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  • Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing

    Tracing its beginning to 1925, Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing offers a highly competitive RN Diploma program, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program, and the opportunity to seek an AAS Nursing degree and/or BSN from one of the SON's partners.

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    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited ACEN Accredited
    • Location Teaneck, New Jersey
    • Programs ASN/ADN, BSN, LPN, Other
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    The Holy Name School of Nursing was founded in 1925 when the Holy Name Hospital, started by the Sisters of St. Joseph, created the Registered Nurse Diploma school. Through its 90-year history, exceptional nursing care has always been the focus and continues to be its strong point.

    In 2010, the name was changed to, Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing. It is a non-profit community medical and training center serving the residents of Bergen County and beyond.

    In 2018, the name was once again changed to, Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing, in honor of Sister Claire Tynan, CSJP, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace and a former Director of the School of Nursing.

    Registered Nurse Diploma Program (RN)

    Admission Information (not all inclusive)

    • 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
    • SAT - 480 or above in math and verbal (preferred)
    • TEAS - score in the 70th percentile or above in all areas (preferred)
    • Official transcripts of all earlier college courses where applicable, regardless of length of attendance - (science courses are acceptable within a five-year period)
    • Two professional references (professor, guidance counselor and/or employer)
    • Personal interview (if requested)

    Practical Nursing Program (LPN)

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

    LPN Program Admission Information (not all inclusive)

    • Official transcript from High School or GED including completion of the following: English Reading and Comprehension - 4 years, Mathematics - 2 year, General Science
    • TEAS - a score of 65 percent or above in all areas and a composite in the 65th (preferred)
    • Official transcripts of all earlier college courses where applicable, regardless of length of attendance - (science courses are acceptable within a five-year period)
    • Two professional references (teacher, guidance counselor, employer)
    • Personal interview (if requested)

    Articulation LPN to RN (AAS)

    An LPN 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 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.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Current LPN license
    • 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
    • Audit Health Assessment and Pharmacology 1
    • Complete at least five semesters of study at Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing to become eligible for graduation
    • 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 Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan 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.

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    There are opportunities to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the School of Nursing partners. This includes Saint Peter's University, Montclair State University, Bloomfield College, Thomas Edison State University, William Paterson University, Walden University, and University of Phoenix (cohort).

    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.

    Accreditation and Approval

    The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited the RN Diploma program.

    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.

    Saint Peter's University's BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

    The New Jersey Board of Nursing approved the RN Diploma program.

    The New Jersey Board of Nursing approved the PN program.

    Rankings and Accolades

    registerednursing.org ranked Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing's RN program #4 among the top 10 nursing schools in New Jersey.

    practicalnursing.org ranked the school's LPN program #8 in New Jersey.

    The School's NCLEX nursing exam pass rates are consistently higher than the national average for both RN and LPN graduates.

    NCLEX Pass Rates

    2018 - RN DIPLOMA - 95.24%

    2018 - LPN - 94.12%

     

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