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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 Hackensack Meridian Health. You’ll practice in Hackensack 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.

If you’re a licensed, practicing registered nurse, Georgian Court’s RN to B.S.N. program can help you further your career with a bachelor’s degree. Earning your B.S.N. sets the stage for a wide range of new opportunities in nursing.

CCNE Accredited SealThe Board of Commissioners of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) met October 17-19, 2017, to review for accreditation nursing programs that hosted recent on-site evaluations. We are pleased to share that the Georgian Court–Meridian Health Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree program’s accreditation was extended through December 31, 2027! 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 10 years, 2014 through 2024.

Program

To earn a B.S.N. in Nursing (for those who are not registered nurses), you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including: To earn a B.S.N. in Nursing (for licensed registered nurses prepared at the diploma or associate degree level), you must successfully complete at least 30 nursing credits and can select either a clinical or population health focus.For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Courses

Full B.S.N.

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/ES275/BI275 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)

RN to B.S.N. Track

Nursing:

  • NU221 Health Assessment (3)
  • NU275 Pathophysiology (3)
  • NU311 Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing: Issues & Trends (2)
  • NU343 Evidence for Professional Nursing Practice (3)
  • NU421 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice in the Community (6)
  • NU455 Issues in Evidence-Based Nursing Care of the Older Adult (2)
  • NU471 Evidence-Based Leadership & Management in Nursing (3)
  • Choice of electives (pick at least 8 credits):
    • NU350 Health Advocacy (3)
    • NU351/HRP351 Health Policy (3)
    • NU470 Special Topics in Nursing: Clinical Focus (1-4)
    • NU470 Special Topics in Nursing: Population Health Focus (1-4)

Other:

  • MA103 Making Sense of Data: Statistical Thinking (3)

To access Georgian Court – Meridian Health’s first-time candidate NCLEX pass rates directly from the NJ Board of Nursing, please follow this link: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/NCLEX-RN.aspx

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