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Accelerated Nursing Program for Non-Nurses

Georgian Court’s 14-month accelerated nursing program features small class sizes and hands-on learning

Become a Registered Nurse and Launch Your New Career in 14 Months

Georgian Court University is the smart choice for those serious about transitioning to nursing. Our decade-long partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health provider, offers a tremendous advantage for our nursing students.

Our 14-month, accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program is an intensive, hands-on experience that prepares students to achieve RN licensure and launch their careers soon after completion. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, we train our nurses to have successful and purposeful careers.

We’re currently accepting applications for our November 2021 start date. The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (A.B.S.N) program enrolls students for starts in June and November of every year. Seats are limited, so those interested are encouraged to complete their applications as soon as possible.

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A.B.S.N. Program Highlights

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Small class sizes offer personalized attention for those with no prior nursing experience.

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You’ll perform clinicals at Hackensack Meridian Health locations throughout New Jersey.

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This is a three-year average of our undergraduate program as of July 2020.

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Nearly 9 out of 10 nursing graduates from the Class of 2019 are employed.

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Our world-class faculty offer medical experience that equips you for health care on the frontlines.

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The field of nursing pays, and offers a fulfilling career path for serving others.

Students of Georgian Court’s accelerated nursing program perform a clinical rotation at a nearby hospital
"The faculty was knowledgeable and so caring toward each student. They went out of their way to ensure everyone felt comfortable in every subject. They tried their best so no one would get left behind."
Amanda Spengler
Amanda Spengler '15
Float Nurse at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

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Program Information

First Term/Session
NU211 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice
NU221 Health Assessment
NU275 Pathophysiology
NU111 Introduction to Professional Nursing

Second Term/Session
NU280 Pharmacotherapeutics I
NU271 Evidence-Based Nursing Care of the Adult I
NU356 Evidence-Based Care of the Older Adult
NU325 Evidence-Based Behavioral Health

Third Term/Session
NU322 Evidence-Based Nursing Care of Childbearing Families
NU423 Evidence-Based Nursing Care of Childrearing Families
NU343 Evidence for Practice
GCU CIE (Preferably GEN400)

Fourth Term/Session
NU371 Evidence-Based Nursing Care of the Adult II
NU380 Pharmacotherapeutics II
NU421 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice in the Community

Fifth Term/Session
NU471 Evidence-Based Leadership and Management in Nursing
NU472 Senior Seminar for Professional Nursing Practice
NU496 Transition into Clinical Nursing Practice [“Immersion Experience”]

Stephanie Chung

Chung, Stephanie

Assistant Professor
Georgian Court-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing
Hamilton Hall (301)
schung@georgian.edu
732-987-2182

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Joann Cummings

Cummings, Jo Ann

Associate Professor
Georgian Court-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing
Hamilton Hall (303)
jcummings@georgian.edu
732-987-2188

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Kathyrn Fleming

Fleming, Kathryn

Assistant Dean
Georgian Court-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing
Hamilton Hall (103)
kfleming@georgian.edu
732-987-2184

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Joan Harvey

Harvey, Joan

Professor in Residence
Georgian Court-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing
Hamilton Hall
jharvey@georgian.edu

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Deborah Kennard

Kennard, Deborah

Assistant Professor
Georgian Court-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing
Hamilton Hall (309)
dkennard@georgian.edu
732-987-2194

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Cindy McVey

McVey, Cindy

Clinical Lecturer & Simulation Lab Coordinator
Georgian Court-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing
Hamilton Hall (107)
cmcvey@georgian.edu
732-987-2189

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Ross, Bonnie

Associate Professor
Georgian Court-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing
Hamilton Hall (308)
bross@georgian.edu
732-987-2181

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Denise-Van-Sant-Smith

Van Sant-Smith, Dr. Denise

Assistant Professor
Georgian Court-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing
Hamilton Hall
dvansantsmith@georgian.edu

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Teri Wurmser

Wurmser, Theresa

Dean
Georgian Court-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing
Hamilton Hall (103)
twurmser@georgian.edu
732-987-2180

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  • Tuition for the GCU Accelerated B.S.N. program: $737 per credit
  • Comprehensive fee: $300 per term
  • Parking fee: $195 per year
  • Must have completed your bachelor’s degree prior to A.B.S.N. start date
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.5
  • Complete the following courses prior to the start of A.B.S.N. program with a required minimum grade of B- or better (first attempted grade is considered; not the retake of a course)
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab)
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab)
    • Microbiology (with lab)
    • Statistics (must include inferential statistics)
    • * Chemistry (with lab): Inorganic, Organic, or Biochemistry; a course that includes some biochemistry is preferred
    • * Psychology: A course in developmental psychology
    • * Ethics (Bioethics preferred)

* Effective for June 2022 Start Date

  • Georgian Court University A.B.S.N. Application
  • Official college transcript(s) from all previously attended institutions
  • Résumé
  • Interview (upon submission of application and once all documents are received and reviewed, you will be contacted to schedule an interview for further consideration)

For any further questions about the A.B.S.N. program at Georgian Court University, please contact Dan Gallen in the Office of Admissions.

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We’re currently accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats are limited, so those interested are encouraged to complete their applications as soon as possible. Application deadline for November 2021 program start date: Tuesday, June 1st.

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