Getting Connected


You take your career seriously, and so do we. Just as you have a responsibility to your patients, we have a responsibility to the profession to educate and socialize nurses to serve their workplaces and their communities in the best way possible.

The NJCU Nursing Department serves the educational needs of current registered nurses or bachelor’s degree-holders looking to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Our RN to BSN and 12-month Accelerated BSN programs are rooted in excellent teaching, personal attention and a sound curriculum. Both programs are offered at our Jersey City campus and our Wall location to accommodate the flexibility needs of our busy students.

Our graduates develop leadership and critical thinking skills that make them assets to the profession. Whether you want to pursue graduate study, develop your expertise in a specialty area or assume a leadership position, the NJCU Nursing Department can help you get there. Our outstanding faculty members are experienced nurses and excellent teachers who create a supportive, interactive learning environment.  

Request your information packet today and check our news and events page for an upcoming information session. If you would like to talk to someone about how NJCU’s Nursing Department can strengthen your career, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.  

We understand that some of the most effective learning happens outside the classroom. That’s why we partner with numerous clinical sites that offer a range of experience. From hospitals to hospice, from home care to behavioral health, opportunities abound to sharpen your skills and build new ones.


Hospitals and health systems are eager to employ baccalaureate-prepared nurses because they have a demonstrated a record of success and a well-defined work ethic that facilitates a more rapid and smooth transition into highly complex healthcare delivery environments.

Graduates of the RN-BSN and Accelerated BSN programs are prepared for a wide range of career options working in such fields as:

  • Hospitals and healthcare facilities of all types
  • Industry
  • School Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Home Health
  • Hospice Care
  • Case Management
  • Long-term Care


Contact Us

Nursing Department Chair
Kevin J. O'Neill, DNP, RN
Phone: 201-200-3182

Accelerated BSN Program Coordinator
Contact name: Denise Branchizio, DNP(c), MSN, RN
Phone: (201) 200-3102

Accelerated BSN Program Assistant
Contact name: Samantha Younker
Phone: (201) 200-3205

RN-BSN Program Coordinator 
Contact name: Joyce Wright, PhD, RN, CNL
Phone: (201) 200-3162
Wall Phone: (732) 280-7090 x 6004

Program Assistant
Samar Zahalan, M.A.
Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs
Phone: 201-200-3475
Fax: 201-200-3312

RN-BSN Program Assistant at Wall
Contact name: Jacqueline Mattiello
Phone: (732) 280-7090 x 6116

Graduate Program Coordinator
Debra Scardaville, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC
Phone: 201-200-2511