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Title: Associate Degree in Nursing


1
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Information Session

2
ADN INFORMATION SESSION
  • PRESENTED BY
  • Joelle Fortune
  • Assistant Director for Nursing Admission
  • Gloria Blatti, RN, PhD
  • Director, Associate Degree in Nursing Program
  • Dorin Gonzalez
  • Counselor, Student Financing

3
Session Overview
  • Introduction to MSMC
  • Program Details
  • Application Process
  • Financial Aid
  • Nursing Programs at the Mount

4
HISTORY OF MSMC
  • MSMC is a nationally recognized, liberal-arts
    institution with an intimate learning environment
    that extends beyond the classroom. By fostering
    the development of young leaders, students gain
    the skills to better themselves, their
    communities, and the world.

5
Two Campuses one Mission
  • Two exceptional campuses
  • Chalon est. 1925
  • Doheny Est. 1962
  • Chalon- campus sits within the Santa Monica
    mountains, and houses
  • -Baccalaureate degree programs
  • Doheny- campus is located near Downtown Los
    Angeles, once the historic Doheny Estate houses
  • - Associate degree programs - A.D.N
  • - Masters programs - MSN
  • - Teachers credential
    - DPT
  • - Weekend College

6
LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE
  • Emphasizes a well rounded individual
  • Also emphasizes
  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning thru moral and ethical issues
  • Understanding and respect of other cultures and
    individuals

7
ACCREDITATION
  • Western Association of Colleges and Universities.
  • Approved by the California Board of Registered
    Nursing.

8
A.D.N. Program
  • Presented by
  • Gloria Blatti, RN PhD
  • Director
  • Associate Degree in Nursing Program

9
Evening and Weekend Program
  • CA Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) Approved
  • Adults who want to pursue a career in nursing
  • Classes - Monday to Thursdays, evenings
  • Afternoon classes option on a trial basis.
  • Hospital experiences are on weekends, usually
    Sat/Sun, but may include Fridays

10
Community Nursing Experience
  • May be scheduled during Monday-Friday
  • Shelters
  • LA Unified School District
  • Senior Day Care Centers
  • Literacy Reading Program

11
Successful Completion Earns
  • A.A. Degree in Nursing
  • Eligible to take the NCLEX-RN EXAM
  • Employment opportunities....
  • Additional education is often needed for public
    health, school nursing, nursing education areas.

12
GE requirements
  • Sciences with labs as noted in the catalog
  • Public Speaking
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Philosophy- Critical Thinking
  • Introductory Sociology or Cultural Anthropology
  • General Studies Elective
  • (History or Art/ Music Appreciation or Political
    Science or Literature)
  • RST 41- Bioethics must be taken within the
    program, preferably in the first academic year.

13
Which courses transfer?
  • Transfer maximum
  • 36 units of equivalent courses, with C or
    better, GPA 2.5
  • Once admitted into program
  • no credits can be transferred from outside
    institutions.
  • in progress courses must be noted on
    application
  • Final official transcript(s) is required.

14
Articulation Agreements
  • www.msmc.la.edu
  • Purpose to facilitate transfer of credit
  • Click on
  • Admissions?
  • Nursing Transfer Student?
  • Articulation Agreements?
  • School of Choice?
  • Note courses allowed

15
A.D.N. Program
  • PROGRAM
  • SPECIFICS

16
Two options available
  • Prenursing Option (2.5 - 3 years)
  • Take GE courses in first semester(s)
  • Start nursing courses after completing GE courses
  • Nursing Option (2-2 1/2 years)
  • Transfer all GE courses, start nursing program
  • RST 41 a Christian Bio-ethics, taken while in the
    program, preferably by the end of the 1st year.

17
Religious Studies Requirement
  • RST 41-
  • Biomedical Issues and Christian Ethics
  • Religion or ethics courses offered through
  • Philosophy,
  • History, or
  • Literature departments
  • will not meet the requirement
  • This course can be taken concurrent with the
    nursing curriculum, preferably during the 1st
    academic year.

18
Is testing required for admission?
  • Math Test and English Proficiency Testing
  • www.ATITESTING.COM
  • TEAS Admission Exam
  • Math
  • English
  • Sciences
  • Critical Thinking
  • Passing score is 68

19
Evening/Weekend Program
  • FULL-TIME
  • Rigorous,
  • Intense.
  • Prior to admission must plan for
  • Time management
  • Consistent support system
  • Course load 8 to 13 units/semester
  • a minimum of 6 units to qualify for financial aid.

20
Class Schedule of Hours
  • Classes
  • Evenings -gt Mon Thurs, 530 to 930 p.m.
  • Afternoon -gt Mon Thurs, 1230-430pm,
    (trial basis).
  • Each course meets 1-2 times per week.
  • Clinical experiences
  • Saturdays/Sundays, 600 a.m. to 600 p.m.
  • Occasionally on Fridays, depending on course.

21
Program Success
  • may require
  • no employment or
  • minimal hours
  • Structured time management

22
PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS
  • Professional
  • Licensure

23
Professional Standards
  • Professional Code of Ethics
  • Societal Expectations

24
BACKGROUND CHECK
  • Mandatory prior to clinical placement
  • 1st semester process will be coordinated by
    the program
  • Any concerns ?must addressed BEFORE beginning the
    program.

25
Licensure requires Honesty!
  • BRN web site www.rn.ca.gov
  • initial licensure for details
  • If unsure, contact the BRN
  • (916) 322-3350
  • www.rn.ca.gov
  • Fill out application honestly
  • Fingerprints will be required

26
Denial Of Licensure per BRN Policy
  • For crimes/acts which are related nursing
    qualifications, functions, or duties
  • sex crimes,
  • drug crimes,
  • crimes of violence
  • Examples child abuse, sex offender,
    assault/battery, dangerous drugs or devices
  • For crimes/acts which are related nursing
    qualifications, functions, or duties
  • sex crimes,
  • drug crimes,
  • crimes of violence
  • Examples child abuse, sex offender,
    assault/battery, dangerous drugs or devices

27
Student Success
  • What is it all about?
  • What will it take to be successful?
  • What are the challenges?

28
ADN Curriculum Plan
  • Total program 10, 8-wk sessions
  • A total of 80 units required
  • As outlined in the college catalog

29
What is the schedule like?
  • Two 8-week sessions/semester
  • 8-week summer session
  • Fall semester -late August to December
  • Spring semester -January to May
  • Summer session- mid-May to mid-July.

30
Which hospitals participate in clinical
experiences?
  • Torrance Memorial
  • Childrens Hospital, LA
  • Harbor-UCLA
  • Torrance Memorial
  • San Pedro Peninsula
  • St. Francis Hosp.
  • Etc.
  • California Med. Center
  • Good Samaritan Hosp.
  • St. Vincents Med. Center
  • LAC-USC Med. Center
  • Kaiser Hospitals
  • Huntington Memorial
  • Etc.

31
Clinical Requirements
  • Nursing is an educational program which includes
    a clinical component, i.e., hands on
    requirement.

32
Health Clearance
  • Students must update annually
  • Physical exam, lab work
  • TB testing2-step
  • Titers immunizations Hep B, Varicella MMR
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • CPR

33
RANDOM DRUG TESTING
  • Clinical facilities may require random drug
    testing of students
  • Failure to comply or a positive will result in
    exclusion from clinical
  • Exclusion from clinical results in failure or
    withdrawal from the program

34
Clinical Site Assignment
  • Carpooling ? encouraged
  • A reliable car a must to get to the hospital.
  • Proximity from home to clinical site is always
    considered
  • The responsibilities simulate employment.
  • No make-up for absenteeism, which may result in
    withdrawing from course and may alter graduation
    date.

35
Medication Math Calculation Exam
  • 100 required EVERY nursing course with a
    clinical
  • 2 chances allowed
  • If fail, the course must be dropped.
  • This will delay the completion date of the
    program.

36
LVN Mobility Option
  • Degree Option
  • Must complete 36 units of GE requirements
  • Pass NLN Mobility Test to receive 15 units of
    nursing credits for Med.-Surg Nursing
  • Cost is 80 (subject to change).

37
30 Unit Option - LVNs
  • Non-Degree Option
  • Allows NCLEX-RN exam after completing 28 units of
    required courses.
  • NOTE
  • May not be endorsed by other states
  • May limit opportunities for career advancement
  • Does not receive a degree from MSMC

38
Study Habits
  • www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/checklist.html
  • Review of study techniques
  • Review questions
  • Score
  • Time management
  • Read
  • Support system
  • Study groups -re read time management
  • Study area -re read time management
  • Support system- that insure the above!

39
  • Questions
  • about
  • Program Details?

40
Announcements
  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology
  • must have been taken within the past 5 years
  • TEAS
  • Passing score is 68
  • Students have 2 attempts within the past 6
    months to obtain this score

41
APPLICATION PROCESS
  • Application Fee
  • 20-online application
  • Complete application
  • Personal statement
  • Two references (academic and professional)
  • Official college transcripts (from every college
    attended)
  • 2.5 minimum overall GPA
  • 2.5 minimum science GPA
  • Proof of completion of Chemistry, General
    Psychology, and English 1
  • High school transcripts (only needed if you have
    less than 15 transferable, college units)

42
Transcripts
  • We will need official transcripts from all the
    colleges that you have attended, including
  • Any Community College attended
  • Any University/ 4-year college attended
  • Foreign transcripts from study-abroad program
  • Official Transcripts from all foreign study
  • Transcripts from Graduate or Professional degree
  • Transcripts from vocational program
  • i.e. LVN,C.N.A, Phlebotomy, E.M.T
  • Transcripts for all courses completed by the
    deadline

43
On-line Application
  • www.msmc.la.edu
  • Click on Admissions
  • Click on Nursing Transfer Students
  • Click Apply On-line
  • Select the program specific application
  • Reference forms can be printed from the
    application menu and mailed in to us.
  • We only accept online applications, however a PDF
    of the application is available. If you submit
    the application PDF, the application fee is 40.

44
PREREQUISITE COURSES
  • College Chemistry (4 units), with lab
  • General Psychology
  • English 1A
  • Must attain a C or higher in all pre-requisites
  • Prerequisites must be completed by the time you
    apply.

45
Articulation Agreements
  • www.msmc.la.edu
  • Click on Admissions
  • Click on Nursing Transfer Students
  • Click on Articulation Agreements
  • Click on School of choice

46
FOREIGN STUDENTS
  • If you attended college outside the United
    States, we will need the following items
  • Official, sealed, international transcripts
  • An official, detailed international evaluation of
    your foreign coursework
  • The evaluation company that we recommend is
    Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute. They
    can be reached at www.acei1.com or (310)
    275-3530.

47
APPLICATION DEADLINES
  • Fall March 1st
  • Spring October 1st
  • Call 213-477-2561 for any questions

48
Check your application status
  • WebAdvisor
  • A few days after you submit your application, you
    will get an email about WebAdvisor
  • 2 to 3 weeks after your application is received,
    you will be able to set up an account
  • Directions for setting up your account may be
    obtained on the nursing transfer student page
  • click on check your application status
  • Please note we receive a lot of documents 2
    weeks before and after the deadline, so it takes
    longer during that time for items to be reflected
    in WebAdvisor.

49
Financing Your Education
(ADN Program)
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  • Presented By Dorin Gonzalez
  • Counselor, Student Financing

50
Apply For Financial Aid at the Same Time you are
applying for admission.

51
The Free Application For Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) Steps
  • Step 1 Independent Students
  • Apply for a personal Identification
    Number (PIN)
  • Dependent Students
  • Parent/ Student applies for a personal
    Identification Number (PIN)
  • Go to www.pin.ed.gov
  • Step 2 Complete the FAFSA application at
    www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Step 3 On Step Six of the FAFSA Application,
    enter Mount Saint Marys
  • School Code 001243
  • Step 4 Sign Your FAFSA using your registered PIN
    Number
  • You may contact the Department of Education
    (ED) at 1-800-433-3243 for assistance with the
    On-line Application process. (Note Electronic
    process takes between 1-2 weeks.)

52
2008-09 FAFSA Instruction Sheet
53
FAFSA on the Webs Homepage
54
Federal Grants and Loans You May Qualify For
  • Grants
  • Pell (up to 4310)
  • Cal Grants (up to 14562)
  • Stafford Loans (Guaranteed as long as you have
    not reached Aggregate limit)
  • Alternative Financing
  • TMS payment plan (see Business Office)
  • Alternative loans (Credit Based)

55
What Determines Grant Qualifications?
  • Pell Grants
  • Based on need as determined by the Federal
    Government as well as enrollment status.
  • (Up to 4310, per academic year)
  • Cal Grants
  • Based on need and GPA as determined by CSAC.
  • GPA Verification Form must be submitted by March
    2nd
  • GPA Verification form can be downloaded at
    http//www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id80
  • www.csac.ca.gov
  • ( Up to 14,562, per academic year based on
    enrollment status and pertaining Cal-grant).

56
Stafford Loans
  • Independent Students
  • Subsidized
  • Up to 3500 Freshman
  • Up to 4500 Sophomore
  • Unsubsidized
  • 6000 Freshman/ Sophomore
  • Dependent Students
  • Subsidized
  • Up to 3500 Freshman
  • Up to 4500 Sophomore
  • Unsubsidized
  • Up to 2,000 Fresh/Soph.
  • Parent Plus Loan
  • 4,000 (upon credit approval)

  • (cont.)

57
Stafford Loans
  • Current rate is 6.8, Fixed ( Interest rate will
    never exceed 8.25 )
  • Government may subsidize a portion of Stafford
    loans as determined by your federal need
  • Guaranteed Deferrable

58
Under What Circumstances May You Not Qualify For
a Federal Stafford Loan?
  1. You have Defaulted on previous student loans
  2. You have exceed the Undergraduate Aggregate limit
    ( 57,500 by which no more than 23,000 may be
    Subsidized)
  3. Bankruptcy
  4. You have not completed your FAFSA application.

59
Alternative Financing
  • TMS monthly payment plan
  • See business office for more information
  • (213) 477-2540
  • Alternative Loans
  • Credit check required (may require a co-signer)
  • Cannot have derogatory credit.
  • Scholarships
  • www.fastaid.com, www.scholarships.com,
  • www.fastweb.com, www.oshpd.ca.gov
  • See A.D.N. office for additional scholarship
    information.

60
You Will Receive a Financial Aid Offer from the
Student Financing Office Until we have received
the Following
  • 1) Notification of your official acceptance into
    the program.
  • 2) Any supplemental information that has been
    requested (i.e. Verification Documents).
  • 3) We have received your completed Student Aid
    Report from the Department of Education.

61
Friendly Reminder
  • Please Complete your FAFSA application early (By
    March 2nd of every academic year you are
    enrolled).
  • Keep copies of any documents you submit to our
    office, for your records.
  • Most importantly, you must apply for financial
    aid every year!

62
The Office of Student Financing
  • Dorin Gonzalez
  • (Student Financing Counselor)
  • Contact
  • Tel (213) 477-2562
  • Email dgonzalez_at_msmc.la.edu
  • Fax (213) 477-2549
  • Address
  • 10 Chester Place Los Angeles, CA 90007
  • Office Hours
  • Mon-Thurs. 900am 600pm
  • Fri. 800am 400pm

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Nursing Programs at the Mount
  • THREE NURSING PROGRAMS
  • DOHENY
  • Associate Degree in Nursing 2 to 3 years
  • Classes in evening (afternoon trial basis),
    clinicals on weekends, 12-hr days
  • Pre-requisite College Chemistry, English 1A,
    General Psychology
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Science GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Starts in Fall and Spring of each year

64
Nursing Programs at the Mount
  • CHALON
  • Traditional BSN Day Program 3-4 years
  • Classes and Clinicals during daytime hours
  • 32 prerequisite units
  • Overall GPA of 2.7 or greater
  • Science GPA of 2.5
  • RN-BSN program
  • Starts Fall of each year

65
Nursing Programs at the Mount
  • DOHENY
  • Accelerated BSN Program 12 months
  • Must have a Bachelors Degree
  • 46 units of pre-requisite courses
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Starts Summer and Fall of each year

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Any Questions???
  • Contact
  • the
  • Office of Admissions
  • Phone(213) 477-2561
  • Fax (213) 477-2569
  • mountnews_at_msmc.la.edu
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