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Cooperative Programs in Professional Nursing

By virtue of an agreement between the College and the Trinitas School of Nursing, Elizabeth, New Jersey, and the School of Nursing of the Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools, Plainfield, N.J., the College confers the degree of Associate in Science upon graduates of the Nursing Schools who have fulfilled the requirements for the degree specified by the College and who have received a Diploma in Nursing from one of the Schools. Graduates of the Schools of Nursing are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for registered nurse licensure.
Students earn college credits in English, psychology, sociology, biology, and chemistry over the course of the programs in classes and laboratories conducted in the College. Nursing courses are conducted at the respective Schools of Nursing.
  • The Trinitas School of Nursing and Muhlenberg Harold B. & Dorothy A.Snyder Schools of Nursing are approved by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing to conduct programs in professional nursing and are fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.
  • Trinitas School of Nursing offers a generic and a LPN to RN program. The LPN to RN Completion Program is designed for Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to return to school, but need to maintain their employment status. Classroom and clinical experiences will be designed to meet the specific needs of the LPN.
  • The College of St. Elizabeth offers an RN/BSN and BSN/MSN on site at Trinitas School of Nursing.
  • Muhlenberg Harold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Schools of Nursing offers a day or evening track in the nursing courses. Muhlenberg offers an Accelerated Program designed for individuals who have earned a baccalaureate or graduate degree in another discipline and wish to continue their studies in nursing. The nursing or clinical portion of the program is completed in one year by attending from January through December as a full-time day student. Muhlenberg also offers an LPN to RN Career Ladder Program. After successful completion of an LPN Transition course, the LPN program may be completed in 2 semesters.
Students are enrolled in the respective Schools of Nursing and are matriculated by the College. They are eligible to participate in all student activities at UNION County College and they have the same rights and privileges as all other college students.
Graduates of the Cooperative Programs wishing to transfer into a Baccalaureate Nursing Program can expect that the basic program will be evaluated by the receiving institution and that transfer credits for selected courses taken in the Cooperative Programs are awarded at the discretion of the receiving institution. Articulation agreements with Kean University, Rutgers University, The College of St. Elizabeth, and Wagner College for B.S.N. education have been established. 

AFTER UNION County College
Nursing graduates may sit for the NCLEX examination of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. in order to become licensed Registered Nurses (R.N.).

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Type of Program: Associate in Science Degree

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