NJCU at Fort Monmouth Ranked No. 1 BSN Program in New Jersey

December 17, 2021
NJCU at Fort Monmouth Ranked No. 1 BSN Program in New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | The Nursing program at New Jersey City University (NJCU) continues to be a gamechanger in preparing its graduates for impactful careers in the in-demand healthcare field and the rankings reinforce that fact. In the 2021 Nursing School Almanac rankings, NJCU @ Fort Monmouth has been ranked the No. 1 Prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in the state of New Jersey.

“With the No. 1 ranked prelicensure BSN Program in New Jersey, NJCU @ Fort Monmouth is well positioned with its new state of the art nursing education center to better serve the needs of the local health care community and those interested in studying nursing,” noted Michael Edmondson, Ph.D., the Director of NJCU @ Fort Monmouth, Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Dean of Professional Education and Lifelong Learning. “Congratulations to our department chair, Dr. Joyce Wright, and the entire faculty and staff for this notable achievement.”

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The methodology used by Nursing School Almanac analyzed NJCU’s data from 2013 through 2020, including NJCU @Fort Monmouth’s previous location at Brookdale.

Rankings were based on the institution’s academic prestige and perceived value, the breadth and depth of nursing programs offered, and student success, particularly on the NCLEX licensure examination.

At NJCU @ Fort Monmouth, students had an exceptional 97.8 percent first-time NCLEX pass rate and its accelerated second degree BSN program gained special recognition. In addition, the NJCU main campus program was ranked #14 in New Jersey.

To see all of NJCU’s rankings, click here.

About NJCU:
New Jersey City University is an institution of higher learning with an audacious goal: the development of our students, our city, our communities, our state, and the world beyond. We are a game-changing force for our students and their families. Whether our students are enrolled in one of our 50 undergraduate, 28 graduate or three doctoral programs, NJCU provides an affordable, diverse environment, and an exceptionally supportive faculty—all of which prepares them to be critical thinkers in a global landscape.

We’re also changing the game for our city, our communities, and our state. As the educational anchor institution in Jersey City, we’ve established partnerships to ensure the area’s growth directly benefits our students and community members. We seek to improve the lives of everyone in the Garden State, whether creating a home for the arts, bringing educational programs to K-12 students, offering bachelor’s degrees in partnership with community colleges, or providing professional development opportunities for adults.

At NJCU, we’re not just educating minds, we’re nourishing souls and lifting communities. We’re changing the game.


Ira Thor
, Senior Director of University Communications and Media Relations | ithor@njcu.edu | 201-200-3301