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Saint Francis Medical Center School of Nursing 601 Hamilton Ave Trenton, NJ 08629 Phone: (609) 599-5190
  • General Information
    About Saint Francis Medical Center School of Nursing

    For over 131 years, the mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia has remained constant; to serve and be responsive to the needs of others, especially the sick, the poor, and the dying. To help assure that this mission at St. Francis Medical Center would continue to be a motivational force in day-to-day activities of the institution, the Division of Mission and Ministry was established in 1987. Under the leadership of the Vice President, Russell Hansel the division concentrates its efforts on building a corporate culture that reflects a Judaic-Christian philosophy and follows The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Organizations. Mission Effectiveness connects the Franciscan Philosophy with our CHE Mission and Values. This is accomplished by means of services that identify and strengthen the values that are fundamental to the operations of the hospital. The values process is designed to help each person appreciate his or her unique giftedness and the value of what each one brings to the mission and life of the Medical Center. Mission Effectiveness services include Social Accountability, Mission and Ministry Committee, and Institutional Ethics. Spiritual Care, under the direction of Sister Maureen Maguire, OSF, concretely expresses the Medical Center's holistic approach to patient care where the patient is recognized as a spiritual being, as well as a physical being. It recognizes the person in terms of relationships to self, others, and to God. Services focus on the spiritual, emotional, and social needs of patients and their families from a theological perspective, offering counseling in situations of crisis, ethical dilemmas, and grief. The Spiritual Care professional helps the sick and those who care for them discover a new sense of meaning in the midst of pain and suffering. Chaplain Sister Maureen Maguire, OSF, is available to address the spiritual needs of patients, families and employees. All patients are visited by a chaplain or Pastoral Care volunteer. If at any time you wish to speak with a chaplain, call extension 5090 weekdays, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. At other times, a chaplain is available upon request; contact the operator by dialing 0, or make your request known to the nursing staff.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • None
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Religious Affiliation
    • Roman Catholic
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 2-4 years certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 100%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 72
    Native American 0.0
    Asian 8.0
    African American 14.0
    Hispanic 3.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 70
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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