Dec 03, 2020  
2020-2021 Online Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Online Catalog

Nursing, JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Schools, A.S.


   

Program Description


Students interested in receiving additional information about, or an application to the program should contact the Director of Admission and Recruitment Services, JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools, Park Avenue and Randolph Road, Plainfield, N.J., 07061, visit the school’s website http://www.muhlenbergschools.org, email jfkmuhlenbergadmissions@hackensackmeridian.org, or call 908-668-2401.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate accountability, responsibility, and integrity for the delivery of safe nursing care within legal, ethical, and regulatory framework in nursing practice;
  • Provide safe nursing care utilizing evidence-based practice and the nursing process to minimize risk or harm to a diverse population across the lifespan;
  • Provide education to individuals and families related to promotion, maintenance, restoration of health, and caring throughout the lifespan;
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary healthcare team members to facilitate optimal patient outcomes by incorporating quality initiatives in all settings;
  • Demonstrate effective communication with patients, families, peers, and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote optimal patient outcomes in a variety of healthcare settings;
  • Demonstrate sound clinical judgment and reasoning in the delivery of patient centered care for a diverse patient population;
  • Utilize information technology to communicate, incorporate evidence-based practice, minimize errors, gather data, and support decisions for safe patient care.

After Union County College


Graduates of these programs can either work in the Nursing/Health professions or continue their educational pursuits.

General Information


Curriculum

The School seeks to admit those candidates who are best qualified to meet the academic requirements of each of the Schools’ tracks. Fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the New Jersey State Board of Nursing, the nursing program offers two tracks leading to eligibility for registered nurse licensure, the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nursing, and prepares the student for entry-level nursing positions in hospitals or comparable facilities. The three curricular tracks are the Generic: Day and Evening track, the Accelerated track and the LPN transition track. Finally, the LPN to RN track, is offered once per year for those candidates who have a current LPN license and are interested in continuing their education to an RN.

Matriculation

Students may matriculate as full time or part time students in the Generic program.  Students enrolled in the Accelerated program must be enrolled as full time students. A student who pursues a minimum of 12 credit hours of academic work per semester is classified as full-time. Part-time status is any student who pursues less than 12 credit hours of academic work over semester .

Generic RN Program

The Generic Track is a 75-credit curriculum and students have the option of day or evening classes.  Students are admitted for both the Fall and Spring semesters.  There are no summer nursing classes offered in the Generic Track. Students have a maximum of seven (7) semesters to complete the program whether they are full-time or part-time.  General education courses, sciences and humanities are completed at UCC. Transfer credits may be accepted into the program.  Nursing courses are taken at the School of Nursing in the Plainfield campus.

Accelerated Program

The Accelerated Track builds on existing knowledge and life experience.  It is designed for individuals with a bachelor’s level degree (or higher) who wish to change career goals without repetition of college courses.  They must also earn a specified score on the School’s entrance examination for consideration into this track.  All general education (pre-clinical) requirements must be satisfied either through transfer and/or enrollment in the nursing program before beginning this program.  When matriculating into the Accelerated Track, students attend day classes for one calendar year, January through December, including the summer.

LPN to RN Track for Licensed Practical Nurses

The LPN to RN Track is designed for the licensed practical nurse (LPN) who wishes to continue studies to be eligible to sit for the registered nurse licensure examination (NCLEX-RN).  The Track builds on existing knowledge, skills and strengths.  Upon matriculation into this track, students must attend the LPN Transition Course (NURM 120).  This annual, five week course begins at the end of May and finishes in June.  Upon successful completion of the LPN to RN Track and the required pre-requisite and co-requisite courses, students will be eligible to enter the School of Nursing in the third nursing course (NURM 221).

Education Progression: Pathways to the BSN

Students may opt to apply for the Pathways to BSN program.  The ‘Pathways’ provides an opportunity for those candidates who meet the admissions criteria to complete their BSN degree at Kean University after graduation from the SON.

The SON also has   agreements with Wagner College, Chamberlain University, Grand Canyon University, Monmouth University, Montclair University, Rutgers, and Walden University.

Graduates of the Program

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensing examination (NCLEX-RN) to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse. Upon licensure, graduates may seek employment in the nursing/health care field and/or continue their educational pursuits.

Admission to the School of Nursing

Admission is selective and competitive. Individuals must apply during the Open Admissions dates. Interested individuals should visit the Schools’ website www.jfkmuhlenbergschools.org for information about the Schools and required policies and procedures.

Admission to the Generic Track

Application for admission consideration for the Generic Track requires the following:

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in relevant courses.
  • TEAS Entrance Exam scores of 58% or higher in Math and Reading.
  • General education courses not need to be taken prior to applying to the JFK Muhlenberg Snyder Schools.
  • 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.

Admission to the Accelerated Track

Application for admission consideration for the Accelerated Track requires the following:

  • Requires a Baccalaureate, or higher Degree.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher in relevant courses.
  • TEAS Entrance Exam scores of 70% or higher in Math and Reading.
  • Successful completion of all general education courses are required prior to applying to the JFK Muhlenberg Snyder Schools.
  • One may transfer up to 40 comparable credits into the program, no grade lower than C is considered for transfer.

Admission to the LPN to RN Track

Application for admission consideration for the LPN to RN Track requires the following:

  • Current LPN license from any state or territory of the United States.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in the relevant courses.
  • TEAS Entrance Exam scores of 58% or higher in Math and Reading.
  • General education courses not need to be taken prior to applying to the JFK Muhlenberg Snyder Schools. However, successful completion of all general education courses are required 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.

Recommended Sequence - Day and Evening Divisions


Generic Track


Semester Total: 15

Spring Semester


Semester Total: 15

Fall Semester


Semester Total: 15

Semester Total: 15

Fall Semester


Semester Total: 15

Nursing Credits: 38


General Education Credits: 37


Total Program Credits: 75


Accelerated Track


Courses at Union County College (if necessary)

Semester Total: 38

Spring Semester


Semester Total: 13

Summer Semester


Semester Total: 11

Fall Semester


Semester Total: 13

Nursing Credits: 38


General Education Credits: 37


Total Program Credits: 75


* These sciences must have been taken within the last five years to be transferable.

** The CHE 113 /CHE 114  sequence is recommended for students considering BSN/MSN study.

+ Taught in a 12-week summer semester.

LPN to RN Track


Courses at Union County College (if necessary)

Total Credits: 31

Summer Semester


Semester Total: 4

Semester Total: 12

Semester Total: 12

Nursing Credits: 38


General Education Credits: 37


Total Program Credits: 75


* Transfer limits: BIO sciences must have been taken within the last five years
                          CHE sciences must have been taken within the last ten years

**  Upon passing NURM 120 , 16 transfer credits will be awarded to satisfy the following courses:

Milestone Courses


The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information