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  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in the relevant courses *; with no grade lower than C.
  • Two BIO’s are required, Anatomy and Physiology I and II or Microbiology, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher when applying.
  • 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.
  • Other general education courses need not be taken prior to applying to Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools. However, the courses must be completed the semester prior to starting the transition course. One may transfer up to 36 comparable credits (40 for those with a bachelor’s degree), into the program. 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)

  • Students who have not completed algebra, biology or chemistry in high school, must take the high school equivalent courses at Union County College.

High School Biology……………… BIO 102
High School Chemistry…………… CHEM 101
High School Algebra……………… MAT 017/MAT 019

  • 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 LPN to RN Track if they previously
    – failed two (2) required science courses
    – failed two (2) 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  • An applicant may have withdrawn from a required course only one (1) time.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 Fall (September) and Spring (January) semester.

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
  • Current LPN License
  • 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.

 

LPN to RN Track Curriculum

LPN TO RN 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
*Requires two BIO's prior to
applying. 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
All general education courses listed above must be completed prior to starting the transition course.
Total Credits     31     
SUMMER SESSION
 
 
 
 
Course
Course Title
Lecture Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit Hrs
NURM120
LPN Transition Course
11.2
 
4**
NRML120
LPN Transition Course
Clinical Lab
 
11.2
0
Total Credits     **     
SEMESTER II
 
 
 
 
Course
Course Title
Lecture Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit Hrs
 
Humanities Elective
3
0
3
NURM221
Nursing III
4.5
 
9
NRML221
Nursing III Clinical Lab
 
13.5
0
Total Credits     12     
SEMESTER IV
 
 
 
 
Course
Course Title
Lecture Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit Hrs
 
Humanities Elective
3
0
3
NURM222
Nursing IV
4.5
 
9
NRML222
Nursing IV Clinical Lab
 
13.5
0
Total Credits     12     

 

 
Nursing Credits: 38
General Education Credits Credits: 37

Total Credits 75
 
**These 4 credits are held in escrow and upon passing NURM120, advanced standing awarded for:
 
    NURM100    1 credit
    NURM119    3 credits
    NURM121    8 credits
    NURM122    8 credits
 
Note: CHEM113 AND CHE114 may be needed for transfer into a BSN program

 

Class Schedule

NURM120 – LPN Transition Course
SUMMER I - May 2019 (Day)
 
Lecture Monday & Tuesday 8:00am - 2:30pm
Lab/Clinical: Thursday & Friday 7:00am - 1:30pm
 
First two days May 23rd & May 24th is lecture not a lab/clinical.
 
NURM120 – LPN Transition Course
SUMMER I - May 2020 (Evening)
 
Lecture: TBA       
Lab/Clinical: TBA       

NURM221 – Nursing III
Day Lecture: Monday  9:00am - 3:00pm
Day Lab/Clinical: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:00am - 3:00pm
Evening Lecture: Monday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Evening – Lab/Clinical: Tuesday, Wednesday 4:50pm - 11:50pm

NURM222 – Nursing IV
Day Lecture: Monday  9:00am - 3:00pm
Day Lab/Clinical: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:00am - 3:00pm
Evening Lecture: Monday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Evening – Lab/Clinical: Tuesday, Wednesday 4:50pm - 11:50pm


(Day & Time maybe subject to change)
 
     

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