School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Welcome from the Dean

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Teresa Walsh

Welcome to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences!  Since 1968 graduates from the School of Nursing's well-respected program have been sought by health care facilities to provide nursing care.  The college also offers Health Science courses assisting students to develop an appreciation of health related issues.  Health care is an exciting field of study that continues to demand well-prepared graduates to practice within a dynamic and constantly changing environment.

Career opportunities for nurses are expected to grow in the future as the population continues to live longer healthier lives, demanding innovative and efficient health care services.

In addition to Nursing, a number of Health Science courses are offered at Ocean County College.  These courses focus on health and wellness.  The courses are intended to provide education for students wishing to develop a deeper understanding of holistic health.

If you are interested in Nursing or Health Sciences, please continue to review our website for additional information.

The OCC nursing program is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
and by The New Jersey Board of Nursing
             124 Halsey Street, 6th floor
              Newark, NJ 07102

Complaints regarding the OCC Nursing Program may be sent to the
New Jersey Board of Nursing at the above address.



Major Related Degrees/Programs
Nursing Nursing AAS.NURS
Health Science   Occupational Therapy Assistant AS.OTA


  • Teresa Walsh
    Dean of Nursing, Extension 486
  • Elizabeth Stevenson
    Assistant Dean of The School of Nursing, Extension 2452
  • Mary Fennessy
    Director of Program Services, Extension 2423
  • Linda Wilson
    Office Manager, Extension 2223
  • Audrey Dvorak
    Administrative Assistant, Extension 2224

Nursing Faculty

  • MaryJean Natoli
    Lecturer II, Extension 2180
  • Denise VanSant-Smith
    Lecturer II, Extension 2238
  • Erin Vitale
    Lecturer II, Extension 2232
  • Nancy Volk
    Lecturer II, Extension 2175
  • Viergina Jean-Pierre
    Lecturer II, Extension 2023