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PRESENTED BY AGASIA LANIER NURSING ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR GLORIA BLATTI, RN, Ed.D DIRECTOR OF ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING PROGRAM DORIN GONZALEZ COUNSELOR, STUDENT FINANCING. A.D.N. INFORMATION SESSION. Session Overview. Introduction to MSMC Nursing Programs at the Mount

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A d n information session

PRESENTED BY

AGASIA LANIER

NURSING ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR

GLORIA BLATTI, RN, Ed.D

DIRECTOR OF ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING PROGRAM

DORIN GONZALEZ

COUNSELOR, STUDENT FINANCING

A.D.N. INFORMATION SESSION


Session overview

Session Overview

Introduction to MSMC

Nursing Programs at the Mount

Program Details

Application Process

Financial Aid


History of msmc

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.


Two campuses one mission

Two Campuses One Mission

Two exceptional campuses

  • Chalon est. 1925

  • Doheny est. 1962

  • The Chalon campus sits within the Santa Monica mountains

    -Baccalaureate degree programs

  • The Doheny campus is located near Downtown Los Angeles; once the historic Doheny Estate houses.

    - Associate degree programs - A.D.N

    - Master’s programs - MSN

    - Teacher’s credential - DPT

    -Weekend College


  • Accreditation

    ACCREDITATION

    Western Association of Colleges and Universities.

    Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.


    Nursing programs at the mount

    Nursing Programs at the Mount

    • THREE NURSING PROGRAMS

    • DOHENY

      • Associate Degree in Nursing – 2 to 3 years

        • Classes in evening (afternoon trial basis), clinical on weekends, 12-hr days

        • Overall GPA of 2.5 or greater

        • Science GPA of 2.5 or greater

          Starts in Fall and Spring of each year


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    Nursing Programs at the Mount

    Chalon Campus

    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


    Nursing programs at the mount2

    Nursing Programs at the Mount

    Doheny Campus

    • 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


    Associate degree in nursing

    Associate Degree in Nursing

    Program Details


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    PRESENTED BY:

    MARGARET AVILA, MSN, MS, RN/NP, PHN

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF

    ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING PROGRAM

    A.D.N. Program


    Evening and weekend program

    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


    Two options available

    Two options available

    • Pre- Nursing 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


    Evening weekend program

    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.


    Adn curriculum plan

    ADN Curriculum Plan

    Total program: ten, 8-week sessions

    A total of 80 units required

    As outlined in the college catalog


    What is the schedule like

    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.


    Class schedule of hours

    Class Schedule of Hours

    • Classes:

      • Evenings -> Mon – Thurs, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.;

      • Afternoon -> Mon – Thurs, 12:30-4:30pm, (trial basis).

      • Each course meets 1-2 times per week.

    • Clinical experiences:

      • Saturdays/Sundays, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

      • Occasionally on Fridays, depending on course.


    Medication math calculation exam

    Medication Math Calculation Exam

    • 100% required EVERY nursing course with a clinical

      • 2 chances allowed

      • If failed, the course must be dropped.

      • This will delay the completion date of the program.


    Lvn mobility option

    LVN Mobility Option

    Degree Option:

    • Must complete 36 units of GE requirements

    • Must notify the program in writing of intent to challenge for credit with the NLN exam.

    • Pass NLN Mobility Test to receive 15 units of nursing credits for Med.-Surg Nursing PRIORto starting the program

      • Cost: is $80 (subject to change).


    30 unit option lvns

    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


    Clinical requirements

    Clinical Requirements

    Nursing = an educational program

    Which includes a clinical component, i.e., “hands on” requirement

    Cultural competence

    An appreciation for the common good


    Clinical site assignment

    Clinical Site Assignment

    Carpooling is strongly encouraged

    A reliable car is amust to get to the hospital.

    Proximity from home to clinical site, although considered, is not a priority in assignments.

    The responsibilities simulate employment.

    No make-up for absenteeism, which may result in withdrawing from course and may alter graduation date.


    Which hospitals participate in clinical experiences

    Which hospitals participate in clinical experiences?

    • California Med. Center

    • Good Samaritan Hosp.

    • St. Vincent’s Med. Center

    • LAC-USC Med. Center

    • Kaiser Hospitals

    • Huntington Memorial

    • Torrance Memorial

    • Children’s Hospital

    • Los Angeles Hospital

    • Harbor-UCLA

    • San Pedro Peninsula

    • St. Francis Hospital


    Random drug testing

    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


    Community nursing experience

    Community Nursing Experience

    • May be scheduled during Monday-Friday

      • Shelters

      • LA Unified School District

      • Senior Day Care Centers

      • Literacy Reading Program


    Professional standards

    ProfessionalStandards

    Professional Code of Ethics

    Societal Expectations


    Health clearance

    Health Clearance

    • Students are responsible for insure that the their records are annually updated:

      • Physical exam, lab work

      • TB testing—2-step

      • Titers & immunizations: Hepatitis B, Varicella & MMR

      • Malpractice Insurance

      • CPR


    Background check

    BACKGROUND CHECK

    Mandatory prior to clinical placement

    1st semester: process will be coordinated by the program

    Any concerns must addressed BEFOREbeginning the program.


    Denial of licensure per brn policy

    Denial Of Licensureper 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


    Licensure requires honesty

    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


    Which courses transfer

    Which courses transfer?

    • Transfer maximum:

      • 36 units of equivalent courses, with a 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.


    Program success

    ProgramSuccess

    • May require:

      • no employment or

        minimal hours <20/wk

      • Structured time management


    Study habits

    Study Habits

    • www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/checklist.html

      • Review of study techniques

      • Review questions

      • Score

    • Time management

    • Read

    • Study groups -re read & time management

    • Study area -re read & time management

    • Support system- that insure the above!


    Student success

    Student Success

    What is it all about?

    What will it take to be successful?

    What are the challenges?


    Successful completion earns

    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.


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    Questions regarding the program?


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    Admission

    Requirements

    &

    Application Process


    Ge requirements as noted in the catalog

    GE Requirements (as noted in the catalog)

    • Chemistry w/lab *

    • Human Anatomy w/lab *

    • Human Physiology w/lab *

    • Microbiology w/lab *

    • Oral Communication (Public Speaking or Speech)

    • Written Communication (English 101 or 1A)

    • General Psychology

      * 5 year recency requirement on courses, prior to entry of program.


    Ge requirements as noted in catalog

    GE Requirements(as noted in catalog)

    • Lifespan Developmental Psychology

    • Philosophy- Critical Thinking

    • Introductory Sociology

    • General Studies Elective (GSIII)

      (History or Art/Music Appreciation or Political Science or

      Literature)

      **Please note that all of the required GE requirements must be completed before being considered as a Direct-to-Nursing candidate. **


    Religious studies requirement

    Religious Studies Requirement

    RST 41-Biomedical Issues & Christian Ethics

    • Religion or ethics courses offered through

      • Philosophy

      • History or

      • Literature departments

        will not meetthe requirement

        This is the only course that can be taken concurrently with the program and will happen no later than the first academic year in the nursing program.


    Application process

    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

    • High school transcripts (only needed if you have less than 15 transferable, college units)


    On line application

    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.


    Check your application status

    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.


    Is testing required for admission

    Is testing required for admission?

    www.ATITESTING.COM

    • TEAS Admission Exam

      • Math

      • English

      • Sciences

      • Critical Thinking


    Transcripts

    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


    Foreign students

    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.


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    www.msmc.la.edu

    -Click on Admissions

    -Click on Nursing Transfer Students

    -Click on Articulation Agreements

    -Click on School of choice

    Articulation Agreements

    **Due to the high volume of applicants, the Office of Admission is unable to provide prospective nursing candidates with course equivalencies for classes taken at 4 year colleges and universities.  Please visit the attached link, /campus-resources/college-catalogs.asp, to view the Mount St. Mary’s College catalog and compare your equivalent courses.


    Application deadlines

    APPLICATION DEADLINES

    Fall – April 1st

    Spring – September 1st


    Presented by dorin gonzalez counselor student financing

    Presented By:

    Dorin Gonzalez

    Counselor, Student Financing

    Financing YourEducation


    2010 2011 tuition fees

    2010-2011 Tuition & Fees


    What is financial aid

    What is Financial Aid?

    FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID:

    1) Direct Federal Stafford Loans

    Subsidized/Unsubsidized

    2) Pell Grants (Need based)

    3) California Grants(Need Based)

    Note: Federal Financial Aid is not guaranteed. Please submit FAFSA application for determination.


    What is alternative financing

    What is Alternative Financing?

    ALTERNATIVE FINANCING:

    1) Alternative Loans (credit based)

    2) Cash Net Payment Plan

    3) Scholarships


    Applying for federal financial aid

    Applying for Federal Financial Aid:

    Go to www.FAFSA.ED.GOV

    • Apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN)

    • Complete the 2011-2012 Application.

    • MSMC School Code – 001243

      Note: Electronic process time takes between 3-5 business days.


    Grant information

    Grant Information:

    Pell Grants

    • Based on “Federal Need” as determined by the ED.

    • Amount received is based on enrollment status per semester.

    • Maximum amount is $5550, per academic year.

      Note: Student’s that have obtained an undergraduate degree are ineligible.

    California Grants

    • Based on “Federal Need” and GPA as determined by California Aid Commission.

    • GPA Verification Form is due March 2nd of every academic year.

    • GPA Verification form can be downloaded at: http://www.csac.ca.gov

    • You may qualify for up to $9,708 per academic year. Amount is determined by enrollment status, per semester, and type of Cal-Grant received.


    Direct federal stafford loan information

    Direct Federal Stafford Loan Information:

    Guaranteed & Deferrable

    • Must meet Federal Requirements (Please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov for details).

    • Previous Stafford Loans, if applicable, must be in current status. The undergraduate aggregate limit is $57,500.

    • This loan is deferrable upon graduation, with a 6-month grace period.

    • 6.8% interest rate.


    Cont direct federal stafford loans

    (cont.) Direct Federal Stafford Loans

    Dependent:

    Subsidized- (up to) $4,500

    Unsubsidized- (up to) $2,000

    Parent Plus Loan - $4,000 (minimum request), upon credit approval. 7.9% interest rate.

    Independent:

    Subsidized- (up to) $4,500

    Unsubsidized-(up to) $6,000


    Applying for alternative financing

    Applying for Alternative Financing:

    1) Alternative Loans

    • You may apply on-line by going to: www.msmc.la.edu.

      (Located under “Student Financing”)

    • You may apply with a Co-Borrower, if needed.

    • Credit based loan, not guaranteed.

    • Interest rate is based upon credit approval.


    Cont alternative financing

    (cont.) Alternative Financing

    2) Cash Net Monthly Payment Plan

    • Open account by visiting, www.cashnet.com

    • Requires a $40.00 deposit

    • Payment starts the first month upon enrollment.

    • 0% interest.

    • For further details visit the Cash Net website or contact our business office at 213- 477-2540.


    Cont alternative financing1

    (cont.) Alternative Financing

    3)External Scholarships

    • Not guaranteed

    • You must apply and meet scholarship requirements.

    • Visit secure scholarship resource sites, such as:

      www.oshpd.ca.gov

      www.fastweb.com

      www.scholarships.com


    Any questions

    Any Questions?


    The office of student financing

    The Office of Student Financing

    10 Chester Place

    Los Angeles, CA. 90007

    Bld.10

    Tel (213) 477-2562

    Office Hours:

    Mon-Thurs.

    9:00am – 6:00pm

    Friday

    8:00am – 4:00pm

    Dorin M. Gonzalez [email protected]


    Any questions1

    Any Questions???

    Contact the

    Office of Admissions

    Phone:(213) 477-2561

    Fax: (213) 477-2569

    [email protected]


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