Admissions
Admission to the School of Nursing is processed through the Admissions Office at Union County College. Call 908-709-7518 (Cranford campus) or 908-965-6050 (Elizabeth campus) for information and/or an application. You also may apply on-line at UCC.edu.

REQUIREMENTS
It is the applicant's responsibility to provide the following information, verification, and/or credentials to the Union County College Admission office.

Generic Track
  • Admission application form and fee
  • Official high school transcript or GED test scores
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary schools attended
  • Completion of College Placement Test/Course or waiver
  • Foreign transcripts that require an evaluation by World Education Services will need a course-by-course review if the applicant is seeking transfer credit
  • Applicants with an LPN license are not eligible for admission to the generic track; this applicant must apply to the LPN-to-RN track
  • Applicants with two or more failures in a nursing course at another college or nursing school will not be considered for admission.
Keyboarding and Computer Skills for Nursing (ADM 110) are required competencies for entrance into NURE 130 and NURE 211/212.

A challenge examination is avilable for ADM 110. Students should be proficient in keyboarding and the current version of Word and PowerPoint.

Examinations are given once a month with additional dates two weeks prior to the start of every semester.

Refer to the Challenge Examination section in the Union County College catalog for the challenge examination policy.

LPN-to-RN Track
  • Admission application form and fee
  • Official high school transcript or GED test scores
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary schools attended
  • Graduation from an approved School of Practical Nursing
  • Current LPN License
  • Completion of College Placement Test/Course or waiver
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Completion of all pre-requisite courses and buy-back credits
  • Completion of ADM 110 or successful completion of the challenge exam.
ADMISSION TO NURE 130, Generic Track
Application for consideration for enrollment in NURE 130 requires the following:
  1. Declared as a EGHN major through Union County College
  2. CHE 114, BIO 105 and ENG 101 are co-requisite courses with NURE 130. Successful completion of these courses is requires before progressing to NURE 131. A minimum grade of C is required for all science courses.
  3. Completion of ADM 110 (Keyboarding and Computer Skills for Nursing) with a minimum grade of C or Challenge Exam credit for the course
  4. Union County College GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Registration into NURE 130 is by invitation only and is based on the following:
  1. The number of available NURE 130 seats per semester
  2. The status of pre- and co-requisite courses
  3. A ranking calculation based on Union County College GPA and quality (grade) points
  4. A minimum Union County College GPA of 2.5.

COLLEGE PLACEMENT TEST
Upon acceptance, students are required to take a College Placement Test through the Placement Testing Center at Union County College. If a student's test results indicate the need for developmental course work, the recommended non-credit courses must be completed satisfactorily before registering for credit courses. Students who take developmental courses will need to extend their studies. Waivers for placement testing and advanced standing credit for English Composition are in accordance with the Union County College policy.

TRANSFER/ADVANCED STANDING
Applicants who have completed college level courses in an accredited college and/or university will be evaluated for advanced standing for up to 36 credits.

A minimum grade of "C" is required for transfer credit for college courses and "C+" for nursing courses.

Transfer applicants with two or more failures in a nursing course at another college or nursing school will not be considered for admission.

Foreign transcripts that require an evaluation by World Education Services will need a course-by-course review if the applicant is seeking advanced standing and/or transfer credit.

ADVANCED STANDING NURSING CREDIT
Generic Track
Applicants who wish to receive credit for Nursing 131 will be considered if they meet the following criteria:
  1. Successful completion of at least 8 credits of a Fundamentals nursing course with a clinical component, at a post-secondary institution and a grade of "C+" or better
  2. GPA of 2.50
  3. Completion of NURE 130 prior to challenging NURE 131
  4. Achievement of a 75 or better on a NURE 131 challenge examination
LPN-to-RN Track
LPN-to-RN applicants receive 12 credits advanced standing credit for their LPN license.

COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP)
Consult the Union County College catalog for CLEP information. CLEP is not available for nursing courses.