Moraine Valley Community College Nursing Program: Online ...

Moraine Valley Community College Nursing Program: Online ...

Moraine Valley Community College Nursing Program: Online Information Session The Nursing Programs admission process requires attendance at an information session prior to applying for the program. Completion of this online information session fulfills that requirement. Why must applicants attend an information session? Learn current program admission requirements Understand what a complete application packet is Only complete application packets will be considered for placement into the nursing program. 02/22/2020 How do I receive an admission packet?

Complete this online information session Print the certificate of completion and submit to Moraine Valley, Building B, Room B150. Once processed, you will receive the admission packet. 02/22/2020 Who is eligible to apply to the Moraine Valley Nursing Program? Anyone who has completed a face to face or online information session and all program pre-requisites This online information session module is good for 12 months. If not admitted within 12 months it must be repeated to receive a new admission packet. In-district applicants will be considered for a seat first

Preference will be given to individuals holding one of the following certifications or licensing in Illinois: LPN, C.N.A., Paramedic, Military Medic, MOA, and EMT 02/22/2020 Is the Moraine Valley Nursing Program Accredited? The Nursing Program is fully accredited by: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) The Nursing Program is approved by: The Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and the Illinois Department of Vocational Technical Education 02/22/2020 When can I apply to the Moraine Valley

Nursing Program? March 16 through Oct. 15 for admission in Jan. (spring semester) Oct. 16 through March 15 for admission in Aug. (fall semester) 02/22/2020 How many students are accepted for each semester? 56 in January (spring semester) 56 in August (fall semester) How long is the wait list?

Moraine Valley does not maintain a wait list. If you are not accepted you must apply again. To receive a new application please meet with an Academic Advisor in S201. If you are within the 12 month timeframe for this information session, you will receive another application. If not, you will be advised to repeat an online or face-to-face information session. 02/22/2020 Can the program be completed part-time? The nursing program cannot be completed on a parttime schedule. Students are admitted into a cohort and the courses must be completed in sequence. Students receive their schedule prior to each semester.

This nursing program does not have an Evening Cohort 02/22/2020 Prerequisites: Required for Admission Permanent U.S. Social Security Number Completion of a mandatory information session (face-to-face, or online) BIO-119: completed with a grade of C or better. This course may be in progress at the application deadline; however, admission to the program will depend upon successful completion of BIO-119 with a C or better by the end of the semester of application. PSY-104: completed with a grade of C or better. This course may

be in progress at the application deadline; however, admission to the program will depend upon successful completion of PSY-104 with a C or better by the end of the semester of application. 02/22/2020 Prerequisites: Required for Admission Math prerequisite may be met by any of the following: Completion of Compass placement test at college level ACT score in math of 20 or better Completion of MTH 098 with a grade of C or better at Moraine Valley Previous college level math credit with a grade of C or better

English and reading prerequisite may be met by any of the following: Completion of Compass placement test at college level ACT score in English and reading of 20 or better Completion of any required reading courses or test above the RDG 091 level Previous college level English credit with a grade of C or better 02/22/2020 Questions: Please meet with an Academic Advisor in S201. Students are seen on a

Prerequisites: Required for Admission Submit the Moraine Valley Community College enrollment form. Enroll online or in person in the Admissions Office, located in Building S, Room S101 02/22/2020 Prerequisites: Required for Admission Completion of the Entrance Exam: ATIs TEAS exam (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Must The achieve an adjusted individual total score of 60% or better.

TEAS test may be taken at any authorized testing center. Moraine Valley is an authorized testing center; however, the college only offers the test to individuals applying to this nursing program. Upon completion of this session, you will receive the paperwork necessary to test at Moraine Valley in your application packet. TEAS scores are good for 12 months. 02/22/2020 Required Academic Standings All coursework (general education and nursing) needed for the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing must be completed with a grade of C or better.

General education courses do not expire. Moraine Valley policy, general education coursework may only be repeated twice without exceptions. 02/22/2020 Other Required General Education Courses The following general education courses also must be completed in order to be conferred the A.A.S. in nursing degree, but may be completed after acceptance to the program: BIO-180: completed with a grade of C or better, or must be taken with first semester nursing courses. It is highly recommended that you complete this course prior to entering the program; it is very difficult to carry with the nursing courses. BIO-181: completed with a grade of C or better, or must be taken with first or second semester nursing courses. It is highly recommended that you complete this course prior to entering the program, it is very difficult to carry with the nursing courses. COM-101 COM-103 SOC-101 (No other sociology course will be accepted) 02/22/2020

Scheduling the TEAS Test at Moraine Valley Prior to taking TEAS the applicant must: Schedule a test date with the Testing Center by following the instructions on the blue TEAS Referral Card (This card is located in your admission packet). Pre-pay the testing fee at the Cashiers Office located on the first floor of Building S, Room S105 (The Cashiers form is located in your admission packet). Payment should be made payable to Moraine Valley Community College by check, money order, cash, credit or debit cards. Testing fees are subject to change without notice, the current amount will be on your Cashiers form 02/22/2020 Preparing to take the TEAS Test

For ATI test prep information please visit the ATI website at: http://www.atitesting.com/global/students/teas.aspx ATI offers test preparation and/or remediation resources, please visit: http:// www.atitesting.com/global/students/entering-nursing-school.aspx TEAS test preparation booklets are available in the Moraine Valley Library Please note: in order to perpetuate this opportunity for all, DO NOT WRITE IN THE TEST BOOKLETS This standardized test does not allow the use of a calculator, so practice your math without a calculator. Practice all sections with a timer and allow yourself one minute per question.

02/22/2020 Preparing to take the TEAS Test MVCC Tutoring Passport (This will be in your nursing admission packet) The nursing program has made arrangements with the tutoring department on campus to offer tutoring for the students preparing to take the TEAS test. This does not mean the tutoring department will go through the TEAS test booklet cover-to-cover and teach you. To use this service you must: Practice using the TEAS test booklet. Time yourself, allowing one minute per question. Read the rationales on why your answer was not correct. This may be enough for you to keep practicing and answer those types of questions correctly. If you still dont understand what you are doing wrong then use your tutoring passport. Make note of the questions you answered wrong and bring your questions, the test booklet and your original work to the tutoring center in Building A, Room A181. Your original work on the questions you did not understand will help the tutor see where you need help. This information is on the TEAS Tutoring Passport, along with further

instructions. Even though the TEAS Tutoring Passport lists general times of operation, it is advised that you call ahead to verify the times of operation before going to the tutoring center, and you MUST show your TEAS Tutoring Passport every time you go for tutoring, if you 02/22/2020 do not have the card with you, you will not receive tutoring. Your scheduled day for TEAS testing: Be on time. If you are late, the testing center will need to reschedule you. The computer is reserved for the length of the test: 209 minutes (3 hours and 29 minutes) Present your blue TEAS referral card and the Cashiers form, stamped paid for the TEAS testing fee.

Present a government issued photo ID or Moraine Valley photo ID. You will be assigned to a computer. Sign in and you will be registered to take the exam. Write down the ATI user ID and password you create. You will need it if you choose to re-test, or wish to access your test results in the future. 02/22/2020 What are Acceptable TEAS Test Scores? You must achieve an Adjusted Individual Total Score of 60% or higher in order to be eligible to apply to the nursing program. The areas of testing are written at a 12th grade level and consist of: Reading

and Comprehension Writing Science Math If you have questions about your scores, you may meet with an Academic Advisor to review the test results and discuss their implication. 02/22/2020 How many times may the TEAS test be taken? The TEAS test may be taken twice for each application cycle. When submitting your application, you choose which test result you want to attach.

There must be 10 business days (Monday-Friday) between each test attempt. Remediation between test taking attempts is encouraged. Your test results are broken down into categories under each testing area. This will help you see where remediation is necessary. If you have questions about your results and/or remediation opportunities, please make an appointment with an advisor in Academic Advising. 02/22/2020 Procedure for Retaking the TEAS test Meet with an academic advisor to review how you have prepared to retest and to receive a yellow cashier form and a purple TEAS referral card. (Testing fees are subject to change without notice, the current amount will be on your cashier form.)

Schedule a testing date with the Testing Center. Pay the designated fee made payable to Moraine Valley Community College by check, money order, cash, and credit or debit cards. Present your purple TEAS referral card and yellow Cashiers form, stamped paid for the TEAS testing fee on your scheduled date. Present a government issued photo ID or Moraine Valley photo ID. You will be assigned a computer and you must sign in using the user ID and password you created at the first testing.

Upon completion of exam you will receive a copy02/22/2020 of tests results. Submitting a Complete Nursing Application Packet Be sure you submitted the Moraine Valley Community College enrollment form. You may enroll online or in person in the Admissions Office, Building S, Room S101. Complete the Nursing Application (This will be in your admission packet). Use the checklist on the front and back of the application to organize and to be sure your application packet is complete.

Students are advised to meet with an Academic Advisor to go through the checklist and verify that they have completed all program admission requirements, prior to submitting the application packet 02/22/2020 Application packets that are incomplete will not Submitting a Complete Nursing Application Packet Where? Application packets (Program Application Form with all supporting documents) are submitted to the Records Office located on the first floor of Building S, Room S111. Deadline? Spring semesters: Last date to submit application and all supporting documents is Oct. 15 (if the 15th is not a business day, the last date will be the first business day following the 15th). Fall semesters: Last date to submit application and all

supporting documents is March 15 (if the 15th is not a business day, the last date will be the first business day 02/22/2020 Submitting a Complete Nursing Application Packet Acceptable Documents Math requirement -- This prerequisite may be met by any of the following: Completion ACT score in math of 20 or better Completion Previous English of MTH 098 with a grade of C or better at Moraine Valley college level math credit with a grade of C or better and reading requirements -- This pre-requisite may be met by any of the following:

Completion ACT of Compass placement test at college level of Compass placement test at college level score in English and reading of 20 or better Completion Previous of any required reading courses or test above the RDG 091 level college level English credit with a grade of C or better To confirm you have met the above requirements, please meet with an Academic Advisor in Building S, Room S201. Students are seen on a first-come basis, call (708) 974-5721 or visit the website to confirm department hours. 02/22/2020 Submitting a Complete Nursing Application Packet Acceptable Documents

ATI TEAS test resultthis is a supporting document. You must have achieved an overall. Adjusted Individual Total Score of 60% or better for your application to be considered. Test results must not be older than 12 months at the time of your application submission. If you took the TEAS Test more than once, you must choose which set of results to use. 02/22/2020 Submitting a Complete Nursing Application Packet Acceptable Documents The following transcripts need to be on file in the Records Office, located on the first floor of Building S, Room S111. (If transcripts were mailed to Records, it is YOUR responsibility to confirm that they were received and are on file). Official High School transcript or GED certificate

The AAS degree in Nursing requires that either a high school transcript indicating graduation or a GED certificate be on file at the college. (If you have a high school transcripts from outside of the United States please meet with an academic advisor in S 201 for assistance, prior to applying) Official College transcripts Transcripts from other colleges must be submitted if you think you have completed general education courses that may fulfill admission or graduation requirements. 02/22/2020 A Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form, (this will be in your nursing admission packet), must accompany the transcripts. This form allows the records department to evaluate your prior Submitting a Complete Nursing Application Packet Applications are accepted from all qualified students, in-district and out of district. However, in-district students will be ranked and placed first. Residency Check: Permanent residents who submit all required documentation to the Records Office by the application deadline will be admitted in ranking score order before out-of-district applicants. To prove residency submit two of the following five documents: Copy of this years income tax return with the W-2 attached

Copy/proof of automobile insurance (copy of the most current policy bill) Copy of most recent real estate tax bill Copy of current signed lease with name and phone number of the landlord Copy of current voters identification card If you feel you should be considered an in-district student and do not have two of the above documents, you may make an appointment with the Dean of Enrollment for a decision. Working in-district does not qualify as in-district for admission to a selective admissions

program like nursing. Ranking and Selection The ranking process does not begin until after the application cycle is closed: August (fall semester) begins March 16 or the first business day after January (spring semester) begins Oct. 16 or the first business day after There are several components to compiling an applicants rank score: No. 1: College Credit GPA: Points for cumulative college credit GPA, if no college credit high school GPA will be used. There are two options for calculating the cumulative GPA: Option 1: Use only Moraine Valley college credit hours toward GPA calculation

Option 2: Use ALL college credit hours toward GPA calculation. Please note if choosing option 2 all transcripts you wish to be considered must be in the records department by the application deadline. GPA Points 2.5-2.75 5 2.751-3.0 GPA 3.251-3.5 7 Points 02/22/2020 11 3.51-3.75 13

Ranking and Selection There are several components to compiling an applicants rank score: No. 2: TEAS scores in math and science (combined raw score, those questions which what you answered correctly will have their point values added together) No. 3: If you have completed BIO-180 Anatomy and Physiology I, BIO-181 Anatomy and Physiology II, BIO-119 Microbiology prior to application with a grade of C or better point(s) will be awarded for each course based on the final grade: C = 1 point B = 2 points

A = 3 points 02/22/2020 Ranking and Selection There are several components to compiling an applicants rank score: No. 4: If you hold any of the below listed active, unencumbered health care certifications or licenses, points will be awarded for the highest certification or license only. (These points are not cumulative, only your highest license or certificate will be awarded points) Military Medics: Must show that you were active at the point of discharge from service or are currently active Certification/License Points LPN 6 C.N.A. 5 Paramedic/Military Medic MOA/EMT 4 2

02/22/2020 What if my rank score is the same as other students? A tie breaker is used if more than one person has the exact same rank score when placing the final seat in a cohort. If this is necessary, it will be based on the date/time the completed application packet was received in the Records Office. Note: If you turn in your application packet and then decide to retake the TEAS exam in an effort to increase your scores in math and science, the following will apply: the original date/time stamp will be crossed out and replaced with the new date/time. 02/22/2020 When will I know if I have been accepted into the Nursing Program?

Applicants will be notified of the status of their application within three weeks following the program application deadline. If accepted, you will receive a letter with instructions on how to accept the seat and when your program orientation will be. 02/22/2020 Congratulations! You have completed the Nursing Programs online information module. Please click here to complete an evaluation of this information. Upon completion of the evaluation you will receive a printable certificate of completion. Print and take your certificate to Building B, room B 150 on the first floor. The receptionist will give you your admission packet. Your admission packet will contain a(n): Application Transcript Evaluation Form Initial white Cashiers form for the TEAS test (pay at the Moraine Valley Cashiers Office and present to Testing Center the day of testing) Blue TEAS testing card (present the day of testing with your paid Cashiers form and photo ID)

TEAS Tutoring Passport Copy of the application process covered in the online information session District map and list if items accepted as proof of residency Reference sheet with contact information for admissions, academic advising, financial aid and other useful resources

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