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Admissions Requirements

Advanced Standing Transfer

The Nurse Education Program admits students to the program with advanced standing in nursing and general education courses when space is available.

  1. All applicants requesting admission with advanced standing to the Nurse Education Program are required to complete an application to Passaic County Community College. 
  2. Applicants should request an appointment to see the Dean of Nurse Education & Sciences to review the following documents (applicants must bring these to the meeting with the Dean): 
    • Transcript(s)
    • Nursing course descriptions and objectives
    • Nursing program outcomes and requirements
    • Nursing program grading scale
  3. Students who have earned nursing credits in an accredited institution of higher learning (community college, or four-year college, or university) may receive transfer credit for NUR 101, Nursing I, only when the content is comparable to the course required at Passaic County Community College and has been taken within the last two (2) years. A letter from the Nursing program Dean/Director confirming that the student left the program in good standing is required to be sent directly to the Associate Dean of Nurse Education and Science.
  4. Transfer applicants must take the NUR 101 final examination and pass with a score of 75% or higher and pass the clinical calculation examination with a score of 85% or higher. There is a fee for the NUR 101, Nursing I, final examination. This fee must be paid at the Bursar’s Office and a receipt presented prior to taking the exam. See the office staff for dates and fee amount.
  5. Grades in science courses will be accepted within five years from the start of the first nursing course at PCCC.
  6. Students who exceed the five-year requirement and have a “C” or better may take available standardized challenge examinations to validate their knowledge.