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Report
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
nlarson2@raritanval.edu
908-526-1200 Ext. 8610
Email is the fastest way to contact me
No open office hours for January and
February 2013
Qualities of a Nurse – words
from the RVCC Nursing Faculty
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Focused
Self directed and self driven
A life long learner
FLEXIBLE
Multi-tasker
Humanistic
Caring
Able to critically think and problem solve
ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES
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The Nurse Education Program endorses the Standards of
Nursing Practice (American Nurses Association, 2010)
and requires that nursing students must be able to
demonstrate these competencies in the following areas
and be able to carry out
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Assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning,
implementation, and evaluation.
See link http://www.raritanval.edu/uploadedFiles/academics/dept/hs/ESS
ENTIAL%20COMPETENCIES%20in%20the%20Clinical%20Nursi
ng%20Program.docx
Applications to be given and
sign in will be at the end of the
presentation
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If you leave early, you will not receive an
application and will need to attend
another session to receive one
Where do I start?
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RVCC Application
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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 – Nursing program
Accepted to the college
Appointment with Advisor
What do I need?
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Prerequisites
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Residency – Hunterdon or Somerset
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Degree Requirements
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Clear Criminal History Background Check
attached to clinical application
Prerequisites
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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 7 years)
ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS Version V with all 4
parts of test) – taken no earlier than 9.2011 for Fall ‘13
admission
 www.atitesting.com (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 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 2013 admission, TEAS
results will only be accepted from tests taken
since September 2011.
PNAD
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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)
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The LPN STEP test is held once every Fall
for students applying for the following
summer.
For students applying for Summer 2014,
the test date will be posted on
www.raritanval.edu/healthscience in
August 2013. All PNAD majors will be
emailed this information as well.
There is a minimum score to achieve
Residency Requirement
Somerset or Hunterdon County
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When you qualify for clinical you must
provide proof of residency (one document
– attached to clinical application)
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Permanent Resident
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NJ Driver’s license, Rental Agreement, Mortgage
Statement, Utility Bill, Telephone Bill, NJ Resident
Income Tax Return
Permanent Employee
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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)
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A completed criminal history background check
must be done through www.adamsafeguard.com
PRIOR 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 CHBC no 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
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First Year - Fall
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First Year - Spring
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ENGL-112 English II
PSYC-103 Introduction to Psychology
Second Year - Fall
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Humanities elective
BIOL-133 Principles of Microbiology
SOCI-101 Introduction to Sociology
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Free Elective
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ENGL-111 English I
FITN-115 Dynamics of Fitness & Wellness
Second Year - Spring
How do I apply to the clinical
Nursing courses?
Submit
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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
PNAD
Be sure the residency/employment proof is attached, as well
as the clear criminal history background check results
Application to Nursing Clinical Courses
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Early Admission (RVCC and transfer students) – 70
Day, 20 Evening
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PNAD
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The summer 2013 PNAD deadline has passed. Turn in by
December 31, 2013 for Summer 2014
Late Admission (RVCC students only, no transfer
students)
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Turn in by February 1, 2013 for Fall 2013
Turn in by May 17,2013
Make sure you have completed ALL prerequisites
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Proof of residency required & CHBC results
Read application so all documents needed are
attached
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Don’t lose it!
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Admission to Nursing Clinical
Courses
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Applications evaluated based on:
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A&P grades
Most recent college GPA
TEAS scores
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Overall score (Reading, English, Math, Science)
Reading
English
Other science courses completed
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Microbiology
Chemistry
If you have a Bachelor’s or
Master’s Degree…..
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There are accelerated BSN programs
Students are able to get a BSN in about
15 -18 months
Schools that offer accelerated BSN
Programs
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UMDNJ & Rutgers
Seton Hall
FDU
William Patterson
What do I do if I’m not accepted?
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Raise ranking score
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GPA
Science courses – Micro or Chem
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?
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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
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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
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Immunizations and tests
Liability Insurance
CPR certification
Pharmacology Clinical Calculation test info
Camp I CAN
(Can Achieve Nursing)
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Required orientation
Program information
Library search engines
Study skills
Time management
ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute)
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Self assessment
Critical thinking inventory
A Walk Through the Program
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Cost
Schedule
Progression
Exit exam
Graduation
NCLEX
How Much Does it Cost?
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First semester
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Health maintenance
Background check
ATI
Uniform
Tuition
RVCC fees
Books
Nursing fee
Nursing Kit
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Approximate total
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Cost varies
$ 60+
$ 490
$ 150
$1800
$200+
$ 850
$ 250
$70
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$3870
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Financial Aid
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www.fafsa.ed.gov
RVCC Financial Aid
Nursing scholarships
Employers
Community groups
Foundations of Nursing
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Rigorous Schedule
Day or Evening/Weekend- NO Parttime students
20 hours/week – physical presence
Additional 20 hours/week
Preparing for learning lab
Preparing for class
Preparing for clinical experience
Clinical Facility Sites
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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
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Progression Policy
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Fall
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Foundations of Nursing
Spring
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Fall
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Two failures (D, F, W, AU after the 10th day) – not
eligible to apply to the program with 2 required
science courses previously failed
Nursing of Adults I
Nursing of Adults II
Psych/Mental Health Nursing
Spring
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Nursing Care of Families with Children (Peds)
Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family (OB)
Trends in Nursing
Exit Examination
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ATI Comprehensive Predictor
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Minimum score required
Graduation and Licensure
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Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
Eligible for Licensure Examination
(NCLEX-RN)
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Pass/Fail
Passing NCLEX-RN = you becoming a
Registered Nurse!
Email me with any questions
regarding clinical nursing
courses or the admission criteria
 nlarson2@raritanval.edu
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If you are not applying until Fall 2014 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 –
http://www.raritanval.edu/healthscience

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