Nursing - AAS (2104)

Division: Nursing and Health Sciences Division

Nursing programs are accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing,  and the R.N. degree program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission in Nursing (ACEN),  

General Education Requirements (23 Credits)
Written & Oral Communication (6)
ENG 101College Composition I3
ENG 102College Composition II3
Quantitative/Scientific Knowledge, Skills & Reasoning (8)
BIO 121Anatomy & Physiology I4
BIO 122Anatomy and Physiology II4
Society & Human Behavior (6)
PSY 101General Psychology I3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
Historical Perspective (3)
Select any History (HST) Course3
Major Requirements (43 Credits)
CHM 101College Chemistry I4
or CHM 103 General Chemistry I
BIO 211Microbiology4
BIO 251Pharmacology for Health Prof3
NRS 104Fundamentals of Nursing6
NRS 114Common Health Alterations8
NRS 206Complex Health Alterations8
NRS 216Management of Care8
NRS 217Prof.IssuesLeadershipSynthesis2
Total Credits66
  • The minimum passing grade for all courses designated BIO, CHM, PSY or NRS is “C.” If you earn a grade below “C”, you need to repeat that course.
  • Course substitutions are not acceptable in general education requirements.
  • Students enrolled in the Nursing program will be required to submit to criminal background checks, drug screen, health clearance, and CPR certification in connection with their clinical placement at certain health care organizations. All expenses for criminal background checks, health clearance, and CPR certification are the responsibility of the student.
  • Consult the NJ Board of Nursing for specific information on licensure requirements at
  • Prerequisite Courses

BIO 121 Anatomy & Physiology I

CHM 101 College Chemistry I or CHM 103 General Chemistry I

ENG 101 College Composition I

PSY 101 General Psychology I


  1. For an explanation of why General Education courses are included in this Program, please refer to the Section on General Education for an explanation of its Purpose and Requirements. 
  2. This plan assumes the student is eligible to enroll in College Level Courses (designated as 100 +, e.g., ENG 101 College Composition I, HST 101 World Civilization I, MTH 100 Intro. to College Mathematics).  Placement results will determine College Level Readiness in English and Mathematics.