Nursing

Berkeley College’s School of Health Studies is committed to excellence in nursing education and offers a LPN to B.S.N. degree and Practical Nurse certificate programs. Both  programs prepare students to enter this rewarding, in-demand healthcare field and to enhance their skills and expand their career opportunities.

The LPN to B.S.N. program is the only LPN to B.S.N. program in New Jersey. Licensed, experienced LPNs can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree and prepare to participate in the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). With advanced skills and training, graduates can qualify for higher-level positions and pursue graduate degrees.

The Practical Nurse Certificate program combines a humanistic theory and lecture with clinical practice. Students learn to provide basic nursing care and perform administrative tasks. Graduates often begin careers in physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, or home healthcare settings.

Berkeley College’s Nursing programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in the state of New Jersey. Licensure, however, is not automatic. In addition to successfully passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN), the New Jersey Board of Nursing requires that applicants be of a good moral character. Applicants wishing to become licensed in another state are encouraged to explore licensure requirements, which vary from state to state.

Academic Programs

 

*Not offered to new students and is only available to continuing students currently enrolled in it.