Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing

Tracing its beginning to 1925, Holy Name Medical Center's School of Nursing offers a highly competitive Registered Nurse (RN) program and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program.

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  • On Campus
  • Private
  • Accreditation acen Accredited
  • Programs LPN, Other
  • Location Teaneck, NJ
  • Telephone 1-201-833-3005
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In 1925, there were only 13 women training at the Holy Name nursing school. The Sisters of St. Joseph created the school as a registered nurse diploma school. Through its 90-year history, exceptional nursing care has always been the focus and continues to be its strong point. The Holy Name School of Nursing was founded when the Holy Name Hospital started. In 2010, the name was changed to its current name, Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing. Now, it is a non-profit community medical and training center serving the residents of Bergen County and beyond.

Registered Nurse Diploma Program (RN)

The Registered Nurse Program, after 90 years, has evolved into one of the leading coeducational and highly competitive nurse diploma programs in New Jersey.

Admission Information (not all inclusive)

1.     Official transcript from High School or a Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) including completion of the following courses:

  • Chemistry - 1 year
  • Biology - 1 year
  • Mathematics (Algebra/Geometry) - 2 years
  • English Reading & Comprehension - 4 years

2.     SAT - 480 or above in math and verbal (preferred)

3.     TEAS - score in the 70th percentile or above in all areas (preferred)

4.     Official transcripts of all earlier college courses where applicable, regardless of length of attendance - (science courses are acceptable within a five-year period)

5.     Two professional references (professor, guidance counselor and/or employer)

6.     Personal interview (if requested)


The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited the RN Diploma program. The New Jersey Board of Nursing approved the program.

Practical Nursing Program (LPN) and LPN-RN Pathway Program

This program is a 12-month practical nurse diploma program.


The New Jersey Board of Nursing has approved the PN program.

LPN Program Admission Information (not all inclusive)

1.     Official transcript from High School or GED including completion of the following:

  • English Reading and Comprehension - 4 years
  • Mathematics - 2 year
  • General Science

2.     TEAS - a score of 65 percent or above in all areas and a composite in the 65th (preferred)

3.     Official transcripts of all earlier college courses where applicable, regardless of length of attendance - (science courses are acceptable within a five-year period)

4.     Two professional references (teacher, guidance counselor, employer)

5.     Personal interview (if requested)

Articulation LPN to RN Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

1.     A licensed practical nurse may apply to Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing, which offers a diploma in nursing and an Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences from a collaboration with Saint Peter's University. Credit is received for the first nursing course (Fundamentals of Nursing). The applicant will be required to take the LPN STEP exam and achieve a score of 75% or higher.

2.     Current LPN license

3.     Successfully complete (grade of C or better) the following at an accredited college: English Composition (3 credits), Intro to Psychology (3 credits) and Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4 credits). 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.     Audit Health Assessment and Pharmacology 1

5.     Complete at least five semesters of study at Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing to become eligible for graduation.

6.     Admissions Committee interview

Matriculation Requirements

Upon acceptance to the School of Nursing, all courses must be taken at the School according to the Curriculum Organization Plan. Students are required to take 36 liberal arts and science credits, of which 27 must be Saint Peter's University credits. 9 may be from colleges attended prior to acceptance to Holy Name School of Nursing. The grade point for the courses at St. Peter’s University must be 2.0 or above.

RN and LPN Clinical Simulation

 Clinical simulation enables students to effectively learn hands-on techniques and will help to build their confidence. Simulation lets students work in real life scenarios in a safe environment. Teaching and learning in the simulation labs connects the curriculum learned in the classroom to their hands-on care.

Spiritual Opportunity

Students from diverse denominations are encouraged to enhance their spiritual lives following their own religious philosophy. Holy Name Medical Center's Pastoral Care Department is an available option for all students. There are also several liturgical services available throughout the year. The Medical Center chapel offers mass daily.

NCLEX Pass Rates

2016 - RN DIPLOMA - 98%

2016 - LPN - 95.83%

Latest Reviews (Max 10)

  1. Anonymous
    Jul 12, '17, 7:12 pm by
    Overall: 2.3 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 2 stars
    Experience: 2 stars
    Staff: 3 stars
    Academics: 3 stars
    Costs: 1 stars
    Support: 3 stars

    Program: LPN
    Classes: On Campus
    Focus: Licensed Practical Nurse

    My Experience

    Long story short; I'm not positive that this was the best choice.

    About The Staff

    Instructors are informative during lecture yet they have no idea or pretend to ignore what is going on between students. Not to mention that they play favorites and don't make it a secret. In the end all of this takes away from student focus and level of comfort.

    Things To Know

    Overall I think that school would have been easier with a more supportive staff and students.

  2. Visit Ashley Hay, BSN, RN profile page
    Jun 15, '17, 8:48 pm by
    Overall: 4.8 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 4 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Status: Alumni
    Program: Other
    Classes: On Campus
    Graduation: 2006

    My Experience

    Incredible experience obtaining my diploma & Associates degree (in conjunction with staff from St Peters University) back in 2006. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to become a nurse. The hands on training throughout really prepared me for my future career.

    About The Staff

    I had great respect for all of my professors. They were all very knowledgeable and helpful.

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