Please Note: The Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing will be accepting applications for the Registered Nurse Program until May 1, 2014.
Based upon its mission, and in harmony with its philosophy, the School of Nursing aims to achieve the following goals.
Prepare graduate nurses who:
- will function as beginning practitioners within structured acute, intermediate, long term and ambulatory health care facilities.
- are accountable for personal and professional behavior and growth.
- have respect for human rights, social justice and the dignity of all individuals, sick or well.
- contribute to the health and welfare of the community.
The School of Nursing, through its collaborative agreement with St. Peter's College, offers students the option of taking an additional three college credits over the basic curriculum to earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS degree) in the Health Sciences from St. Peter's College. The AAS is in addition to the diploma in Nursing from the Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing, and is awarded to the graduate who has passed all the prescribed courses and presents verification of NCLEX success to Saint Peter's College.
There are three options available to students entering Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing. The student has the option of completing the nursing curriculum in two or in three years. The student would graduate with a diploma in Nursing and 33 college credits from St. Peter's College. A third option is also available - taking an additional three college credits which leads to an associate degree in applied science from St. Peter's College, providing student meets matriculation requirements. Holy Name graduates interested in furthering their education may transfer the college credits toward a Bachelor of Science degree.
The School of Nursing is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The School is also a member of the Association of Diploma Schools of Professional Nursing in New Jersey, the National Coalition of Medical Center Associated Schools and Colleges of Nursing, and the National League for Nursing.
The School participates in the Federal Stafford and PLUS Loan programs, the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Nursing Student Loan (NSL). There are alternative loan programs if Stafford Loan limits are insufficient. Scholarship information is also available by linking on to http://www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm
. This site offers no-cost scholarship searches.
The School places emphasis on the student's development as a person and a professional by offering a program of liberal arts and sciences, nursing theory, and closely supervised clinical experiences to prepare the student for nursing practice and State Board licensing examination.
The academic year extends from mid-August to late June (two 16-week semesters and one six-week Spring semester), allowing eight to nine weeks off during the summer. Both college and nursing courses are taught at Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing, with some clinical affiliations at other health care facilities.