By: Arianna Adan, Writer / Follow South Jersey Higher Education Intern
SEWELL, N.J. — Rowan College of South Jersey’s nursing program was ranked as the second-best program in the Northeast region by NursingProcess.org, which has evaluated 536 nursing schools. The website ranked the associate degree in nursing programs based on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) scholastic quality and overall passing rates.
This exam is used all through state boards beyond the United States to gauge students’ proficiency. RCSJ’s passing rate was 98 to 100% for nursing students earning their associate’s degrees.
“Having Rowan College of South Jersey acknowledged as one of the best nursing schools in the region and state for its RN and LPN nursing programs is a true testament to the quality of the College’s instruction, faculty and students,” College President Frederick Keating said in a press release. “It is inspiring to have our nursing graduates stand out as leaders in the nursing profession and recognized for their commitment to a noble profession.”
Nursing students’ success and entry into the workforce going forward are crucially important. The acceleration of New Jersey’s obesity rate, now more than ever with COVID-19 during unprecedented times.
Additionally,, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration estimates that, by 2030, there will be a decline of 11,000 nurses across the country..
RCSJ has many programs for students who want to pursue a career in nursing, and you can explore them by checking out RCSJ’s official website.
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This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.