Professional Nursing Programs in Muhlenberg

Harold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Schools 
Students interested in receiving additional information about, or an application to the program should contact the Director of Admission and Recruitment Services, Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools, Park Avenue and Randolph Road, Plainfield, N.J., 07061.
The specific objectives of this program are that the graduate must be able to :
  • Function as a graduate professional nurse within structured health settings.
  • Provide competent nursing care to clients with commonly occurring health deviations through application of nursing theory, evidence based practice and conceptsfrom the behavioral and natural sciences, the humanities, ethical principles and legal standards.
  • Utilize opportunities for continuing personal and professional development.
  • Accept accountability/responsibility for professional practice as a nurse.
  • Teach clients self care practices related to the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health.
  • Cooperate with health team members to facilitate optimal health of clients in primary, secondary and tertiary settings.
  • Select appropriate communication, coordination and collaborative skills when interacting with individuals and groups.
  • Apply critical thinking to nursing care situations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of evidence based practice as a research participant.

Trinitas School of Nursing

Partnership with Union County College

Trinitas School of Nursing, in partnership with Union County College, conducts a Cooperative Nursing Program that awards students a diploma in Nursing from Trinitas School of Nursing and an associate in science from Union County College upon successful completion of the program. The School is located in the Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Interested in learning more?

Visit the Trinitas Nursing School Website.
for additional program details.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Treatment

Psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) is a comprehensive treatment strategy for meeting the needs of people with severe mental illnesses. PSR practitioners assist people in obtaining the skills, support and resources they will need to achieve success and satisfaction in their social, vocational, educational and independent living environments. The overall goals of this field are promotion of recovery, community integration, and improved quality of life for people coping with psychiatric disabilities. There are ample career opportunities for PSR practitioners in a variety of rehabilitation programs and community mental health settings. The knowledge and skills of the PSR practitioner qualify him/her to provide supportive counseling, case management services, and vocational rehabilitation interventions. The practitioner is also prepared to facilitate skills training groups as well as psycho-education and support groups.
UMDNJ-SHRP’s Program
The UMDNJ School of Health Related Professions had the first undergraduate degree-granting program in this field in New Jersey. It is one of the few model programs of this type throughout the nation. Students in this program will complete two clinical placements at sites such as UMDNJ-UBHC, Bridgeway, Collaborative Support Programs of NJ, Project Live, and others.
Degree Requirements:
Requirements for admission to the UCC general education phase of the program are: High School graduation or equivalent diploma (GED); English as a Second Language (ESL) placement test if required and completion of ESL courses if necessary; and completion of any necessary remedial courses as determined by the New Jersey Basic Skills Test.
To qualify for admission to the professional phase of the program offered by UMDNJ, students must complete 21 credits of their UCC general education requirements (including ENG 101, ENG 102) and UPR 101. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is also required.
In order to successfully complete this program, the student will be required to take the following courses. BE SURE TO CONFER WITH A UCC OR UMDNJ COUNSELOR WHEN PLANNING YOUR COURSE SCHEDULE.
General Education Requirements – 32 credits
ENG 101 English Composition I
PSY 101 General Psychology
CIS 100 Intro to Computer Applications
MAT 119 Algebra
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology
BIO 102 Human Biology
ENG 102 English Composition II
PSY 207 Social Psychology
PHI 205 Intro to Philosophy
ENG 128 Dynamics of Communication or ENG 129 Public Speaking
UMDNJ Requirements – 3 credits
UPR 101 Intro to Psychosocial Rehabilitation – taken prior to entering professional phase

JFK Muhlenberg School of Radiography

JFK Muhlenberg School of Radiography

By virtue of an agreement between Union County College and JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools of Nursing and Medical Imaging, Plainfield, N.J., sponsored by HMH JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ. Union County College confers a degree of Associate in Science upon graduates of the Hospital-sponsored school who have fulfilled the requirements for the degree specified by the College.

Students in the program earn college credits in English, mathematics, biology, physics, psychology, computer systems and a humanities elective in classes and laboratories conducted at Union County College. Radiography courses are the primary responsibility of the program.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners accredit JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Radiography.

Students are enrolled in the School of Radiography and are matriculated by Union County College. They are eligible to participate in all student activities at Union County College and have the same rights and privileges as all other college students.

Students interested in the program should contact the JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools at (908) 668- 2400 or (908) 668-2543 for additional information.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Successfully complete the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Board Examination in Radiography
  • Exhibit the appropriate skills and competency of an entry level Radiographer including:
  • Competency in performing routine and non-routine (trauma) examinations in Radiography
  • Practicing appropriate basic patient care
  • Utilizing proper radiation protection for their patients, themselves, peers and others
  • Demonstration of proper and effective communication skills while speaking and writing
  • Practice appropriate professional ethics of a radiographer
  • Demonstrate appropriate problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to be a proficient healthcare provider>
  • Understand the benefits of additional personal and professional growth and lifelong learning skills necessary for the changing field of Radiography

Graduates of the HMH JFK Medical Center Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder School of Radiography are eligible to apply to sit for the credentialing examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologies (ARRT) and licensure to practice in the State of New Jersey and any other state or territory within the United States of America.

Respiratory Care

The Respiratory Care program is a two-year course of study leading to the Associate in Science degree in Respiratory Care. The course work can also be done on a part-time basis. Clinical instruction and training is provided by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), School of Health Related Professions. Hours for clinical practice may vary and travel to the clinical setting is the responsibility of the student. Respiratory care therapists are employed in the treatment, management, control, evaluation, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system.
Also note that a minimum GPA of 2.75 is required in first-year prerequisite courses in order to continue to the Respiratory Care (second year) course work.
The specific objectives of this program are that the graduate must be able to demonstrate as a new clinician:
  • effective communication and interpersonal skills consistent with professional and employer expectations for a Respiratory Care Therapist;
  • the ability to comprehend, evaluate, and apply information relevant to their role as Respiratory Care Therapists;
  • the psychomotor skills that are consistent with professional and employer expectations for a Respiratory Care Therapist;
  • the ability to function as a member of the Health Care Delivery team, providing patient care in a multicultural and ethnically diverse society.


Option offered through Engineering Program

This program is designed to prepare students who plan for a career in architecture to transfer to a five- year baccalaureate program.

Upon successful competition of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Employ critical thinking skills in science, mathematics, and fundamentals of architecture.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy in 3D programming and use of word processing, and other software applications.
  • Use technology and library resources to conduct research related to architecture, mathematics, engineering, sustainability, the humanities and social science.
  • Organize and present information to different audiences using various multimedia presentation techniques and platforms.
  • Compare materials and methods of building construction, analyze basic structural principles, collect and measure relevant data, and evaluate information as a member of a team.
  • Analyze a specific type of architectural building and compare and contrast different architectural design solutions.
  • Arrange and manage a collaborative design Charrette for/with local communities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to pursue lifelong learning by working independently in class and on research projects to prepare a portfolio.