Completion of the National Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
Graduates of Ocean County College (OCC) School of Nursing are required to pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to practice as a Registered Nurse. OCC School of Nursing prepares graduates to take this examination upon completion of the program.
To maintain accreditation, OCC’s NCLEX score for graduates taking the examination for the first time are required to be above 80%.
The 2021 scores for the time period between January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 were:
78.78% – All Associate Degree Programs
82.48% – All Nursing Programs
84.00% – OCC’s score
Completion of the Nursing Program
|The following data reflects the number of students who graduated the OCC School of Nursing Program within six semesters (150% of the allotted time) beginning with enrollment in the first nursing course. The expected level of achievement is 65%.||Fall 2021||Spring 2022|
|Traditional Nursing Program||78%||89%|
|Hybrid (on site on line) Program||not applicable||74%|
|Total of all Programs||78%||86%|
|The following data reflects the number of students who graduated the OCC School of Nursing Program within four semesters beginning with enrollment in the first nursing course. The expected level of achievement is 38%.|
|Traditional Nursing Program||43%||42%|
|Hybrid (on site on line) Program||not applicable||55%|
|Total of all Programs||43%||45%|
Honors by Contract
A wide range of courses are available for students to participate in OCC’s “Honors by Contract” Program!
Official* 2020-2021 Catalog
Our interactive catalog is updated throughout the year.
*Course requirements for degrees can and do change over time. Students are responsible for fulfilling the degree requirements that are in effect when they begin pursuing the degree at the college.