Sister Claire Tynan, CSJP, was a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, and a former Director of the School of Nursing who ministered at Holy Name Medical Center for 49 years in various capacities until her passing in 2009. Caring and insightful, she was a dedicated teacher and inspirational presence to generations of nursing students.
The education of nurses has always been an integral part of the Holy Name Medical Center healthcare mission. Founded in 1925 with Holy Name Hospital as Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, the school began with a class of 13 women and is now one of the largest and most respected coeducational diploma schools of nursing in New Jersey.
Renamed Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing in 2018, the school has a long history of outstanding nursing education, post-graduation job success, and academic advancement for students who wish to earn higher degrees in nursing. Today, approximately 10 percent of students are male, with 85 percent undertaking their nursing education later in life or as a second career.
School of Nursing students take the NCLEX licensure exam after completing the course of study, and score consistently higher than students from many other nursing programs in the region. According to registerednursing.org, Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing's RN program is ranked #4 among the top 10 nursing schools in New Jersey; practicalnursing.org ranks the school's LPN program #8 in New Jersey. Both rankings are based on students' NCLEX high pass rates.
As a diploma school, the School of Nursing gives outstanding preparation to students for entry-level positions in nursing. The curriculum covers general education and prerequisite courses, in addition to the nursing-specific coursework, which encompasses the subjects listed below:
Because the School of Nursing's program is hospital based, the emphasis is on patient or clinical practice and care. This is highly desirable, as students spend a great deal of time in clinical courses at Holy Name Medical Center's nursing units while earning their diploma, making them ready to "hit the ground running" in a variety of patient care settings, including:
The education of nurses has always been an integral aspect of the Holy Name Medical Center healthcare community. The School of Nursing, also founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, has grown from a class of 13 women to become one of the largest coeducational diploma schools in New Jersey sponsored by a Catholic healthcare institution.
The School of Licensed Practical Nursing was established in 1972 and promulgates a philosophy and mission consistent with that of Holy Name Medical Center. In order to prepare the student for a nursing role in our ever-changing society, emphasis is placed on sound nursing theory, closely supervised clinical experience, and the student's development as a person.