Health & Sciences

Health & Sciences

The worldwide need for well-trained scientists has become a major concern over the past decade and, as such, science programs at NJCU have doubled in enrollment. This has required hiring new faculty to increase the number by one third. With this expanded influx of talented researchers, the University has experienced substantial success in attracting government grants to support its work.

To continue the momentum of this growth, NJCU’s health and science programs will be further developed through a major, publicly funded expansion plan, beginning with the construction of a 102,694-square-foot, LEED-certified science building. Facilities enhancements will include state-of-the-art, high-end microscopy and imaging, molecular biology equipment, and chemical characterization spectroscopy.

While strengthening and expanding its core science, technology, engineering, and math foundation (STEM), the University will provide a range of initiatives designed to enable students to launch careers in competitive and technology-driven health and science disciplines.

The department of Nursing has earned its reputation for leadership and excellence in nursing education in New Jersey. This level of quality is at the heart of all its degree programs and places NJCU equal to the most prestigious nursing programs in the nation.

In 2015, NJCU was ranked second among New Jersey’s four-year nursing programs in America’s Best Nursing Schools for the Eastern Region by Nurse Journal. NJCU is in the top 20 percent in the nation when compared with all nursing programs in the survey. Inspired and empowered by the quality of education they receive, NJCU graduates are recognized as leaders throughout the profession. NJCU will further enhance its programs in nursing, nursing education, school nurse preparation, exercise sport sciences, prehealth sciences, and other health-related areas of study.

Achieving these goals will require increasing the number of faculty with exceptional expertise in these fields, as well as acquisition of the most advanced technologies and equipment to ensure a robust learning environment. The NJCU Nursing Department educates students for the practice of professional clinical nursing and for leadership in the profession. 

While striving to keep pace with the latest technology and growing enrollment, NJCU’s nursing programs help students prepare for employment at top health care organizations, as well as graduate studies. Practical experience in a nursing simulation lab enables students to learn experientially, and to discuss and learn from these hands-on experiences. This is a core learning tool that helps prepare the health care professionals of tomorrow.

Facilities enhancements

$20 million

Research support

$5 million

Program development

$3 million

Nursing simulation lab

$2 million

TOTAL

$30 million

 

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