Seton Hall’s new Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) campus will open in the summer of 2018. The campus is situated in the towns of Clifton and Nutley, N.J. on the former site of Roche Pharmaceuticals. It is approximately 10 miles from Seton Hall’s main campus in South Orange, N.J. and is convenient to New York City and major transportation hubs.
The campus features world-class facilities for health science research and discovery and will house Seton Hall’s College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Sciences as well as the new Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University.
The IHS campus creates a forward-thinking approach to healthcare education, bringing together future doctors, nurses and health professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, athletic training and speech language pathology. This innovative team-based training reflects the future of healthcare delivery; Seton Hall is one of the first universities in the world to blaze this trail. This new approach will vastly improve cooperation and communication among health professionals and greatly strengthen patient care.
Seton Hall’s partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health’s extensive hospital network offers premiere access to clinical teaching sites for students in all of our healthcare programs.
The Seton Hall and Hackensack Meridian Health partnership is the only private school of medicine in the state of New Jersey and is one of only five schools of medicine affiliated with a Catholic university in the nation. The School of Medicine will open in the summer of 2018.
Seton Hall University
Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus
340 Kingsland Street, Nutley, NJ 07110
Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) campus opening?
Seton Hall University's new Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) campus will open in the summer of 2018. The campus will house the School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS), the College of Nursing and the new Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall.
- What is the current status of the Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) campus and the new School of Medicine?
Much progress has been made toward opening the new state-of-the-art Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) campus in Nutley and Clifton, N.J. Extensive renovations are nearly complete and classes for the Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences and Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University will begin in July. Our College of Nursing classes will begin in August.
- How has the partnership between Seton Hall University and Hackensack Meridian Health to launch a School of Medicine changed since it was first announced?
From the beginning, the two partners knew that opening a new School of Medicine would be an incredibly complex project, requiring tremendous investment and coordination. Throughout the process, both parties recognized and agreed that certain aspects of this joint venture might have to be reconfigured as it progressed. As the process continued to evolve, it became increasingly clear that the original form of the relationship should be revised.
As a result, we have restructured our agreement so that Hackensack Meridian Health will assume complete financial responsibility for the School of Medicine beginning on July 1, 2018. Eventually, the school will be administered solely by Hackensack Meridian Health after a defined transition process. Until the transition is complete, Seton Hall will retain the academic responsibilities for operating the school, will be in charge of developing its innovative interdisciplinary curriculum, will facilitate financial aid, and will issue diplomas to medical students upon graduation.
- Will the partnership between the two institutions continue after the School of Medicine transfers to Hackensack Meridian Health?
Seton Hall’s strategic academic partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health is comprehensive and will continue well beyond the School of Medicine’s transition. As part of this ongoing partnership, the University’s nursing and health science students will continue to study and train alongside students from the medical school on the new IHS campus. In addition, our nursing and health science students will have broad access to train at Hackensack Meridian Health’s 16 hospitals in the state, four of which are ranked among the top 10 in New Jersey. Lastly, 25 percent of each incoming class for the medical school will be reserved specifically for Seton Hall students, a valuable benefit in the very competitive environment for medical education.
- How do these changes effect Seton Hall’s College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS)?
Although the College of Nursing and SHMS are moving to the IHS campus, they remain 100 percent under the control of Seton Hall. This means student scholarships, financial aid, accreditation, academic control, etc. remain the same. The only difference for these students is the location of the two schools. Our nursing and SHMS students will still study alongside the medical school students and will greatly benefit from the interdisciplinary learning environment. This innovative team-based training reflects the future of healthcare delivery and Seton Hall is one of the first universities in the world to blaze this trail. This new approach will vastly improve cooperation and communication among health professionals and greatly strengthen patient care.
- Are there any new programs being launched in connection with this effort?
Seton Hall has created a new joint M.D. degree program for our undergraduate students, which allows them to seamlessly transition from a bachelor’s degree in any major at Seton Hall to the M.D. program at the School of Medicine. The program provides admission to the School of Medicine to all students who meet the program requirements. In addition, 25 percent of the incoming class for the medical school will be set aside for qualified Seton Hall graduates (from the joint degree program as well as regular graduates, beginning this year).
- How will the services of the Registrar, Financial Aid and Billing offices be provided?
College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Sciences students on the IHS campus will be eligible for the same scholarships and financial aid as students on the South Orange campus. The administration of all financial aid will take place on the South Orange campus as most students access their aid via PirateNet online, the phone or email. During peak periods, personnel from the Financial Aid Office will be available on the IHS campus to assist students.
Billing will be coordinated from the South Orange campus as most of these transactions occur online via PirateNet. During peak periods, if needed, the Bursar’s Office will send representatives to the IHS campus to meet with students.
The Registrar’s Office also will be available on the IHS campus to assist students with registration, withdrawals, graduation, curriculum, grading, etc.
- Will security be provided on the IHS campus?
Public Safety and private security personnel will be situated on the IHS campus as they are on the South Orange campus. In addition, all those entering the building will be screened and required to show their IDs to gain access to the building.
- What are the housing and transportation options for students at the IHS campus?
There is no residential housing on the IHS campus. Undergraduate nursing students may continue to live on the South Orange campus while taking classes on the IHS campus. Graduate students enrolled on the IHS campus are responsible for securing their own housing. The University has partnered with an online service, Places4Students, which provides local residential listings as a convenience to Seton Hall students, faculty and staff at the IHS campus.
All students are required to provide their own transportation to the Interprofessional Health Sciences campus as well as transportation to their clinical experiences. An NJ Transit bus stop is located in front of the campus and the travel time is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from Seton Hall’s South Orange campus via bus.
- What is the plan for parking?
To park on the IHS campus, students and faculty must have a special parking tag. This parking tag will allow individuals to park on the South Orange campus as well. All students taking courses at the IHS campus will be allowed to have cars and park on either campus. There will be a parking fee assessed for parking on the IHS campus. Students and faculty will be notified once a determination has been made about the cost of the parking tag for the IHS campus.
- What are the IHS campus facilities and dining options?
In addition to classrooms, state-of-the art labs and faculty offices, the IHS campus will feature a chapel, library, quiet study areas, coffee shop, cafeteria, vending machines, self-service meal preparation area and mailroom. In addition, the local Nutley/Clifton area has many restaurants, cafes and other dining options within a few blocks of campus.
College of Nursing
Undergraduate Curriculum Sequencing
Starting in the fall of 2017, all undergraduate Nursing students will follow a curriculum with a new sequence. The first three semesters will be taken on the South Orange campus and consist primarily of foundation science, humanities and core courses. Students will take one Nursing course during this time, which will be conducted on the South Orange campus by Nursing faculty. At the start of the fourth semester, undergraduate students will take all of their courses (with the exception of one elective course and their Core 3 course) on the IHS campus; this will consist entirely of Nursing coursework and clinical field placements.
Nursing advisors will have an office on the South Orange campus and will be available to freshmen and first-semester sophomores one or two days per week. All Nursing faculty and administrators will be located on the IHS campus.
Starting in the summer of 2018, all graduate Nursing courses will take place on the IHS campus.
School of Health and Medical Sciences
Any School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS) class that begins prior to July 1, 2018, will take place on the South Orange Campus of Seton Hall University. Any SHMS class that begins on or after July 1, 2018, will take place on the IHS Campus. More Information »
The Interprofessional Health Sciences campus website will be updated periodically with additional information as it becomes available. Please visit this site for the latest updates.