The faculty of Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing believes that positive learning environments increase persistence
and retention of students and enhance the likelihood that the student will develop habits to encourage lifelong learning, a
characteristic of successful nursing professionals. The School of Nursing offers health services, academic advisement, and
functional/psychological support services to facilitate intellectual and personal growth of the student.
The purpose of student advisement is to assist students in setting academic goals, and to provide encouragement and support as
they move through their academic journey. Through timely advisement, students are assisted as they develop, identify, and
fulfill their goals to complete the nursing program in a timely and judicious manner.
All faculty are available to students for academic advisement throughout the school year. Students are urged to take advantage
of faculty office hours for academic assistance. At any other time, students may seek assistance from any faculty member of their
The student health program consists of annual tuberculin testing, health counseling, flu vaccination, and the treatment of
minor illness. Health promotion and wellness is a thread woven throughout student services and a website has been developed to
support healthful living within our school community.
Functional/psychological support services at the School of Nursing create a student-friendly atmosphere conducive to
learning, to promoting student self-esteem and feelings of selfworth (important elements of persistence), and to establishing a
healthy co-learning environment. These goals are supported by the faculty of the School of Nursing along with the psychologists
and nursing professionals who work with our students to provide assistance as needed.
Job Placement Services
Human Resources and Nursing Administration provide information and employment resources for the nursing
students. Students are given the opportunity to attend nationally sponsored job fairs, and all literature from nurse recruiters is
posted in the Medical Center.
The Nursing and Medical libraries at Holy Name Medical Center provide students with opportunities to achieve academic
success. The libraries have a wide range of materials to support the School of Nursing curriculum. An extensive collection
of journals, textbooks and electronic databases are available for students. The Nursing Library has a computer lab with
wireless Internet connection to support the academic progress of students. Computer programs support every nursing course, and
assist students in preparing for the NCLEX examination.
In keeping with the mandate to uphold the highest standards of patient safety and to maintain quality nursing practice, the
School 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 Nursing is contingent upon clearance following the criminal background check and results of drug screening.
The Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing Alumni Association was created in 1928 to uphold the general welfare,
prestige, and scholastic, personnel and educational interests of the School of Nursing, and to provide an organization through
which alumni members may remain in contact and enhance their interaction with each other. The bylaws direct that every
graduate of the RN program automatically be a member of the Alumni Association. The Board of Directors and the School
of Nursing Faculty and Administration maintain an open line of communication and cooperative working relationship in all
matters that enrich and enhance the educational opportunities of the student body and alumni.
Students of all denominations are encouraged to develop their spiritual lives in accordance with their own religious philosophy.
Holy Name Medical Center's Pastoral Care Department is available to all students on a personal basis. Students are welcome
to participate in the liturgies offered throughout the year. Mass is offered daily in the Medical Center chapel.
The School of Nursing considers participation in extracurricular activities to be an important aspect of the formation
of a professional nurse. Self-direction and leadership skills are promoted through membership in the Student Organization.
Social functions are planned in conjunction with the Student Organization Committee and the faculty advisers.