Department of Nursing
The William Paterson University Nursing program is a 4 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program which requires 129 college credits (120 credits effective fall 2010). The curriculum has been revised to an upper division curriculum requiring all pre-requisite and most 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
- CSH 2500 - Research & Statistics I
- CSH 3500 - Research & Statistics II
- 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 corequisite courses and 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 general education 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:
- Greystone Psychiatric Hospital
- 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.