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Key Phone Numbers

  • Medical Center Operator

  • 201-833-3000

  • Physician Referral Service

  • 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626)

  • Patient Information

  • 201-833-3300

  • Foundation (Donations)

  • 201-833-3187

  • Human Resources

  • 201-833-7040

  • Medical Staff Office

  • 201-833-3352

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Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing
Open House Dates:

LPN Only Sessions:
  • 6/6/18 **
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
** Holy Name (Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing)
690 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

RN Academic Regulations

Grading Policy

Grades are assigned on a numerical grade point average system which is based on the percentage of the total raw score of all tests given in a nursing course:

Total Raw Score GPA Grade Grade Description
93 - 100%4.0ASuperior
89 - 92%3.5B+Excellent
85 - 88%3.0BVery Good
82 - 84%2.5C+Average
78 - 81%2.0CPassing
WAStudent stopped attending class without a formal withdrawal
WDFormal withdrawal from a class
WFWithdrawal while failing

Withdrawal From Nursing Courses Policy

Any student who withdraws from a nursing course after the tenth (10th) week of a 16-week semester or after the fourth (4th) week of a 6-week semester with a failing average will be considered to be a withdrawal/failure status.

Any student who withdraws from a nursing course before the tenth week of a 16-week semester or fourth week of a 6-week semester, regardless of their academic standing, will be considered a withdrawal status.

The withdrawal/failure enables the student to be readmitted one time only (barring no previous failure from a nursing course). Readmission will depend on the student's academic and clinical performance, professional behavior, and ability to benefit from repeating the course.

Dismissal Policy

Students may be dismissed from the School for failure to comply with the requirements and regulations as stated in The Student Handbook. Prior to final action, students may represent themselves at a meeting with the Director and Faculty.

Readmission Policy

  • Students who fail a nursing course may be readmitted one time only. Readmission will depend on the student's academic and clinical performance, professional behavior, and ability to benefit from repeating the course.
  • Students who fail a college course may repeat that course one time only. If a student fails a second college course, she/he may not continue in the School.
  • Students who withdraw, passing or failing, from the program may be readmitted one time only, depending on the student's academic and clinical performance, professional behavior, and ability to benefit from repeating the course.
  • Student's health and clinical requirements will be determined by the health office.

  • New admission application
  • Personal interview
  • Completion of suggested program to assist students with achieving course objectives and thus benefit from returning to the School
  • CBC, PPD, urinalysis
  • Criminal background check
  • Drug screening

Please note:

  • Readmission is contigent upon the availability of space.
  • Continuation of St. Peter's courses does not guarantee readmission to the nursing program.

Leave of Absence/Withdrawal

Students in good academic standing sometimes find that they must interrupt their studies because of personal reasons. A leave of absence may be granted upon written notification to the Director of the School. The appropriate form must be completed.

Students wishing to withdraw from the program are required to communicate their decision in writing to the Director of the School prior to withdrawal. An exit interview will be scheduled with the student to discuss unfinished business with the Registrar and the Financial Aid Officer.

Family Educational and Privacy Act

In compliance with Public Law 93-380, Section 438, the Family Educational and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) protects the student's rights by setting strict limits on disclosure of the student's educational records without the consent of the student. Grades or any other protected information will not be disclosed without the written consent of the student.

Attendance - Classroom and Clinical Requirements

Students are expected to attend ALL classes and clinical experiences as scheduled. Students are accountable for all materials presented in class, scheduled experiences and all assignments. All written assignments are to be submitted on time. Students are expected to be present at all clinical experiences. Clinical absenteeism is subject to additional clinical hours at the end of the semester.

All students are responsible for providing their own transportation when attending clinical experiences scheduled in affiliated agencies.

Graduation Requirements

  • Candidates for graduation must receive a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all nursing and college courses and "satisfactory" in all clinical performances.
  • Candidates must provide documentation of at least one community service activity each school year. This documentation must be submitted prior to the Management of Nursing Care rotation.
  • Candidates for graduation must satisfactorily complete all the requirements of the Learning Contract for "NCLEX Preparation" prior to the end of the spring semester of the second year.
  • Candidates must take the mandatory review course.
  • All course requirements, outstanding debts, tuition and financial aid exit interviews must be satisfied prior to graduation.
  • A graduate of the Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing is eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Promotion and Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement

Students must achieve a grade of 2.0 in all nursing and college courses. In addition, students must achieve a "satisfactory" clinical grade in each nursing course.

Honor Roll

Semester Honor Roll: Any student with the grade point average of 3.5 or better will be eligible.

At graduation, it will be announced if a student has a two (2) year average of:

3.85 - 4.00 Summa Cum Laude
3.70 - 3.84 Magna Cum Laude
3.5 - 3.69 Cum Laude

Saint Peter's University Grading System And Procedures

Grades at Saint Peter's University are assigned on a numerical quality point basis, with a C as the minimum passing grade in each undergraduate subject. A student's final term grade in any course is assigned by the instructor on the basis of performance in all work throughout the entire period of the course, including recitation, readings, reports, quizzes, major tests, term papers and final examinations. Final grades for a term cannot be altered later than six weeks after the start of the next term.

Grades should be interpreted as an index of achievement in a course according to the following scale:

Grade GPA GPA Description
A 4.0 Outstanding
A- 3.7 Excellent
B+ 3.3 Very Good
B 3.0 Good
B- 2.7 Above Average
C+ 2.3 Average Satisfactory
C 2.0 Satisfactory
D 1.0 Minimum for passing
F 0.0 Failure

Other symbols used in the official recording of grades include:

Symbol Description
AU Course audited; no credit
IC Incomplete in course requirements
IP In progress; course runs beyond the normal end of term
IT Incomplete because of late submission of grade by instructor
P Pass without a specific grade being given
WD Formal withdrawal from a course
FA Student stopped attending course without formal withdrawal, neglected to complete course work and arrange with the instructor for a designation of IC, or exceeded the number of permitted absences. Assignment of the grade of FA is at the discretion of the instructor.

Students must achieve a 2.0 grade in all Holy Name nursing and Saint Peter's courses.

Vacations and Holidays

Classes and clinical practice are based on an academic calendar, and recesses are planned at intervals throughout the year.