Why Nursing? - Salem Community College

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SALEM COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Nursing Information Session
2015 - 2016
Practical Nursing Certificate
&
Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing
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What Types of Nursing Programs Do We Offer?
 Practical
Nursing Certificate
1
year Program: prepares you to sit for NCLEX – PN (State Boards)
 For students who do NOT have an LPN license
 Associate
in Applied Science Degree in Nursing
1
year Program: prepares you to sit for NCLEX – RN (State Boards)
 For students who are Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

Recommend meeting with an Advisor

We do NOT offer a 2 year traditional RN Program
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Why Nursing?
Demand for health care services is expected to
climb as more baby boomers retire and health
care reform makes medical care accessible to more
people. As older nurses start retiring (baby boomers),
Economists predict a massive nursing shortage will
reemerge in the United States.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/14/news/economy/nursingjobs-new-grads/index.html
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Nursing at SCC?
RN Program
Report
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
NCLEX‐RN
82.76%
93.75%
91.67%
84.00%
95.24%
80.77%
National
Benchmark
86.2%
87.61%
86.46%
86.99%
89.32%
81.43
LPN Program
Report
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
NCLEX‐PN
100%
93.62%
100%
100%
96.15%
82.05%
National
Benchmark
85.6%
85.72%
87.05%
84.83%
84.23%
84.63%
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Step 1 - Applying to SCC
 Complete
No
and submit a SCC Admissions Application
Fee
 Submit
official high school transcript or GED, along
with official college transcript (if applicable)
 Register to take the ACCUPLACER placement test or
provide proof (contact admissions for exemptions)
 Submit proof of immunization for measles, mumps
and rubella (if born after 1956)
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Admission Process into Nursing Program

Same for both Programs – LPN and LPN to RN
 Applying to SCC
 Sign Up & Take ATI TEAS V – Nursing Entrance Exam - $70
After Meeting Admissions Criteria – Apply to Nursing Program
ALL Nursing Applicants:
Need a minimum of 50% in Math & Reading
ADN Applicants: total score of 60% or higher
PN Applicants: total score of 50% or higher
 Complete Rubric & Student Checklist
 Submit Packets:
Documents: ATI Transcript, Rubric Sheet, Student Checklist, High
School / GED & College Official Sealed Transcripts (if applicable),
ADN applicants - a copy of an active LPN license
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Step 2 - Preparing for ATI TEAS V
 Start
Studying for ATI TEAS V – Nursing Entrance
Exam
Topics: Reading - Math - Science - English &
Language Usage
Study Guides and Practice exams can be
purchased at SCC’s bookstore or ATI Website:
www.atitesting.com
 TEAS V study manual and online practice
assessments (form A and B) cost $109.00
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Useful Information about ATI TEAS V
– What does the TEAS® test stand for?
Test of Essential Academic Skills
What is the format of the ATI TEAS® V Test?
 It is a computerized test that takes a maximum of 209 minutes or about 3.5
hours and includes 150 scored multiple-choice questions divided into:
 Reading – Paragraph and Passage Comprehension, and Informational
Source Comprehension
 Math – Numbers and Operations, Algebraic Applications, Data
Interpretation, and Measurement
 Science –Human Body Science, Life Science, Earth and Physical Science,
Scientific Reasoning
 English and Language Usage – Grammar and Word Meanings in
Context, Spelling and Punctuation, Structure


 How
long will the test take? - It is a computerized test that takes a
maximum of 209 minutes (3.5/hrs) and includes 150 scored multiplechoice questions
– NO CALCULATORS
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Questions and Answers -- ATI TEAS V
 How
much does the ATI Exam cost? - $70
 Where
 You
 Where
 What
and when can I take the ATI Exam?
need to test on SCC Campus: Starting in October 2014
do I go to pay for the exam? - ATI’s website ATITESTING.COM
will I be tested on? - Reading, Math, Science, English & Language Usage
 Study
Guides and Practice can be purchased at SCC’s bookstore
or ATI Website: www.atitesting.com
 TEAS
V study manual and online practice assessments (form A and B) $109.00
 TEAS
V study manual - $48.00
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Questions and Answers – Cont. (ATI TEAS V)

What are the Scores needed to Apply?

ALL Nursing Applicants: A minimum of 50% in Math & Reading must be met

ADN: a total score of 60% or higher will be accepted for consideration;
however, a score of 70% or higher is preferred.

PN: a total score of 50% or higher will be accepted for consideration;
however, a score of 58% or higher is preferred.
 How
 Is
there a study guide? - Yes, SCC’s Bookstore or online – same -$109
 How
 Is
long are the scores valid? - 2 years
many times may I take the ATI exam in one year? – Three Times
there a waiting period between test dates? – Yes, 45 days
 Should
I retake the exam to get a higher score? – Yes, if you think you can
increase your score
 There
is no penalty for retesting
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Step 3 - Signing up for TEAS
 Sign
up for ATI TEAS V – Nursing Entrance Exam - $70
 Dates
 TEAS
and Times are on SCC Website
must be taken on SCC Campus
 Your
TEAS scores are valid for two years from the time
taken
 You
can take the TEAS 3 times in 1 year
365
days from 1st test date
E.G.,
March 15, 2014 to March 15, 2015 – 3 exams can
be taken.
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ATI TEAS V Dates for 2014
 Room
TBA per website
Sat. 1/17 at 9am
Fri. 1/23 at 1pm
Thurs. 1/29 at 4pm
Sat. 2/14 at 9am
Thurs. 2/19 at 4pm
Fri. 2/27 at 1pm
Thurs. 3/19 at 4pm
Fri. 3/27 at 1pm
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Step 4 - Meeting Admissions Criteria

ALL Nursing Applicants:
 Need
a minimum of 50% in Math & Reading
 “College

Ready” to take A/P 1 & ENG 101
ADN Applicants:
A
total score of 60% or higher will be accepted for
consideration; however, a score of 70% or higher is
preferred.
“College
Ready” to take A/P 1 & ENG 101

PN Applicants:

A total score of 50% or higher will be accepted for
consideration; however, a score of 58% or higher is preferred.
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
“College Ready” to take ENG 101
ADN and PN Rubric for Class Grades
Class:
BIO 220 - Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 221 - Anatomy & Physiology II
ENG 101 - English Composition I
ENG 102 - English Composition II
Grade and Eligible Points Earned:
A
6 pts
Grades for:
A5 pts
Anatomy & Physiology I
B+
4 pts
Anatomy & Physiology II
B
3 pts
English Composition I
B2 pts
English Composition II
C+
1 pt
Science Courses
Class:
BIO 220
BIO 221
ENG 101
ENG 102
Grade:
Points:
*A point is deducted each time BIO 220, BIO 221, ENG 101 & ENG 102 are retaken.
*Only grades of C+ or higher count towards Rubric. Exception: students with a C+ or higher who
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repeat a class due to 5-year limit on BIO 220 & 221 will not have points deducted.
*Courses and grades must be on an official SCC transcript in order to be counted on the rubric.
ATI TEAS V Score:
Maximum of 100 points - write in your "Total Score" earned.
 The ATI TEAS V test must be taken at SCC
 Your TEAS scores are valid for two years from the time taken
 You can take the TEAS 3 times in 1 year (365 days from 1st test date)
 e.g., March 15, 2014 to March 15, 2015 – 3 exams can be taken
 You are not penalized for retaking TEAS Test every 45 days
 ** ALL Nursing Applicants: Reading & Math
Students must have a minimum scores of 50% in each category

 ADN
TEAS Score: a total score of 60% or higher will be accepted for
consideration; however, a score of 70% or higher is preferred
 PN
TEAS Score: a total score of 50% or higher will be accepted for
consideration; however, a score of 58% or higher is preferred
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Work Experience (W.E.) ADN Applicants ONLY! 1 point
** Work Experience – LPN’s ONLY.
1 point for work experience greater than 1 year as an LPN = 1point
----Letter from HR Dept. stating time of employment
Salem County Residents (SCR) and/or SCC Students (SCCS) - 1 point (ONLY)
Current Salem County Residents (SCR) and/or recent SCC Students (SCCS)
You need to be a recent SCC Student within the last 12 months!
Include a copy of Government Issued ID, e.g., Drivers License, HS,
or SCC current ID
Add up the Total Points Earned:
Maximum Points Earned=126:
Classes = 24, TEAS 100, W.E.=1, SCR/SCCS=1 for a Total 126
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Step 5 - Complete Rubric & Checklist
 Add
each section of Rubric, if applicable, for the total
number of points earned
Class
Grade(s)
TEAS
"Total" Score
Work
Experience - ADN Applicants ONLY
Salem
Add
County Residents or Current SCC Students
up Total Points Earned
Highest
 Complete
possible points earned is: 126 points
Application Checklist
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A Few Reminders

Prerequisites are NOT required nor necessary when applying to the
Nursing Program!

ADN Students - Must be "College Ready" to take: English 101 and
Anatomy & Physiology I during Summer of 2015!

PN Students - Must be "College Ready" to take: English 101 during
Summer of 2015!There are NO

There is NO early admission

Courses and grades must be on an Official SCC transcript in order to be
counted on the rubric

You must earn a C+ or higher in ALL courses in the Nursing Program

You have two applications: College Admission and Nursing Program
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
Two sets of Official Transcripts – one for each Department
Step 6 - Submit Packets
 Documents
ATI
Transcript
Rubric
Sheet
Student
Checklist
High
School / GED & College Official Sealed
Transcripts (if applicable)
ADN
applicants - a copy of an active LPN license
*
 Packet
Always make a copy of packet *
must be received in Tillis Hall Rm 215 by 3:00
pm on Friday, April 10, 2015
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How does the Admission Process Work?
Admission
is competitive, selective and
based on your total rubric score.
The Top Scores Are Admitted:
 40 PN Students are accepted once a year
 Nursing Courses start in September
 25 ADN Students are accepted once a year
 Nursing Courses start in June
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Important Dates to Remember

ATI TEAS V – ENTRANCE EXAM
 You will be able to register after October 15, 2014
 Dates are posted on the SCC website
 This exam, taken by prospective nursing students, cost $70
(nonrefundable and nontransferable)
online at www.atitesting.com
 Instructions are on the SCC website under “Nursing Center”
Nursing Packets MUST be submitted by April 10, 2015
 Delivered to Tillis Hall, Room 215, by 3 pm
LATE OR INCOMPLETE PACKETS WILL BE REJECTED
Notification of conditional acceptance will be no later than May 22, 2015
 Via telephone calls and letters
 Verify phone number, address and program on packet
 Register
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Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing - 2015-16
Summer Session (10 weeks)

BIO 220 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

ENG 101 College Composition I

NUR 210 Introduction to Nursing Success

06/17 to 07/29/2015 – Wednesdays -7 weeks
Winter Trimester (10 weeks)
 BIO 211 Microbiology
 NUR 222 Concepts in Nursing Practice II
 NUR 230 Nursing Concepts in Global
Health and Diversity

PSY 101 General Psychology
Spring Trimester (10 weeks)

PSY 111 Human Growth and Development
 NUR 223 Concepts in Nursing Practice III
 NUR 240 Concepts of Leadership in
Healthcare Systems
 SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
Fall Trimester (10 weeks)

BIO 221 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

ENG 102 College Composition II

NUR 221 Concepts in Nursing Practice I
Total Clinical Hours: 430
Total Credits:
65
Practical Nursing – Certificate 2015-16
Summer Session (10 weeks) Starts in late May 2015
 ENG 101 - English Composition I
Fall Semester (15 weeks)
 BIO 220 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
 LPN 101 - Foundations of Practical Nursing
Winter Session (4 weeks)
 PSY 101 - General Psychology
Spring Semester (15 weeks)
 LPN 102 - Medical Surgical Practical Nursing
 LPN 103 - Advanced Concepts in Practical Nursing
(Hybrid)
Total Weeks of Instruction:
44
Total Clinical Hours:
330
Total Credits:
36
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General Education Courses Needed to Graduate


ADN Program

BIO 220 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 221 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

ENG 101 - College Composition I

ENG 102 - College Composition II

PSY 101 - General Psychology

PSY 111 - Human Growth and Development

BIO 211 - Microbiology

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
PN Program

BIO 220 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

ENG 101 - College Composition I

PSY 101 - General Psychology
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Once You Are Accepted Into The Nursing
Program, what extra cost can I expect?
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Negative Criminal Background Check - $175
Negative Drug and Alcohol Screen - $75
Current CPR Certification- AHA/RC- Healthcare - $75
Current Health Examination – Co-Pay
Current Immunizations / Titer Record
Current PPD (Initial Two-Step) – Co-pay
Current Malpractice Insurance -$75
Current Health Insurance or Accidental Insurance –
variable $$
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