- All general education courses must be completed prior to starting the Accelerated Nursing program. Proof of registration on outstanding courses is required.
- GPA Requirements –
- Must have a 2.7 or higher overall GPA.
- D’s, F’s, and Withdrawals in the relevant courses will be considered in application review.
- Students with less than 12 college credits, will have their high school GPA evaluated.
- Anatomy and Physiology I, and II, and Microbiology cannot be more than ten years old, Chemistry, no more than ten years old.
- TEAS Requirments – 70% or higher overall weighted score (Reading and Math will each count for 30% of score and Science and English will each count for 20% of score).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- Personal Statement – If applicable, see Applicant Checklist for instructions.
- Prior Baccalaureate, or Higher Degree
- 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 will receive a notification by mail with the Admissions Committee's decision. Individuals who are accepted into a program will receive a follow up email with instructions on the next steps and will be required to 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
Chemistry & Biochemistry
|General Education Credits Credits:||37|
|***Condensed 12–week course|
|Note: CHEM113 AND CHE114 may be needed for transfer into a BSN program|
|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
|Lecture:||Monday & Tuesday||9:00am - 12:30pm|
|Lab/Clinical:||Wednesday, Thursday & Friday||8:00am - 2:30pm|
|Lecture:||Monday & Tuesday;||9:00am - 2:30pm|
|Lab/Clinical:||Wednesday & Thursday||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|Lecture:||Monday & Tuesday;||9:00am - 12:30pm|
|Lab/Clinical:||Wednesday & Thursday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
(Day & Time maybe subject to change)
Revised July 9, 2021