Helene Fuld College of Nursing accepts applications on a rolling admissions basis; which means you can apply all year round. Applications can be obtained by calling 212-616-7282. You can also download the application from this Website. Early application is encouraged because of pre-entrance testing and delays often encountered in obtaining transcripts. Additional information can be obtained by calling the Office of Student Services at 212-616-7268.
- 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 four computer-administered tests in reading comprehension, mathematics, science, and English.
- Minimum passing score of “2” out of a possible “3” on the writing entrance examination.
- Two professional or academic references from a supervisor or person who is not related to the applicant
- 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 Certification (BLS) from the American Heart Association.
- An interview may be requested.
Skills and abilities required of nursing applicants and students:
- Visual acuity must be adequate to read words, graphs, charts, instruments, and observe color changes.
- Auditory acuity must be sufficient to hear spoken words and body sounds with a stethoscope.
- Speech must be clear to communicate verbally in Standard English with clients, patients and their families and with other members of the health profession.
- Sense of touch must be sensitive enough to feel for temperature and for size, shape and movement of parts of the human body.
- Sense of smell must be acute enough to detect odors (breath, drainage) that indicate changes in the status of the client/patient and unsafe environmental conditions (gas, smoke).
- Physical stamina must be sufficient to move freely and to assist in moving (lifting, transporting, ambulating) and in positioning clients/patients of all ages.
- Manual dexterity must be proficient enough to allow for proper utilization of equipment (syringes, catheters, manometers, etc.) during nursing care.
- Cognitive and reasoning abilities must be sufficient to interpret findings and apply knowledge to practice.
- Emotional equilibrium must be sufficient to be able to relate to others in a safe and appropriate manner.
Applicants must provide complete and accurate information in order to be considered for admission. Deliberate falsification of information will disqualify an applicant. If falsification is discovered after admission, it will constitute cause for dismissal. The College of Nursing reserves the right to act as sole judge of the acceptability of an applicant to its program of study.
ADMISSION PROCESS FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM
Applications can be downloaded by Clicking Here or to request a hard copy, please call 212-616-7282.
Self-Administered Application Process – ONE ENVELOPE
A completed application is required from you in one envelope at one time. Please include the following:
- A completed APPLICATION CHECKLIST.
- A completed APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION.
- The required non-refundable application and testing FEE OF $110.00 (money order or certified check only).
- A copy of your current LPN license and registration.
- A copy of your American Heart Association CPR (BLS) card (front and back).
- Proof of citizenship or legal residence. Submit two copies of one of the following documents as proof of citizenship or legal residence:
- U.S. Birth Certificate
- U.S. Passport
- Alien Registration Card
- Naturalization Certificate
- 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 ( https://www.wes.org) or Globe Language Services (212-227-1994) for evaluation.
- 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 ( https://www.wes.org) or Globe Language Services (212-227-1994).
- 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.
SEND APPLICATION VIA U.S. MAIL, FEDEX OR UPS TO:
Helene Fuld College of Nursing
Office of Student Services, Room 300
24 East 120th Street
New York, New York 10035
NOTE: If the school (s) that you request transcripts from will not send official transcripts to you, have the school(s) send them to the above address. Make sure that they have the name that you are using to apply to the College.
Applicants are urged to apply for testing six months to a year prior to the desired admission date. Test scores are valid for a two-year period. If entry into the program is delayed for a longer period of time, applicants must reapply and testing must be repeated.
Testing is scheduled at the College over two days. Reading comprehension, mathematics, science and English grammar 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. 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 $55 per test.
PRE-ENTRY PREPARATION COURSES
The pre-entrance prep program is a series of five to six-week prep courses and one-day workshops designed to prepare applicants for admission to the College. Classes are offered in nursing, writing, reading and math. For a description of the preparation courses/workshops and scheduled dates, click here.
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, science and grammar 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 have the same right to transfer credits in non-nursing courses as all other applicants.
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: 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 & MATHEMATICS (SCI 101)
When all necessary information is on file, applications will be 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 course Selected Topics in Chemistry and Mathematics in which there is space available.
All applicants must successfully complete this pre-requisite course or pass a challenge exam. SCI 101 is conducted one day or two evenings a week over a ten-week period. All applicants must complete the course by the end of the tenth 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 $248 (cost subject to change). The cost of the course is $271/credit ($1,220) and must be paid by money order, certified check, Visa or MasterCard. A $100 deposit, which is applied towards tuition, is non-refundable and cannot be held over for the next SCI 101 course. Full payment is due before the course begins. No deferred payments are allowed.
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 exam, must be taken prior to the first week of the course.
CLINICAL NURSING SKILLS (NUR 121)
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.
Upon successful completion of all admission requirements including Selected Topics in Chemistry and Mathematics and Clinical Nursing Skills, applicants will receive an acceptance letter into the program. A non-refundable deposit of $100 toward tuition is required by the date requested in the acceptance letter.
A matriculated student has been formally accepted into the College and may apply for financial aid. Students are accepted into Fall (November) or Spring (April) terms. A non-matriculated student has not yet been formally accepted into the College. A non-matriculated student is not eligible for financial aid.
TRANSFER CREDITS AND CREDIT BY EQUIVALENCY TESTING
College courses in the Behavioral Sciences completed with a grade of C, within the ten-year period prior to admission, are transferable. The course title and/or description must be comparable to the required course in each case. Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology courses must be completed with a grade of C+ or better within the five-year period for transfer credits to be accepted. There is no time limit for English. Transfer credit will only be granted to those who score a “3” on the writing entrance examination. 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: https://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.
Prior to starting the first ten-week nursing course (NUR 221), prospective students are given a medical form. As identified on the medical form, the College requires a complete medical history, physical examination, and proof of various immunizations that are required by clinical agencies used by the College. New York State (Public Health Law 2165) requires college students born on or after January 1, 1957 to be immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). The completed form, signed by a physician or nurse practitioner, must be on file before entering the program. New York State Public Health Law 2167 also requires all students to fill out a Meningococcal Meningitis Response form.