Registered Nurse Program
The education of nurses has always been an integral aspect of the Holy Name Medical Center healthcare community. The School of Nursing, also founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, has grown from a class of 13 women to become one of the largest coeducational diploma schools in New Jersey sponsored by a Catholic healthcare institution.
A collaborative agreement with Saint Peter's University provides expanded educational opportunities at our Teaneck campus.
In order to prepare students for a nursing role in our ever changing society, emphasis is placed on sound nursing theory, closely supervised clinical experience, and on the student's development as a person.
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title XI of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age in Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, does not discriminate on the basis of color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, handicap, or Vietnam era veteran's status in any of its education or employment policies, procedures or practices.
Additionally, this school is in compliance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (commonly known as the Buckley Amendment), The Student Right-to-Know, Americans with Disabilities Act, Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542), and the Drug Free Schools and Community Act (Public Law 101-226).
Any questions concerning these laws and the School's release policy should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at 201-833-3005.
We, the faculty of Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing, believe that our mission, in harmony with the philosophy of Holy Name Medical Center, is to promote respect for the worth and uniqueness of the individual learner; to foster in the individual a search for peace, justice and moral values; to enhance the students' appreciation of the dignity, individuality, spiritual and cultural dimensions of mankind; and to create and maintain an environment in which the development of each student as a person and as a professional can take place.
We believe that nursing is a unique, humanitarian, practice oriented discipline whose central purpose is assisting individuals and their families with their health-related self-care requisites throughout the life cycle. Nursing's basic concern is to assist individuals in preventing illness, restoring them to their maximum health potential and maintaining wellness; and, if that is not possible, to prepare and support them in the process of dying. Nursing judgments, derived from antecedent knowledge and research, are selectively and deliberately actualized to help individuals and their families maintain or change conditions in themselves or their environment.
We believe that learning is an individual response to both planned and spontaneous experiences. The learning process includes participation on the part of the learner, and results in behavior change. Learning is most meaningful when it is related to the pursuit of the individual's own goals, enhanced by positive reinforcement and reward, influenced by role models, and takes place in a variety of ways at different rates. We further believe that learning is a lifelong, self-actualizing process, which enables the individual to have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the immediate and ultimate purpose of life.
We believe that education is the organized learning process through which a person assimilates knowledge, develops skills, establishes values, and realizes potentials. Formal education must include clearly defined, measurable and obtainable goals. We assume the major responsibility for determining these goals, guiding learners in their achievement and creating the climate in which optimal learning becomes possible.
We believe that nursing education is a process through which judgment is developed as knowledge is accrued and competencies are acquired. Nursing education is a lifelong process in that the practitioner of nursing accepts responsibility for independent study, continuing education and actualization of leadership potential.
We believe that graduates of Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing are prepared as responsible, accountable professional nurses who provide compassionate, culturally competent care for patients with prevalent health deviations in structured settings. Our graduates are prepared to be servant leaders with a holistic approach, based on mutual exchange of caring, bringing meaning and focus within diverse cultures and a sense of commitment towards their community. Their scope of practice centers on direct patient care and is defined by the roles of direct care provider, patient teacher, patient advocate, coordinator/manager of patient care, and member within the nursing profession. Graduates of this educational program are eligible to seek licensure as registered nurses and function as beginning practitioners within structured acute, intermediate, long term, and ambulatory healthcare facilities.
The faculty and students of the School of Nursing participate in community agencies offering health education programs to the public and serve as resources for community health projects. The School contributes to the delivery of health care by preparing graduate nurses who render services in medical centers and similar healthcare settings in urban, suburban, and rural communities.
Based upon its mission, and in harmony with its philosophy, the School of Nursing aims to prepare graduate nurses who:
- Will function as beginning practitioners within acute, intermediate, long-term and ambulatory healthcare facilities.
- Are accountable for personal and professional behavior and growth.
- Have respect for human rights, social justice and the dignity of all individuals, sick or well.
- Contribute to the health and welfare of the community.
Saint Peter's University, founded in 1872 and located in Jersey City with a campus in Englewood Cliffs, is a Jesuit-sponsored coeducational liberal arts institution. Saint Peter's University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (BSN & MSN nursing programs) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (Teacher Preparation Program), and is approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education. College courses in liberal arts and sciences are offered as part of Holy Name Medical Center's diploma school program and are conducted at Holy Name's School of Nursing campus in Teaneck.
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing, through its collaborative agreement with Saint Peter's University, offers students the option of taking an additional three college credits over the basic curriculum to earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the Health Sciences from Saint Peter's University. The AAS is in addition to the diploma in nursing from Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing, and is awarded to the graduate who has passed all the required courses.
There are three options available to students entering Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing:
- The student completes the nursing curriculum in two or three years.
- The student graduates with a diploma in nursing and 33 college credits from Saint Peter's University.
- The student takes an additional three college courses, which leads to an associate's degree in applied science from Saint Peter's University. Holy Name graduates interested in furthering their education may apply the college credits toward a bachelor of science in nursing.
The Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing - Registered Nurse Program is,
New Jersey Board of Nursing
124 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07101
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
New Jersey Department of Education under Federal Public Laws 550 and 634
- Association of Diploma Schools of Professional Nursing in New Jersey
- The National League for Nursing
- National Coalition of Hospital Associated Schools and Colleges of Nursing
- International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning