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JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Nursing offers a Cooperative Program with Union County College. Graduates will receive both a Diploma in Nursing and an Associate in Science Degree.
The actual length of the nursing program varies depending on the nursing track one is accepted for:
  • Accelerated (requires a prior baccalaureate degree and higher entrance requiremenets) - 3 nursing semesters
  • Generic (option available to all accepted applicants) – 5 nursing semesters
  • LPN-to-RN (requires a current LPN license) – 3 nursing semesters
  • Pathways to BSN (requires higher entrance requirements) – 5 nursing semesters

Is there a waiting list for admissions?

There is no waiting list for admission into the nursing program. However, there may be a waiting list for certain nursing clinical courses. Enrollment for all nursing courses (NURM 100, NURM 119, NURM 120, NURM 121, NURM 122, NURM 141 and NURM 221) is determined by date of admittance, satisfactory completion of the science and other general education course requirements and seat availability.
The general education courses are offered day, evening and weekend hours. The Nursing courses vary by track:
  • Accelerated – daytime hours only
  • Generic – day or evening hours
  • LPN-to-RN – Transition course offered annually in May and alternating day or evening hours
  • Pathways to BSN – UCC courses offered day or evening; Kean University courses are daytime only; Nursing courses are day or evening.
Applications are processed for either fall or spring entrance. Select on the Application where indicated the semester applying for. However, applications should not be submitted at the last minute since transcripts, references and other material are required for a completed application by the deadline. See Admission Requirements - School of Nursing.
No. It is neither recommended nor necessary to do so. The JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Nursing program consists of two parts: general education courses (prerequisites and co-requisites to the nursing clinical courses), which include science and liberal arts courses, and the nursing courses (clinical). While advanced standing may be awarded, courses are not pre-requisites for acceptance. You do not have to attend Union County College first (or any other college) before applying to the JFK Muhlenberg Snyder Schools' nursing program.

The term "pre-requisite" is not the same as the term "admission requirements." Pre-requisite courses are courses that must be completed before progressing to the next course. The pre-requisite courses listed in the School of Nursing curriculum are part of the nursing program. They are not admission requirements. Therefore, you do not have to complete them prior to applying for admission.

The minimum passing grade for all nursing courses is "C" (70 – 74). However, to transfer a nursing course, the previous nursing school's grade requirements must be satisfied.

Note: The JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder School of Nursing Curriculum includes science, general education and theory/clinical nursing courses. While many sections are offered, registration into these courses cannot be guaranteed. Registration for all nursing courses is on a seat availability basis. Seat availability means that students with advanced standing are not guaranteed enrollment in nursing courses for the semester they prefer. Students may register for other required general education courses. All biology courses (Anatomy I and II and Microbiology) have a five-year time limit; Chemistry has a ten-year time limit. Consult the Curriculum Design page of the Schools’ Catalog for additional information.

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Revised January 2018




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