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
Please note: All questions about entering the School of Nursing as a perspective student should be directed to Academic Advising (x2008) or Registration and Records (x2014 or x2824).
Students that have been accepted into the program should direct any questions to the School of Nursing (x2223 or x2224).
The Nursing Program was established at OCC in 1966 and has been noted for its excellence in nursing education and student learning.
Graduates obtaining a job
Spring 2018 Graduates are 100% employed
Based on 71% survey response rate
Fall 2017 Graduates are 100% employed
Based on 41% survey response rate
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.
1691 Route 9, CN 2025
Toms River, NJ 08754
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
14 Hospital Drive
Toms River, NJ 08753
Ocean Medical Center
425 Jack Martin Blvd.
Brick, NJ 08724
Southern Ocean County
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
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.
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.
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.
Dean of Nursing
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.