Nursing

Looking for a rewarding, in-demand career where you can make a difference? The B.S.N. in Nursing from Georgian Court University is a smart first step.

Nursing continues to be listed among the top occupations in terms of job growth. GCU’s nursing program is designed to address the current and future nursing demands in New Jersey and throughout the nation. The Georgian Court–Meridian Health School of Nursing at GCU delivers a hands-on educational platform in partnership with Meridian Health. You’ll practice in Meridian Health’s High Technology Simulation Laboratories, a state-of-the-art simulated health care setting that’s as close to the real thing as it gets.

CCNE Accredited SealThe Board of Commissioners of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) met October 4-6, 2012, and, at this meeting, reviewed for accreditation all nursing programs that hosted a Spring 2012 on-site evaluation. We are pleased to share that the Georgian Court–Meridian Health Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree program was awarded accreditation by the CCNE through December 31, 2017! The CCNE Web site shows the program’s current accreditation status.

“The Georgian Court-Meridian Health School of Nursing B.S.N. program has been granted full accreditation from the state of New Jersey. The period of accreditation is for eight years, 2014 through 2022.”

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Program

To earn a B.S.N. in Nursing, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Courses

Nursing:

  • NU111 Introduction to Professional Nursing (3)
  • NU211 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice (4)
  • NU221 Health Assessment (3)
  • NU271 Evidence-Based Nursing Care of the Adult I (6)
  • NU275 Pathophysiology (3)
  • NU280 Pharmacotherapeutics I (2)
  • NU322 Evidence-Based Nursing Care of Childbearing Families (4)
  • NU325 Evidence-Based Behavioral Health (5)
  • NU343 Evidence for Professional Nursing Practice (3)
  • NU371 Evidence-Based Nursing Care of the Adult II (8)
  • NU380 Pharmacotherapeutics II (2)
  • NU421 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice in the Community (6)
  • NU423 Evidence-Based Nursing Care of Childrearing Families (4)
  • NU455 Issues in Evidence-Based Nursing Care of the Older Adult (2)
  • NU471 Evidence-Based Leadership & Management in Nursing (3)
  • NU472 Senior Seminar for Professional Nursing Practice (3)
  • NU496 Transition into Clinical Nursing Practice (6)

Other:

  • BI213 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
  • BI214 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
  • BI219 Microbiology (4)
  • CH151 Chemistry for the Health Sciences (4)
  • MA103 Making Sense of Data: Statistical Thinking (3)
  • PS111 Introduction to Psychology (3)

In the beginning it was really, really difficult, but as I came out of my shell, I found support in reaching out to people on campus and building relationships. I joined in group texts, chats about homework and labs, and carpooled to clinicals at the local hospital. Although all of us in the nursing program had different struggles, we learned to support each other. That’s what carried me through: I met people who made me believe in myself.

Alison Teufel ’15, Nursing
Alison Teufel ’15, Nursing

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