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Welcome from the Dean

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.

Teresa Walsh, Dean of the School

Nursing Programs

The Nursing Program was established at OCC in 1966 and has been noted for its excellence in nursing education and student learning.

NURSING PROGRAMS AND CURRICULUM

NURSING PROGRAMS AND CURRICULUM

The Nursing Program has different opportunities to obtain an Associate Degree (AAS) in Nursing leading to the Registered Nurse.

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ON-SITE / ONLINE NURSING PROGRAM

ON-SITE / ONLINE NURSING PROGRAM

Learn about admission requirements for the On Site Online Nursing Program, which is a unique option allowing students to attend nursing classes one day or more per week supplemented by web-assisted instruction.

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RN TO BSN KEAN@OCEAN

RN TO BSN KEAN@OCEAN

Kean University has RN to BSN and BSN to MSN programs on the OCC Campus. You can start working on your BSN while you are waiting to get into the OCC nursing program.

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Career Mobility Nursing Program AdmissionFor Licensed Practical Nurses

Career Mobility Nursing Program Admission

For Licensed Practical Nurses

The New Jersey Board of Nursing and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission have approved the revised Career Mobility proposal.

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Graduates obtaining a job

88.89%

Spring 2016 Graduates

100%

Fall 2016 Graduates

Clinical partners

Students in the Registered Nurse Program gain their clinical experience at local clinical locations. Our clinical partners provide outstanding state-of-the-art clinical settings, supervised by a member of our faculty.

  • CentraState Medical Center

    901 West Main Street
    Freehold, NJ 07728

  • Barnabas Behavioral
    Health Center

    1691 Route 9, CN 2025
    Toms River, NJ 08754

  • Monmonth Medical
    Center Southern Campus

    600 River Avenue
    Lakewood, NJ 08701

  • Community Medical Center

    99 Route 37
    West Toms River, NJ 08754-6423

  • Jersey Shore Medical Center

    1945 Corlies Avenue,
    PO Box 397
    Neptune, NJ 07754-0397

  • Health South Rehabilitation
    Hospital

    14 Hospital Drive
    Toms River, NJ 08753

  • Ocean Medical Center

    425 Jack Martin Blvd.
    Brick, NJ 08724

  • Southern Ocean County
    Medical Center

    1140 West Bay Avenue
    Manahawkin, NJ 08050

  • Monmouth Medical Center

    300 2nd Avenue
    Long Branch, NJ 07740

Nursing Program Accreditation

The OCC nursing program is accredited by

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000
Website: www.acenursing.org

and by

The New Jersey Board of Nursing
124 Halsey Street, 6th floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973.504.6430

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

Traditional Nursing Program FAQs

Nursing admissions

Learn about the admission requirements for each of the Nursing Programs. Benefit from early preparation and make the process and your experience go more smoothly.

Previously unsucessful students

Previously unsucessful students

This is for students who failed any two clinical NURS. courses (175, 176, 273, 274) or two non-clinical NURS. courses (174 or 275). The student will begin with Nursing 1.
Readmission to the nursing program provides two options:

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TRADITIONAL NURSING

TRADITIONAL NURSING

Please fill out the Application to the College and indicate Nursing as your major

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CAREER MOBILITY NURSING PROGRAM

CAREER MOBILITY NURSING PROGRAM

The New Jersey Board of Nursing and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission have approved the revised Career Mobility proposal. It will now be easier to meet the academic requirements for completing the A.A.S. Degree in Nursing at OCC.

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Administration

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Our administration is here to assist you. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Our doors are always open to students to meet their needs and address their concerns and suggestions.

TERESA WALSH
Dean of Nursing
Ext. 486twalsh@ocean.edu

Faculty

Our faculty are not only experts in their content area, but have a student-centered focus and a true dedication to the development and personal success of their students. Our faculty bring years of academic and real-life experience into the classroom.

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