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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.

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associate degree in nursing information session
Associate Degree in Nursing

Information Session

adn information session



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
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
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
  • Western Association of Colleges and Universities.
  • Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
a d n program

A.D.N. Program

Presented by:

Gloria Blatti, RN PhD


Associate Degree in Nursing 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
community nursing experience
Community Nursing Experience
  • May be scheduled during Monday-Friday
    • Shelters
    • LA Unified School District
    • Senior Day Care Centers
    • Literacy Reading Program
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.
ge requirements
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
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

Articulation Agreements

Purpose: to facilitate transfer of credit

Click on


Nursing Transfer Student

Articulation Agreements

School of Choice

Note courses allowed

a d n program1
A.D.N. Program



two options available
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
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
Is testing required for admission?
  • Math Test and English Proficiency Testing
    • TEAS Admission Exam
      • Math
      • English
      • Sciences
      • Critical Thinking
evening weekend program
Evening/Weekend Program:
    • 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
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
Program Success
  • may require
    • no employment or
    • minimal hours
    • Structured time management
professional expectations



professional standards
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
Licensure requires Honesty!
  • BRN web site:
    • “initial licensure” for details
  • If unsure, contact the BRN
    • (916) 322-3350
  • Fill out application honestly
  • Fingerprints will be required
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
  • 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
Student Success
  • What is it all about?
  • What will it take to be successful?
  • What are the challenges?
adn curriculum plan
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
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
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
Clinical Requirements

Nursing is an educational program which includes a clinical component, i.e., “hands on” requirement.

health clearance
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
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
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
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
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
Study Habits
    • 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!


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)
  • 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
On-line Application
    • 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 agreements1

Articulation Agreements

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 or (310) 275-3530.

application deadlines
  • Fall – March 1st
  • Spring – October 1st

Call 213-477-2561 for any questions

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.

financing your education

Financing YourEducation

A.D.N. Students

Presented By:

Dorin Gonzalez

Counselor, Student Financing


applying for financial aid
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

the free application for federal student aid fafsa
Complete the FAFSA immediately

Apply online:

Include Mount St. Mary’s code in Step Six: 001243

Send to the Federal Processor by

Mail: Federal Student Aid Programs P.O. Box 4001, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864-8601


Department of Education (DOE)

Phone number 1-800-433-3243

3-4 weeks paper process time

1-2 weeks electronic process time

The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
you will receive a financial aid offer from the student financing office once we have received
You Will Receive a Financial Aid Offer from the Student Financing Office Once we have received…
  • Your Student Aid Report from the Federal Processor
  • Any supplemental information that has been requested
  • Notification of your official acceptance into the program
three ways to finance your education
Three Ways to Finance your Education
  • Grants
    • Pell (up to $4310)
    • Cal Grants (up to $14562)
  • Stafford Loans (Guaranteed)
  • Alternative Financing
    • TMS payment plan (see Business Office)
    • Alternative loans (Credit Check)

Pell Grants

  • Based on “need” as determined by the Federal Government as well as enrollment status.
  • Up to $4310

Cal Grants

  • Based on “need” and GPA as determined by CSAC.
  • GPA Verification Form must be submitted by March 2nd
  • Verification form can be downloaded at
  • Up to $14562
stafford loans
Loan interest federal loans: 8.25% cap

Government may subsidize a portion of students with high need

Previous student loans must be in current status

Guaranteed & Deferrable


Up to$3500 freshman

Up to $4500 sophomore

Additional Unsubsidized

$4000 fresh/soph

Stafford Loans
alternative financing
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

      • See A.D.N. office for additional scholarship information.
friendly reminders
Friendly Reminders
  • Complete your file early
  • The academic year is Fall, Spring & Summer
  • Keep copies!
  • You must apply for financial aid every year!
the office of student financing
The Office of Student Financing
  • Dorin Gonzalez


  • 10 Chester Place Los Angeles, CA 90007
  • M-Th: 9:00am – 6:00pm F: 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tel: (213) 477-2562
  • Fax: (213) 477-2549
nursing programs at the mount


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

Nursing Programs at the Mount
nursing programs at the mount1
Nursing Programs at the Mount
    • 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
    • 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
any questions
Any Questions???

Contact the

Office of Admissions

Araba Blankson

Senior Assistant Director for Nursing Admission

Phone:(213) 477-2561

Fax: (213) 477-2569