Associate Degree in Nursing Information Session. ADN INFORMATION SESSION. PRESENTED BY Araba Blankson Senior Assistant Director for Nursing Admission Dorin Gonzalez Counselor, Student Financing Gloria Blatti, RN, PhD Director, Associate Degree in Nursing Program. Session Overview.
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Associate Degree in Nursing Information Session
ADN INFORMATION SESSION PRESENTED BY Araba Blankson Senior Assistant Director for Nursing Admission Dorin Gonzalez Counselor, Student Financing Gloria Blatti, RN, PhD Director, Associate Degree in Nursing Program
Session Overview • Introduction to MSMC • Program Details • Application Process • Financial Aid • Nursing Programs at the Mount
HISTORY OF MSMC • Private, Catholic, liberal arts, women’s college • Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet • Challenge students to make a difference in their own lives and in their communities • Two exceptional campuses • Chalon est. 1925 • Doheny Est. 1962
Two Campuses one Mission • 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 - Master’s programs - MSN - Teacher’s credential - DPT -Weekend College
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
MSMC SETTING • Eleven Victorian homes donated by the Doheny family to archdiocese. • The mansion is the central building and where the Doheny’s resided. • Filmed on campus: • Payback • Princess Diary
ACCREDITATION • Western Association of Colleges and Universities. • Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
A.D.N. Program Presented by: Gloria Blatti, RN PhD Director Associate Degree in Nursing 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
Community Nursing Experience • May be scheduled during Monday-Friday • Shelters • LA Unified School District • Senior Day Care Centers • Literacy Reading Program
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.
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.
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.
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
A.D.N. Program PROGRAM SPECIFICS
Two options available • Basic Option (2.5 - 3 years) • Take GE courses in first semester(s) • Start nursing courses after completing GE courses • Advanced 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.
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.
Is testing required for admission? • Math Test and English Proficiency Testing • www.ATITESTING.COM • TEAS Admission Exam • Math • English • Sciences • Critical Thinking
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.
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.
Program Success • may require • no employment or • minimal hours • Structured time management
PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS Professional Licensure
Professional Standards • Professional Code of Ethics • Societal Expectations
BACKGROUND CHECK • Mandatory prior to clinical placement • 1st semester: process will be coordinated by the program • Any concerns must addressed BEFORE beginning the program.
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
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 • 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
Student Success • What is it all about? • What will it take to be successful? • What are the challenges?
ADN Curriculum Plan • Total program: 10, 8-wk sessions • A total of 80 units required • As outlined in the college catalog
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.
Which hospitals participate in clinical experiences? • Torrance Memorial • Children’s Hospital, LA • Harbor-UCLA • Torrance Memorial • San Pedro Peninsula • St. Francis Hosp. • Etc. • California Med. Center • Good Samaritan Hosp. • St. Vincent’s Med. Center • LAC-USC Med. Center • Kaiser Hospitals • Huntington Memorial • Etc.
Clinical Requirements Nursing is an educational program which includes a clinical component, i.e., “hands on” requirement.
Health Clearance • Students must update annually: • Physical exam, lab work • TB testing—2-step • Titers & immunizations: Hep B, Varicella & MMR • Malpractice Insurance • CPR
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
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.
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.
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).
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
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!
Questions about Program Details?
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 transferrable, college units)
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
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.
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.
Articulation Agreements www.msmc.la.edu Click on Admissions Click on Nursing Transfer Students Click on Articulation Agreements Click on School of choice
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.
APPLICATION DEADLINES • Fall – March 1st • Spring – October 1st Call 213-477-2561 for any questions
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.
Financing YourEducation A.D.N. Students Presented By: Dorin Gonzalez Counselor, Student Financing Dfdfdfdfdf
Applying For Financial Aid • Apply for financial aid at the same time you are applying for admission. • Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be processed into a Student Aid Report by March 2nd of every academic year *You will need to apply for a personal Identification Number (PIN) for the FAFSA at www.pin.ed.gov