Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing?

  1. Anyone attend school there or know someone who has? Any feedback would be great! THANKS!
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   emtb2rn
    Excellent school. Program is clinically based, so you will learn mostly by doing. Get as many pre-reqs done as possible, most especially A&P done before you start the summer fundamentals course. Some tough CIs but none who are "out to get" anybody. PM me if you have some specific questions.
  4. by   KMP77
    Is this Mountainside Hospital in Montclair?
  5. by   emtb2rn
    Quote from KMP77
    Is this Mountainside Hospital in Montclair?
    Yeah.
  6. by   hansen32
    Is it true the first thing they do at Mountainside is certify you as a CNA and put you out to work?
  7. by   2longasn
    It's an excellent program. Tough but worth it. There will be no slacking. the Instructors are all excellent, you can, and will learn something good from them all. The best instructors are the toughest instructors. Watch out for nursing 4, 3 clincal rotations in one semester :smackingf. Don't throw out your nursing 2 stuff you will need it for nursing 5. good luck.
  8. by   jlrose
    I personally went to Bergen Community College, but I work at Mountainside Hospital. I went through orientation and a few certification classes with rn's who went there--and they all seem to really know their stuff. So--as far as I can see--it's a good school. =)
  9. by   Hydakins
    I am starting there this August. One of my previous bosses went to that school along with one of the per diem nurses that still works here. They both said that it was a VERY GOOD program. I mentioned them to 3 MHSON faculty, and they remembered them (they graduated about 8-9 years ago). I met someone last week who went there and she said that the professors at MHSON go in depth with what they teach, which is an advantage over other professors from other schools (where a BSN or ASN is given). A few other people in passing spoke very highly of the program. Basically, I have yet to hear anything average or negative about the school or program. This is the first school that I have been able to go to and call and have EVERY question answered without recieving an attitude behind it. They also respond to e-mails in a timely manner. They definitely take their time with you and give you individual attention.

    No they do not put you out to work. However, they do require that you have CNA skills before beginning the program. It used to be a 3 year program but now it is a 2 year program. They offer the class which started 7/2 for BNA (basic nursing assistant). They used to incorporate it into the first nursing course but since the program change they want you to come into it with certain knowledge. The hospital will hire those who want to apply part-time once the class is complete. It is a choice and an opportunity that I think can only help.
    Last edit by Hydakins on Jul 6, '07
  10. by   Hydakins
    No they do not put you out to work. However, they do require that you have CNA skills before beginning the program. It used to be a 3 year program but now it is a 2 year program. They offer the class which started 7/2 for BNA (basic nursing assistant). They used to incorporate it into the first nursing course but since the program change they want you to come into it with certain knowledge. The hospital will hire those who want to apply part-time once the class is complete. It is a choice and an opportunity that I think can only help.
  11. by   missymarie26
    Does anyone know what the passing mark on the NET needs to be for Mountainside?
  12. by   Hydakins
    Im not sure of the exact numbers but I know that a some people did not do well. Just study even though its a high school level exam. People take that for granted and then do poorly. Study so that you know what questions look like (the wording). When you take the exam, you spend less time thinking and more time "doing" the problems because you will know how to answer the question as soon as you see key words. They basically want to see that you will be able to read and understand the med-surg books. So I guess your score has to be satisfactory (at least the English part) towards that. They may even accept a not so great score if you transcripts look great. Thats a good question though. Maybe I'll ask them when I call again just to get an exact answer. I never really thought of that.
    Last edit by Hydakins on Jul 13, '07
  13. by   Hydakins
    I called today but forgot to ask. I will be speaking to someone there again before the end of the week.

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