Location: Center for Health Sciences
Telephone: (973) 877-1868
Fax: (973) 877-3216
The Division offers the A.A.S. degree program designed to prepare students for entry level positions in hospitals and other health care facilities immediately upon graduation. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the certification exam (NCLEX) to be a registered nurse. The Division also offers the opportunity for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to gain credit for previous LPN education and license toward the completion of an A.A.S. degree in Nursing. The Nursing program utilizes state-of-the-art on-campus laboratories, including a nursing simulation laboratory and a multimedia computer laboratory, to facilitate student learning. Many colleges have upper division nursing programs which allow associate degree graduates to transfer most or all of their credits toward a Bachelor of Science degree program in Nursing (B.S.N.). Currently Essex County College has such articulation agreements with New York University, New Jersey City University, St. Peter’s College, Felician College, Kean University, Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, and William Paterson University.
Choose from the following programs:
• Nursing (A.A.S.)
• Nursing: LPN Articulation Option (A.A.S.)
• LPN (Certificate)
All nursing applicants are admitted to the College as General Science (0603 code) students with a major in Nursing and will complete a prescribed program of study. Admission to the nursing program is competitive. Specific admissions criteria must be met to qualify. Completion of the admission requirements does not guarantee program admission.
How Do I Get In?
Essex County College admits individuals who are at least 18 years of age or have earned a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate.
To apply to the College, submit the ECC application and supporting documents (official high school and/or prior college transcripts, or official GED documentation) with the non-refundable $25 fee. You can secure the form on-line at: webservices.essex.edu.
For more information please call 973-877-3100.
A new Honors Program is available for academically talented and highly motivated students entering college for the first time or who are just completing their first semester of study at ECC. The program includes linked courses with an emphasis on research, an internship experience, and a capstone research project. Students must apply directly to the program. Eligibility criteria include an expected GPA of 3.5 or higher for students already enrolled. For further details, call 973-877-3204.