The faculty of the CarePoint Health School of Nursing, in congruence with the mission of CarePoint Health – Christ Hospital, is committed to provide effective, quality nursing education to a culturally diverse student population representative of Jersey City and the surrounding communities. The School is an integral part of the community and Faculty believes that combining the resources and talent of all the members of the health care team, we can better serve and meet the health care needs of the population we serve.


The School prepares graduates who recognize and respect the pluralism and diversity of the cultures and faith traditions of the community we serve. Students are expected to strive for high quality professionalism, act with integrity and demonstrate responsibility and honesty. Moreover, the values of social responsibility and community service are fostered throughout the curriculum.


The faculty believes that:

Human Flourishing is the ongoing growth of human beings.  Human beings possess strengths that can be mobilized to meet needs throughout the life cycle.  Human beings strive to achieve their potential within the context of family, work, social groups, culture and the global community.  Inherent in human flourishing is the right to privacy, dignity, respect and autonomous decision making regarding health care choices.  Recognizing that diversity of values and beliefs influence decision making, it is knowledge that facilitates human beings to make informed choices.  Nurses engage patient/family in active partnerships that promote health, safety and self-care management.

Nursing judgment requires critical thinking, integration of evidenced based practice, and adherence to legal/ethical principles in decision making.  Nurses make informed practice decisions utilizing available health information technology.  Nurses develop collaborative relationships with members of the health care team to provide safe and quality care.

Professional identity is the implementation of one’s role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility and ethical practices.  Students are expected to strive for high quality professionalism that encompasses the qualities of caring and advocacy for a diverse population within the community context.  Students are required to act with integrity, demonstrate responsibility and honesty.  The values of social responsibility and community service are fostered throughout the curriculum.  Commitment to Evidence Based Practice is inherent in safe, quality care.

Spirit of inquiry is necessary for the continuous improvement of nursing practice.  Nursing education is an interactive process between teachers and learners that fosters a spirit of inquiry.  Students are expected to examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice, challenge the status quo and offer new insights to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and communities through utilization of technology and Evidence Based Care.  Faculty function as facilitators to foster learning by utilizing various strategies and techniques to accommodate students with diverse learning styles.  Learning is a life-long process that is valued and required.  The School is committed to providing an environment conducive to this process.

Recognizing the economic and cultural diversity of the community, the School provides affordable and quality nursing education to traditional and non-traditional students.  The School of Nursing is committed to the welfare of the broader society by preparing individuals to play effective roles as citizens and to serve the greater community.

Contact information

  • CarePoint Health School of Nursing169 Palisade Avenue
    Jersey City NJ 07306
    Phone: 201.795.8360