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Ramapo College Office of Admissions

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About Nursing

Do you enjoy helping others, and find drive and passion in serving others? Graduates of our BSN programs accomplish professional practice through their roles as nurse leaders, consultants, educators, researchers, and practitioners. Become certified in a specialty and attaining the MSN degree is also very common for our graduates.

Nursing students at Ramapo College enjoy state of the art facilities including Nursing skills labs and simulation labs. These facilities allow our students to practice on artificial patients and analyze their performance with their professor in our new Adler Center for Nursing Excellence, which opened in the fall of 2015.

Classes you can take:

The sciences and liberal arts form the basic foundation for the nursing courses. In the generic program, all science and general education courses are completed before entering the nursing sequence. For the RN/BSN student, the basic courses are transferred in and the student completes those upper level nursing and general education courses.

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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 Anesthetists$137,020 - Varies
Nurse Midwives$85,490 - $154,550
Nurse Practitioners$92,780 - $158,200

* 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.