Professional Nursing | LPN to RN Bridge Program
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Why Jersey College?
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Jersey College is dedicated to excellence in nursing education. We are devoted to providing quality nursing education and to bridge the labor gap in the nursing field. As a nursing student at Jersey College, you will receive:
- Individualized attention and support for our students
- Experience the Jersey College family atmosphere
- Learn the art and science of nursing from within the hospital environment
- Interact and engage with hospital leadership and nurse managers
- Benefit from the NurseLife Financial Assistance Program sponsored by hospital name
- LEVEL I
Course # Course Title Credits HSC205 Human Body in Health and Disease* 3.0 ENG201 Composition I 4.5 HSC203 Pathophysiology 4.5 HUN201 Nutrition 4.5 MAT201 or MAT202 Math for Problem Solving & Research* or College Algebra* 4.5 PSY201 Life Span Development 4.5 SOC201 Sociology 4.5 Additional Required Courses for Generic Track HSC208 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 6.0 NUS210 Healthcare Foundations 9.5 NUS212 Health Assessment and Skills 7.5 Additional Required Courses for LPN to RN Bridge Track NUS201** LPN to RN Transition 3.0 NUS213 Health Assessment and Skills 4.5
* Students at campuses in New Jersey are required to take MAT201 (Math for Problem Solving & Research) and students at campuses in Florida are required to take MAT202 (College Algebra)
** Students in LPN to RN Bridge track of the Professional Nursing program are provided with 20 quarter credits for prior learning upon completion of NUS201 (LPN to RN Transition)
- LEVEL II
Course # Course Title Credits NUR201 Medical-Surgical Nursing I Perspectives and Assessment of Care 12.0 NUR202 Geriatric Nursing: Management Concepts for Elder Care 6.0 NUR203 Psychiatric Nursing: Assessment and Management of Mental Health 6.0 NUR204 Maternal-Newborn Nursing: A Family and Community-Based Approach 6.0 NUR205 Pediatric Nursing: Care for Children and Their Families 6.0 HSC204*** Principles of Pharmacology 4.5
- LEVEL III
Course # Course Title Credits NUR206 Medical-Surgical Nursing II: Perspectives and Assessment of Care 13.5 NUR209 Nursing Leadership and NCLEX Seminar 4.5
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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.
For detailed accreditation information about the Professional Nursing (Associate Degree) programs at Jersey College, please visit the Accreditation & Licensing page.
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!
Accreditations & Licenses
The Port Charlotte campus is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, license number 7817. The Professional Nursing program is licensed by the Florida Board of Nursing. Jersey College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.
Effective November 1, 2021, the Professional Nursing (Associate Degree) Program at Jersey College at the Port Charlotte campus is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on November 1, 2023.
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.