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Practical Nursing: Getting Started

Practical Nursing program at Union County College

Dr. Christiana Nwachukwu DNP, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing

Phone: (908) 791-4917  


Click here for information about the Practical Nursing certificate program at Union County College. 



Students should send questions to: for more specific current information.   Additionally, check for updates.


Practical Nursing program NCLEX-PN Pass Rate at Union County College

New Jersey Board of Nursing NCLEX-PN First Time Candidate Pass rate --  New Jersey Board of Nursing NCLEX-PN Reports, by quarter.  Scroll down to see the solid Union County College results.

About This Guide

This guide has been created to help you find general information about Union County College's Practical Nursing program, and to locate nursing information resources available in the College Libraries and on the World Wide Web.

If you need further assistance in your research, don't hesitate to contact the Practical Nursing Resources librarian, Elsa Bruguier, MLS, MA: 908-412-3569; 

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing--  from the Association of College and Research Libraries--  "...The Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing were completed and submitted to ACRL by the Health Sciences Interest Group - Information Literacy Standards for Nursing Task force in the spring of 2013. Preparation for the writing of the standards was based on two years of research on the information literacy needs of nursing students who are preparing for a profession in which evidence-based practice and translational research are fundamental values.  This process included an extensive review of library and nursing literature; study of nursing standards used for accreditation; examining documents respected by nursing professionals and academics; as well as consultation with nursing faculty and library colleagues.

The Standards directly address the information skills needed by nursing students at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels and are written for nursing faculty and librarians who support nursing programs and nursing students in academic settings. However, because many nursing students are also practicing nurses, the skills described in the standards can be used for continuing education in the nursing profession...."

COVID-19 in the Year of the Nurse

COVID-19 in the Year of the Nurse --  access this free article from the May-June 2020 issue of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

Subject Librarian: Practical Nursing Program

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Elsa Bruguier
Elsa Bruguier, M.L.S., M.A.
Union County College Libraries
Plainfield Campus Librarian
232 East Second Street
Plainfield NJ 07060

Email or call to make a research appointment.
908- 412-3569
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