Welcome from the Chair of Nursing

Thank you for your interest in New Jersey City University (NJCU) Nursing Programs. NJCU is in the heart of Jersey City, New Jersey and is a Hispanic serving institution. The Nursing Department, which is part of the College of Professional Studies, offers programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. During your educational journey at NJCU, you will enjoy robust coursework that will awaken a passion for learning that you never imagined. Our faculty are dedicated to supporting you as you pursue your personal and professional goals.

The NJCU faculty are highly qualified, ethnically diverse and represent multiple nursing specialties to deliver challenging curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our faculty also maintain professional certifications including Certified Nurse Leader, Certified Nurse Educator, Advanced Practice Nurse, Nurse Executive, Critical Care, Certified School Nurse, Certified Perioperative Nursing and SANE. Three of our faculty are certified Youth Mental Health First Aid instructors and teach certification courses to our school nurse student population. As a faculty, we exemplify lifelong learning and spirit of inquiry and emphasize the same to our students. Many of our faculty are engaged in research projects and publish in peer reviewed journals.

In June of 2019, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to open the state-of-the-art Nursing Education Center (NEC) on the main campus in Jersey City. Within the NEC is a student lounge, six (6) simulation rooms with high and medium fidelity manakins, debriefing rooms, task training rooms and a Homecare Simulation Suite powered by Apple HomeKit and HealthKit. A Learner Collaboration Space on the fourth floor provides an additional quiet space for students to study. Our Fort Monmouth Campus in Oceanport, New Jersey also features a simulation center with both high and medium fidelity manikins and plenty of open spaces for students to comfortably gather and study. Our Apple-friendly environment allows students to tap into the monitors in the collaborative learning spaces using ApplePlay for collaborative learning. Pre-licensure students also receive Apple iPads and Pencils at the beginning of the program to augment their learning through the duration of their tenure at NJCU.

As you review our website, you will find an overview of our undergraduate nursing program offerings; Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) and RN to BSN. The undergraduate courses are offered in person with some courses in hybrid and HyFlex formats. Graduate degree and certificate programs are offered online and include the M.S. in Nursing with Specialization tracks in School Nursing and Nursing Education, Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education and Graduate School Nurse Certificate. We encourage you to contact our program coordinators for more information about your program of interest or check our events page for upcoming sessions. You can also follow us on social media to stay up to date on the latest news in our department.

We do hope you decide to continue your education at NJCU and join our nursing community.

Joyce Wright PhD, RN, CNE

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Associate Professor
Chairperson, Nursing Department