Gloucester County College (GCC) opened doors for its first students in 1968. The college was established after deliberative talks to establish a community college in the county by chosen freeholders. The college initially operated from sub-let property at Monongahela and Deptford high schools. The college held the first classes at its own campus in 1970. As a community college, GCC offers 2-year degree programs, certificate courses, and professional and workforce development opportunities.
Nursing at Gloucester County College
Gloucester has two nursing programs to offers to qualified candidates. The two programs lead to the associate of science in nursing i.e a generic associate of science in nursing and a Licensed Practice Nurses (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN) advanced placement track. Both programs are fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing.
Nursing Generic Program
This Associate in Science (AS)-transfer program is prepares students for entry-level positions as registered nurses. It is a selective admission program and applicants must meet additional requirements besides the open door admission applicable to other GCC programs. Such requirements include taking a GCC nursing placement exam besides having double applications: for the college and for the program. Admission for this generic program is once annually for the fall semester.
The curriculum consists of 69 credits projected to be completed in 4 semesters of 2 academic years with no summer sessions. Completion of the program awards the student an Associate of Science in nursing degree. Students also become eligible to apply and write the NCLEX-RN exam to become registered nurses.
The Associate of science in nursing generic program is a transferable program but GCC has established specific transfer options for it’s AS graduates. Students willing to continue and complete a Bachelor of Science can take advantage the seamless transfer to the following colleges/universities:
- Wilmington University
- Widener University
- Thomas Jefferson University
- Stockton State College
- Springfield College
- Fairleigh Dickson University
Just like the generic program, the LPN to RN track is a selective admission program. Candidates for track must have current LPN licenses for New Jersey State. Candidates must also take the GCC placement test for selection purposes. Admitted students must have completed all general education courses prior to starting on any nursing courses. General education courses taken in the LPN program may also be challenged thorough Excelsior Exams or CLEP to facilitate their transfer.
Two LPN to RN Transition courses are required to give the student advanced standing in the AS generic program. Completion of these 6-credits transition courses awards the student an extra 10 credits towards the AS program. Nursing courses take 2 semesters to complete and students become eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become registered nurses.
Nursing Scholarships at GCC
AS nursing students can apply for the 14 nursing scholarship programs specifically designated for GCC nursing students listed below:
- Arlene Barna Memorial Scholarship
- Dr. Weems Nursing Scholarship
- Dr. Barbara and Dr. Mark Chamberlain Scholarship
- Dr. Paul C. Davidson Memorial Scholarship
- Future Nurses Book Scholarship
- Foundation Scholarship for Nursing Students
- Lois Chamberlain Memorial Scholarship
- Larry B. Henry Memorial Book Scholarship
- Kelly Cassidy Memorial Scholarship
- Lisa Ann Geortler Memorial Nursing Scholarship
- Medical Office Managers of Gloucester County Scholarship
- Martha Northey Book Scholarship
- Nursing Success Book Scholarship
- SNO Student Nurse Organization Scholarship
Gloucester County College
1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell,