|United States high school diploma or equivalency.|
|United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.|
|Current LPN license and registration in a U.S. jurisdiction.|
|Satisfactory performance on three computer-administered tests in reading comprehension, mathematics, and nursing comprehension.|
|Minimum passing score of “2” out of a possible “3” on the writing entrance examination.|
|Completion of a 4.5 credit introductory course in Selected Topics in Chemistry and Mathematics at the College, or successful performance on a College administered challenge examination.|
|Completion of a Clinical Nursing Skills course at the College, or successful performance on a College administered challenge examination.|
|CPR Certifcation (BLS) from the American Heart Assocation.|
Self-Administered Application Process – ONE ENVELOPE
A completed application is required from you in one envelope at one time. Please include the following:
|1.||A completed APPLICATION CHECKLIST.|
|2.||A completed APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION.|
|3.||The required non-refundable application and testing FEE OF $110.00 (money order or certified check only).|
|4.||A copy of your current LPN license and registration.|
|5.||A copy of your American Heart Association CPR (BLS) card (front and back).|
|6.||Proof of citizenship or legal residence. Submit two copies of one of the following documents as proof of citizenship or legal residence:|
|7.||H.S. and PN Transcripts in sealed envelopes. Request official transcripts from your high school and school of practical nursing. If you did not graduate from high school, enclose a photocopy of your U.S. high school equivalency scores with your application. Students educated in foreign countries must submit their high school transcripts or equivalencies to World Education Services (http://www.wes.org) or Globe Language Services (212-227-1994) for evaluation.|
|8.||College Transcripts in Sealed Envelopes. If you have earned credits from any college, request official transcripts from each college. If college credit was earned in a foreign country or if you have foreign educational professional credentials, you must have your transcript(s) evaluated by World Education Services (http://www.wes.org) or Globe Language Services (212-227-1994).|
|9.|| Two Completed Recommendation Forms in Sealed Envelopes. Select two professional or academic contacts to recommend you. Ask them to complete one of the enclosed forms and return it to you. At least one reference should be from a current or former employer.
Helene Fuld College of Nursing
Office of Student Services, Room 300
24 East 120th Street
New York, New York 10035
Testing is scheduled at the College over two days. Reading comprehension, mathematics, and nursing comprehension tests are administered on one day. These tests are given on a computer in the College’s Computer Lab. All applicants should have an active e-mail account and a minimal level of computer proficiency prior to testing. A writing essay is administered on another day.
General information about the College and the pre-requisite courses, Selected Topics in Chemistry and Mathematics, and Clinical Nursing Skills, is provided during the two-day testing period.
Registration for testing is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Test results are available online after testing is completed. Information regarding passing scores, remediation options, and retesting dates is given on the second date of testing. There must be a minimum of two months between the initial test dates and retesting. Each test may be repeated only once. The retesting fee is $25 per test.
After all necessary information is on file applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. A letter is mailed to successful applicants who are then eligible to start the next class of the pre-requisite courses Selected Topics in Chemistry and Mathematics (SCI 101) and Clinical Nursing Skills (NUR 121).
For Pre-Entrance Testing Dates, Click here: PRE-ENTRANCE TESTING DATES
Helene Fuld College of Nursing has articulation agreements with several practical nursing programs for selected direct-continuation students. Articulating students are exempt from taking the reading comprehension, mathematics, and nursing comprehension pre-entrance tests. They are required, however, to take the writing test and must receive a satisfactory score on it. They must successfully complete Selected Topics in Chemistry and Mathematics and Clinical Nursing Skills courses or the challenge examinations.Applicants must have all of the following to qualify:
|The recommendation of the Director/Curriculum Chairperson|
|Achieved a minimum of 85% in each academic area of study and an 85% in clinical practice|
|Passed the N-CLEX-PN exam prior to admission|
|Completed a satisfactory interview with a faculty member of the Helene Fuld College of Nursing|
|Completed a satisfactory pre-entrance health examination on file at Helene Fuld|
|Submitted an application for admission within two years of graduation|
Applicants will be accepted for the next available prerequisite SCI 101: Selected Topics in Chemistry and Mathematics class.
The College has articulation agreements with the following licensed practical nursing programs: Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Mid-Hudson BOCES Career & Technical Center: Dutchess BOCES, Orange-Ulster BOCES and Ulster BOCES, New York City Department of Education Adult Practical Nursing Programs: Brooklyn Adult Learning Center, Goldwater and Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center, Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES, Rockland County BOCES, Southern Westchester BOCES, VEEB’s School of Practical Nursing Program County of Nassau, Westchester Community College, BOCES of Western Suffolk, Mildred Elley, and The Center for Allied Health Nursing Education in Hackensack NJ.
Selected Topics in Chemistry and Mathematics Challenge Test
Passing a challenge test administered by the College satisfies the course requirement. (See course description, page 79). After reviewing the syllabus and suggested study materials for this college-level course, applicants may take the challenge test. There is a $200 testing fee. Applicants who fail the challenge test will be allowed to enroll in SCI 101 once. The full course fee will be charged. The challenge test cannot be repeated.The challenge exa, must be taken prior to the first week of the course.
All applicants must successfully complete this pre-requisite course or pass a challenge exam. This course may be taken concurrently with SCI 101. NUR 121 is conducted over four seventy-five minute sessions per week for five weeks. All applicants must complete the course by the end of the fifth week. No time extension is permitted. Applicants who either fail the course or who fail to complete the course within the time allowed will be given the option to repeat the course once. The course is graded on a pass/fail basis. A grade of C+ must be achieved in order to pass.
Course textbooks can be purchased for $100 (cost subject to change). The cost of the course is $700 and must be paid by money order, certified check, Visa or MasterCard. Full payment is due on or before the course begins. No deferred payments are allowed.
Clinical Nursing Skills Challenge Test
Passing a challenge test administered by the College satisfies the course requirement. (See course description, page 76). After reviewing the syllabus and suggested study materials for this course, applicants may take the challenge test. There is a $200 testing fee. Applicants who fail the challenge test will be allowed to enroll in NUR 121 once. The full course fee will be charged. The challenge test cannot be repeated. The challenge exam must be taken prior to the first week of the course.
The nursing sequence must be taken in its entirety at the College.
The College accepts credits earned in Introduction to Psychology, Human Growth and Development, and Introduction to Sociology, through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). For more information go online to: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html. To have your results sent to Helene Fuld College of Nursing, enter school code: 2302. All CLEP exam results must be received before registering as a matriculated student.
Once matriculated, students must complete all course requirements at Helene Fuld College of Nursing.