are classes offered?*

Day Program: In the day schedule, classes are typically scheduled between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm. Classes are scheduled from Monday through Friday. Fridays are typically designated as tutoring, make-up, skills or practice days. Days and times do vary depending on courses undertaken in any term.

Evening Program: The evening schedule classes are typically scheduled between

5:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Certain classes are also

held on the weekend. Fridays during normal business hours are typically

designated as tutoring, make-up, skills or practice days. Days and times do vary

depending on courses undertaken in any term.

* Classes and practicum experiences are subject to change based on instructor and facility availability. Practicum experiences may occur on different shifts (days, afternoons and evenings). Days and times do vary depending on courses undertaken in any term. Programs may not available at all campuses and may be offered on a limited basis at certain campuses. Please check with your Admission Representative for availability.

Q. How long is the program?

The coursework in the Practical Nursing program takes approximately 12 months to complete for the day schedule and 18 months to complete for the evening schedule. The normal time to complete the Practical Nursing program is approximately 15 months for the day and 21 months for the evening schedule.*

* Normal time is defined as the amount of time necessary for a student to complete all requirements for the degree or certificate. Normal time in the Practical Nursing program includes the additional time associated with the passing the comprehensive assessment and completing assignments needed for licensure recommendation by Jersey College.

Q. What does the curriculum plan include for the Practical Nursing program?

The Practical Nursing program is broken into four terms consisting of 1,501 clock hours. A student typically takes the following coursework in each term:

  • Term 1: Introduction to Health Care, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Fundamentals of Nursing and Fundamentals of Nursing Practicum
  • Term 2: Pharmacology, Mental Health Nursing, Adult Nursing I and Adult Nursing I Practicum
  • Term 3: Geriatric Nursing, Geriatric Nursing Practicum, Maternal and Newborn Nursing, Maternal and Newborn Nursing Practicum, Pediatric Nursing and Pediatric Nursing Practicum
  • Term 4: Adult Nursing II and Adult Nursing II Practicum

Q. What does the entrance exam for the Practical Nursing Program cover?

The entrance exam for the Practical Nursing program involves Math and Reading Comprehension tests. The Math test may cover, among other things, whole numbers, decimals, fractions, ratios, percentages, and number conversions. The Reading Comprehension test may cover, among other things, inferential reading, main idea of passage, and predicting of outcomes.
 

Q. Does Jersey College utilize progression exams, including a Comprehensive Assessment exam?

To measure achievement of course and program objectives and outcomes, Jersey College utilizes progression testing. The progression testing incorporates third-party and internal based assessments and examinations. These assessments and examinations require students to “test out” of each level of their program to progress to the next term and then pass a comprehensive assessment (aka comprehensive exam, comprehensive predictor, comprehensive evaluation, etc.) to graduate. Students must successfully complete the comprehensive assessment in order to graduate and have their names submitted to the licensing boards. Failure to successfully complete this process will result in termination from the Practical Nursing program.

Q. How can I get a copy of my Jersey College transcript or diploma?

Download a Transcript Request Form here.

Download a Diploma Request Form here.

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*This Q&A provides a synopsis of information regarding the Practical Nursing program. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the information contained in this sheet is accurate and up-to-date. However the information presented is subject to change without notice and its accuracy is not guaranteed. Please contact your Admission Representative for the most up-to-date information.

 

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