Jersey College, a private post-secondary institution, officially announced its new name and marked the growth of its two New Jersey campuses at separate ribbon-cutting events in mid-September.
The ceremonies in Ewing and Teterboro featured speeches by college leaders, facility tours and simulation demonstrations.
The institution, which focuses on nursing programs, was founded in 2003 as The Center for Allied Health & Nursing Education in Hackensack. In the spring, Jersey College relocated its main campus from Hackensack to a new 40,000-square-foot building in Teterboro. In addition, the campus in Ewing tripled its facility size to 30,000 square feet and underwent extensive renovations over the past year.
There is a shortage of qualified healthcare workers across the country due to increased demand for services, Judith Pahlck, RN, MSN, CCRN, dean of nursing at the Teterboro campus, said in a news release. As the need for well-trained nursing professionals continues to increase dramatically over the next decade, Jersey College is now well positioned to fulfill our mission of bridging the healthcare labor gap and preparing competent professionals to meet the current demand.
The school of nursing at Jersey College offers both LPN and RN programs. The nursing programs have been designed to support the adult, mobile student and to foster the diversification of the nursing workforce to better serve the areas multicultural communities, according to the release. Both campuses feature administrative offices, simulation centers equipped with high-fidelity mannequins, modern classrooms and expanded student service areas.
Jersey Colleges nursing programs combine clinical learning with traditional classroom academics to help students acquire the necessary competencies to succeed as professionals in the healthcare industry, Elizabeth Villanueva, RN, MSN, dean of nursing at the Ewing campus, said in the release. The expansion and enhancement of our campuses and upgrades to our facilities will help promote learning and student success by enriching educational opportunities.
The institutions New Jersey facilities offer residents of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware a wide range of opportunities to pursue their nursing career goals. The college has three locations in Florida and serves more than 1,500 enrolled students.
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