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Curriculum / Curriculum Designs

General Information

Fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. and the New Jersey State Board of Nursing, the program offers a basic course of study in nursing. It provides a sound theoretical base of knowledge in nursing, biological, behavioral and social sciences and integrates this knowledge into academic and practical experiences within the health and illness continuum of patient care. Utilization of a variety of health care agencies facilitates the application of all aspects of the students’ learning. The curriculum has two program tracks (Generic or LPN-RN) for prospective students to consider.

Generic Track

The generic curriculum of the School of Nursing is offered with day, evening, and select weekend classes.

General education, science, and humanities courses may be taken at the Elizabeth, Plainfield or Cranford campuses of Union College while nursing courses are offered at the School of Nursing on the Elizabeth campus. Transfer credits are also accepted. Students are expected to complete the generic track within seven (7) semesters of starting NURE 130.

LPN to RN Track for Licensed Practical Nurses

The LPN-RN track is offered with evening and select weekend classes. Admission to this track is done on an annual basis each Fall semester.

The LPN-RN track is specifically designed for Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to further their nursing education within a realistic time frame. Custom designed courses build on existing knowledge, skills, and strengths and provide an opportunity to pursue career goals without undue repetition of previous learning. Students are expected to complete the LPN-RN track within six (6) semesters of starting NURE 211.

Curriculum Designs

Generic Track

Generic RN Brochure
(Suggested for full-time student enrollment)

LPN-To-RN Track

LPN to RN Brochure

A minimum enrollment of 6 is required to offer a clinical section of a nursing course. Exceptions may be made for senior students.

School Catalog

School Catalog 2022-2023
School Catalog 2023-2024

*ENG 112 is an acceptable substitute for ENG 101 for non-native speakers of English
**Generic Track students: Due to the rigorous nature of nursing curriculum courses, it is recommended that if the full time sequence of courses is chosen, students limit outside work obligations to support student success in the program.