It’s no surprise that US News & World Report  ranks Registered Nurse (RN) in the Top 10 Best Jobs in America. The median salary is over $60,000 a year and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics expects over a half million new RN jobs will be created by 2022. Job security, competitive salaries and career growth are attractive. But the real reason to become a nurse is because you care about people and want to help.

RNs are critical members of every healthcare facility. Monitoring vitals, administering medication, performing procedures, and communicating with physicians is a lot of responsibility, but the reward of helping a patient recover is priceless.

As an RN you can tailor your career path. Specialize in nursing specific health conditions such as diabetes or cancer. Focus on pediatrics or elder care or emergency room triage. No matter what path you choose you’ll make a difference as a vital member of any healthcare team.

RVCC’s highly respected nursing program is accredited by both the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and The New Jersey Board of Nursing.

Graduates of the program have an opportunity to seamlessly continue their education and earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Kean University.

Registered Nurse Program

A rigorous 68-70 academic program that includes both non-nursing and nursing academic programs. Graduates of the program receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Nursing and qualify to take the RN-NCLEX exam for Registered Nursing Licensure. Applicants should recognize that the program requires a substantial commitment of time and energy; makes holding a full or part-time extremely difficult, and necessitates significant changes in lifestyle and household responsibilities.

Admission to RVCC does NOT guarantee acceptance into the nursing program at RVCC. Generic RN students who live or work (full time/part time) in Somerset or Hunterdon county will be given priority placement in the clinical nursing program when clinical applications are reviewed. Any out of county applicants will be considered for remaining open seats only after all in county applicants have been admitted to the clinical nursing program.

Additional Information


For more information contact Nadine Larson: 908-526-1200 x8610 or nadine.larson@raritanval.edu

Nursing/RN, Associate of Applied Science

Prerequisite Courses

BIOL 124
Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Credits

General Education Course: Science (lab)
Prerequisite(s): Two years of college preparatory laboratory science or equivalent.

This course is an in-depth study of the structure and function of the human body.  The course content highlights the chemical, cellular and tissue levels of organization, and the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.  In the laboratory students will examine models and preserved specimens, and conduct physiological as well as computer simulated experiments.  Students that successfully complete this course will be able to identify relevant anatomical structures and integrate this knowledge with a physiological understanding of the systems covered in this course.  Completion of Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 125) may be required for transfer of credits.  The Honors Option is available for this course.

BIOL 125
Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Credits

General Education Course: Science (lab)
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 124 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I.

This course is an in-depth study of the structures and functions of the general and special senses and the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.  In the laboratory students will examine models and preserved specimens, and conduct physiological as well as computer simulated experiments.  Students that successfully complete this course will be able to identify relevant anatomical structures and integrate this knowledge with a physiological understanding of the systems covered in this course.  The Honors Option is available for this course.

Mathematics Proficiency

This degree requires a minimum math proficiency through MATH 020 Elementary Algebra.

Technological Competency

Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education list. Technological Competency may also be met by passing the Technological Competency test (no credit).

Reading & Writing Proficiency

Complete any developmental courses required in reading and writing, including ESL (English as a Second Language) courses.

ATI TEAS (Entrance Test)

The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is required of all applicants. Scores will be used to determine admission. (www.atitesting.com)

Overall college GPA of 2.75 or higher

FIRST YEAR - FALL SEMESTER

ENGL 111
English Composition I 3 Credits

General Education Course: English Composition
Prerequisite(s): Grade of A in ENGL 050 Introduction to College Reading and Composition I or ENGL 060 Introduction to College Reading and Composition II, grade of B in ENGL 050 or ENGL 060 with corequisite of ENGL 070 English Composition I Workshop, or appropriate score on placement test.

English Composition I is the first in a two-course composition sequence. The central purposes of English Composition I are to develop critical reading and thinking skills and to write thesis-driven, text-based essays. The course takes a process-oriented approach to writing that incorporates prewriting, drafting, reviewing, and revising. Students in English Composition I learn basic research skills and apply them to at least one text-based research essay.

NURS 101
Foundations of Nursing 9 Credits

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 125 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II , 2.75 Cumulative GPA, MATH 020 Elementary Algebra .
Corequisite(s): Pharmacology Clinical Calculations Placement Test or NURS 016 - Pharmacology Clinical Calculations, ENGL 111 - English Composition I, FITN 115 - Dynamics of Fitness & Wellness, NURS S01, NURS L01, NURS C01 and NURS T01.

This first clinical nursing course focuses on providing safe basic nursing care utilizing techniques based on scientific rationales. Concepts related to wellness states, growth and development in the adult client, principles of communication, cultural diversity, legal and ethical standards of health care, nutrition for health maintenance, safe and comfortable environment, pharmacotherapeutics, the nursing process and fluid and electrolytes are introduced. The student is guided in developing clinical reasoning skills for problem solving to be used in the classroom, college lab and clinical lab settings. The student will begin to explore wellness states associated with various developmental levels, and alterations in wellness states associated with surgical clients, clients with fluid and electrolyte imbalances and clients with cancer. The college laboratory, the clinical laboratory and community experiences provide settings for the student to develop basic care skills. This course acquaints the student with the role of the nurse as a provider of care, a manager of care and as a member of the profession of nursing. This is accomplished through competencies reflective of holistic human needs within a practice philosophy which incorporates clinical reasoning, collaboration, therapeutic interventions, growth and development, teaching and learning principles, clinical practice standards, community based care, health care systems, current trends, communication, ethical behaviors, caring, self growth and accountability. Students are responsible for 3 independent hours of lab skill preparation each week. A satisfactory clinical evaluation, a satisfactory college learning lab evaluation and a minimum theory grade of 75% are required for progression in the program. Fall offering only. The lab component of this course is where the students learn the skills needed and are tested on those skills which will be used in the clinical environment. This course may be transferable to other nursing programs based on their content and criteria in Foundations of Nursing.

NURS 016
Pharmacology Clinical Calculations 2 Non-Credits

Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in NURS 101 Foundations of Nursing , NURS 015 Nursing Seminar , or NURS 130 Nursing Transition .

Pharmacology Clinical Calculations is designed to assist nursing students to safely calculate, prepare, and administer medications. There will be a review of basic math concepts and an introduction to the formulas, knowledge and skills necessary to solve drug dosage problems that occur in the practice of nursing.

FITN 115
Dynamics of Fitness & Wellness 1 Credit

This course is designed to teach the student the necessary information to improve  fitness and wellness by adhering to a healthier lifestyle.  Student will learn how to  assess physical fitness and implement a program based on those results that will  enhance their fitness levels.  Stress reduction, nutrition and weight management,  and management of risk factors for major disease will be explored to improve life expectancy and overall quality of life.

First Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 112
English Composition II 3 Credits

General Education Course: English Composition
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 English Composition I .

English Composition II is the second in a two-course composition sequence that continues to expand and refine analytical writing and critical reading skills. Students produce a series of documented essays based on a range of fiction and non-fiction sources, focusing on the challenges posed by writing longer essays and using advanced research techniques.

PSYC 103
Introduction to Psychology 3 Credits

General Education Course: Social Science
Prerequisite(s): Placement into ENGL 111 English Composition I with ENGL 070 English Composition I Workshop , or higher.

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.  Psychology studies the interaction among biological, social, and personal influences that describe, explain, predict, and control behavior.  This course presents a broad survey of basic concepts, theories, and research in the field of psychology. Topics include research methods, development, neuroscience, learning and cognition, personality theories, psychological disorders, and therapy.

NURS 111
Nursing of Adults I 9 Credits

Prerequisite(s): NURS 101 - Foundations of Nursing, ENGL 111 - English Composition I.
Corequisite(s): ENGL 112 - English Composition II, PSYC 103 - Introduction to Psychology, NURS L11, NURS C11, S11 and NURS T11.

This course builds upon previous learning, requiring the student to carry out increasingly skillful assessments and interventions with adult patients having complex needs.  This is accomplished through an interdependent relationship with theoretical knowledge and clinical faculty and staff.  The course extends and refines the cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills acquired in Foundations of Nursing.  It focuses on the development of plans of care that require increasingly comprehensive assessment skills, development of appropriate nursing diagnoses, goals, outcome criteria, interventions and evaluations. The course objectives assist the student to integrate the roles of the nurse as provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession of nursing. This is accomplished through competencies reflective of holistic human needs, clinical reasoning, interdisciplinary collaboration and decision making, culture of safety and growth. Satisfactory clinical evaluation, satisfactory skills lab testing and a theoretical grade minimum of 75% are required for progression in the program. Offered in the spring semester.

Note: All clinical nursing courses and science courses must be completed with a minimum of a “C” grade. Nursing of Adults I is taught in the second semester of the first year of the nursing program, spring offering only.

Second Year - Fall Semester

NURS 122
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 4 Credits

Prerequisite(s): NURS 111 - Nursing of Adults I or NURS 130 - Nursing Transition.
Corequisite(s): BIOL 133 - Principles of Microbiology , SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology and a Humanities elective. Must also register for NURS C22.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing is one of two 7 ½ week module courses taught in the third semester of the four semester nursing clinical courses. Students are expected to show evidence of retention of previous learning, carrying out increasingly skillful assessment and interventions with clients with complex needs, through an inter-dependent relationship with clinical faculty and staff. It is designed to introduce students to basic concepts of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. The course is based on a holistic and humanistic framework, emphasizing clinical reasoning, caring and evidence based practice and best practice standards. It progresses from the study of individuals and groups experiencing high-level wellness to variations in wellness experiences. Continuing themes of lifespan perspective of growth and development, therapeutic communication and documentations, nutrition, social, cultural, racial and ethnic dimensions, pharmacotherapeutics, client advocacy, teaching, and legal and ethical standards are explored. Emphasis is placed on counseling and personal self-awareness and transformational growth. Traditional psychotherapeutic and integrative health therapies are addressed. Students have the opportunity to carry out the nursing process and develop beginning level clinical skills in individual and group counseling at a variety of mental health agencies and with a diverse group of psychiatric clients. The course includes four lecture hours (4 credit hours), twelve clinical hours and independent lab per week. Satisfactory clinical evaluation and a minimum theory grade of “C” (75) are required for progression in the program. See orientation manual for grading. Fall semester offering only.

NURS 123
Nursing of Adults II 4 Credits

Prerequisite(s): NURS 111 - Nursing of Adults I or NURS 130 - Nursing Transition.
Corequisite(s): BIOL 133 - Principles of Microbiology, SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology and  a Humanities elective. Students must also register for NURS C23.

Nursing of Adults II is one of two 7 ½ week modules taught in the third semester of the four semester nursing clinical course sequence.  The module builds upon previous learning, requiring the student to carry out increasingly skillful assessment and intervention with patients with complex needs through an inter-dependent relationship with clinical faculty and staff.  In this module the student will explore the theoretical content and carry out the nursing process with adults, aged adults and frail elderly with chronic, catastrophic and critical illness and injury. Focus will be on patients experiencing actual or potential disruptions in wellness states such as: failure in neurologic, sensory and renal integration, and multi-system failure.  Students will also learn and utilize management principles and techniques necessary for managing the care of groups of patients.  Four hours of lecture and two days (12 hours total) of clinical practice per week for both day and evening students are required.  A service learning experience is also required.  An Honors Option is also available.  A satisfactory clinical evaluation and a minimum theory grade of “C” are required for progression in the program.  Students must also register for NURS C23 (clinical). Fall semester offering only.

Humanities 3 Credits

Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education list. Current Moral and Social Issues (PHIL-106) is the preferred Humanities course.

BIOL 133
Principles of Microbiology 4 Credits

General Education Course: Science (lab)
Prerequisite(s): MATH 020 - Elementary Algebra and one of the following: BIOL 124 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 101 - General Biology I, or BIOL 111 - Principles of Biology.

This course focuses on the interrelationship between the host and microorganisms. Emphasis is placed on the causative agents of disease and their identification, pathogenesis, transmission, and control in laboratory, clinical and residential settings. The fundamental concepts of microbial evolution, genetics, and metabolism will be covered as well as an overview of virology, protozoology, mycology and immunology. Fundamental microbiological methods such as aseptic technique, culture methods, microscopy, metabolic and physiological tests, bacterial isolation and identification, and molecular analysis will be covered. (Biology majors should take BIOL 221 - Microbiology . Credit will not be granted for both courses.) Three hours of lecture and a three hour laboratory session per week.

SOCI 101
Introduction to Sociology 3 Credits

General Education Course: Social Science
Prerequisite(s): Placement into ENGL 111 English Composition I with ENGL 070 English Composition I Workshop , or higher.

Introduction to Sociology is a systematic investigation of the basic concepts and principles of sociology with emphasis on culture, social relationships, groups, institutions and social structure.

Second Year - Spring Semester

NURS 124
Nursing of Families with Children 4 Credits

Prerequisite(s): NURS 123 - Nursing of Adults II, NURS 122 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing.
Corequisite(s): NURS 211 - Trends in Nursing, NURS C24

Nursing of Families with Children is one of two 7 ½ week modules taught in the final semester of the four semester nursing clinical course sequence.
 This course focuses on the nursing process for families with well and sick children.  A family centered, holistic approach provides the organization for the course, within the framework of clinical reasoning, caring and nursing practice competencies.  Commonly occurring deviations from wellness experienced by children, family responses and appropriate nursing interventions are discussed as well as the growth and development of well children. Clinical study is provided on pediatric units, nursery schools, well-baby clinics and in selected schools.  There is an optional honors section available.
 A satisfactory clinical evaluation and a minimum theory grade of 75% are required for progression in the program. Students must also register for NURS C24 (clinical).

Upon completion of the course, the successful learner will be able to demonstrate understanding of basic principles of growth and development, primary pediatric diseases, dynamics of families with sick children and basic pediatric nursing skills.

NURS 125
Nursing Care for the Childbearing Family 4 Credits

Prerequisite(s): NURS 123 - Nursing of Adults II and NURS 122 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing.
Corequisite(s): NURS 211 - Trends in Nursing , NURS C25, and a Humanities elective.

Nursing of the Childbearing Family is one of two 7-½ week modules taught in the final semester of the four semesters nursing clinical course sequence.  The course focuses on nursing care during the Childbearing experience and considers the health needs of mothers, newborns, and supportive networks in the local and global community.  The course addresses normal events of childbearing, common problems of mothers and infants, and common complications that occur to mothers and infants during the childbearing cycle.  Students develop clinical skills in labor and delivery and postpartum units, newborn nurseries, and prenatal clinics.  The nursing process is the vehicle for responding to human needs and evidenced wellness states.  A service learning experience and/or honors section is optional.  Four lecture hours and twelve clinical hours is required for both day and evening students.  A satisfactory clinical evaluation and a theory grade of “C” are required for progression in the program.  Students must also register for NURS C25 (clinical). Spring semester offering only.

NURS 211
Trends in Nursing 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): NURS 122 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing , NURS 123 - Nursing of Adults II.
Corequisite(s): NURS 125 - Nursing Care for the Childbearing Family , NURS 124 - Nursing of Families with Children.

Trends in Nursing is designed to examine historical, philosophical, ethical and legal aspects of nursing practice, contemporary issues facing nursing, and the influence of societal trends on nursing practice and the health care delivery system. These major areas are considered within the context of the global community and the macro and micro society.

Learning and Service are closely intertwined at Raritan Valley Community College in a program called Service Learning. By successfully creating a required Trends in Nursing Service Learning Project students develop their academic skills, sense of civic responsibility and commitment to the community. This course is a program requirement for second-year nursing students.

Free Elective 3 Credits

Any college-level course.

Total Credits 68

2019-2020

PLEASE NOTE: Students interested in pursuing the nursing program will initially be enrolled into the AS in Health Science degree as pre-nursing students.  Students must complete prerequisites in order to become eligible to apply for selective admission for entrance into the nursing program. Pending review of the selective admission criteria with ranking of scores and acceptance into the nursing program, the students major will be changed to the AAS in Nursing/RN degree upon official notification of acceptance into the clinical nursing program.

Admission to RVCC does NOT guarantee acceptance into the nursing program at RVCC. Generic RN students who live or work (full time/part time) in Somerset or Hunterdon county will be given priority placement in the clinical nursing program when clinical applications are reviewed. Any out of county applicants will be considered for remaining open seats only after all in county applicants have been admitted to the clinical nursing program.

RVCC Admission Office Requirements (Pre-Clinical)

  • Completed an RVCC application with the intended nursing major (pre-nursing major)
  • Submitted Final High School transcript showing official graduation date or proof of High School Equivalency Diploma to the RVCC admissions office.
  • Submitted All official College Transcripts from all colleges attended to the Registrar’s office and confirmed before submission of the clinical application, that the transcript/s were evaluated.
  • Appropriate academic preparation is required to successfully complete the nursing program of study. All candidates must meet the RVCC Nursing Program Admission Requirements (see below) in order to be considered eligible for admission into the nursing program.

RVCC Nursing Program Admission Requirements (Clinical)

  • Completed all ESL courses and Reading and Writing Developmental courses, if required. Student must be eligible to register for ENGL-111: English I.
  • Completed college-credited laboratory sciences in Anatomy and Physiology I and II within the past 5 years (upon submission of the clinical application) with a grade of “C” or better in each course. Each course must be four (4) college credits and must have been completed within the past 5 years**. Please note that two grades of D, F, W or AU in any of these courses, and/or any required science or nursing course, disqualifies a student from the clinical nursing program. All required science courses must be met within the past 5 years- this includes BIOL 133, BIOL 124, and BIOL 125- BIOL 124 and BIOL 125 are prerequisites to apply. BIOL 133 must be completed by the 3rd semester of the clinical nursing program.
  • Completed mathematics through Elementary Algebra (MATH 020 at RVCC). Intermediate Algebra (MATH 030) is also recommended, but not required. 
  • Demonstrated technological competency by the successful completion of COMP-102 or equivalent.  Applicants may take a proficiency exam for this requirement. The technological competency proficiency exam- https://commons.raritanval.edu/studentserv/testing/Pages/competencyexam.aspx or General Education Computer Science class must be completed within the last seven (7) years, as per the Computer Science Department Policy at the time of application. ***
  • To be considered for entry into the RVCC nursing program, candidates must have attained an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher at RVCC. Applicants with prior college experience only from a school other than RVCC must have an overall GPA of at least 2.75 from the last college attended.  Those with a lower GPA may qualify by completing at least six credits at RVCC with an overall GPA of 2.75 or above.
  • Required Entrance Exam ATI- Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), with all four parts of the test must be completed before submission of the clinical application.  The ATI TEAS is a nursing entrance test developed by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI).  The ATI TEAS evaluates four specific content areas: Reading, Math, Science, English and Language Usage.  The applicants overall ATI TEAS score, as well as the ATI TEAS English, Math and Reading section scores, will be used for evaluation. Students can take ATI TEAS once every four months. There will be a minimum Overall score and Reading score for a student to achieve in order for an applicant to be eligible to apply to the clinical nursing program. These scores are determined with statistical dates via ATI and their national average scores/percentiles. The overall scores needed to apply to the RVCC nursing program can change based on the information from ATI at any time, and will be presented at nursing information sessions.

    For Fall 2020 admission, ATI TEAS must have been taken no earlier than September 1, 2018. Please visit the ATI website at www.atitesting.com for more information about the ATI TEAS testing and scheduling the ATI TEAS at a test site off campus- ATI TEAS are not given on-site at RVCC. All ATI TEAS testing registration goes through ATI, LLC - https://atitesting.com/teas/teas-exam. The ATI TEAs results with the Overall score and all 4 parts of the test scores must be attached to the clinical application.   Students who do not submit the Overall, English, Math, Reading, and Science ATI TEAS scores with their clinical application will not be eligible to have their application reviewed.
  • Attend a Nursing Information Session at RVCC to obtain the "Application to Clinical Nursing Courses" form. Clinical Applications will only be made available to qualified students who attend the entire Nursing Information session.  This application may only be submitted by qualified students who have completed all the nursing prerequisites, and if applicable, accompanied by proof of permanent residency in either Hunterdon or Somerset County, or permanent, sustained employment with a company located in one of these two counties (for anyone wishing to be considered an in-county applicant). Generic RN students who live or work (full time/part time) in Somerset or Hunterdon county will be given priority placement in the clinical nursing program when clinical applications are reviewed. Any out of county applicants will be considered for remaining open seats only after all in county applicants have been admitted to the clinical nursing program.

    The clinical application must also be accompanied by criminal history background check (CHBC*) results – see below. If the application and needed documents are NOT submitted together to Sentry MD as requested, the application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for admission.  Applications without the required supporting documents/attachments will be considered incomplete and not valid for the admission period review.  The dates for the Nursing Information Sessions can be found at the department website at   http://commons.raritanval.edu/academics/dept/hs/Pages/index.aspx https://www.raritanval.edu/how-to-get-into-the-rn-nursing-program
  • Submit the completed “Application to Clinical Nursing Courses” form and all necessary documents/attachments to Sentry MD’s RVCC Nursing Program Application Repository (see clinical application for instructions) no later than 11:59pm the day of the deadline – there is a fee for application submission to Sentry MD.  The cost associated with the clinical application submission is the responsibility of the student.  This is the only method a student can submit a clinical application to the nursing program by. Students must upload the application and all required documents as one PDF document to Sentry MD. Clinical applications will not be accepted via postal mail or drop off. PLEASE NOTE: Any transcripts from prior institutions must be evaluated BEFORE a clinical application is submitted. Candidates will receive notification as to the status of their application into the nursing program via the US Postal Mail system within 21 days after the posted application deadline date- please be sure your postal mailing address is correct on file with RVCC and make any necessary changes via the LIONS DEN or Enrollment Services.
  • Admission into the nursing program is determined by a ranking score of each applicant which is based on selective criteria. The mentioned ATI TEAS scores will be factored in with the applicants overall GPA and grades earned in BIOL 124 and BIOL 125 to determine each score.  Seats will be offered to the highest ranking eligible applicants first.
  • Early and Late Admission: One-half of the seats for the Fall 2020 Nursing Program will be filled at the Early Admission deadline of February 1, 2020- 45 out of 90 day seats and 15 out of 30 evening seat will be filled under early admission. Students who are completing a prerequisite course in the Spring semester may apply by the Late Admission deadline of May 20, 2020 to be considered for the remaining seats. The Late Admission applicants will be ranked with the remaining Early Admission applicants and seats will be offered to the highest ranking applicants. 
  • If a student is accepted to the nursing program, they will need to comply with all mandatory deadlines and requirements, including a mandatory Pharmacology Clinical Calculation testing period that will be given and/or disclosed to them within 21 days of the application deadline. A failing score on the exam will mandatorily require a student to take a Pharmacology Clinical Calculations class. Students not adhering to mandatory deadlines/requirements jeopardize their eligibility status in the program and could be removed from the program by the HSE Chairperson.
  • Waitlist/Rollover:  Any applicant who is not admitted to the Nursing Program must reapply and repeat the entire application process in order to be considered for the next year’s incoming class.  There will be no waitlist and no rolling over of applicants.  Applicants are encouraged to improve their ranking score by taking courses or retaking the ATI TEAS.
  • Clinical agencies mandate immunizations for all individuals engaged in patient care. A student may be exempt from any required immunization if they have a medical contraindication or religious exemption. Failure to receive immunizations may prevent fulfillment of the nursing course objectives.  The nursing department shall provide reasonable accommodations to those students whose medical conditions or religious beliefs prevent them from being immunized.  However, failure to be immunized may prevent the student from meeting the nursing course objective, and therefore, jeopardizes the students’ successful completion of the course and nursing program. Complete immunization requirements for admitted clinical nursing students can be found at http://commons.raritanval.edu/academics/dept/hs/Pages/index.aspx.

* ALL students are required to complete criminal history background checks (CHBC) no later than 30 days before applying to the clinical nursing program through Adamsafeguard.   A clear criminal history background check is a requirement of the clinical agencies and the New Jersey Board of Nursing for RN licensure and is intended to protect patients in all practice setting.   It is important to know that if you have an unfavorable criminal history, you will not be admitted to the nursing program at RVCC CHBC’s must be done through Adamsafeguard.   The results must be submitted with the clinical application when submitted to Sentry MD. In addition to the criminal background check, a mandatory drug screening will also be required ONLY after the student is admitted to the clinical nursing program. Students with positive drug screen results or refusal/non-compliance of drug testing during designated testing periods will not be permitted to be admitted or continue in the nursing program.  The cost of the criminal history background check and mandatory drug screening is the responsibility of the individual student.  See HSE commons web link for Background Checking and Drug Screening Policies.

** All required science courses must be completed no earlier than Spring 2015 to be valid to apply to the Fall 2020 Nursing Program. The date the class was taken will be verified upon applying to the RN program.

***Technological competency must be completed no earlier than Spring 2013 to be valid to apply to the Fall 2020 Nursing Program. The date the course or proficiency exam was taken will be verified upon applying to the RN program.
     
Complete Nursing program information may be found at - http://commons.raritanval.edu/academics/dept/hs/Pages/index.aspx
https://www.raritanval.edu/how-to-get-into-the-rn-nursing-program

PLEASE NOTE:  The Nursing Program at RVCC reserves the right to change the criteria for eligibility into the nursing program as necessary

The program earns you 68 college credits. To enroll in the program you must Apply to the College.

Additional Opportunity

Organ Donation and Tissue Recovery Advocacy

HP 100 DONOR ADVOCACY TRAINING
The Nursing Program at Raritan Valley Community College and the New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network invite you to an informational seminar.  Please visit www.njsharingnetwork.org for additional information.

Upcoming Events:
An online module is available for 1 CE at www.Nurse.com for a $10 fee

This activity has been submitted to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc. for approval to award contact hours.  The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc. is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Activities that are approved by AORN are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses.  This recognition does not imply that AORN or the ANCC Commission on Accreditation approves or endorses any product included in the presentation.