Felician College is regionally recognized as a nursing education leader. Graduates of our nursing programs are prepared to assume leadership roles as practitioners, executives and educators within the global society of professional nursing and healthcare. Our programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the New Jersey State Board of Nursing.
Felician College offers a variety of traditional and non-traditional courses of study for students to earn their BSN.
The 15-month Fast-Track RN-BSN program provides a course of study specifically designed for the working RN. Based on the principles of adult learning theory and an emphasis on expanding existing professional knowledge, the program prepares RNs for leadership roles in patient care and management.
Students attend class one full day a week, approximately 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and will complete six credits every eight weeks. The program is designed so that students move from session to session in a group. In this “cohort style of learning,” all students in the group take the same courses at the same time.
Curriculum – 48 credits
27 credits of nursing courses
21 credits of liberal arts and science courses (Additional transfer credits of liberal arts and science may be accepted)
Graduates of the Felician RN-BSN program with a GPA of 3.0 or better will be automatically accepted in Felician’s Master of Science in Nursing program without any further testing or admission fees.
The RN-BSN program is offered at the Lodi, New Jersey, campus and the following off-site locations: East Orange General Hospital Kimball Medical Center Mercer County Community College Middlesex County Community College Monmouth Medical Center Saint Barnabas Hospital Sussex County Community College Warren County Community College
BSN Degree – High School Seniors and Transfer Students
Grounded in the Franciscan mission of the college, the traditional four-year BSN program prepares students with a broad education in liberal arts, science, nursing theory and practice. The nursing sequence begins in the freshman year. As a nursing major, students apply nursing knowledge to a variety of healthcare settings and facilities under the guidance of distinguished faculty. The curriculum culminates with a clinical residency in your senior year to bridge the transitional role from student to staff nurse. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to the State Board of Nursing to the take the RN-NCLEX examination and qualify for admission to graduate study.
Accelerated Bachelor’s to BSN (ABSN)
The Bachelor’s to BSN program is designed for the adult student, who has a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and is seeking a career in nursing and has demonstrated the ability to complete an accelerated course of nursing study full time. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to the State Board of Nursing to take the RN-NCLEX examination. The ABSN program is 19 months and students attend classes five days a week.
32 credits in prerequisite courses (Must be satisfied prior to enrolling in the nursing sequence)
75 credits in nursing courses
Admission and Prerequisite Requirements
Demonstrated ability to complete an accelerated course of nursing study
Bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or equivalent college with a GPA of 3.2 or higher
Statement of career goals
B- or better in required prerequisite courses
Graduate Programs Master of Science in Nursing – with Tracks in: Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
This track is designed for RNs with a BSN degree who are looking to advance their career as a primary care Advance Practice Nurse with prescriptive practice. Felician offers the theoretical content of the Adult-Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner tracks online. Clinical hours are completed in five designated courses in addition to the online content. Students will work, with the guidance of qualified faculty, to select clinical preceptors and clinical practicum sites that meet the program objectives. The Adult-Gerontology track is 43 credits plus 600 clinical hours. The Family track is 46 credits plus 780 clinical hours. Both include on-campus residencies in a designated course.
The 42-credit Education track curriculum prepares nurses with a BSN from a professional accredited academic institution to assume roles as faculty in higher education, educators in healthcare organizations, educators in continuing education settings, and patient, family, and community educators. The Education track includes 60 clinical hours and 60 practicum hours.
This 36-credit cohort-based program has been designed to address the skills and competencies required of today’s nurse executive. The program offers project-based learning, which incorporates experiential learning into the student’s academic experience. Students are required to complete 500 project hours.
All of the above graduate programs are also offered as Post Graduate Certificates.
Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Felician College prepares students to integrate nursing science as the basis for the highest level of nursing practice. The two-year program is delivered in eight, 12-week sessions. Students will complete 40 credits and designated practicum hours for their DNP project to earn their doctorate. The theoretical content of the program is offered online via computer – mediated instruction from faculty certified in distance education, providing an education experience that offers flexibility and convenience to working professionals. The program features two on-campus, credit- bearing residencies, providing periods of close work and personal attention with our committed faculty. Students have the option of choosing tracks in Advance practice or Executive Leadership.
Master of Arts in Education: School Nursing and/or Health Education
The Master of Arts in Education: School Nurse and/or Health Education is a graduate program that prepares healthcare professionals to become leaders in healthcare and/or in health education in the K-12 educational setting. The program is 37 credits (14 courses) and can be completed in two or four semesters. Students are required to complete an evidence-based research project in nursing or health specialty area. Students may also complete a certificate in School Nursing and/or Health Education by competing 19 graduate credits (seven courses).
Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA)
The Master of Science in Health Administration program prepares students to become mid- to executive-level professionals in the healthcare field. The curriculum focuses on building core competencies including the ability to integrate and apply 21st century leadership concepts, work in and manage teams, communicate effectively to multiple audiences, make better business decisions, and demonstrate personal and organizational ethical and professional standards. Advanced courses include scholarly project work and an optional executive field placement/capstone. All classes are offered in the evening, one night a week from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
For questions about applying to any of our programs in nursing, please contact our Office of Admissions at 201-355-1465 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.