Breakthrough to Nursing Powerpoint

Presented by
California Student Nurses Association (CNSA)
CSUS chapter
BTN Committee
Breakthrough to Nursing
2 Paths to becoming a Registered Nurse
1) Bachelors in Nursing Science
2) Associate Degree in Nursing
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Schools in the Sacramento Valley Area
California State University Sacramento
Samuel Merritt University (Private)
American River College
Sacramento City College
Sierra College
San Joaquin Delta College
Yuba College (Marysville)
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BSN Program: Admission Requirements
Merit-based admissions – Based on points
Test of Essential Academic Skills (75% Minimum Score)
Pre/Corequisite GPA – C or better in each class.
Overall GPA of 3.3 for last 30 units including
Optional Criteria
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Optional Criteria for BSN Admission
Additional points (up to 12) awarded for:
Bilingual Language Proficiency (3 points)
Health-Related Work Experience (3 points)
Economic Background (3 points)
Environment Background (3 points)
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Repeating Classes
A prerequisite or corequisite class may be taken
twice within a 7 year period preceding the first day
of the program application filing period without
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Required Prerequisite Classes
Organic Chemistry w/lab
Anatomy & Physiology w/lab
Microbiology w/lab
English 1A
Oral Communication/Public Speaking
Critical Thinking
Quantitative Reasoning
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Required Corequisite Courses
Life Span Human Development
Introductory Psychology
Societal Cultural Patterns Course
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ADN Program: Admission Requirements
Computerized Random Selection Process
Test of Essential Academic Skills (score of 67% min)
Prerequisite/Corequisite requirements: Grade of C or
better in each class. >3.0 GPA for A & P and
Microbiology. 2.5 overall GPA for all others.
Same course requirements as BSN program.
No repeating courses.
No optional criteria
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Length of Programs
BSN – 2 years at Sac State
3 years at some State Universities
ADN – 2 years
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Program/Degree Differences
BSN – Baccalaureate Degree, Public Health Certificate,
Advanced degree prepared, More career opportunities,
Higher salaries in some areas, May take longer, More
expensive, More coursework.
ADN – Associates Degree, Less coursework, Less
expensive, May take longer to get into a program.
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Core Program Structure (BSN & ADN)
Adult Health
Mental Health
Community Health
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RN Careers
Med-Surg Units
Emergency Room
Labor & Delivery
Mental Health
Forensic Nurse
School Nurse
Public Health
Home Health
Traveling Nurse
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Where Nurses Can Work
Outpatient Clinics
Client’s Homes
Psychiatric Facilities
Government Agencies
Call Centers
Summer Camps
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Advanced Practice Careers-MS/Doctorate
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Certified Nurse Anesthetist
Certified Nurse Midwife
Family Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Educator
Clinical Systems Manager
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Nursing Salaries
RN Average Earnings:
$62,450 Annually (National)*
$83,040 Annually (California)*
*According to Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook
Handbook 2009-10 Edition
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