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  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in the relevant courses *; with no grade lower than C.
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and Microbiology cannot be more than five years old, Chemistry, no more than ten years old.
  • Challenge exams are offered for biology and chemistry courses through Union County College.
  • Other general education courses need not be taken prior to applying to Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools. However, one may transfer up to 36 comparable credits (40 for those with a bachelor’s degree), into the program. No grade lower than C is considered for transfer.
  • Applicants may check on the transferability of previously completed college courses by visiting www.njtransfer.org.

*Relevant Courses:
Anatomy and Physiology I and II
Microbiology
Principles of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
English Composition I and II
General Psychology
Life Span Development
Psychology Sociology
Humanities electives (2)

  • Students who have not completed algebra, biology or chemistry in high school, must take the high school equivalent courses at Union County College.

High School Biology……………… BIO 102
High School Chemistry…………… CHEM 101
High School Algebra……………… MAT 017/MAT 019

  • The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides a method of earning college credits by taking examinations in various subject areas. Students may apply for CLEP through www.collegeboard.com. Union County College recognizes CLEP scores and will apply credit in areas if CLEP scores meet the college requirements. Credit will not be given where there is evidence of previous academic work.
  • Transfer of successfully completed nursing courses is considered for accepted students. Nursing course outlines and syllabi must be submitted.
     
  • Applicants attending Union County College prior to becoming Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Muhlenberg Snyder students are not considered transfer students.
     
  • Admission to the School of Nursing is processed through the Admissions Office at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Muhlenberg Snyder Schools. It is not necessary to apply separately to Union County College.
     
  • Nursing applicants should select only one nursing track. Acceptance into the track will be based on the School’s criteria.
     
  • Individuals apply during the Open Application dates.
    The School accepts applications for the Fall (September) and Spring (January) semester.

NOTE: Application requirements – It is the applicant responsibility to provide the following information, verification and/or credentials to the HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH JFK MUHLENBERG SNYDER SCHOOLS ADMISSION OFFICE.

  • Official High School transcript or GED test scores
  • Foreign transcripts will require an evaluation from a current member of NACES (the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services), www.naces.org
  • Official transcripts from all schools (college, vocational schools, schools of practical nursing, etc.)
  • One complete reference
  • ATI TEAS – Entrance Exam
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, Naturalized Citizen, or have a Permanent Resident Card (green card)
  • Essay
  • Personal Statement – If applicable, see Applicant checklist for instructions
  • Consumer Information Sheet

Follow the applicant checklist on the application for details on each item listed above.

If you feel that your application needs additional explanation (i.e., academic history), please feel free to include a statement to this effect.

  • Admission is selective and competitive.
     
  • The Admissions Committee may request that the applicant clarify information presented to the Schools before an admissions decision is made.
     
  • Applicants are notified by mail on the Admissions Committee’s decision. Individuals who are accepted into a program must submit a non-refundable acceptance fee.
     
  • Applicants who are declined admissions into one program and apply to another program, must complete a new application, write an essay and submit another application fee. It is also necessary to submit a new reference.
     
  • Students who wish to transfer from one program to another program within the Schools must complete a new application form, write an essay, submit an official updated Union County College transcript and include a reference from the first Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School program that they attended.
     
  • Any student who has a documented learning disability will be given reasonable accommodations throughout the program of study. For further information, see the Student Handbook for Nursing.
     
  • Students are expected to be able to access and use a computer and printer. Course material, certain exams, review material and hospital technology require the use of computer and printers.
     
  • Placement in any of the School’s courses is on a seat-available basis.

 

Generic Track Curriculum

GENERIC TRACK
 
 
 
 
FIRST SEMESTER
 
 
 
 
Course
Course Title
Lecture Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit Hrs
*BIO105
Anatomy and Physiology I
3
3
4
*Course Limit: 5 years
 
 
 
 
*CHEM114
Principles of Organic
Chemistry & Biochemistry
3
3
4
*Course Limit: 10 years
 
 
 
 
ENG101
English Composition I
3
1
3
NURM119
Intro. To Nursing Concepts
3
0
3
NURM100
Mathematics for Pharmacology
1
0
1
NURM100 is an on–line or in–class course. Applicants with college level math course(s) may challenge Math for Pharmacology. (Challenge Exam Dates – NURM100).
Total Credits     15     
SECOND SEMESTER
 
 
 
 
Course
Course Title
Lecture Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit Hrs
*BIO106
Anatomy and Physiology II
3
3
4
*Course Limit: 5 years
 
 
 
 
PSY101
General Psychology
3
0
3
NURM121
Nursing I
4
0
8
NRML121
Nursing Clinical Lab
 
12
0
Total Credits     15     
THIRD SEMESTER
 
 
 
 
Course
Course Title
Lecture Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit Hrs
*BIO108
Microbiology
3
3
4
*Course Limit: 5 years
 
 
 
 
PSY204
Lifespan Development
3
0
3
NURM122
Nursing II
4
 
8
NRML122
Nursing II Clinical Lab
 
12
0
Total Credits     15     
FOURTH SEMESTER
 
 
 
 
Course
Course Title
Lecture Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit Hrs
SOC101
Principal of Sociology
3
0
3
ENG102
English Composition II
3
1
3
NURM221
Nursing III
4.5
 
9
NRML221
Nursing III Clinical Lab
 
13.5
0
Total Credits     15     
FIFTH SEMESTER
 
 
 
 
Course
Course Title
Lecture Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit Hrs
 
Humanities Elective
3
0
3
 
Humanities Elective
3
0
3
NURM222
Nursing IV
4.5
 
9
NRML222
Nursing IV Clinical Lab
 
13.5
0
Total Credits     15     

 

Nursing Credits: 38
General Education Credits Credits: 37

Total Credits 75
 
Note: CHEM113 AND CHE114 may be needed for transfer into a BSN program
 
 

Class Schedule – Day or Evening

NURM100 - Math for Pharmacology –  In–class course
Lecture Wednesday    2:30pm - 3:30pm
5:00pm - 6:00pm

NURM100 - Math for Pharmacology – On-line course
Blended Wednesday    3:30pm - 4:30pm*
*In-class time – meets four times for testing

NURM119 - Intro. to Nursing
Day Lecture: Thursday  10:00am - 1:00pm
Evening Lecture: Thursday  4:30pm - 7:30pm

NURM121 – Nursing I
Day Lecture: Monday  9:00am - 2:00pm
Day Lab/Clinical: Thursday, Friday  8:00am - 2:30pm
Evening Lecture: Monday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Evening - Lab/Clinical: Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00pm - 11:30pm

NURM122 – Nursing II
Day Lecture: Monday  9:00am - 1:30pm
Day Lab/Clinical: Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am - 2:30pm
Evening Lecture: Monday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Evening – Lab/Clinical: Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00pm - 11:30pm

NURM221 – Nursing III
Day Lecture: Monday  9:00am - 3:00pm
Day Lab/Clinical: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:00am - 3:00pm
Evening Lecture: Monday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Evening – Lab/Clinical: Tuesday, Wednesday 4:50pm - 11:50pm

NURM222 – Nursing IV
Day Lecture: Monday  9:00am - 3:00pm
Day Lab/Clinical: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:00am - 3:00pm
Evening Lecture: Monday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Evening – Lab/Clinical: Tuesday, Wednesday 4:50pm - 11:50pm


(Day & Time maybe subject to change)
 
     

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Revised July 7, 2019

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