Christ Hospital School of Nursing
Cooperative Program with Hudson County Community College
Additional Information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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- What type of program do you offer?
Christ Hospital School of Nursing offers a Cooperative Program with Hudson County Community College. Our graduates will receive both a Diploma in Nursing and an Associate in Science Degree.
- How long is the program?
The program is designed to complete in 2 years full-time or 3 years part-time.
- What are the program hours?
The day division hours are approximately 8:00am – 3:00pm and the evening division hours are approximately 5:30pm – 11:30pm.
- What is the cost of the program?
The program cost is approximately $28, 000.00. This includes all college courses that are taught at Hudson County Community College and all nursing courses taught at Christ Hospital School of Nursing.
- Is financial aid or student loans available?
Yes! Financial aid and student loan information is available at the Hudson County Community College Financial Aid Department.
- How often are classes admitted?
Applicants are admitted on a rolling admission basis. Students are admitted to begin nursing classes once a year in the fall semester.
- How can I begin the process of acceptance?
You must complete both a Christ Hospital School of Nursing application and a Hudson County Community College application. You must return both applications, with the appropriate fees, to the Christ Hospital School of Nursing.
- What are the requirements before I may be accepted?
- Submit a Christ Hospital School of Nursing and Hudson County Community College application with appropriate fees.
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Complete a high school or college level chemistry course.
- Acceptable score on the NLN Pre-entrance Exam or acceptable SAT scores.
- Is an entrance exam required?
All students are required to take and successfully pass the NLN Pre-Entrance Exam. You will receive information regarding this exam and testing dates after your School of Nursing application has been received. Students with an SAT score of at least 480 verbal and 440 math may have the NLN pre-entrance exam waived. SAT Scores must be sent directly to the Christ Hospital School of Nursing.
- Is there any preparation for the NLN Pre-Entrance Exam?
Yes! There are recommended books/study guides to review material for this type of exam. These suggested materials will be provided to you once you have submitted your School of Nursing application.
- What happens after I take the required entrance exam?
Once you have taken the exam the School of Nursing will review your scores. If you have achieved an acceptable score you may receive a letter for a personal interview. You will then be informed of the necessary information required to complete your file.
- Can I transfer college credits from another college/university?
To have your college credits evaluated you must send an official transcript to Hudson County Community College. Applicants who wish to transfer credits from an accredited US college or University to HCCC may be granted up to 30 credits for courses completed with a grade of “C” or better.
Courses taken within five years prior to the students first semester at HCCC will be accepted. English and /or math courses taken more the ten years prior to the first semester will only be accepted if the student passes a proficiency test. For other specified courses, age limits (of five or ten years) have been set.
- What is the passing grade?
The passing grade for all nursing courses is 78.
- Where should I direct specific questions about this program?
You may contact the Christ Hospital School of Nursing at 201.795.8225 or the Admissions Department at 201.418.7075 or 201.795.7076.