The following requirements are utilized to evaluate each applicant to the School of Nursing. Transfer students and licensed practical nurses who wish to apply to the Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing should consult our Articulation for the Licensed Practical Nurse
and Transfer Student requirements.
- Completion of the Application for Admission form and a 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 Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) - a score of 70 percent or above in program rank area, and a composite in the 70th percentile preferred.
- Official transcripts of all previous college courses where applicable, regardless of length of attendance.
- Two professional references, i.e., teacher, guidance counselor, employer, 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 prior to entrance exam. The need for special accommodations must be made known when the applicant applies in order for additional time allotment for the TEAS. The applicant must provide documented evidence of the specific learning disability.
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. Hepatitis B and flu vaccine are offered at the School. All necessary forms are forwarded to the applicant soon after notification of acceptance to the School. All students must have health insurance. The school does not provide insurance.
Criminal Background Check
Pursuant to Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations Standard (HRT-20), it is now a mandatory requirement that a criminal background check be done on all applicants before admission is granted to the RN program.
Upon acceptance to the School of Nursing, all courses must be taken at the School according to the Curriculum Organization Plan. Eligibility for AAS in Health Sciences requires that students take 36 Liberal Arts and Science credits, of which 27 must be St. Peter's College credits and 9 may be taken from colleges attended prior to acceptance to Holy Name School of Nursing.