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Bayonne Medical Center School of Nursing Receives 8 years Continued Accreditation by the NLNAC
Bayonne N.J. - April 2010 -- The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) has awarded the Bayonne Medical Center School of Nursing an 8 year continued accreditation, the maximum given by the NLNAC. The continued accreditation was given after a rigorous process that included a three-day site visit.
NLNAC ensures the quality and integrity of Diploma, Associate and Baccalaureate nursing programs.
The on-site survey visit occurred in the fall of 2009. During that time the NLNAC site team toured the school and clinical facility. They visited with faculty and groups of students, medical center administrative personnel and nurse managers and observed nursing classes and clinical practice. The site team found the school to be in compliance with all of the NLNAC accreditation standards.
"The support of the faculty, students and the BMC senior management and staff were key factors in a successful site visit", said Director Nancy Bonner MSN, RN - BC, CNE.
"We're proud of our outstanding faculty and staff, nurses, and students whose contributions made the site visit a success", said Daniel A. Kane, President and CEO.
The Bayonne Medical Center School of Nursing has been educating nurses for over 100 years. Graduates of the program receive a diploma from the school and a Associate in Science degree from Hudson County Community College. The school is also accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing.
The Bayonne Medical Center School of Nursing offers a two-year program in cooperation with Hudson County Community College. Students who complete this program earn a diploma in Nursing and an associate Degree in science. Graduates are eligible for licensure as registered nurses in the state of New Jersey. The curriculum includes 37 general education credits and 33 nursing credits.
"The School of Nursing provides a curriculum which challenges student in both the classroom and clinical settings," said Director Nancy Bonner MSN, RN- BC, CNE. "Fostering confidence and competence is of utmost importance, and is addressed in the program from the first day of class. Students are afforded the opportunity to combine clinical practice and academic instruction, which serves as entry into the profession of nursing."
Application packets, school catalog and directions are available on line @ www.bayonnemedicalcenter.com under the School of Nursing. Interested applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalency diploma, and must achieve the required scores on the TCS2, a test of cognitive skills. This exam is offered at the school on various dates throughout the year. Eligibility to take the test includes submission of an application to the School of Nursing, and the subsequent registration for the TCS2.
The Bayonne Medical Center School of Nursing admits students of any race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of school policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs or other school administered programs.
Faculty members will be available to provide an overview of the curriculum and answer questions during the open house hours. Call (201) 339-9656 for more information.