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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

[email protected]

908-526-1200 Ext. 8610 – Room H216

Email is the fastest way to contact me

Open office hours Spring 2014

M – F 1pm – 2pm

Qualities of a nurse words from the rvcc nursing faculty
Qualities of a Nurse – words from the RVCC Nursing Faculty

  • Focused

  • Self directed and self driven

  • A life long learner


  • Multi-tasker

  • Humanistic

  • Caring

  • Able to critically think and problem solve

Essential competencies

Skills needed to administrate good care to patients –

Observation, communication, motor skills, cognitive-intellectual, behavioral and social attributes, and hearing and visual abilities

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

Where do i start
Where do I start? the presentation

  • RVCC Application

    • Have all college transcripts sent to RVCC admissions office

    • Send high school transcript/proof of GED to admission office

    • Choose Generic- Day or Evening/Weekend or PNAD on the RVCC application

  • Acknowledgement Form

  • Accepted to the college

  • Appointment with Advisor

What do i need
What do I need? the presentation

  • Prerequisites

  • Residency – Hunterdon or Somerset

  • Degree Requirements

  • Clear Criminal History Background Check attached to clinical application

Prerequisites the presentation

(Complete RVCC application on file (including HS transcript) and all prior college transcripts have been evaluated by the Registrar’s office; you are a generic nursing major or PNAD mjr)

  • 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 7 years)

  • ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS Version V with all 4 parts of test) – taken no earlier than 9.2012 for Fall ‘14 admission

    • (RN route only)

For RVCC admission, students can take TEAS test once every the presentation4 months, either at RVCC or another location. We are currently administering TEAS Version V with all 4 parts of the test. If the test has been completed elsewhere, scores may be submitted for review with the clinical application. For 2014 admission, TEAS results will only be accepted from tests taken since September 2012.

PNAD the presentation

  • 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

Continue pnad
(Continue PNAD) the presentation

  • The LPN STEP test is held once every Fall for students applying for the following summer.

  • For students applying for Summer 2015, the test dates will be posted August 2014 on , posted on the Lion’s Den, and sent via email to PNAD majors

  • There is a minimum score to achieve, closely reflecting the national average of the LPN Step Test score

Residency requirement somerset or hunterdon county
Residency Requirement the presentationSomerset or Hunterdon County

When you qualify for clinical you must provide proof of residency (one document – attached to clinical application)

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 the highest LPN Step scores and residency will get priority placement

Criminal history background check chbc
Criminal History Background Check(CHBC the presentation)

  • Acompleted criminal history background check must be done through www.adamsafeguard.comPRIOR to applying to the clinical nursing program. Results need to be attached to the clinical application, along with the residency proof. It can take 4-6 weeks for the background check to be processed. Do the CHBCno later than 60 days before the application deadline

  • Failure to do the CHBC and attach results to the clinical application will not allow the student to have the application evaluated and will be mailed back to the student to submit when the application is complete, and for the next admission period.

Other degree requirements
Other Degree Requirements the presentation

  • 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? the presentation

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 – applications must be submitted no later than the deadline to be evaluated


Be sure the residency/employment proof is attached, as well as the clear criminal history background check results

Application to nursing clinical courses
Application to Nursing Clinical Courses the presentation

  • Early Admission (RVCC and transfer students) Turn in by February 3, 2014 for Fall 2014

  • PNAD

    • Turn in by December 31, 2014 for Summer 2015

  • Late Admission (RVCC students only, no new transfer students)

    • Turn in by May 15,2014

  • Make sure you have completed ALL prerequisites

  • Proof of residency required & CHBC results

  • Read application so all documents needed are attached

  • Don’t lose it!

Admission to nursing clinical courses
Admission to Nursing Clinical Courses the presentation

  • Applications evaluated based on:

    • A&P grades

    • Most recent college GPA

    • TEAS scores

What do i do if i m not accepted
What do I do if I’m not accepted? the presentation

  • Raise ranking score

    • GPA

    • Retake A&P

    • Retake TEAS

  • Reapply- Late Admission if you are an RVCC student or next year

What do i do if i m accepted
What do I do if I’m accepted? the presentation

  • Complete other required courses- maintain 2.75 GPA

  • Attend Health Maintenance Meeting

  • Study for Pharmacology Clinical Calculations placement test

  • Complete health maintenance

  • Register during the designated time

  • Attend Camp I Can Orientation session

Nursing program response form
Nursing Program Response Form the presentation

  • Must be returned to the finance office by the date specified on the form – given to a student with the acceptance letter

  • $200 non-refundable deposit will be applied to tuition

  • If it is not returned by the deadline, the student will lose their seat in the program and will have to apply for the next admission period, and meet all admission criteria

Health maintenance meeting
Health Maintenance Meeting the presentation

  • Immunizations and tests

  • Liability Insurance

  • CPR certification

  • Pharmacology Clinical Calculation test info

Camp i can c an a chieve n ursing
Camp I CAN the presentation(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 the presentation

  • Cost

  • Schedule

  • Progression

  • Exit exam

  • Graduation


How much does it cost
How Much Does it Cost? the presentation

  • First semester

    • Health maintenance

    • Background check

    • ATI

    • Uniform

    • Tuition

    • RVCC fees

    • Books

    • Nursing fee

    • Nursing Kit

    • Approximate total

  • Cost varies

  • $ 60+

  • $ 490

  • $ 150

  • $1800

  • $200+

  • $ 850

  • $ 250

  • $100

  • $3900

Financial aid
Financial Aid the presentation


  • RVCC Financial Aid

  • Nursing scholarships

  • Employers

  • Community groups

Foundations of nursing all clinical nursing courses
Foundations of Nursing & all clinical nursing courses the presentation

  • Rigorous Schedule & may not fit everyone’s lifestyle and schedule

  • Day or Evening/Weekend- NO Part-time students – this is not a work-study program!

  • 20 hours/week – physical presence

  • Additional 20 hours/week (2 hours for every classroom hour)

    Preparing for learning lab

    Preparing for class

    Preparing for clinical experience

    *Students who are unsuccessful in nursing courses admitted to working 30+ hours/week

Clinical facility sites
Clinical Facility Sites the presentation

  • 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 the presentation

  • Progression Policy

    • Two failures (D, F, W, AU after the 10th day) – not eligible to apply to the program with 2 required science courses previously failed

  • 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 the presentation

    • ATI Comprehensive Predictor

    • Minimum score required – the score needed to achieve is equivalent to the student having a 95% pass rate on the NCLEX.

    Graduation and licensure
    Graduation and Licensure the presentation

    • 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 regarding clinical nursing courses or the admission criteria
    Email me with any questions the presentationregarding clinical nursing courses or the admission criteria

    • [email protected]

    • If you are not applying until Fall 2015 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 –