Allied Health Pre-Professional program?


So I'm looking at Middlesex County College. The admissions is pointing me towards the Allied Health Pre-Professional program. Apparently there is associates degree and certificate in this but I'm a little confused about having to do two years before even being considered for the nursing program.

Has anyone heard of this kind of thing?

I'm going to a March 8th info session for adults going back to college.

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