Associate in Applied Science Degree
The Nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Graduates of the program are granted an Associate in Applied Science degree and have attained the academic requirements to apply for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) and Registered Nurse Licensure.
The program offers a balance of general education and nursing courses to prepare students for Registered Nurse positions. These graduates have a significant role in the delivery of nursing care in hospitals, nursing homes, community agencies, and other health care facilities. Within these facilities, graduates have opportunities to develop their potential and to provide competent nursing care through the application of nursing theory and concepts from the behavioral and natural sciences.
Interested applicants should download a Nursing Program Flyer. Applicants must also complete the application process in the Office of Admissions. When first admitted, students are placed in the pre-professional phase where they can complete pre-requisites at their own pace. Students seeking admission into the professional (clinical) phase of the Nursing Program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better and a minimum grade of “C” or better in all of their courses. Successful completion of pre-requisites with a GPA of 2.5 does not guarantee admission into the professional (clinical) phase. Admission is competitive and based on a points system. Please download the PDF here for more information regarding admission into the professional phase. Students seeking advanced placement must meet criteria established by the Nursing Department.
The nursing program at the County College of Morris has technical standards which also must be met. Technical standards are the minimum fundamental abilities that are necessary to perform the activities requisite to obtaining credit for education and subsequent entry-level employment in the nursing profession. All prospective nursing students must meet these technical standards.
Several study tracks have been designed to accommodate individual learning needs. Please see the Nursing Program Flyer for explanation of the study tracks. The curriculum requirements can be completed in six sequential semesters (excluding summer) of study. Part-time and evening schedules are also offered which will require additional semesters of study. For the professional (clinical) phase, a day class is admitted in the fall semester and an evening class is admitted in the spring semester. The Fundamentals of Nursing Professional Phase Application must be filed in the Office of Records and Registration by September 15 for the spring semester and March 1st for the fall semester. Students must be accepted for admission by the college before the Application Form can be filed.
All students accepted into the professional (clinical) phase of the program will undergo a criminal history background check (CHBC), a drug screening, obtain malpractice insurance at their own expense, obtain health clearance and be certified in CPR by the American Heart Association. .A positive CHBC may prevent admittance or continuance in the professional (clinical) phase of the program. In addition, students in the professional (clinical) phase of the program are required to carry personal health insurance that provides coverage for accident and sickness.
All nursing students are required to wear the County College of Morris nursing uniform when in the clinical setting. Uniforms are obtained at the student’s expense.
Transportation to the clinical facility must be provided by the individual student. Cooperating agencies include: Chilton Medical Center, Genesis Health Care/Troy Hills Center, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Kindred Hospital, Morristown Medical Center, Morris View Health Care Center, Newton Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Somerset Medical Center, St. Barnabas RWJ Medical Center, and St. Clare’s Health System.
Students should check with the Transfer Office about articulation agreements with this program.