Nurse Education Program - A.A.S. Degree

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The Nursing Program is in conjunction with Passaic County Community College and requires a separate Admissions Application.

The application deadline for the nursing program is October 1st of each year. Applying for the nursing program is not automatic. Pre-Nursing students must formally submit an application for the nursing program. Paper applications are available in the Student Advising and Counseling Center beginning in August of each year.

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SCCC has entered into a unique collaboration with Passaic County Community College to enable PCCC students to obtain an outstanding nursing education here in Sussex County. In this program, students take the pre-nursing courses with SCCC. Admission to the PCCC Nursing Program is competitive. Selection at the SCCC campus is limited to 20 students. Applicants must note that at the Sussex Campus, priority is given to the residents of Sussex County, NJ and Pike County, PA only. The Sussex Campus also gives preference to applicants who have completed a majority of the required general education credits at SCCC. Priority at the PCCC campus is given to Passaic County residents with others being considered on a space availability basis. The PCCC Nurse Education Program also offers an LPN-RN mobility option. This option
allows LPNs who wish to continue their education to become an RN to get credit for Nursing I after certain admission requirements are met. Nursing II, III, and IV must
be completed with the PCCC Nurse Education Program at either the SCCC Campus or the PCCC campus. Acceptance is based on several criteria and the availability of a seat in Nursing II at either campus.

Qualified students who are admitted to the PCCC Nurse Education Program, offered in conjunction with SCCC, take the clinical nursing courses with PCCC here on the SCCC campus and in clinical sites throughout northern NJ. These clinical courses comprise a four semester sequence which begins every year in January. General education courses from the sciences and liberal arts enhance the students’ understanding of clients with acute and chronic health problems. The curriculum prepares students to practice in hospitals and healthcare agencies within the framework of the American Nurses Association’s Standards of Practice and the New Jersey Nurse Practice Act. Applicants for admission to the Nurse Education Program must be high school graduates or have high school equivalency diplomas (GED). They also must meet admission criteria selected to ensure that accepted candidates have the potential to succeed in a rigorous academic program.

Admission criteria are minimum standards and, in most cases, applicants accepted into the program exceed these requirements. The following requirements must be met
prior to admission.

Meet PCCC admission criteria:

  • Achieve satisfactory scores on the Accuplacer Placement Test for placement in college level mathematics/English courses, OR complete the required remediation with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Complete CHEM 100 – Introduction to Chemistry with a grade of “C” or higher within the past 5 years. If you have not completed at least one high school laboratory science course within the past 5 years, it is recommended that you complete a general science laboratory course with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Achieve a passing score on the TEAS (entrance exam) with a minimum of 50% in three subject areas, Math, Reading, and English. A passing score is required but does not guarantee acceptance. Acceptance is based on a point score for three areas, GPA, Number of college credits, and results of the TEAS.
    Applicants are admitted in rank order of their point score along with other considerations listed in the program description.
  • TEAS test is offered several times each semester through the Testing Center.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Identify and analyze effective models of communication.
  • Apply basic design and computer graphics concepts to create visually aesthetic multimedia presentations.
  • Use vendor-supplied multimedia materials for the development of presentation documents.
  • Design and produce original interactive multimedia presentations or courseware modules using advanced-level authoring tools and intermediate computer-based production software.
  • Apply the presentation planning process, including audience assessment, identification of objectives, and determination of production budget and scheduling.
  • Write scripts for multimedia presentations.
  • Communicate effectively with both media specialists and non-technical clients.
  • Work effectively as members of a design and production team.

Thank you for choosing Sussex County Community College as the place to begin your education. We pride ourselves on giving you the individualized attention you need to be successful.

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Courses for this program

Follow this course outline to complete the necessary degree requirements.

Course Outline