Rowan College at Gloucester County

Nursing Generic Program (A.S.)


This program combines general education with nursing courses to prepare students for entry-level nursing practice. 

Program Goals

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) and apply to a Board of Nursing for licensure as registered nurses.


Nursing is a selective admissions program. Students must be accepted to the program before registering for any nursing (NUR) courses.

Rowan College requires all students accepted into the nursing program to complete a criminal history background check (CHBC), a mandatory requirement of clinical agencies for patient care. Students denied the opportunity to participate in the clinical agency as a result of the CHBC will be dismissed from the nursing program.

Program Classes

Students may download the Program Requirements​ to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.


The RCGC Catalog provides class descriptions.

The Class Schedule Listing shows the availability of classes for each semester.

Program Advisor
Prospective Students:
For more information on the two-step admissions process, click here.
To schedule an appointment with an Admissions Coordinator, click here and select "Future Nursing and Allied Health Students"
Call:  856-415-2209

Current RCGC Students:

Samantha Wagner, Counseling Advisor

To schedule an appointment ​with Samantha Wagner, click here.
Call:  856-468-5000, x6780


NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund​, Student Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.

Download Program Requirements


Transfer Options

Through the College’s new premier partnership with Rowan University and other college partnership programs, students are admitted concurrently to Rowan College and one of its partnering universities —​ immediately beginning their studies toward an advanced degree. 

In addition, the College also maintains 75 program articulation agreements with four-year institutions. After successfully completing an associate degree, students have the option to transfer to the university or college of their choice.

Rowan College students have transferred​ to these universities, as well as others:

  • Drexel University

  • Rowan University​

  • Wilmington University

Students may visit the Career and Academic Planning (CAP) Center​ to discuss transfer options.

Career Opportunities

U.S. News & World Report shows where the registered nurse profession ranks in U.S. News' Best Health Care Jobs listing.

Students may visit the CAP Center to discuss career options.​

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.