By virtue of an agreement between Union County College and the Trinitas School of Nursing, Elizabeth, New Jersey, and the JFK Medical Center Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools, Plainfield, N.J., the College confers the degree of Associate in Science upon graduates of the Nursing Schools who have fulfilled the requirements for the degree specified by the College and who have received a Diploma in Nursing from one of the Schools. Graduates of the Schools of Nursing are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for registered nurse licensure.
Students earn college credits in English, psychology, sociology, biology, chemistry, and humanities courses over the course of the programs in classes and laboratories conducted in the College. Nursing courses are conducted at the respective Schools of Nursing.
- The Trinitas School of Nursing and JFK Medical Center Muhlenberg Harold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Schools are approved by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing to conduct programs in professional nursing and are fully accredited by ACEN - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
- Trinitas School of Nursing offers generic RN and LPN to RN tracks. The LPN to RN Completion track is designed for Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to return to school, but need to maintain their employment status. Classroom and clinical experiences will be designed to meet the specific needs of the LPN.
- The College of St. Elizabeth offers an RN/BSN and BSN/MSN on site at Trinitas School of Nursing.
- JFK Medical Center Muhlenberg Harold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Schools offers a day or evening Generic track in the nursing courses. The JFK Medical Center Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools also offers an Accelerated Track designed for individuals who have earned a baccalaureate or graduate degree in another discipline and wish to continue their studies in nursing. The nursing or clinical portion of the program is completed in one year by attending from January through December as a full-time day student. In addition, the JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools also offer an LPN to RN Career Ladder Program. After successful completion of an LPN Transition course, the RN program may be completed in 2 semesters. The JFK Medical Center Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools also offers a Pathways to BSN Track in cooperation with Kean University.
Students are enrolled in the respective Schools of Nursing and are matriculated by the College. They are eligible to participate in all student activities at Union County College and they have the same rights and privileges as all other college students.
Graduates of the Cooperative Programs wishing to transfer into a Baccalaureate Nursing Program can expect that the basic program will be evaluated by the receiving institution and that transfer credits for selected courses taken in the Cooperative Programs are awarded at the discretion of the receiving institution. Articulation agreements with Kean University, Rutgers University, the College of St. Elizabeth, and Wagner College for B.S.N. education have been established.