The mission of the Middlesex College Nursing Program is to promote student success through educational excellence and to graduate nurses who are able to provide empathetic, evidence-based care to diverse populations.
As a nursing student, you will be directly involved with the care of individuals, families, and communities promoting health, preventing illness, and providing care during times of illness and crisis.
Note: Admission to the program is limited. The College does not have space in this program for all people who apply, therefore a selective admissions process is used to admit applicants.
The Nursing Degree Program prepares students for entry level positions in nursing and for taking the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). It has been approved by The New Jersey Council of Presidents, and accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Within your first semester you will:
- Assist patients with activities of daily living such as bathing, eating, toileting, and walking.
- Assess a patient’s temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and level of pain.
- Administer medication and perform highly technical skills.
- Monitor and evaluate patient responses to medications, nursing treatments, and medical procedures.
- Teach patients methods to maintain or restore their health.
- Use critical thinking in the clinical setting to provide care based upon current medical and nursing research.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Manage nursing care in a manner that reflects integrity, legal and ethical principles, professional codes, and commitment to safety and quality for diverse patients, families, and communities.
- Advocate for patients and families in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth.
- Coordinate care with members of the healthcare team in a collegial spirit to plan and promote patient-centered care.
- Analyze current, professional knowledge to make judgements that promote, maintain, and restore health and further the practice of nursing.
- Assume clinical competencies appropriate to the roles of care provider, patient advocate, teacher, collaborator, and decision maker.
Students must demonstrate Algebra I competency before taking courses in the major. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class. Students must have a “B” or better in high school or college laboratory biology and laboratory chemistry. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 (High school GPA will be used if the student has less than 12 college credits at the time of application).
*There may be additional requirements that are required depending on the major chosen.