Get Ready To Graduate!
Today’s Topics • Degree audits. • BRN certification. • Ordering transcripts and diplomas. • School of Nursing Commencement. • Nursing Alumni Association. • Evaluating the program.
THREE TYPES OF DEGREE AUDITS • UC Degree Audit. • BRN NP, CNS, Midwifery Degree Audit. • Specialty Degree Audit.
UC DEGREE AUDIT • The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) will check each graduating MS student to help ensure that you are eligible to receive your Master of Science degree. • Every graduating student must have completed a minimum of: • 36 200-series units • 18 of these must be “N”: or Nursing units. • 8 400-series units • In addition, NP students have distinct NP course requirements, CNS students have distinct CNS course requirements, and Nursing Administration, OH Admin, Education, or Health Policy have their own distinct course requirements.
NURSING ADMINISTRATION, OH ADMIN., EDUCATION, HEALTH POLICY COURSE REQUIREMENTS
BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSING NP, CNS, & NURSE MIDWIFERY APPLICATION PROCESS • After June 2, download the application(s) from the BRN website [www.rn.ca.gov] • Print the appropriate application(s). • Order a transcript from the UCSF Registrar; have it sent to Cynthia Ellis in OSA (Box 0602). • Complete appropriate “Application for…” (two pages) and mail to BRN with $75.00. CNS applicants only should also complete page 11 and mail with above application. • Fill out top half of “Verification of the Completion of a …” form and drop off or mail this form to OSA.
FORMS & PUBLICATIONS
ADVANCED PRACTICE APPLICATIONS
PAGES 6 & 7 SEND DIRECTLY TO BRN WITH APPLICATION FEE
PAGE 8 SUBMIT TO OSA
PAGES 7 & 8 SEND DIRECTLY TO BRN WITH FEE
PAGE 9 SUBMIT TO OSA
PAGE 11 SEND TO BRN WITH APPLICATION
Pages 6 & 7 SEND TO BRN WITH FEE
PAGE 8 SUBMIT TO OSA
TRANSCRIPT REQUEST: • Available at Registrar’s Office • Cost $15.00 • Have sent to Cynthia Ellis, Box 0602 • NP and MW: Hold for SP 06 grades • CNS: Hold for Degree Posting
NO MAN’S LAND . . . The Gap Between Program Completion And BRN Certification The BRN will not complete the NP/CNS certification process for 2-3 months. They will notify you of your NP license number once they receive all the necessary paperwork and process it. During this period, you cannot “hold yourself out” as a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist, because you do not yet have your license and have not been formally recognized by the State of California, nor may you practice as a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist during this period. Having said that, you certainly can practice as a nurse using your new knowledge and skills to supplement your nursing practice. Until such time as you have your license in hand, we recommend that you identify yourself as “RN, MS” whenever you write your name and whenever you chart.
Graduation Regalia Available from Millberry Union Bookstore. Can be purchased anytime between March 27thand June 2. Cost: $61.00
Graduation Announcements • May be ordered at MU Bookstoreuntil March 10th • Available for pickup after April 24th
MASONIC AUDITORIUM 1111 California St., San Francisco June 2, 2006
THINGS TO REMEMBER: • Detailed information will be mailed in April • Location: Masonic Memorial Auditorium, San Francisco • Time: Ceremony is at 6:00 - 7:30. Reception is 7:30 - 8:30. • No limit to the number of guests you may invite. No tickets necessary. • Consider your family and friends. Is it better to plan a later celebratory dinner reservation (e.g., 9:00 pm) or late lunch somewhere? • Think, also, about planning parties or celebrations with classmates on the weekend or another day as the reception can be fun but chaotic. • Arrive at Masonic at 5:00 p.m. We will separate family from graduates at 5:00. In the student/faculty assembly area, we will ask MS students to line up single file in two lines. Remember that if you want to sit with friends, you need to line up in front or in back of your friends as the two lines will go into separate sections of the auditorium.
Did you know that the UCSF Nursing Alumni Association....? • Grants twelve $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS to students every year? • Supports an ENDOWED CHAIR in the school of nursing? • Offers a FREE MEMBERSHIP in the NAA for the first year after graduation? • Sponsors an annual ALUMNI DAY? • Provides BENEFITS to members of the Nursing Alumni Association?