Health Occupations & Nursing

Shared Time

Application Closed. Deadline to apply was April 8.


Tinton Falls Campus
537 Tinton Avenue, Tinton Falls 07724


Phone: 732-542-5455


Mrs. Christine Albern, Mrs. Betsy Antoniello, Mrs. Shannon Morganti, Mrs. Jennifer Pattakos

High School Program Description

A two-year HIGH SCHOOL program designed to set up students on the academic pathway to a career in health care. Students can earn up to 2 college credits from Brookdale Community College towards a degree in Nursing. Students may also accumulate up to 6 credits with Rutgers University provided they take and successfully pass the mandate exam.

CIP CODE: 511699

Career Pathways


  • Home Health Aide

  • Patient care assistant

  • Medical assistant

  • Nurse's aide

  • Respiratory Therapy Technician

  • Medical Laboratory Technical

Post Secondary Training

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Registered nurse

  • Advanced Practice Nurse (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Anesthetist)

  • Nurse Practitioner

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Nurse Anesthetist

  • Nurse Midwife

Program Skills And Tasks

  • Patient care skills

  • History of medicine and nursing

  • Time management skills

  • Career planning and workplace readiness skills

  • Personal care skills

  • Assessment of vital signs

  • Infection control techniques

  • Health and safety procedures

  • Medical terminology

  • Anatomy and physiology of body systems

  • Body mechanics and transferring skills

  • Professionalism and leadership

  • Growth and development

  • Ethical issues in health care

  • Problem solving, critical thinking and the nursing process

  • Scope of practice of health occupations

  • First aid skills, CPR

  • Fundamentals of pathophysiology and microbiology

  • Fundamentals of nursing

  • Medical math

  • Communication skills

  • Nutrition

  • Cultural diversity

Admissions Criteria

  • Student must have an expressed interest in the Occupational Area

  • Student must have an attendance record of less than 15 days absent per year

  • Students must have a "C" grade point average

  • Student and parents are recommended to tour the program prior to submitting an application. This may be accomplished through attendance at an open house, tour with counselor, or other means arranged with the principal or counselor.

  • Student must have successfully completed Algebra I with a grade of C or better.

  • Student must have earned a Grade of C or better in a Laboratory Biology.

Continuing Education

  • Apprenticeship

  • Brookdale Community College

High School Credits Earned

Level 1


10 credits

CTE Math I

5 credits

CTE Science I

5 credits

Level 2

Nursing 2

10 credits


5 credits

CTE Science II

5 credits


40 credits

College Credits Earned

Brookdale Community College:

Exploring Healthcare Careers

2 credits


2 credits

Rutgers University:

Dynamics of Health Care

3 credits

Medical Terminology

3 credits


6 credits

*Rutgers University - MUST take & pass challenge exams for credit.

Certificates Upon Graduation

MCVSD Program Certificate

The following is a list of acceptable documents that may be used to establish a student's identity and eligibility to be licensed by the Board and/or to renew his or her license (More Information):

  • I-327 (Reentry Permit)

  • I-551(Permanent Resident Card)

  • I-571(Refugee Travel Document)

  • I- 688 (Temporary Resident Card)

  • I-688A (Employment Authorization Card)

  • I-688B (Employment Authorization Document)

  • I-766 (Employment Authorization Card)

  • I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record)

  • Questions about your immigration status and whether or not it is a qualifying status under federal law should be directed to the USCIC at:1-800-375-5283

Attention Prospective Students: Important Prerequisite Notice for Those Interested in Continuing to Brookdale Community College's Health Science Majors

Thank you for considering the Health Occupations & Nursing Program at Monmouth County Vocational School District. We appreciate your interest and aim to provide essential information to guide your path into the field of healthcare.

While high school biology and chemistry courses are not mandatory for admission to this program, we want to inform prospective students who aspire to continue their education at Brookdale Community College's Health Science Majors that completion of these courses is a prerequisite for program entrance.

We hope this information proves valuable as you or your student make decisions regarding coursework for the remainder of their high school experience. For further details or inquiries, please contact your school counselor or Brookdale Community College.