My name is Dr. Minerva Guttman, Director of the School of Nursing and Allied Health. The School of Nursing was established in 1952, 10 years after FDU was established. Since then it has grown so much bigger. We now have three Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. One for the high school graduate, one for people who have degrees in other fields, and one for nurses who do not have a baccalaureate degree. We also have a big Master of Science in Nursing Program, which specializes in three nurse practitioner programs. We also have non-clinical specialties in education if you want to be a faculty in administration, if you want to be a nursing administrator, and information systems.
We have several allied health programs. They are great in radiography, in medical technology, in clinical sonography. And we have a Doctor of Physical Therapy with another university. In the Allied Health Program, we also have a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies. That program is both in the Metro Campus and in the Florham campus. In this program, if you meet the criteria after your sophomore year, you can transfer to the nursing program. Our undergraduate program has been very successful in the NCLEX RN licensing test. And for the last two years, 2019 and 2020, we have been 100% in this exam.
Our undergraduate program uses many experiential learning. We have a state-of-the -art simulation lab, where our students practice with mannequins, who can tell us how they feel, and they speak to us. So it's a very interactive experience for our students. In addition, we have a state-of-the-art health assessment lab that simulates a doctor's office. So students learn how to examine patients in that office. We have a concept based curriculum. What does that mean? It means that students learn by concepts rather than by topics, so it's easier for them to remember and apply what they learn in the classroom. We also have many places where we put our students in clinical experiences. We have about 150 clinical sites all over New Jersey. In addition, we have faculty members who do the advising and mentoring for our students. We also have peer mentoring programs, where seniors mentor younger students.
Our alumni or graduates of our program have pursued many advanced practice degrees in nursing. Many of them go on for their Master's degree in Nurse Practitioner. Many of them pursued the education track and they are faculty members of schools of nursing. Some have done to do research, some have gone for their doctoral degrees, and there are several students who have gone to medical school because they want them to be doctors after they've been nurses. If you need more information about our programs in the School of Nursing and Allied Health, please visit our website fdu.edu/ nursing. We encourage you to come and visit our campus and come and visit our simulation labs. And also, if you wish to attend a nursing class, we'd be happy to accommodate you. I am looking forward to seeing you in our program where you will be supported by our faculty, staff, and other students to become a successful professional nurse.