2017, Jersey City, NJ – The New Jersey Board of Nursing/National Council of
State Boards of Nursing posted the pass rates for nursing school graduates who
have taken the NCLEX for the first time. The posting shows that 93.75% of
graduates of the CarePoint Health School of Nursing at Hudson County Community
College passed first time out, placing the program in the top 10, both for
passing rates among all New Jersey Registered Nursing programs and among all
New Jersey associate-degree, Registered Nursing programs.
the National Council Licensure Exam – is a standardized test that each state
board uses to determine whether or not a graduate is prepared for entry-level
nursing. The NCLEX covers categories of patient needs such as: safe, effective
care environment; health promotion and maintenance; psychological integrity;
and physiological integrity.
to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing is one of the fastest-growing
occupations in the U.S; it is predicted there will be 439,000 new nursing jobs
opening between now and 2024. The need for nurses is expected to continue
growing and may reach crisis proportions as the aging nursing workforce retires
and the demand for health care services soar because of the Baby Boomers aging.
of Labor Statistics also reports the median salary for a registered nurse was
$67,490 in 2015, with the top 10% of RNs making more than $101,630. Moreover,
it has been reported that because the demand for registered nurses has become
so acute, some hospitals and health care organizations are offering signing
bonuses of up to $10,000.
CarePoint/HCCC Nursing Program offers an Associate of Science degree that
prepares graduates to be eligible for the state licensure examination required
for registered nurses. The program is sanctioned by the
Board of Nursing and the ACEN – the Accreditation Commission for Education in
joint admission agreements in position with a number of four-year schools,
including Saint Peter’s University and New Jersey City University, which enable
HCCC graduates to transfer seamlessly to upper division BSN programs.
Nursing Program was offered as a cooperative program with CarePoint
Health-Christ Hospital for more than 15 years and will remain so until the
Class of 2017 graduates. The program was physically relocated to the College in
2015. Students now take classes on the College’s Journal Square Campus, and fulfill
their clinical training at local hospitals.
CarePoint/HCCC Nursing Program faculty includes qualified and experienced
instructors who hold at least master’s degrees. Students have the advantage of
learning in a facility equipped with the newest technologies in nursing as the
HCCC Cundari Building was renovated specifically to accommodate the program and
includes state-of-the-art simulated rooms in various hospital settings
(pediatrics, OB/GYN, general medicine, orthopedics, ER, and more). Each area is
equipped with interactive practice mannequins, and there is even a mannequin
that “gives birth.” In addition, this Fall, the College will hold
ribbon-cutting ceremonies for its new six-story, 70,070 square-foot, $25.9
million, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Building,
which is adjacent to the Cundari Building.
County Community College has been recognized as one of the best higher
education options in New Jersey. HCCC students save $7,500 to $31,000 in
average tuition/fees over what they would pay at a public or private New Jersey
college/university, and 83% of HCCC students receive financial aid or
scholarships. The recent “Equality of Opportunity Project” ranks HCCC in the
top 120 of 2,200 colleges and universities in the U.S. for social mobility. The
study reveals that HCCC works as an engine of social mobility, helping working
class students achieve the American dream of a middle class lifestyle. It shows
that while 36.3% of students from HCCC come from the lowest fifth of the
economic spectrum, 11% of those students end up in the top fifth of the
economic spectrum, and a very large percentage of students achieve incomes that
place them in the top three-fifths of the economic distribution.
College has scheduled an open house on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. at the College’s Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey
application fee will be waived for those who apply to the College at the event.
information about the HCCC Open House and the RSVP is available online at www.hccc.edu/openhouse.