Department of Nursing
The William Paterson University Nursing program is a 4 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program which requires 123.5 college credits. The curriculum has been revised to an upper division curriculum requiring all prerequisite and most University Core Curriculum (general education) courses be completed prior to taking any NUR prefixed courses. The prerequisites are:
- BIO 1120 - General Anatomy & Physiology I
- BIO 1130 - General Anatomy & Physiology II
- BIO 1700 - Microbiology
- PSY 1100 - General Psychology
- PSY 2100 - Developmental Psychology
- CHEM 1330 - Chemistry for Health Sciences
- MATH 1300 - Elementary Statistics
- NUR 3500 - Nursing Research
- PBHL 2240 - Therapeutic Nutrition
- BIO 3120 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
The nursing core sequence of courses begin in both Spring and Fall semesters and continue for 2 years. Part-time options are available however, students must complete the degree within six semesters of starting the nursing sequence of courses. Students who wish to complete the program on a part- time basis are encouraged to take all pre and co-requisite courses and UCC (general education) courses prior to beginning nursing courses. Once accepted into the major a Nursing advisor will be assigned to help sequence the courses appropriately. Many UCC courses are available with day, evening, weekend and online options. Nursing courses are primarily offered during the daytime.
Clinical lab courses are held in the various clinical agencies. We contract with over 20 agencies in a 25 mile radius of William Paterson University. The agencies used most frequently include:
- Bergen Regional Medical Center
- Hackensack University Medical Center
- Morristown Memorial Hospital
- St. Joseph 's Hospital and Medical Center
- Valley Home Care
- Valley Hospital
- Visiting Health Services of New Jersey
Click here to view the suggested sequence of courses.
For an application and further information contact the Admissions Office at (973) 720-2125. The catalog and application is available online. Other information may be obtained via e-mail from Dr. Kalb or (973) 720-3938.