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 Breakthrough to Nursing Schools in the Sacramento Valley Area BSN California State University Sacramento Samuel Merritt University (Private) ADN American River College Sacramento City College Sierra College San Joaquin Delta College Yuba College (Marysville) Breakthrough to Nursing 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 pre/corequisites. Optional Criteria Breakthrough to Nursing 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) Breakthrough to Nursing 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 penalty. Breakthrough to Nursing Required Prerequisite Classes Organic Chemistry w/lab Anatomy & Physiology w/lab Microbiology w/lab English 1A Oral Communication/Public Speaking Critical Thinking Quantitative Reasoning Breakthrough to Nursing Required Corequisite Courses Life Span Human Development Introductory Psychology Nutrition Pharmacology Societal Cultural Patterns Course Breakthrough to Nursing 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 Breakthrough to Nursing Length of Programs BSN – 2 years at Sac State 3 years at some State Universities ADN – 2 years Breakthrough to Nursing 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. Breakthrough to Nursing Core Program Structure (BSN & ADN) Adult Health Gerontology Mental Health Pediatrics Maternal-Newborn Community Health Breakthrough to Nursing RN Careers Med-Surg Units ICUs Emergency Room Surgery Labor & Delivery Pediatrics Mental Health Forensic Nurse School Nurse Public Health Home Health Traveling Nurse Breakthrough to Nursing Where Nurses Can Work Hospitals Outpatient Clinics Client’s Homes Schools Military Prisons Psychiatric Facilities Government Agencies Call Centers Reservations Corporations Summer Camps Breakthrough to Nursing Advanced Practice Careers-MS/Doctorate Clinical Nurse Specialist Certified Nurse Anesthetist Certified Nurse Midwife Family Nurse Practitioner Nurse Educator Clinical Systems Manager Breakthrough to Nursing 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 Breakthrough to Nursing Questions? Breakthrough to Nursing Thanks for Having Us!