Florence M. Cook School of Medical Laboratory Science

2010-2017-Program Outcomes Measure



Mission Statement

To provide a challenging educational program that will prepare Medical Laboratory Science graduates to become competent clinical laboratory practitioners, committed to quality care and service to the community.

Vision Statement

We envision each graduate to:

  • Perform as collaborative member of the healthcare team, engage in various leadership roles
  • Serve as an expert resource for the clinical laboratory
  • Be an advocate and contributor throughout his/her professional career

We envision the Florence M. Cook School of Medical Laboratory Science to be a center of excellence through constant improvement and continuous assessments and evaluations. 

Belief Statement

We believe in providing cost efficient, high-quality clinical education emhasizing both professonal excellence and personal concern.

The Florence M. Cook School of Medical Laboratory Science was founded in 1947 when Carlos Pons, MD, chief pathologist at Fitkin-Raleigh Hospital, now known as Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and a medical technologist Florence M. Cook, undertook the task of training two students at the bench. From that humble inception, our school has grown to be the structures program we have today.

Our school has graduated many professionals who have fulfilling careers at hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, research laboratories, blood banks, information technology, as physicians, nurses and the academia.

Become a critical member of the healthcare team

Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS) are critical members of the healthcare team. They work side by side with other healthcare professionals performing laboratory procedures that help determine the causes and monitoring the cures of diseases. Identifying these causes and cures is done by analyzing samples of body tissues, blood, and body fluids with sophisticated precision instruments. This rewarding profession requires a broad background in college sciences and in-depth clinical training. 

For more information about the medical laboratory science careers, please contact:

Executive Director
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Phone: 773-714-8880
Fax: 773-714-8886


For more information, please contact:

Program Director
Florence M. Cook School of Medical Laboratory Science
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
1945 Corlies Avenue, Rte. 33 East
Neptune, New Jersey 07753
Phone: 732-776-3565; 732-776-4603