Admission to the School of Nursing is processed through the Office of Admissions/Student Services. Applications and information may be obtained by calling the School of Nursing at (201)795–8225, Hudson County Community College at (201) 360–4284 or www.carepointhealth.org.
CarePoint Health School of Nursing graduates one class per year. Seats are limited. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first come basis. Once a class is filled, any additional qualified applicants may be placed on a waiting list.
Upon completion of the program graduates will receive an associate in science degree from Hudson County Community College and a diploma in Nursing from the CarePoint Health School of Nursing.
RN – BSN JOINT ADMISSIONS PROGRAM
CarePoint Health School of Nursing, Hudson County Community College and New Jersey City University have joined together to offer a joint admissions program to enable nursing students to seamlessly earn a BSN in a little as 15 months after completion of the RN/AS degree.
The CarePoint Health School of Nursing does not discriminate based on race, color, age, religion, handicap, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or veteran status in the administration of its admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, or any other policies. However, there are essential functional requirements in clinical practice for professional nursing student’s participation in clinical practice.
The CarePoint Health School of Nursing reserves the right to make changes, as circumstances require.
The CarePoint Health School of Nursing adheres to the Department of Health and Human Resources Standards under Title VI Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX Educational Amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)
The CarePoint Health School of Nursing also complies with the Buckley Amendment of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (FERPA). Records are maintained and released in compliance with Public Law 93-380, The Family Educational and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended. For students over the age of 18, grades will be released to the parent(s) or guardian(s) only with written consent of student. Students, graduates and parent(s) or guardian(s) are guaranteed their rights to inspect student records under this act upon written request by the student / graduate. Students have the right to challenge the content of their records to insure that they are accurate and do not contain misleading or inappropriate data.
FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE NURSING PROGRAM
Any student who because of a disabling condition may require some special arrangements in order to meet the essential eligibility requirements and meet course requirements should contact the Dean of the School of Nursing as soon as possible to make necessary accommodations. Students should be prepared to present a disability verification form from their physician and update information periodically. The student will then be referred to the office of disability at Hudson County Community College.
The Cooperative Nursing Program applicant and/or student would be considered ineligible to participate in the nursing program when his/her physical, emotional, and /or intellectual disability and/or incapacitated state:
- hinders the student from being able to achieve the cognitive knowledge and/or psychomotor skills required for the cooperative nursing program student and expected of the registered nurse in the performance of the functions for which he/she is preparing to be employed.
- creates a potential health hazard to self or others.
Listed below are the Essential Functions of a Student Nurse at CarePoint Health School of Nursing. Applicants need to be aware of the Essential Functions prior to attendance. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the CarePoint Health School of Nursing of any disability impacting on his or her ability to perform the essential functions prior to entering the school.
|ESSENTIAL FUNCTION||PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS|
|Ability to Use Senses||Visual acuity with corrective lenses to identify color changes in skin, respiratory movement in patients; read fine print / writing on physicians
Orders, monitors, equipment calibrations, measure medication in syringes, IV’s, etc.
Hearing ability with auditory aids to hear monitor alarms, emergency signals, call bells, telephone orders; to hear blood pressure, heart, lung and abdominal sounds with a stethoscope; to understand a normal speaking voice without viewing the speaker’s face.
Tactile ability to feel differences in skin temperature and to perform physical assessment.
|Motor Ability||Physical ability to walk long distances, to stand for prolonged periods, to lift, move, and transfer patients / equipment of 20 lbs. or more, to maneuver in limited space, to perform CPR, to provide routine and emergency care, to have manual dexterity and feeling ability of the hands to insert tubes, prepare medications, and perform technical skills.|
|Ability to Communicate||Ability to communicate effectively in English in verbal and written form through interactions with patients, family, and healthcare members from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds; to write clearly and correctly on patient’s record for legal documentation.|
|Ability to Problem Solve||Intellectual and conceptual ability to think critically in order to make decisions, which includes measuring, calculating, reasoning, analyzing, prioritizing and synthesizing data.|
|Coping Abilities||Ability to function safely under stress and adapt to changing clinical and patient situations.|
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