Rowan College at Gloucester County's (RCGC) Associate in Nursing Program was just ranked the number one Nursing Program in the state of New Jersey, after a state-wide study.
The study conducted by RegisteredNursing.org examined 40 N.J. Nursing programs, which included Associate in Nursing, Bachelors in Nursing and Direct-Entry Masters in Nursing programs. Programs were rated based on the number of graduates produced who are able to pass the NCLEX-RN exam, which is the licensure exam used by all state boards of nursing across the United States to help assess a student's competency. RCGC was awarded the highest score, with 98 percent of graduating students able to pass the licensure exam on their first attempt – a pass rate considerably higher than the national pass rate of 83 percent.
"The success of the RCGC Nursing program is due to many components," remarked Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Susan Hall, Ed.D, MSN, RN. "The ongoing support from the College Board of Trustees, the College administration and the dedicated faculty, staff and students here demonstrate that there is no single factor that leads to the success of our graduates. We look forward to maintaining the high standards that have been set in place to educate safe, effective and competent caregivers."
Health-care providers across the region rely on RCGC to prepare exemplary practitioners for employment in the nursing and allied-health fields. An aging population coupled with a rise in obesity and chronic disease have increased the demand for nurses and health-care professionals. According to the American Nurses Association website, there is a "nursing shortage" with registered nurses near the top of the list when it comes to employment growth.
RCGC's Division of Nursing and Allied Health offers programs in nursing, diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound), nuclear medicine technology, exercise science, health science, certified clinical medical assistant and health, physical education and recreation. The College's exemplary faculty and staff, 41,672 square-foot, state-of-the-art Nursing & Allied Health building and dedicated skills and tutoring center along with their strong relationship with clinical partners including Inspira, Kennedy, Cooper and Virtua produce graduates as comfortable in a health-care environment as they are in the classroom.
Partnership opportunities with four-year universities offer RCGC students even more career options. RNs can earn a Rowan University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree on the RCGC campus thanks to a seamless "pathway" with the College's premier partner.
For more information on the Nursing and Allied Health Center Open House, call 856-468-5000, ext. 6272 or visit RCGC.edu/Nursing.
Rowan College at Gloucester County is located at 1400 Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.