Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing

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Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing was established in 1892, in the campus of Mountainside Hospital in, Ella C. Mills Building, Montclair, NJ, which is 17 miles away from New York City. The school building houses classrooms, laboratories, computer facilities, administrative and faculty offices.

The school has prepared more than 3,100 graduates, who are working in a variety of healthcare settings. The nursing education offered by the school combines science and liberal arts courses, which are offered at area colleges and universities. The completion of the courses makes a student eligible for National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCPLEX-RN) for Licensing.

Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing also has The Student Nurse Association (SNA), which is a constituent of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) and the New Jersey Nursing Students (NJNS). The students are free to enroll with the student nurse association.

The curriculum of MHSN comprises of Two Year Curriculum, which include courses on Nursing, Chemistry (Inorganic/Organic/Biochemistry) and English Composition, and 4 year Curriculum, consisting of courses, such as Anatomy & Physiology II, Chemistry (Inorganic/Organic/Biochemistry), Nursing and College writings.


The student scoring 100-94 are graded Excellent, A – 4, B-3 is offered to scoring of 93-87, which is termed Good, 86-80 scoring receives Satisfactory, C-2, 79-74 is termed as poor, D-1 and scoring of 73 means Failure, F-0.


One Credit equals classroom instruction of fifteen hours and, classroom/clinical laboratory of forty five hours equals one credit.

The minimum passing Grade is “C” (2) for all courses.

Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing has received Accreditation from National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by New Jersey Board of Nursing

The school also follows the Federal provision of no restrictions of students in the admission due to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or those with disabilities, provide they are able to meet the demands of the program.