Discovering Nursing - Porterville College

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Discovering Nursing
Application process to PC RN
program
Chapter 2: Keys to Nursing Success
RN program at Porterville College
• http://portervillecollege.edu/healthcareers/
APPLICATION PERIOD
• The Health Careers office must
receive all application forms and
transcripts prior to the application
deadline
• March 31 2011
• Fall semester 2011
Transcripts that need to be evaluated
• Need to be submitted to P.C. Admissions
& Records
• with a “request for evaluation”
• in JANUARY prior to submitting an
application
Application procedures
• It is the student’s responsibility to do the
following procedures listed below:
1. Submit an application form
2. Submit Porterville College transcripts
(showing all pre-requisite courses
completed)
APPLICATION PROCEDURES (continued)
• If you have taken courses from any college
other than Porterville College:
– Apply for Admission to Porterville College
APPLICATION PROCEDURES (continued) If you
have taken courses from any college other than Porterville
College
• Please note – the next step takes anywhere
from 10-12 weeks and must be completed
prior to the end of the application period:
– Have your transcripts evaluated
Transcript Evaluation
– Have your transcripts evaluated by:
1. Ordering an Official copy of your
transcripts from your previous college(s);
2. Submit the Official copy of your
transcripts along with a form “Request for
Evaluation”.
Prerequisite Requirements
All prerequisites must be completed with a “C” grade
or higher.
• ENGL P101A (Expository Composition) 4 units
• ANAT P110 (Human Anatomy) 4 units
• PHYL P101 (Introductory Physiology) 5 units
• MICR P106 (Microbiology) 5 units
OTHER BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSING
REQUIREMENTS/GENERAL EDUCATION
• MATH P051 (Intermediate Algebra) or higher, 5
units
• SPCH P101 (Introduction to Public Speaking) or
SPEECH P102 (Interpersonal Communication)
• PSYC P101A (General Psychology)
• SOCI P101 (Introduction to Sociology) or ANTH
P102 (Cultural Anthropology)
Other general education requirements
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
• GE courses are required to graduate from P.C.
with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN).
• A.D.N. is required to set for the NCLEX-RN
• *It is suggested that most of these courses be
completed prior to beginning the Nursing
Program.
RECOMMENDED COURSES
• Nurs P100, Strategies for Success in a Nursing
Program
• Nurse Assistant Certification
SCHOLASTIC ELIGIBILITY:
1. Core Biology GPA – all Anatomy, Physiology, and
Microbiology courses taken at the college level.
SCHOLASTIC ELIGIBILITY:
1. Core Biology GPA
2. Core Biology repetitions – the number of times a
student has repeated a Core Biology course
including withdrawals.
SCHOLASTIC ELIGIBILITY:
1. Core Biology GPA –
2. Core Biology repetitions
3. English GPA – all credit English course grades
regardless of the level of the course.
SCHOLASTIC ELIGIBILITY:
1. Core Biology GPA –
2. Core Biology repetitions –
3. English GPA –
4. Overall GPA– the college GPA as it appears on
college transcripts.
Students must have a minimum score of 75% to
be eligible for admission.
CONDITIONAL ENROLLMENT:
• All qualified applicants will be placed in a
random selection which result in the
conditional filling of the program enrollment
seats plus selection of 20 alternates.
ASSESSMENT TEST:
• All conditionally enrolled students and alternates will
be required to take a state approved nursing
assessment test.
• must rank 67% to be eligible
• Students who do not meet these criteria will be
offered a remediation program.
Assessment Test
• Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®)
• This is a multiple-choice assessment
– Reading
– Mathematics
– Science
– English and language usage.
• More information at
http://www.atitesting.com
REMEDIATION PROGRAM:
• Students who do not meet the eligibility
requirements (Prerequisite Validation CutScore of 75% and/or Composite Score of 67%
on the Assessment Test) may successfully
complete all of the following remediation
requirements to be considered eligible for
enrollment into the ADN Program:
• 1. Completion of EDUC P076 – Effective Learning
Skills with a “B” grade or higher
• 2. Completion of NURS P110 – Pathophysiology
for Nursing with a “B” grade or higer
• 3. Completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant
(CNA) with a “C” grade or higher or current CNA
certification with proof of recent work experience
• 4. Completion of NURS P100 – Strategies for
Nursing Success with a “C” or higher
• 5. Repeat Assessment Testing with a score of 67%
or higher
• Successful completion of the Remediation
Program must be completed within 12months of initial application to the ADN
Program to be considered eligible.
ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL STANDARDS
• Standing and/or walking most of a shift.
• Bending or crouching several times per hour.
• Lifting and carrying a minimum of 30 pounds
several times an hour.
• Lifting and moving up to 300 lbs. with the
assistance of 2-3 persons.
ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL STANDARDS
• Lifting and moving up to 300 lbs. with the
assistance of 2-3 persons.
• Reaching overhead above the shoulder 90
degrees.
• Utilizing eyesight to observe clients and
manipulate equipment under various
illumination levels.
ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL STANDARDS
• Hearing to communicate with the patient and
healthcare team.
• Manipulating medical equipment and
accessories, including but not limited to switches,
knobs, buttons, keyboards, patient lines, and
tubes, utilizing fine and gross motor skills.
• Performing the assigned job responsibilities with
the intellectual and emotional functions
necessary to ensure patient safety and exercise
independent judgment and discretion.
ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL STANDARDS
• Utilizing sufficient verbal and written skills to
efficiently communicate in English with the
patient and healthcare team.
• Utilizing the above standards/functions to
respond promptly to the patient’s needs
and/or emergency situations.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
REQUIREMENTs
• A physical examination completed by a
physician of the student's choice is required
when entering the Program
• Appropriate immunizations and/or
vaccinations are also required and are
performed at the student's expense
DRUG / ALCOHOL SCREENING
• As a condition of application in any Health
Careers Program with a clinical laboratory
component, students are required to submit
to and pass a designated drug and alcohol
screening.
BACKGROUND SCREENING
• Every student offered space in the program
will be required to submit to a background
screening (at the student’s expense) as part of
his or her clinical requirements
• A history of felony conviction(s) or any bar,
exclusion or other ineligibility for federal
program participation could render a student
ineligible for clinical placement, as determined
by the clinical agencies.
BACKGROUND SCREENING
• In the event that a student cannot obtain a
background clearance, the space will be
forfeited.
Basic Life Support – BLS (formerly CPR)
• Prior to the beginning of the nursing program,
and then throughout the program, students
are required to show proof of a valid
American Heart Association BLS –Healthcare
Provider.
PROGRAM SUPPLY INFORMATION
• Students will be required to purchase uniforms,
textbooks and selected equipment, provide
transportation to off-campus clinical education sites
and pay current college fees.
• An estimated cost for books, uniforms, fees and
required equipment for the first term of the Program
is approximately $3000.00.
PROGRAM SUPPLY INFORMATION
• Second and third semesters usually only require
registration fees and books.
• In addition to registration fees and books, the ADN
fourth semester’s expenses will include Program
Completion activities, Program pin, Board of
Registered Nursing application fees and NCLEX
Licensure.
The following courses are taken after the
student enters the Program
• FIRST SEMESTER
– NURS P120 Nursing Fundamentals (2.5 Lec/2 Lab)
4.5
– NURS P121 Medical Surgical Nursing 1 (2.5 Lec/2.0
Lab) 4.5
– NURS P122 Basic Pharmacology 3.0
– Total 12.0
• SECOND SEMESTER
– NURS P123 Medical/Surgical Nursing 2 (2.5 Lec/2
Lab) 4.5
– NURS P124 Obstetrics-Maternity Nursing (1.5
Lec/1.5 Lab) 3.0
– NURS P127 Pediatric Nursing (1.5 Lec/2 Lab) 3.5
– Total 11.0
• THIRD SEMESTER
– NURS P126 Medical/Surgical Nursing 3 (2.5 Lec/3
Lab) 5.5
– NURS P125 Mental Health-Psychiatric Nursing (2
Lec/1.5 Lab) 3.5
– Total 9.0
• FOURTH SEMESTER
– NURS P128 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing (3
Lec/4 Lab) 7.0
– NURS P129 Gerontology-Community Nursing (1
Lec/1 Lab) 2.0
– Total 9.0
STUDENTS TRANSFERRING TO CSUB
Students who plan to obtain their Bachelor’s
Degree in Nursing at Cal State Bakersfield after
completing the Porterville College ADN
Program will need to take:
• MATH P122 (Statistics) and
• SPCH P101 (Introduction to Public Speaking)
at Porterville College prior to transfer
• In addition, there may be other general
education courses required.
PROGRAM APPROVAL ACCREDITATION
• The California Board of Registered Nursing
approves the Porterville College Associate
Degree Nursing Program.
• The Western Association of Schools and
Colleges accredits Porterville College.
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY
• Record of any misdemeanor and/or felony is subject
to review by the Board of Registered Nursing before
a RN license may be granted.
• Applicants for RN Licensure must submit a valid
Social Security number or Taxpayer ID Number at the
time of application.
What Opportunities await nursing
Students?
The supply problem: not enough
nurses
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Nursing schools
Aging workforce
Job burnout
i patient access to
health care
Demand Problem: More nurses
needed
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Hospital acuity increasing
Population growth
Aging population
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Recommendations: curing the nursing
shortage
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Fix burnout
Improve nursing image
Recruit and retain nurses
Increase education availability
Diversity
Practice Settings:
• Hospital Nursing
– What is it?
– Roles
– Educational preparation
– Pro’s & Con’s
Hospital nursing:
Sampling of department / units
– Intensive care
– Step-down or acute
care
– Outpatient
– Operating room
– Post-operative
recovery care
– Labor & Delivery
– Emergency
– Aid ambulance
– Home health
– Hospice
– Research
– Chemical
dependency
– Psychiatric
Neonatal
I.C.U
O.R.
L&D
Maturnaty
E.R.
Hospice
Home Health
Practice Settings
• Ambulatory Care Nursing
– What is it?
– Roles
– Educational preparation
– Pro’s & Cons
Ambulatory Care Nursing
• Sample of care settings
– Outpatient departments
– Nurse-managed centers
– Physician or nurse practitioner practices or clinics
– Dialysis centers
– Telehealth
Practice Setting
• Community & Public Health Nursing
– What is it?
– Roles
– Educational preparation
– Pro’s & Con’s
Community & Public Health
Samples of care settings
– Hospice
– Home health / home
care
– Mental health
– Rural health
– The military
– Occupational health
/ industry
– Nursing school
– Insurance &
managed care
companies
– Schools
– Disaster areas
Populations
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Newborns
Infants
Children
Maternity
Adolescence
Pediatrics
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Families
Women
Men
Adults
Geriatric
Hospice
Advanced RN practitioners
• Clinical Nurse Specialist
• The clinical nurse specialist is a BRN certified RN who is an
advanced practice nurse providing expert clinical practice,
research, education, consultation and clinical leadership
with an identified patient population. The scope of clinical
nurse specialist practice includes patients, nursing
personnel and organization systems. Clinical nurse
specialists work in direct patient care and indirect patient
care activities that affect a broad range of patients.
• There are three (3) methods to qualify for certification as a
clinical nurse specialist with the BRN. General reporting of
prior conviction or disciplines are required for all methods.
Advanced RN practitioner
• Nurse Anesthetist
• The nurse anesthetist is a registered nurse
who provides anesthesia services ordered by a
physician, dentist, or podiatrist, and is
certified by the BRN in this specialty.
Advanced RN practitioner
• Nurse-Midwife
• The nurse-midwife is a registered nurse who, having
received a certificate from the BRN, under the
supervision of a licensed physician and surgeon,
attends cases of normal childbirth and provides
prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum care, including
family planning care for mothers and immediate care
for the newborn.
• There are three methods to qualify for certification as a
nurse-midwife with the BRN. General reporting of prior
conviction/disciplines are required for all methods.
Advanced RN practitioner
• Nurse Practitioner
• The nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who
possesses additional preparation and skills in
physical diagnosis, psychosocial assessment, and
management of health and illness needs in
primary health care.
• There are three methods to qualify for
certification as a nurse practitioner with the BRN.
General reporting of prior convictions or
disciplines are required for all methods.
Advanced RN practitioner
• Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse
• Pursuant to Insurance Code Section 10176, the BRN
maintains a listing of registered nurses who possess a
master's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing plus
two years of supervised experience providing services as a
psychiatric/mental health nurse and who have applied to
the BRN to be listed. This voluntary listing enables the
certificate holder to receive direct reimbursement from
insurance carriers for counseling services.
• There are two methods to qualify for listing as a
psychiatric/mental health nurse with the BRN. General
reporting of prior conviction/disciplines are required for
both methods.
Advanced RN practitioner
• Public Health Nurse
• The public health nurse is a registered nurse
who has received a certificate from the BRN.
He or she is an integral part of the public
health community and provides direct patient
care as well as services related to maintaining
public health.
Less Common Roles in Nursing
• International Nursing
Less Common Roles in Nursing
• Alternative therapy nurse
Less Common Roles in Nursing
• Parish Nursing
Less Common Roles in Nursing
• Forensic Nursing
Less Common Roles in Nursing
• Travel Nursing
Less Common Roles in Nursing
• Bioterrorism & Disaster Response Nursing
Less Common Roles in Nursing
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Entrepreneur / consultant
Medical editor / writer
Pharmacy / medical sales
Research nurse

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