From NJ BON Sept 19, 2006 minutes:
HoHoKus School of Business & Medical Sciences Hackensack- Proposed Bilingual Practical Nursing Program
Representatives from HoHoKus Bilingual Program provided the Committee with an in depth presentation regarding an innovative Bilingual Program which the school would like to institute. Admission criteria, tuition costs, textbooks, and the curriculum plan were presented. Essentially, HoHoKus plans to provide ESL education in conjunction with the nursing program. The plans are to progress from Spanish to English in the presentation of the practical nursing curriculum. This will lengthen the curriculum from 12 to 18 months.
The Board President, and Executive Director have received letters of support from Ruben D. Fernandez, MA, RN, Vice President, Palisades Medical Center regarding this program. After discussion the Board, upon a motion made by Leo-Felix Jurado and duly seconded by Constance Wilson, voted that approval be granted to the HoHoKus School of Business & Medical Sciences Hackensack Bilingual Nursing Program, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:37-1.16 (d). In addition, the school is to submit an evaluation report to the Board within 3 years from the date of implementation of the program regarding the effectiveness of the Spanish-English curriculum. The motion carried. http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/nursing/minute/nur919.htm