TETERBORO, N.J. & EWING, N.J.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--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. Local dignitaries and community officials were in attendance.
“Jersey College’s nursing programs combine clinical learning with traditional classroom academics to help students acquire the necessary competencies to succeed as healthcare professionals”
Formerly known as The Center for Allied Health & Nursing Education, Jersey College was established in 2003 in Hackensack. The name change coincides with the institution’s approval to become a college in the State of New Jersey. The main campus was relocated to a new 40,000-square-foot building in Teterboro, and the Ewing campus tripled in size to 30,000 square feet.
“There is a shortage of qualified healthcare workers across the country due to increased demand for services,” said Judith Pahlck, MSN, RN, CCRN, the dean of nursing for Teterboro. “As the need for nursing professionals continues to increase, Jersey College is well positioned to fulfill our mission of bridging the healthcare labor gap and preparing professionals to meet the demand.”
The school of nursing at Jersey College offers Practical and Professional nursing programs that allow an individual to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and the LPN to become a Registered Nurse. The nursing programs are designed to support the specific needs of the adult, mobile student, and to foster the diversification of the nursing workforce to better serve the area’s multicultural communities. Both campuses feature simulation centers equipped with high-fidelity mannequins, modern classrooms and expanded student service areas.
“Jersey College’s nursing programs combine clinical learning with traditional classroom academics to help students acquire the necessary competencies to succeed as healthcare professionals,” said Elizabeth Villanueva, MSN, RN, the dean of nursing at Ewing. “The expansion and enhancement of our facilities will help promote learning and success by enriching educational opportunities.”
The institution’s New Jersey facilities serve residents of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware. The college has three additional locations in Florida and over 1,500 enrolled students.