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1. How do I apply to the program?
Click here for application information and deadlines. Then follow the admission process for the option you have chosen:

2. What courses are required?
A total of 68 credits are required for the A.A.S. (Associate in Applied Science) degree in nursing, 34 credits of general education courses (Phase I of  Degree Program) and 34 credits of nursing courses. (Phase II of  Degree Program) See Program Sample.

3. How long does program completion take?
The program is designed to be completed within two years (four semesters) of full-time attendance. Some students are unable to attend full-time. As a result, those students may take a number of the general education courses before applying to the program. The science courses must be completed within five years of applying to the nursing program. Samples of a full-time day option, part-time evening option, and LPN mobility option are posted here.

4. Who is accepted into the program?
All students will be considered for admission to the Nurse Education Program after a completed application is on file in the program office. Students are required to complete either the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) or Nurse Acceleration Challenge Exam for LPNs (NACE I) along with a completed application packet.

5. What are the pre-admission requirements?
All students applying to the day and evening programs are required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and to submit a separate application to the nursing program. Students entering the LPN Mobility Program are required to take the Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam I (NACE I) and submit a separate application to the nursing program.

All students must have completed Chemistry 103 prior to applying, and additional requirements to apply to the evening and LPN Mobility program.

6. When are the deadlines for application?
Applications to the program are due the semester before the student plans to begin nursing courses. For specific deadlines each semester see Application Deadlines.

7. What percentage of graduates are successful on the NCLEX Exam?
The NCLEX exam is the exam required after graduation from an accredited nursing program to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse. Click here to see test results for PCCC graduates


8. What clinical facilities are utilized?

Both campuses use a variety of facilities to provide students with many different clinical experiences. Most of the facilities utilized for clinical experiences are also the major employers of our graduates.


9. Is financial aid available?

The Nurse Education Program is similar to all other eligible programs at Passaic County Community College. The student should check with the Financial Aid Office at Passaic County Community College.