Nursing AAS, Day Session

Code: AAS.NURS.DAY

The Bergen Community College Nursing Program prepares its graduates to assume an entry-level position as a registered nurse. Nursing students are actively involved as self-directed, responsible partners in the learning process. Students are educated in the classroom, in the nursing skills and simulation laboratories and in a variety of clinical settings. The program uses technology such as Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) and the Human Child and Adult Patient Simulators to enhance learning, skills mastery and critical thinking in the application of the nursing process. 

Program Length: 2 academic years

Preadmission Test: Nursing Program Admissions Exam

GPA for admissions eligibility: 2.50

High School prerequisite courses: Chemistry and Biology with labs and Algebra. College substitutions: CHM-100 or CHM-112; BIO-109; MAT-040.

Application Deadline: February 1 for fall admission. Program Admits: Fall semester.

The day nursing program accepts students for fall only.

The Nursing Program is approved by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the Nursing Process to assist individuals, families and groups in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the maintenance and restoration of optimum health.
  • Adapt the nursing process according to an individual’s developmental capabilities.
  • Communicate effectively with individuals, families and other health team members.
  • Incorporate knowledge of biological, psychological, sociological, cultural, spiritual and economic factors in the provision of care.
  • Assume responsibility for personal, professional, and educational development.
  • Practice within the legal and ethical framework of nursing.
  • Incorporate technical resources for the improvement of nursing practice.
  • Model critical thinking in the application of the nursing process in the care of individuals.
  • Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills in nursing practice.
  • Integrate teaching and learning principles into nursing practice.

Career Pathways

Nurse: Hospital, Ambulatory Care, Nursing Home, Home Health, Community Health, Physician Office, Health Practitioner Office
Pharmaceutical Representative
Educator

Recommended Semester Sequence

Fall Semester Level I

BIO-109Anatomy and Physiology I

4

NUR-181Physical Assessment

1

NUR-182Pharmacology for Nurses

1

NUR-183Basic Concepts and Skills of Nursing

6

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester Level II

BIO-209Anatomy and Physiology II

4

NUR-281Adult Health Nursing A

4

NUR-282Adult Health Nursing B

4

PSY-106Developmental Psychology: Lifespan

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Fall Semester Level III

BIO-104Microbiology

4

NUR-284Maternal-Child Health Nursing

5

NUR-285Mental Health Nursing

4

SOC-101Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester Level IV

  Humanities Elective* 3
NUR-290Adult Health Nursing C

4

NUR-291Adult Health Nursing D

4

Total Credit Hours:11

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities

One general education course selected from the Following fields: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:3

Social Sciences*

SOC-101Sociology

3

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology

BIO-109Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIO-209Anatomy and Physiology II

4

Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 20

Program Requirements

BIO-104Microbiology

4

PSY-106Developmental Psychology: Lifespan

3

NUR-181Physical Assessment

1

NUR-182Pharmacology for Nurses

1

NUR-183Basic Concepts and Skills of Nursing

6

NUR-281Adult Health Nursing A

4

NUR-282Adult Health Nursing B

4

NUR-290Adult Health Nursing C

4

NUR-291Adult Health Nursing D

4

NUR-284Maternal-Child Health Nursing

5

NUR-285Mental Health Nursing

4

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Course List.

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.