• 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–RNor SAT score of at least 440 Math  and 480 Verbal
  • Satisfactory personal interview may be required.
  • Two (2) letters of Reference
  • Official High School and/or College Transcript(s) Acceptance is contingent upon the submission of all required documents.  All students are required to submit proof of US citizenship, be CPR Healthcare provider BLS certified prior to the first nursing course.  In addition, all students are required to carry malpractice insurance; complete medical records and immunizations; complete a criminal history background check, drug testing, and have medical health insurance.  


Pre Entrance Exam study guides provide valuable study information for preparing to take the NLN Pre–Entrance Exam.  The guides can be purchased at the college bookstore or from published websites.  The exam is comprised of three main areas: verbal skills, which consist of both word knowledge and reading comprehension; mathematics, which includes basic calculations, word problems, and incorporates algebra, geometry, conversions, graphs, and applied mathematics; and the sciences, which examine general biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science.


 An applicant who has achieved an acceptable SAT score may have the NLN Pre–Entrance Exam waived. SAT tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math.


All applicants to 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 completion of the background check with 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  Admission may be denied or rescinded based on a review of the background check.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 congruence with the New Jersey Board of Nursing which requires a criminal history background check as a condition of licensure.  A 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 of CarePoint Health School of Nursing and all reports are kept strictly confidential.


Newly Admitted Students:

Drug testing / screening is a requirement for all students prior to entering the nursing sequence of the program. Refusal to provide a urine sample for drug/alcohol screening will prohibit students from attending classes at the CarePoint Health School of Nursing. An applicant who receives a positive result on the drug test will not be admitted to the School of Nursing.

Continuing Students:

Progression in the nursing program will be contingent on the results of additional required screenings. If a drug screen shows up positive, the student will be dismissed from the program and referred to Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Upon completion of a rehabilitation program, the student may be eligible for readmission to the School of Nursing. Upon re-admission, 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.


Students with disabilities who believe they might need accommodations must identify themselves to HCCC Disabilities Support Services (201) 360-4157 by submitting documentation to the Counselor/Coordinator of Disability Support Services. Documentation provided by students is kept confidential.  All disabilities must be documented by a qualified professional who is qualified to assess the disability that the student claims to have and make recommendations on accommodations for the student.  Only information regarding specific recommendations is released to faculty and only with student permission.  Every effort is made to review the documentation of each individual student to identify appropriate accommodations to provide optimum learning environments.

It is the responsibility of the student who has documented the physical and learning disabilities to identify him/her and request assistance from HCCC.  These services must be arranged before the beginning of each semester.


Contact information

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