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Program Code: NRB.AS
Associate in Science Degree

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in nursing and for taking the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). It has been approved by the New Jersey Council of Presidents and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404.975.5000, http://www.acenursing.org and the New Jersey State Board of Nursing, 124 Halsey Street, 6th floor, Newark, NJ 07101, 973.504.6430, http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov

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Recommended Course Sequence

Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion.

Courses may have prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Check course descriptions for details.

Contact the Department Chairperson

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Semester IV


Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).


Standards of Progress

Criminal Background and Drug Testing: Prior to matriculation, a nursing student must undergo a complete history and physical examination and be in compliance with the MCC and Nursing Program policy on immunizations.  A student is required to have a criminal background check and drug test performed with satisfactory results acceptable by MCC and the Nursing Program and/or participating clinical facility as a condition of admission, initial enrollment and/or continued enrollment.  An offer of admission will not be final and enrollment not permitted until the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check/drug test.  Admission may be denied or rescinded or enrollment terminated based on the results of the criminal background check and drug test. 

Progression: Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and achieve a “C” grade or better in all nursing courses (NRB-131, NRB-132, NRB-135, NRB-231, NRB-232) in order to progress in the curriculum.  A “C” in nursing is 77-80. Students must achieve a “C” grade or better for all science courses in the Nursing Program.  If a student receives a grade less than “C” in any science course of the nursing program, the student is allowed to repeat one science course only once. Any other unsatisfactory science grades will result in program dismissal. 

An unsatisfactory grade (i.e. a grade less than “C”) in NRB-131 results in dismissal from the Nursing Program.  Students have the option to reapply to the program once if they are dismissed.  Students are allowed only one reapplication/readmission to the nursing program. If the student is readmitted to the nursing program and achieves a final course grade of “D” or “F” in NRB-131 on the second attempt, the student is dismissed and is ineligible to reapply for admission. 

If a student earns a grade of “D” in any nursing course other than NRB-131, the student may apply for re-entry to the course once (space permitting and providing the GPA is at least 2.0) and must achieve a grade of “C” or better.  If the student returns to the nursing program and achieves a final course grade of “D” or “F”, the student will be dismissed from the Nursing Program and is ineligible to reapply for admission.

If a student achieves a grade of “F” in any nursing course other than NRB-131, the student will be dismissed from the Nursing Program.  The student will be ineligible to reapply for admission to the Nursing Program. 

Students must adhere to the policies of MCC and affiliated health care agencies. A student should complete the nursing program within three years of beginning enrollment in the first nursing course, unless written allowance by the nursing director or Dean of Professional Studies is provided.  A student who does not successfully complete the major nursing sequence under the above conditions may not continue in the program.

Total Credits 65 - 65

Contact Information

Contact Name: Ms. Nancy Berger, Director of the Nursing Program
OR Jeffrey Herron, Dean, Division of Professional Studies

Contact Phone: 732.906.4660
OR 732.906.3502

Contact Email: NBerger@middlesexcc.edu
OR JHerron@middlesexcc.edu

Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/nursing/

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