Requirements for admission:
- High School Diploma or Graduate Equivalency Diploma
- High School Chemistry or College Chemistry Course. (Biology and Algebra recommended)
- Satisfactory achievement on the NLN Pre-Nursing Examination-RN or SAT score of 440 Math & 480 Verbal
- Satisfactory personal interview may be required
- Two (2) letters of reference
- Official High School and/or College Transcript(s)
Pre Entrance Exam study guides provide value study information for preparing to take NLN Pre Entrance Exam. The guide can be purchased at the college book store or from publishing websites. The exam is comprised of three main areas: Verbal skills, which consists of both word knowledge and reading comprehension; mathematics, which includes basic calculations, word problems, and incorporates algebra, geometry, conversions, graphs, and applied mathematics; and science, which examines general biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science.
Acceptance is contingent upon the submission of all required documents. All students are required to be CPR Healthcare provider BLS certified prior to the first nursing course. In addition, all students are required to have proof of US citizenship, malpractice insurance, complete medical records and immunizations, a criminal background check, health/medical insurance, and drug test clearance.
Criminal Background Check
All applicants to the CarePoint Health School of Nursing must submit to and satisfactorily complete a criminal background check as a condition to admission into the School of Nursing. An offer of admission will not be final until the completion of the background check with the results as deemed favorable. Admission may be denied or rescinded based on a review of the background check. Students who refuse to submit to a background check will be denied acceptance to the School of Nursing.
In addition, the New Jersey Board of Nursing requires a criminal background check to obtain licensure as a registered nurse. Past criminal history may have an impact upon the ability to obtain licensure and employment as a registered nurse.
All fees for the criminal background check are the responsibility of the student. All background screenings are conducted by a third party to ensure privacy. The results of the criminal background check are sent to the Dean/Director of the CarePoint Health School of Nursing and all reports are kept strictly confidential.
Newly Admitted Students: Drug testing / screening will be a requirement for all students prior to entering a nursing sequence of the program. Refusal to provide a urine sample for drug/alcohol screening will prohibit students from attending classes at Christ Hospital School of Nursing. An applicant who receives a positive result on the drug test is not eligible to be admitted to the School of Nursing.
Continuing Students: Continuation in the nursing program will be contingent on the results of the drug screen.If a drug screen shows up positive at an agency, the student will be dismissed from the program and /or placed on a leave of absence and referred to EAP. Upon completion of a rehabilitation program, the student may be eligible for readmission to the School of Nursing. Upon re-acceptance, the student must submit to random drug testing/ screening at a frequency which will be determined by the school.
All expenses associated with drug screening will be the responsibility of the student.
- CarePoint Health School of Nursing169 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City NJ, 07306