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.
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.
Nursing Program Accreditation
The Associate nursing program at Ocean County College at the Ocean County
College located in Toms River, New Jersey is accredited by the: Accreditation
Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for
the Associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program
In addition, the program is also 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.
The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) nursing program at Ocean County College meets the state education requirements
for an RN nursing license in the state of New Jersey. Ocean County College has not determined if the A.A.S. nursing program
at Ocean County College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.
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.