Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) testing is scheduled through Helene Fuld College of Nursing after an applicant’s NursingCAS application has been completed and reviewed. Applicants will be notified of eligibility to test. All applicants should have an active e-mail account and a minimal level of computer proficiency prior to the TEAS testing. Registration for testing is on a first-come, first-served basis, and as such, applicants are urged to apply early. As a requirement for admission, the TEAS test must be passed at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the program date. TEAS scores will only be valid for the next program start date following completion. If entry into the program is delayed for seven months or longer, applicants must reapply and testing must be repeated. The initial TEAS test fee is $75. The retesting fee is $75.
Helene Fuld College of Nursing has articulation agreements with several practical nursing programs for selected direct-admission students. Articulating students are exempt from taking the entrance tests. They must successfully complete Selected Topics in Chemistry and Mathematics and Clinical Nursing Skills courses or the challenge examinations at Helene Fuld College of Nursing. Applicants must have all of the following to qualify:
- The recommendation of the Director/Curriculum Chairperson from the institution you received your LPN
- Achieved a minimum of 85% in each academic area of study and an 85% in clinical practice
- Passed the NCLEX-PN exam prior to admission
- Satisfied all compliance requirements listed in Castle Branch (CB)
- Submitted a NursingCAS application
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 and Clinical Nursing Skill Class.
Once the applicant has passed the TEAS exam (or clearance for direct admission), the applicant will be contacted by the admissions office to discuss registration for pre-requisite courses. A one-time non-refundable Enrollment Deposit of $100 is required at this time. This deposit is held on the applicant account during the pre-req period as a conditional acceptance at Helene Fuld College of Nursing and will be applied to tuition following successful completion of SCI 101 and NUR 121.
TRANSFER CREDITS AND CREDIT BY EQUIVALENCY TESTING
All college courses considered for transfer, must have been completed within a five-year period and with a grade of C+ or higher. English courses considered for transfer must meet this requirement AND a minimum score on the pre-entrance exam. Student’s must receive a 53.1% or higher on the English component of the TEAS pre-entrance examination for an English course to be considered for transfer.
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 applicants who have already taken the college level course level, but the credits are over five years. The acceptable score for CLEP is 55%. For more information on CLEP scores 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 for the term. All students must complete all course requirements at Helene Fuld College of Nursing. If you need any additional information regarding your transfer credits, do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMPLIANCE (CASTLE BRANCH) REQUIREMENTS
Prior to starting the program, all students enrolled in all programs at HFCN must meet compliance requirements as listed in Castle Branch (CB). Castle Branch is a central repository for all regulatory documents.
All students are required to complete CB onboarding. CB requirements include, but are not limited to the following:
- Background check
- Physical examination (on approved HFCN PE form)
- Proof of LPN Licensure
- Proof of health insurance
- CPR Certification (BLS)
- Drug screen
- COVID 19 requirements – recommended by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC)
In addition, New York State (Public Health Law 2165) requires individuals born on or after January 1, 1957 to be immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). New York State (Public Health Law 2167) also requires all students to complete a Meningococcal Meningitis Response form.
Prior to starting into the nursing program all students must meet all compliance requirements as indicated in Castle Branch. To create an account with Castle Branch, go to https://portal.castlebranch.com
Students are required to maintain compliance for all requirements during the entire program length. Any student who is found non-compliant risks administrative dismissal from the college, and at minimum, will receive a registration hold until all requirements are met.