The following requirements are utilized to evaluate each applicant to the School of Nursing:
- Completion of the Application for Admission form and submission of the non-refundable application fee.
- Official transcript from High School or a Graduate Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) including completion of the following courses:
a. Chemistry - 1 year
b. Biology - 1 year
c. Mathematics (Algebra/Geometry) - 2 years
d. English Reading & Comprehension - 4 years
- Results of College Boards (SAT) - a score of 480 or above in math and verbal is preferred.
- Results of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) - a score in the 70th percentile or above (program percentile rank) in all areas 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 on the form provided by the School.
- 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. Students should have sensory function adequate for patient 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 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 known during the admission interview and the student must provide evidence
of same in writing prior to the beginning of the program.
- After acceptance, all college courses are to be taken at Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing.
Classes start annually in mid-August. The admission procedure includes:
Submission of a completed application form with a nonrefundable application fee.
Pre-Nursing Entrance Examination (TEAS)
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), a standardized pre-nursing 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.
CLEP - College Level Examination Program
Students may receive college credits through CLEP only for
Introduction to Sociology (S0121), provided a score of 50 is
presented to the School Office at least two weeks prior to the
first day of the semester where the course is offered.
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
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 Nursing.
Transfer credit from other accredited institutions, validated by an
official transcript and carrying a letter grade of "C" or numerical
grade of "2.0" or better, may be applied to specific college
courses to meet the curriculum requirements offered by Holy
Name Medical Center School of 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 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.
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 75% or higher.
- 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.
Upon acceptance to the School of Nursing, all courses must be
taken at the School according to the Curriculum Organization
Plan. Eligibility for the AAS in Health Sciences requires that
students take 36 liberal arts and science credits, of which 27 must
be Saint Peter's University credits and 9 may be from colleges
attended prior to acceptance to Holy Name School of Nursing.
Students must attain a grade point average of 2.0 in each Saint
Peter's University course. In addition, all students must attain a
minimum GPA of 2.0 in each course of the nursing program.
All correspondence (transcripts, references, applications) and questions should be directed to:
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing
690 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666