Bloomfield College (BC) has its history dating back to 1869, when it first opened doors for the first seminarian students. The college, then known as German Theological Seminary was based in Newark Township. Three years later, the college relocated to Franklin and occupied what was once Bloomfield academy. After a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree was established in 1923, the seminary and the college separated but remained partners as reflected in the name: Bloomfield College and Seminary. In 1961, the college dropped the word seminary to the current name to reflect the full range of academic programs offered.
Nursing Programs at Bloomfield College
Nursing programs at the college are offered at the Frances M. McLaughlin Division of Nursing. There are two nursing programs which both lead to the Bachelor of Science in nursing. Qualified candidates can choose between the traditional Bachelor of Science for entry level pre-licensure students or the registered nurses baccalaureate completion option. The programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. Once admitted, students can also take advantage of the numerous institutional-based nursing program scholarships available.
Nursing-Bachelor of Science (BSN)
The BSN is designed for candidates who apply as freshmen or transfer students from other colleges. The curriculum of this Traditional Track is designed to be completed in 4 years of full time study. Qualified candidates do need any college credits before acceptance into the program. Admitted students take 24 nursing & supporting courses and 9 general education courses. As a requirement by New Jersey Nursing board, students who complete the coursework must take an “exit exam” before applying for NLCEX-RN. Only students who pass this exam are endorsed to take the National RN exams to become registered nurses (RN). Successful candidates are also awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree
RN to BSN Accelerated Degree Program
This fast track enables registered nurses who hold diplomas or associate degree to complete a baccalaureate degree in a flexible and short period. RNs must have New Jersey registered nurse licensure and RNs from other states must obtain the New Jersey’s licensure to be accepted. Courses are offered in a manner that allows registered nurses to work while they study. Courses are delivered in a hybrid of online and face-to –face classroom instructions.
A maximum of 16 course units can be earned by means of transfer, Excelsior College Examination and CLEP. Students need to attend classes on campus only once a week for theory classes while clinical experience schedules may differ in time and location. Classes run on all-year format and can take 15 to 18 months to complete. At least 8 courses must be completed at Bloomfield for students to eligible for graduation with a BSN degree. The exact number of courses to be taken depends on the number of courses transferred.
Bloomfield College: Nursing Scholarships
The nursing program students at the college can benefit from the following specific and private nursing scholarships available from the financial aid office:
- Mern Shafman Memorial Nursing Scholarship
- Presbyterian Nursing Alumnae Scholarship
- Zonta Scholarships
- The Rath Family Scholarships
- Katherene E. Carretta Nursing Scholarship
- Dorothy A. Snyder Scholarship Fund
- Schering-Plough Scholarships
- Alfred E. Rowe Scholarships
- Sutcliffe Foundation Scholarships
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