Welcome to the Nursing Center

Nursing is a wonderful profession with many diverse opportunities. It is our sincere hope that we can help you meet your goals for success. The Nursing Center will provide you with helpful, important information to facilitate your achievement as a student and to enhance your development as a nursing professional. We provide procedures to provide guidance and answer questions. We ask that you review this information carefully to become familiar with the nursing program. We look forward to working with you as you progress toward your nursing career goals.

What type of nursing programs does SCC offer?

Practical Nursing Certificate

This one year program prepares you to sit for NCLEX - PN (State Boards). For students that do NOT have a LPN license.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This one year program prepares you to sit for NCLEX - RN (State Boards). For students who are licensed practical nurses (LPNs)

"I am fortunate to belong to a profession that has the ability to affect someone's life positively. As evidenced by the recent inspiring presence of nurses, people look to nurses for honest answers, ethical guidance, and exceptional care. Nurses truly do make a difference!"

Theresa L. Covello

DNP, RN, CNE
Director of Nursing

The Practical Nursing program and Associate Degree Nursing program at Salem Community College meets the state education requirements for a practical nursing certificate in nursing and a registered nursing license in the states of New Jersey and Delaware. Salem Community College has not determined if the practical nursing certificate and the registered nursing program at Salem Community College meets the state education requirements in any other state or any U.S. Territory. Contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state for which this information is needed.

Or If you require additional information on another state, you may search The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has resources that may be helpful.

    The Associate Degree Nursing program at Salem Community College located in Carney’s Point, N.J. is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000 The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

    Associate Degree Nursing Program - Student Achievement Data
    Achievement Data-Graduating Class 2021 2020 2019 2018
    SCC NCLEX-RN Pass Rate*  89.66% 70.32% 90.32% 100%
    National RN Pass Rates** 80.45% 82.2% 85.17% 88.29%
    Program Completion Rate 59.6% 84.4% 91% 100%
    Provided to the Public in compliance with ACEN Policy #29, www.acenursing.org
    * New Jersey Board of Nursing
    **Based on National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Annual Program Reports
    Please note, the 2022 Data will be released in Spring 2023

     

    Practical Nursing Program - Student Achievement Data
    Achievement Data-Graduating Class 2021 2020 2019 2018
    SCC NCLEX-PN Pass Rate*  96.97% 80.32% 100% 100%
    National US PN Pass Rates** 80.01% 83.08% 85.63% 88.91%
    Program Completion Rate 65.9% 68.9% 59.2% 77.5%
    Provided to the Public in compliance with ACEN Policy #29, www.acenursing.org
    * New Jersey Board of Nursing
    **Based on National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Annual Program Reports
    Please note, the 2022 Data will be released in Spring 2023