Generic Track Admissions Requirements

  • GPA Requirements:
    • Must have a 2.5 or higher overall GPA
    • D’s, F’s, withdrawals, and science grades will be considered in application review
    • Students with less than 12 college credits, will have their high school GPA evaluated
  • Science classes cannot be older than 10 years
  • TEAS Requirements – 60% or higher in BOTH reading and math sections
  • Challenge exams are offered for biology and chemistry courses through Union College
  • Other general education courses need not be taken prior to applying to Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools. However, one may transfer up to 36 comparable credits (40 for those with a bachelor’s degree), into the program. No grade lower than C is considered for transfer.
  • Students who have not completed algebra, biology or chemistry in high school, must take the high school equivalent courses at Union College.
    • High School Biology……………… BIO 102
    • High School Chemistry…………… CHEM 101
    • High School Algebra……………… MAT 017/MAT 019
  • The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides a method of earning college credits by taking examinations in various subject areas. Students may apply for CLEP through Union College recognizes CLEP scores and will apply credit in areas if CLEP scores meet the college requirements. Credit will not be given where there is evidence of previous academic work.
  • Applicants attending Union College prior to becoming Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Muhlenberg Snyder students are not considered transfer students.
  • Admission to the School of Nursing is processed through the Admissions Office at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Muhlenberg Snyder Schools. It is not necessary to apply separately to Union College.
  • Nursing applicants should select only one nursing track. Acceptance into the track will be based on the School’s criteria.
  • Individuals may only apply during the Open Application dates.
  • The School accepts applications for the Fall (September) and Spring (January) semester.
NOTE: Application requirements – It is the applicant responsibility to provide the following information, verification and/or credentials to the HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH JFK MUHLENBERG SNYDER SCHOOLS ADMISSION OFFICE.
  • Official High School transcript or GED test scores (Regardless if some college or a degree has been completed)
  • Foreign transcripts will require an evaluation from a current member of NACES (the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) at
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended (college, vocational schools, schools of practical nursing, etc.)
  • One letter of reference
  • ATI TEAS – Entrance Exam
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, Naturalized Citizen, or have a Permanent Resident Card (green card)
  • Essay
  • Personal Statement – If applicable, see Applicant checklist for instructions
  • Consumer Information Sheet
For details on each item listed above, refer to the Application Checklist which also can be found on the Application.  If you feel that your application needs additional explanation (i.e., academic history), please feel free to include a statement to this effect. Admission is selective and competitive. The Admissions Committee may request that the applicant clarify information presented to the Schools before an admissions decision is made. Applicants will receive a notification by email with the Admissions Committee's decision. Individuals who are accepted into a program will receive a follow up email with instructions on the next steps and will be required to submit a non-refundable acceptance fee. Applicants who are declined admissions into one program and apply to another program, must complete a new application, and submit another application fee. Students who wish to transfer from one program to another program within the Schools must complete a new application form, write an essay, submit an official updated Union College transcript.

Any student who has a documented learning disability will be given reasonable accommodations throughout the program of study. For further information, see the Student Handbook for Nursing.

Students are expected to be able to access and use a computer and printer. Course material, certain exams, review material and hospital technology require the use of computer and printers.

Placement in any of the School’s courses is on a seat-available basis.

Generic Track Curriculum

Course Course Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Credit Hrs
*Course Limit: 10 years
Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 4
*Course Limit: 10 years
Principles of Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry 3 3 4
ENG101 English Composition I 3 1 3
NURM119 Intro. To Nursing Concepts 3 0 3
NURM100 Mathematics for Pharmacology 1 0 1
NRUM100 is an on-line or in-class course.
Total Credits 15
Generic Track
Course Course Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Credit Hrs
*Course Limit: 10 years
Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 4
General Psychology 3 0 3
NRUM121 Nursing I 4 0 8
NRML121 Nursing Clinical Lab - 12 0
Total Credits 15
Generic Track
Course Course Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Credit Hrs
*Course Limit: 10 years
Microbiology 3 3 4
Lifespan Development 3 0 3
NURM122 Nursing II 4 - 8
NRML122 Nursing II Clinical Lab - 12 0
Total Credits 15
Generic Track
Course Course Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Credit Hrs
SOC101 Principal of Sociology 3 0 3
English Composition II 3 1 3
NURM221 Nursing III 4.5 - 9
NRML221 Nursing III Clinical Lab - 13 0
Total Credits 15
Generic Track
Course Course Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Credit Hrs
Humanities Elective 3 0 3

Humanities Elective 3 0 3
NURM222 Nursing IV 4.5 - 9
NRML222 Nursing IV Clinical Lab - 13.5 0
Total Credits 15

Class Schedule - Day or Evening

  • NURM100 - 1 day per week for lecture
  • NURM 119 - 1 day per week for lecture
  • NURM 121 - 1 day per week for lecture and 2 days per week for clinical
  • NURM 122, 221, 222 - 2 days per week for lecture and 2 days per week for clinical
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