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Nursing (Accelerated Program)


Ramapo College Office of Admissions

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About Accelerated Nursing 

Become a registered nurse in 16-months with an Accelerated Nursing degree from Ramapo College. The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program opens doors to new opportunities for people with non-nursing degrees or who have a minimum of 60 credits from an accredited institution.

Ramapo College of New Jersey is an excellent choice for students serious about a career in nursing. Our prestigious clinical partnerships and highly acclaimed, state-of-the-art Adler Center for Nursing Excellence, provide an outstanding advantage for Ramapo’s nursing students.

Classes you can take:

Students of the accelerated nursing program are prepared as registered nurses to assume critical roles in collaboration with medical professionals within complex healthcare systems. Upon successful completion, graduates are eligible to take the license examination (NCLEX) to become registered nurses.

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Career Opportunities

Ramapo graduates work in many health care settings, including hospitals such as our clinical partner, The Valley Hospital, our dedicated education unit affiliate St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, The John Hopkins Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Hackensack University Medical Center, The Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Newark-Beth Israel, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and the UCLA Health System. Alumni also pursue graduate degrees at Rutgers University, NYU, Columbia, and Ramapo’s own Master’s of Science in Nursing.

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Registered Nurses$62,360 - $109,210
Nurse Midwives$85,490 - $154,550

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

Hands-On Learning

Nursing majors are constantly engaging in hands on learning, first in our simulation and skills labs on campus, then during their clinical rotations as upperclassmen.

Our students complete their rotations at The Valley Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. All of these facilities are designated as Magnet Hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Such a designation certifies a hospital as a Center of Excellence in Nursing, which allows our students to experience nursing in the best nursing departments in the country. Students also participate in community based activities in locations such as The Ramapough Turtle Clan and The Township of Garfield.

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