Burlington County College Nursing Program Review


Burlington County College (BCC) opened its doors for its first students in 1969. The college used rented property from Lenape High School at Medford before it moved to its own campus in Pemberton; it current main campus in 1971. The college is dedicated to bringing higher education closer to the residents of Pemberton through the main campus and 4 satellite campuses in Mount Laurel, Willingboro, Mt. Holly and Cinnaminson. It offers 2-year transfer and occupation-based programs, certificates and non-credit courses for community enrichment purposes.

The Nursing Program at Burlington County College

Burlington County College offers only one nursing program that leads to an occupation-based Associate of Applied Science degree. This program is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. The program also offers an advanced placement opportunity for Licensed Practical Nurses to complete the Associate degree to become registered nurses via advanced placement. High School seniors who would like to earn college credits for the AAS program are also welcome to apply.

Nursing-Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

The college offers a curriculum that prepares students to take the NLCLEX-RN exam to become registered nurses. Admission into the program occurs twice annually in fall and spring semesters. Students ought to have taken the TEAS V test prior to making application. Admitted students can choose between the Day and Evening study plans.  For students taking the day program, classes start in the fall semester and courses are scheduled during the day with occasional evening sessions for clinical experience. 

For those taking the evening program, classes start in the spring semester. Courses are taught between 4pm and midnight therefore, takes the same time to complete as the day program.  Potential students interested in the evening program must note that there are a limited number of seats and selection is done on a first-come first-served basis. Likewise, students expressing interest for the day clinical slots are also selected on a first-come first-served basis.

Students are required to take 70 credits in a period of two academic years of five semesters including a summer session. Completion of the AAS coursework leads to eligibility to take the NLCEX-RN and become registered nurses.

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing is available for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and transfer students from other colleges. For this category of students, all transferable nursing courses must not be more than 12 months old. LPNs must have current unrestricted licenses for the state to be eligible to apply and acceptance for both cases is on a space availability basis.

LPNs have the option of choosing between two courses for their bridging option. Completion of any of the two courses awards the LPN an advanced placement status in the AAS. Students become eligible for the NCLEX-RN exam to become licensed nurses besides being awarded the Associate of Applied Science in nursing degree.

High School Seniors

Burlington County College has a few reserved seats for high school seniors who wish to become registered nurses.  This arrangement enables them to complete AAS College credits during their last high school year which guarantees them a place in the AAS program provided they maintain set standards.

Contact:
Burlington County College
601 Pemberton Brown Mills Road, Pemberton,
NJ 08068

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