LPN to RN Pathway

Articulation for the Licensed Practical Nurse to the Registered Nurse Program

  1. A licensed practical nurse may apply to Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan 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 Predictor exam and achieve a score of 65% or higher.
  2. Applicants must bring their LPN license with them to be accepted into the Predictor exam.
  3. 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 LPN-RN Pathway 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.
  4. Applicants are required to complete at least five semesters of study at Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing in order to become eligible for graduation.

Matriculation Requirements

All courses must be taken at the School of Nursing according to the Curriculum Organization Plan. Eligibility for the AAS in Health Sciences requires that students take 36 liberal arts and science credits, 27 of which must be Saint Peter's University credits and nine may be from other colleges.

Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 in each Saint Peter's course and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in each course of the nursing program.

All correspondence (transcripts, references, applications) and questions should be directed to:

Admissions Office
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing
690 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666
Tel: 201-833-3055
Fax: 201-833-7209
Email: school@mail.holyname.org

Saint Peter's University

Saint Peter's University, located in Jersey City with a satellite campus in Englewood Cliffs, is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (BSN and MSN nursing programs) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (Teacher Preparation Program) and is approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education.

College courses in liberal arts and sciences are offered as part of Holy Name Medical Center's diploma school program and are conducted at Holy Name's School of Nursing campus in Teaneck. Students from the School of Nursing are automatically accepted at Saint Peter's and have the option of taking an additional three college courses with the basic curriculum to earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the Health Sciences from Saint Peter's University. The AAS is in addition to the diploma in nursing from Holy Name.

Students have three options at Holy Name's School of Nursing:

  1. The student completes the nursing curriculum in two or three years.
  2. The student graduates with a diploma in nursing and 33 college credits from Saint Peter's University.
  3. The student takes an additional three college courses, which earns him or her an Associate's Degree in Applied Science from Saint Peter's. Holy Name graduates may apply the college credits toward a Bachelor of Science in nursing.