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nursing information session
Nursing Information Session

Please have a seat. Sign in will be AT THE END of the session, along with receiving a clinical application.

DO NOT take handouts from the front table – Please listen to the information presented first to see if you are in need of the handouts at the end of the session – they may be things you already have

nadine larson
Nadine Larson

908-526-1200 Ext. 8610

Email is the fastest way to contact me

No open office hours January and February

applications to be given and sign in will be at the end of the presentation
Applications to be given and sign in will be at the end of the presentation
  • If you leave early, you will not receive an application and will need to attend another session to receive one
  • If you are a Hunterdon Polytech student, this applies to you as well – you need to stay for the entire presentation and sign in to receive a clinical application
where do i start
Where do I start?
  • RVCC Application
    • Have all college transcripts sent to RVCC
    • Send high school transcript/proof of GED
    • Choose Generic- Day or Evening/Weekend or PNAD
  • Acknowledgement Form – Nursing program
  • Accepted to the college
  • Appointment with Advisor
what do i need
What do I need?
  • Prerequisites
  • Residency – Hunterdon or Somerset
  • Degree Requirements
  • Complete RVCC application on file (including HS transcript)
  • Developmental and ESL courses complete
  • Math through Elementary Algebra
  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II- 2 grades of D, F, AU after the 10th day or W will disqualify you
  • GPA of 2.75
  • Technological Competency- test or course (within past 5 years)
  • ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
      • (RN route only)

For RVCC admission, students can take TEAS test once every 4 months, either at RVCC or another location. We are currently administering TEAS version V. If the test has been completed elsewhere, scores may be submitted for review with the clinical application. For 2012 admission, TEAS results will only be accepted from tests taken since September 2010.

If TEAS have been taken at RVCC, there is no need to submit scores



  • 85% (3.25 GPA) average from an accredited LPN program
  • 6 months full time work experience for new graduates, 3 out of the last 5 years full time work as an LPN if graduated from PN program more than 5 years ago
  • NO TEAS, but will be required to take an LPN Step Test
  • The LPN STEP test will be given AFTER the student is “conditionally accepted” February 2013 for Summer 2013
residency requirement somerset or hunterdon county
Residency Requirement Somerset or Hunterdon County

When you qualify for clinical you must provide proof of residency

Permanent Resident

NJ Driver’s license, Rental Agreement, Mortgage Statement, Utility Bill, Telephone Bill, NJ Resident Income Tax Return

Permanent Employee

Letter from employer on company letterhead

PNAD – applicants with residency get priority placement

other degree requirements
Other Degree Requirements
  • First Year - Fall
    • ENGL-111 English I
    • FITN-115 Dynamics of Fitness & Wellness
  • First Year - Spring
    • ENGL-112 English II
    • PSYC-103 Introduction to Psychology
  • Second Year - Fall
    • Humanities elective
    • BIOL-133 Principles of Microbiology
    • SOCI-101 Introduction to Sociology
  • Second Year - Spring
    • Free Elective
how do i apply to the clinical nursing courses

How do I apply to the clinical Nursing courses?

Submit an Application to Clinical

Generic- Day or Evening/Weekend – you MUST only CHOOSE one or your application will NOT be valid, and will be returned to you.

ANY info missing and form will be returned to you – if it is close or beyond deadline will not be accepted for upcoming Fall


application to nursing clinical courses
Application to Nursing Clinical Courses
  • Early Admission – 70 Day, 20 Evening
    • Turn in by February 1, 2013 for Fall 2013
  • PNAD
    • Turn in by December 31, 2012 for Summer 2013
  • Late Admission
    • Turn in by May 20,2012 for Fall 2012 & May 20, 2013 for Fall 2013
  • Make sure you have completed ALL prerequisites
  • Proof of residency required
  • Don’t lose it!
admission to nursing clinical courses
Admission to Nursing Clinical Courses
  • Applications evaluated based on:
    • A&P grades
    • Most recent college GPA
    • TEAS scores
      • Overall score (Reading, English, Math, Science)
      • Reading
      • English
    • Other science courses completed
      • Microbiology
      • Chemistry
if you have a bachelor s or master s degree
If you have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree…..
  • There are accelerated BSN programs
  • Students are able to get a BSN in about 15 -18 months
  • Schools that offer accelerated BSN Programs
    • UMDNJ & Rutgers
    • Seton Hall
    • FDU
    • William Patterson
what do i do if i m not accepted
What do I do if I’m not accepted?
  • Raise ranking score
    • GPA
    • Science courses – Micro or Chem
    • Retake A&P
    • Retake TEAS
  • Reapply- Late Admission or next year
what do i do if i m accepted
What do I do if I’m accepted?
  • Complete other required courses- maintain 2.75 GPA
  • Attend Health Maintenance Meeting
  • Study for Pharmacology Clinical Calculations placement test
  • Attend Camp I Can Orientation session
nursing program response form
Nursing Program Response Form
  • Must be returned to the finance office May 20th for early admission, June 30th for late admission
  • $200 non-refundable deposit will be applied to tuition
health maintenance meeting
Health Maintenance Meeting
  • Immunizations and tests
  • Criminal History Background Check(CHBC)
  • Liability Insurance
  • CPR certification
  • Pharmacology Clinical Calculation test info
camp i can c an a chieve n ursing
Camp I CAN (Can Achieve Nursing)
  • Required orientation
  • Program information
  • Library search engines
  • Study skills
  • Time management
  • ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute)
    • Self assessment
    • Critical thinking inventory
a walk through the program
A Walk Through the Program
  • Cost
  • Schedule
  • Progression
  • Exit exam
  • Graduation
how much does it cost
How Much Does it Cost?
  • First semester
    • Health maintenance
    • Background check
    • ATI
    • Uniform
    • Tuition
    • Books
    • Nursing fee
    • Approximate total
  • Cost varies
  • $ 60+
  • $ 445
  • $ 150
  • $1650
  • $ 800
  • $ 250
  • $3305
financial aid
Financial Aid
  • RVCC Financial Aid
  • Nursing scholarships
  • Employers
  • Community groups
foundations of nursing
Foundations of Nursing
  • Rigorous Schedule
  • Day or Evening/Weekend- NO Part-time students
  • 20 hours/week – physical presence
  • Additional 20 hours/week

Preparing for learning lab

Preparing for class

Preparing for clinical experience

clinical facility s ites
Clinical Facility Sites
  • Carrier Clinic, Center for Autistic Children (Princeton), Children’s Specialized Hospital, Eric B. Chandler, Kessler (East Orange & Chester), JFK, Lyons VA (Liberty Corner), Matheny (Peapack), Morristown Memorial, Overlook (Summit), RWJ, SPUH, SMC, Warren Hospital (Phillipsburg), HMC & Princeton Hospital
progression in the nursing program
Progression in the Nursing Program
  • Progression Policy
      • Two failures (D, F, W, AU after the 10th day)
      • Includes Required Sciences
  • Fall
    • Foundations of Nursing
  • Spring
      • Nursing of Adults I
  • Fall
      • Nursing of Adults II
      • Psych/Mental Health Nursing
  • Spring
      • Nursing Care of Families with Children (Peds)
      • Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family (OB)
      • Trends in Nursing
exit examination
Exit Examination
  • ATI Comprehensive Predictor
  • Minimum score required
graduation and licensure
Graduation and Licensure
  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
  • Eligible for Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
    • Pass/Fail
    • Passing NCLEX-RN = you becoming a Registered Nurse!
email me with any questions
Email me with any questions!!!!
  • email for questions–
  • If you are not applying until Fall 2013 or later, come back next year to a nursing information session to get the most accurate information regarding the admission process or stay up to date by viewing the HSE website –