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1. What type of program do you offer?
HackensackUMC Mountainside School of Nursing offers a two year diploma program. A nursing diploma enables a student to take the NCLEX exam. The NCLEX is the required licensure exam to become a registered nurse.
2. Is there an evening program?
We do not offer an evening program at this time. The curriculum is offered Monday through Friday with lecture and clinical learning experiences.
3. How long is the program?
Our program is two years beginning in the summer with the Nursing Essential Skills prerequisite course.
4. Do you have an LPN to RN bridge program?
We do offer a bridge program to LPNs provided all of the admissions criteria are met.
5. What is the process for admissions?
The admissions process includes a complete admissions application, essay, two reference forms, complete official college and high school transcripts, passing TEAS test and personal interview.
6. What is the TEAS test and what is the best way to prepare?
The TEAS is the Test of Essential Academic Skills and a passing score of 60 is required for our program. The best preparation is to allow 4 weeks of study using the TEAS practice manual available at: www.atitesting.com where you can visit their online store and purchase the manual and practice tests.
7. What are the prerequisite courses needed?
The prerequisite courses are: English I & II, Psychology, Sociology, Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Chemistry (organic/biochemistry/inorganic exposure) and Microbiology. All courses credits must be transferred to the HackensackUMC Mountainside School of Nursing with a grade of C or better. All science courses listed must have been completed within the last 5 years.
8. Is Financial Aid available?
HackensackUMC Mountainside School of Nursing participates in the Federal Pell Grant Program and the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program for eligible students. All students must file a FAFSA in order to be considered. Students may also apply for loans through private lending institutions.