Why Study Nursing at Felician University in New Jersey?

Since 1965, Felician University’s School of Nursing has embodied a steadfast commitment to developing top-tier nurses who are well-suited to meet the challenges of a dynamic, fast-changing healthcare environment.

It was this mission — along with the growing demand for BSN-educated nurses nationwide — that led to the creation in 2019 of our 16-month Hybrid Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program in Parsippany, New Jersey. This new accelerated nursing program gives learners the option to study nursing theory when and where it’s convenient through flexible online coursework, and offers students three start dates each year, so you can start working toward your goal of becoming a nurse sooner.

However, we understand that not everyone learns the same way. For those students who prefer a more traditional, lecture-based experience, Felician University offers a 18-month On-Ground Accelerated BSN program at our main campus in Rutherford.

Whichever accredited ABSN program you choose, you’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills you need to become a leader in the field of nursing, as well as to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) — the final step in achieving registered nurse licensure.

Two New Jersey ABSN Locations

Of course, no nursing program can be completed 100% online. Both our On-Ground and Hybrid ABSN programs feature high-tech skills and simulation labs where you’ll receive hands-on training designed to prepare you for your clinical rotations and professional practice.

Hybrid ABSN Program Learning Site in Parsippany

Students of our online-based Hybrid ABSN program should expect to travel to our learning site in Parsippany, New Jersey, several times a week. There you’ll participate in skills and simulation labs designed to provide realistic nursing experience in a safe, risk-free environment, as well as attend exams, and review sessions. As a Felician University ABSN student, you can also use our site to study and meet up with your cohort or instructors.

Located near Newark, Parsippany is a great place to pursue your career in nursing. Ranked fifth on Money’s Best Places to Live 2016 list, Parsippany offers free public transportation, beautiful parks, and green spaces (there’s a reason the Arbor Day Foundation calls it a Tree City U.S.A.), and one of the lowest crime rates in the country. Parsippany is also surprisingly affordable compared to many other areas in the state, which might explain why so many residents make the 35-mile commute to New York City for work each day.

On-Ground ABSN Program at Felician University

Students of our On-Ground Accelerated BSN program will attend multiple weekly lectures and labs at our Barbara J. Toscano Nursing Resource and Simulation Center on Felician University’s main campus in Rutherford, New Jersey. Ranked #1 on Niche’s 2019 Safest College Campuses in New Jersey list based on data from the U.S. Department of Education, Felician University provides a safe and welcoming learning environment where students’ can get the support they need thanks to dedicated faculty and staff, and low student-to-instructor ratios.

Beyond campus, Rutherford offers a wide variety of cafes and restaurants, and is home to both the New York Jets and Giants, as well a number of parks. And for those seeking a more metropolitan experience, New York City is just a short drive or train ride away.

Why Study to Be a Nurse in New Jersey?

Healthcare is in a constant state of flux, and New Jersey is leading the way, pioneering new life-changing medical technologies, treatments, and diagnostic tools. In fact, the Garden State has long been referred to as the “Medicine Chest of the World” thanks to the many top pharmaceutical research companies based in the state — as well as the sheer volume of clinical research trials underway.

But it’s not just pharmaceutical and medical technology breakthroughs that make New Jersey a leader in healthcare; the state also has some of the nation’s best hospitals, and U.S. News & World Report ranks it twelfth in the nation for healthcare overall.

All of this makes New Jersey an exciting place to start your nursing career, and that begins with earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Felician University’s accredited accelerated nursing program allows you to leverage your previous college experience so you can earn your BSN in as few as 16 months. Offering multiple starts a year, our hybrid, online-based ABSN program and campus-based ABSN program make it possible to begin your nursing journey sooner.

Want to learn more about our ABSN program campus options? Give us a call or fill out the form to have an admissions counselor call you.

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