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  • All general education courses must be completed prior to applying. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher in the relevant courses; with no grade lower than C.*
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Microbiology. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • 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.
  • One may transfer up to 40 comparable credits for those with a bachelor’s degree. 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)

  • 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.
     
  • An applicant will not be considered for the Accelerated Track if they previously
    – failed two (2) required science courses
    – failed one (1) nursing course
    – failed one science course and one nursing course with a grade of C-, D, or F

This means any two C-, D, or F grades in Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Microbiology, and/or any Nursing course.

  • An applicant may have withdrawn from a required course only one (1) time.
     
  • 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 Spring (January) semester only.

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
  • 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.

 

Accelerated Track Curriculum

ACCELERATED TRACK
 
 
 
 
Course
Course Title
Lecture Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit Hrs
*BIO105
Anatomy and Physiology I
3
3
4
*BIO106
Anatomy and Physiology II
3
3
4
*BIO108
Microbiology
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
ENG102
English Composition II
3
1
3
PSY101
General Psychology
3
0
3
PSY204
Lifespan Development
3
0
3
SOC101
Principal of Sociology
3
0
3
 
Humanities Elective
3
0
3
 
Humanities Elective
3
0
3
All general education courses listed above must be completed prior to applying
Total Credits     37     
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).
SPRING SESSION
 
 
 
 
Course
Course Title
Lecture Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit Hrs
NURM141
Accelerated Nursing I
7
0
13
NRML141
Acc. Nursing I Clin. Lab
 
18
0
Total Credits     13     
SUMMER SEMESTER
 
 
 
 
Course
Course Title
Lecture Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit Hrs
***NURM241
Accelerated Nursing II
8.2
0
11
NRML241
Acc. Nursing II Clin. Lab
 
20.5
0
Total Credits     11     
FALL SEMESTER
 
 
 
 
Course
Course Title
Lecture Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit Hrs
NURM242
Accelerated Nursing III
7
0
13
NRML242
Acc. Nursing III Clin. Lab
 
18
0
Total Credits     13     
Nursing Credits: 38
General Education Credits Credits: 37

Total Credits 75
 
***Condensed 12–week course
 
Note: CHEM113 AND CHE114 may be needed for transfer into a BSN program

 

Class Schedule

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

NURM141
Lecture: Monday & Tuesday 9:00am - 12:30pm
Lab/Clinical: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00am - 2:30pm

NURM241
Lecture: Monday & Tuesday; 9:00am - 2:30pm
Lab/Clinical: Wednesday & Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm

NURM242
Lecture: Monday & Tuesday; 9:00am - 12:30pm
Lab/Clinical: Wednesday & Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm


(Day & Time maybe subject to change)
 
     

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Revised December 2018

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