The following requirements are utilized to evaluate each applicant to the School of Nursing - LPN Program:
- Completion of the Application for Admission form and
submission of the non-refundable application fee.
- Official transcript from High School or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) including completion of the following:
a. English Reading and Comprehension - 4 years
b. Mathematics - 2 year
c. General Science
- Results of Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) - a score of 65 percent or above in all areas, and a composite in the 65th percentile is preferred.
- Official transcripts of all previous college courses where applicable, regardless of length of attendance.
Science courses are acceptable within a five-year period.
- Two professional references, i.e., teacher, guidance
counselor, employer, to be submitted only on the form
provided by Holy Name Medical Center School of
- Evaluation of educational transcripts by World Education
Services for students educated in a foreign country.
- Personal interview of prospective candidates after meeting
required admission standards.
- Students must be physically capable of fulfilling the
objectives of the nursing program. The School will make
reasonable accommodations to assist a student with a
disability in advancing through the program. Students
should have sensory function adequate for client assessment
and care, and must possess the physical status to provide all
aspects of nursing care in a safe manner.
- In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990, the School of Practical Nursing will make
reasonable accommodations for students with learning
disabilities. These accommodations may include allowing
students additional time to complete examinations. The
need for special accommodations must be made known
during the admission interview and the student must
provide evidence of same in writing prior to the beginning
of the program.
Classes for the LPN Day Program begin annually in September;
the LPN Evening Program begins annually in May. The
admission procedure includes:
The applicant must submit a completed application form with a
non-refundable application fee.
Pre-Nursing Entrance Examination (TEAS)
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), a standardized prenursing
entrance examination, is administered to measure general
academic ability. Essential math skills, reading comprehension,
test-taking skills and learning styles are included in the examination.
Candidates will be pre-registered for the examination. The fee for
the examination is paid with the registration and is non-refundable.
A need for special accommodation for the TEAS must be made
known at the time of application. The TEAS entrance exam may
only be taken once in two years.
Applicants should request that an official copy of their high
school transcript, and where applicable, their college transcript,
be forwarded to the Holy Name Medical Center School
of Practical Nursing. Applicants who possess a high school
equivalency diploma should have an official copy of their
certificate, together with the scores obtained, forwarded to the
School of Practical Nursing.
The applicants will receive notification regarding an interview
with a member of the Admissions Committee. Completed
applications will be considered in the order in which they are
received. Applicants are notified in writing of the decision of the
A complete physical examination-including 2-step Mantoux
Test, CBC, urinalysis and dates of immunizations-is required
before actual admission to the School of Practical Nursing.
All necessary forms are forwarded to the applicant soon after notification of acceptance to the
School. Health forms and proof of
immunizations must be submitted to
the School before the first day of class.
We strongly advise all students to have
health insurance, proof of which must
be brought to the School of Nursing
Health Officer, who will file it with the
student's health record. The School does not provide insurance.
Professional Liability Insurance
All students are required to carry current liability insurance.
Criminal Background Check Information
Pursuant to The Joint Commission Standard (HRT-20), it is
now a mandatory requirement that a criminal background check
be completed on all students before acceptance into the School
of Nursing. The School informs the student that a criminal
history background check, including fingerprinting, is a
prerequisite to licensure.
In keeping with the mandate to uphold the highest standards
of patient safety and to maintain quality nursing practice, the
School of Nursing has adopted a drug-free environment.
Therefore, as a condition of admission, each candidate will
be required to submit to a drug test and if requested, to have
additional tests once enrolled.
Admission to the School of Practical Nursing
is contingent upon clearance from the criminal
background check and results of drug screening.
Articulation for the Licensed Practical Nurse to the Registered Nurse Program
Transition Seminar For LPN, Transfer And Returning Students Only
- A licensed practical nurse may apply to Holy Name Medical
Center School of Nursing, which offers a diploma in
nursing, and an Associate of Applied Science in Health
Sciences from Saint Peter's University. The licensed
practical nurse receives credit for the first nursing course
(Fundamentals of Nursing). The applicant will be required
to take the LPN STEP exam and achieve a score of at
- Applicants must bring their LPN license with them to be accepted into the STEP exam.
- Applicants are required to have successfully completed
(grade of C or better) the following courses at an accredited
college: English Composition (3 credits), Intro to
Psychology (3 credits) and Anatomy and Physiology I
(4 credits) before acceptance to Holy Name's Articulation
Program. Other college courses taken and successfully
completed (grade of C or better) that are in our curriculum
may be transferred. Transfer of college credits will be
awarded based on the similarity in content to Saint Peter's
University course descriptions.
Applicants are required to audit Health Assessment and
Pharmacology I in the fall semester of the academic year
they enter the program.
Applicants are required to complete at least five semesters of
study at Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing in
order to become eligible for graduation.
An interview with a member of the Admissions Committee is required.
Applicants will be required to take a transition seminar to assist in orientation to the RN program.
Acceptance into the LPN to RN program is based on limited availability.
LPN and transfer students will be oriented to Holy Name
Medical Center School of Nursing and Holy Name Medical
Center. This seminar will be given at the beginning of Parent-Child Health Nursing.
The seminar is designed to introduce the LPN to the
role of an RN student, as well as to emphasize to the transfer
student the School's policies and procedures. The philosophy,
goals, objectives, policies and procedures of Holy Name
Medical Center School of Nursing are presented. The student
is introduced to Orem's Conceptual Framework and its
application to the nursing process utilizing the Holy Name
Medical Center School of Nursing format.
Medical Center policies pertaining to charting and other
procedures are reviewed. Skills are evaluated and, when
necessary, simulated experiences are provided to improve
performance. Six (6) hours are allotted for the completion
of this seminar.
At the completion of the seminar, the student will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Nursing Process.
- Demonstrate knowledge of Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing format and procedures for written patient care plans.
- Have been introduced to the Holy Name Medical Center format for documentation of patient care .
- Demonstrate knowledge of test-taking skills and study techniques.
A math worksheet must be completed. Individual
remediation is offered to the student who may have difficulty
with math. Skills are evaluated and, when necessary, simulated
experiences are provided to improve performance.
All correspondence (transcripts, references, applications) and questions should be directed to:
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing
690 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666