Nursing Pre-admission test

Report
Mrs. Carol Lynch
Nursing Department Chairperson
CONTACT INFORMATION
• Toni Johnson – Admission Specialist, Health
Careers B216E, ext 3723
[email protected]
• Sandra Berryhill - pre-nursing counselor
A-106E , ext 3369
[email protected]
Nursing Education
 Practical Nurse – LPN
 Registered Nurse – RN
 A.A.S. Degree – Community College
 B.S.N Degree – University
 M.S.N – University (specialty degrees)
 Doctoral Degrees - University
 Earn AAS Degree at Triton
 Become licensed R.N.
 Pursue B.S.N. at a University
 Triton partners with Benedictine University BSN completion
program on Triton’s campus and Aurora University (off
campus)
• Triton’s Nursing Program
• Associate Applied Science qualifies
graduates for RN licensure
• Practical Nurse certificate is an
option after one year and summer
session. It can be an early exit
option.
• Students are encouraged to remain
for the full two years
• Admission criteria is the same for PN
as the RN.
• PN is not a separate track.
Admission Deadlines
Rolling Admission Cycle-Materials due
• September 15 (with applicants notified by
December 15)
• February 15 (with applicants notified by
April 15)
• March 15 (applicants eligible only if a
seat is available)
Accepted applicants are randomly
designated for fall and spring admission
Admission Process
1. Triton College Application
2. Attend an Information Session (OPTIONAL)
3. Apply to Nursing Program through the link
listed below
 www.triton.edu/healthapp
4. Have official transcripts sent to Triton College Records
Department. Must complete a general petition requesting
the transcripts to be evaluated
 Maintain an unofficial copy of transcripts for meeting with counselor.
In District Communities
Bellwood
Berkeley
Broadview
Brookfield (part)
Elmwood Park
Franklin Park
Forest Park
Harwood Heights (part)
Hillside
Hines
LaGrange Park (part)
Maywood
Melrose Park
Norridge (part)
Northlake
North Riverside
Norwood Park (part)
Oak Park
River Forest
River Grove
Riverside
Rosemont (part)
Schiller Park
Stone Park
Westchester
Placement Test
5. Take College Placement tests if you have not
previously completed college level English and math
courses
 Room A 126, no appointment needed
 Given
 Mon - Thur 8 AM – 8 PM
 Fri 8AM – 4PM
 Sat 9 AM – 2 PM
 Required score of 4 in reading, writing, math
Nursing Pre-admission test
Test of Essential Academic Skills TEAS
6.
Take the TEAS (unless you have qualified ASSET scores)
Multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in
reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage
deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level
skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.
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To schedule TEAS contact Triton College Testing Center
Room A-126 (Learning Resource Center) Link to website information:
http://www.triton.edu/Content.aspx?id=4420 or go to website
Test requires advance registration (held in A 126) – register early!
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Schedule testing ext 3341
Cost= $66.00 (cost may vary)
Need a picture ID
Resources for TEAS
Academic Success Center - A-106 ext. 3341
• Provides a TEAS overview /study skills
• Tutors available for one-on-one assistance in each content
area : Reading, Math, Writing , and English/Language usage
• iPad2 tablets available with TEAS study guide
Library
• Circulation Desk ext. 3215 or 3216
• For room use only, Nursing Resource material (2) copies
ATI
• Applicants may purchase study materials from the
http://www.atitesting.com or Triton College bookstore.
When ordering preparation material for the TEAS exam;
please order for the 5.0 version of the test.
ADMISSION POINTS
• Minimum is 6 points (may vary), max is 10 points
• Work to earn the highest possible points
• Those not admitted one year are NOT
automatically accepted for the following year –
they enter the pool of new applicants if they
reapply through the student portal.
• Triton does NOT maintain a “waiting list”
ADMISSION POINTS
1.
TEAS Test Scores (2-4 points possible)
or previously acceptable minimal Asset
scores (math and writing 41, reading 42)
2.
G.P.A. for college level pre- requisites
(1-4 points possible)
3.
Previous College Academic History
(0-2 points possible)
TEAS POINTS
Exemplary 90% >
Advanced 78% >
Proficient 58.7% >
4 points
3 points
2 points
GPA POINTS
GPA for College Level Pre-requisites:
RHT 101, PSY 100, BIS 136 or 240
G.P.A.
3.5 +
3.0 – 3.49
2.5 – 2.9
Points
4
3
2
Pre-requisites vs.
General – Education Requirements
• Pre-requisites – must be completed prior to
admission deadlines.
• General – Education Requirements
– Required for PN certificate or AAS degree
– Not nursing courses
– While not required, it is very helpful to complete
prior to the start of nursing courses.
– Some gen-eds are also pre-reqs to specific nursing
courses.
Pre-requisites
• High School Graduate or GED
• Triton College Placement test if you have not
previously completed college English & Math
require 4 in reading, writing, and math.
• Nursing Pre-admission test –TEAS required
overall score of 58.7% with minimum in each
content area
• Computer Proficiency or CIS100
Nursing Computer Literacy
Complete the computer literacy requirement with
CIS 100 course or evidence of:
 Word processing
 Internet
 E-mail
 Several online courses
 Dept communication is by online Nursing Student
Forum
 email Toni Johnson to document having computer
literacy skills
[email protected]
Pre-requisites
• CHEMISTRY
• BIOLOGY
• ALGEBRA
Must be equivalent to:
• CHM 110 or 140
• BIS 101 or 103
• MAT 055 or score of 4
on the placement test
High School or College Level Pre-reqs must be within 5 years prior to
program admission with a grade of “C” or better.
Pre-requisites
All required math and science course
will be considered only if completed
within the five years of admission into
the program.
The five year limit for biology and
chemistry may be waived provided
BIS 136 and BIS 240 is taken with five
years of program entry.
Pre-requisites
• RHT 101
• PSY 100
• BIS 136 or 240 (completed
within 5 years of program
entry)
Note BIS 240 is transferrable
• College level
cumulative GPA of 2.5
or better is required
for all three collegelevel course prerequisites.
• No substitutions
Pre-requisites
NUR 105 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING ACADEMICS
NUR 105 is a pre-requisite if students :
• Earn an pre-determined score on TEAS (58.7%-77%) or ASSET
(41-43)
• Earned a “C” in math and science pre-requisites
• Graduated from High School within 8 months of program entry
• STUDENTS ENROLLED IN NUR 105 AS A PRE-REQUISITE MUST
EARN A “B” OR BETTER TO BE OFFICALLY ACCEPTED INTO THE
NURSING PROGRAM.
General Education Requirements
Optional prior to admission
– EDU 206 (pre-requisite to NUR145)
– BIS 137 OR 241
– BIS 122 prior to fall 12 BIS 222 begin fall 12
(pre-requisite to NUR 245/255)
– SOC 100
– SPE 101
– HUM 3 CREDIT HOURS
Summer LPN Exit Option
Nursing Student LPN exit option: an option for nursing
students who have completed the 1st and 2nd
semesters of the nursing program.
 Program Pre-requisites = 10 credits
 Successful completion of semester 1 & 2 =
– NUR 190 =
28 credits
4 credits
• Comprehensive Exam required with an established minimum score
Total credits for graduation = 42 credits
LPN Bridge (for current LPN’s)
LPN to Associate Degree Upward Mobility Pre-Requisites
 Completion of all Program Pre-requisites with a “C” or better.
 Illinois LPN license (active)
 NUR 105 if “C”- Biology, CHM, A & P, or pre-determined TEAS score.
Students enrolled in NUR105 must earn a “B” or better.
 LPN who have completed State of Illinois approved pharmacology course
or equivalent will petition to receive credit for NUR 146 and NUR 156 upon
completion of NUR 185
 Successful completion
BIS 136/137or BIS 240/241
EDU 206
NUR 185 Transition from LPN to AD student = 5 Credits
Additional Program Requirements
• CPR
• Health requirements
• Criminal background check – CLEAR
– Start expunging or pardon procedure NOW
Reference – http://www.isp.state.il.us/
• Drug screening
• Alcohol breath test
• Annual flu shots
Licensure Application Questions
 Convicted of a criminal offense
 Convicted of a felony
 Issued a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities by
the Prisoner Review Board
 Health condition that interferes with ability to
perform essential functions of profession
 Prior denial of a professional license or permit
 Dishonorable discharge from armed service or
from a city, county, state or federal position
 Delinquent in complying with child support order
 Defaulted on educational loan or scholarship
provided by IL Student Assistance Commission or
other governmental agency of IL
Maintain Current Contact Information
• Keep contact information current and accurate with
Admissions
– residency is what is on record Jan 1st or at
deadline dates
• If out of town during December through August,
provide contact information to Admission Specialist,
Toni Johnson in B 216E, ext 3723
• If you do not respond by the deadlines your seat may
be given to the next available student.
Make a Plan
• Identify desired date of program entry
• Determine number of semesters and summer
sessions available to complete pre-requisites
• Evaluate finances, job and personal
responsibilities
• Determine how many credits to take per
semester and summer
• Modify desired date of program entry as
necessary
• Designate which pre-reqs to take each semester
and summer
• Include completion of program gen-eds in plan
TUITION
• NUR course tuition – effective fall ‘13
– In-district
$186.00 per credit hour
– Out-of-district $376.00 per credit hour
• Non NUR courses
– In-district $103 per credit hr
– Out-of-district $248.81 per credit hr
• Total cost for in-district students
– $14,200 plus books, insurance, uniforms, etc.
• Tuition and fees subject to change at any time
STUDENT RESOURCES
• Financial Aid Office: B 216W, ext 3155
– Federal & State
• Grants, awards & work study
• Local & private scholarships
• Student Loans
• Institutional awards
– Veteran’s Office Programs
• B 216W, ext 3651 OR 3531
– Triton Retraining Assistance Center (TRAC)
• B - 221 ext 3709
– Chargeback programs
• B 216E, ext 3725, 3726
TIME MANAGEMENT
• Clock hours vs. credit hours
• Large number of clock hours
• 2-3 hours per week of study for every hour in
class
• Travel to clinical agencies
• Family endeavor
• Need to balance other commitments to make
time for nursing.
SOME CLINICAL AGENCIES
 British Home
 Central Baptist Village
 Children’s Memorial
 Elmhurst Memorial
 Gottlieb
 LaGrange
 Loyola
 Madden
 Oak Park Hosp
 Res Medical Center
 St. Elizabeth’s
 Westlake Hosp
 West Suburban
CLINICAL HOURS
 Days
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Tues/Wed AM, Thur/Fri AM, Sat/Sun AM
Mon/Wed PM
Mon/Fri PM
Fri PM/Sat AM
etc
 Times
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12 hr 7 AM – 7 PM
7 AM - 11:40 AM, 7AM – 1:45 PM
3 PM - 8:50 PM, 4:30 PM - 10:20 PM
etc
 Various combos to provide best clinical experiences and faculty
 Students need to be flexible
 Changes can occur and do occur anytime

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