Pre-licensure Advising/Infor mation Dr. Mary Ellen Wilkosz Professor & Chair Dr. Rachel Napoli Assistant Professor and Assistant Director Pre-Licensure Program Department of Nursing, Sonoma State University www.sonoma.edu/nursing Why Be A Nurse???? 2.9 million in US Most trusted profession Average salary $65,920 Average Bay Area salary $91,423
587,000 more jobs needed by 2022 in addition to replacing 525,000 Employers want BSN prepared RNs Opportunities Opportunity for a diverse career (RN, CNM, CNA, NP, Academia) Opportunity to work in many places(hospital, home, flight, camp, cruise ship) Opportunity to be a life long learner Opportunity to help people General Education Sonoma State General Education Pattern
http://www.sonoma.edu/advising/ge/gepattern.sht ml GE pattern in nursing (AP courses may be applied) Lower Division Area A & B completed with prerequisites Area C & D 12 units each required Area E Psych 302 Upper Division 9 Units (2 areas) 3 units in nursing Area E-waived 3 units Psych 302 Area E 3 units Needs to be non Area ENO EXCEPTIONS Prerequisites*
Integrated Chemistry Anatomy w/ lab Physiology w/lab Microbiology w/lab English Composition A2 + A3 Oral Communication A2 Critical Thinking A3 Statistics First Two Years Fall-Year One Spring-Year One BIOL 115 (3) Intro to Biology (GE Area B3 )
BIOL 220 (4) Human Anatomy (GE Area B3) CHEM 105 (5) Elem of General, Organic & Biochemistry (GE Area B1) MATH 165 (4) Statistics (GE Area B4) GE, A3 (4) Critical Thinking GE, A2 (4) Fundamentals of Communication GE, D1 (3-4) Social/Behavioral Science: Individual and Society *
GE, C1 (4) Arts, Theatre, Dance, Music, and film * Fall-Year Two Spring-Year Two BIO 224 (4) Human Physiology BIO 240 (4) General Microbiology GE, C2 (4) Literature, Philosophies, and Values * PSYC 302 (3) Development of the Person UDGE AREA E
GE, C3 (4) Comparative Perspectives and/or Foreign Languages * GE, D3 (3) Social/Behavioral Science: United States History GE, D2 (3) Social/Behavioral Sciences: World History and Civilization GE, D4 (3-4) Social/Behavioral Science: Us Constitutions & California State and Local Government Additional Requirements for the Nursing Degree and RN License Students are required to complete Intro to Psychology (AP Score of 3 or higher will suffice) and Development of the Person to satisfy the Nursing degree requirements and RN license
requirements upon graduation. These courses are not prerequisites for admission and may be taken during Spring 2018 or upon admission to SSU. How we score the applications? Prerequisite GPA 25 points Overall College GPA Essay TEAS Local Students Total
25 Points 20 Points 15 Points 15 Points 100 Points* *Optional Criteria: Veterans and SSU pre-nursing Prerequisite Requirements-25 All must be completed with a grade of B- or better Repeating a course http://www.sonoma.edu/registration/records/course_repeat.h tml Some courses at SSU are non-repeatable due to space
Check with Dr. Wilkosz for equivalent courses at any other school prior to taking course. Send her the course description from the school catalog you wish to take the course or go to www.assist.org Only 2 courses may be in progress the Spring of application submission. One science and one non science. AP courses do count for specified courses. When you arrived as a freshman they are entered into your ARR. Prerequisites do not expire. You do not have to get them all done in two years Test of Essential Academic Skills-15 Required to apply to the major TEAS Version VI Study Guide atitesting.com
May not repeat twice for most programs (ok to repeat for SSU) Test of Essential Academic Skills 15 Points Total TEAS Score Points assigned 90.5 or above 15 90.4-87.375
12 87.374-84.250 9 84.249-81.125 6 81.124-78.0 3
Below 78.0 0 Certified Nurses Assistant Not a prerequisite for application May be done after accepted admission Already CNA Must be current Some ideas: American Red Cross Local Community College Private agencies http://www.cnalicense.org/states/californiacna-license / http://
CNA Challenge Military medic experience or equivalent https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHC Q/LCP/Pages/CNA.aspx# Equivalency Essay-20 Essay questions are posted on application Read all instructions carefully Limited pages and font strictly observed
Overall GPA-25 Overall GPA is computed for all coursework taken or transferred to SSU. If you take college courses at other campuses you must send your official transcripts to SSU for college credit here. You can compute your GPA by the GPA calculator at: http://www.back2college.com/gpa.htm You can also look at your ARR (academic requirement report) Once you know your GPA multiply by 6.25 for your total points. Local Service Area15 Sonoma State Students* College of Marin
SRJC Mendocino CC Solano CC Napa CC Optional Criteria Veterans SSU Pre-nursing Veterans Executive Order from Governor SB 466 Any honorably discharged veteran who meets minimum program criteria and proves military status by application deadline is given 5 point credit
Pre-Nursing at SSU Any currently enrolled Pre-Nursing students from SSU will be given 5 points Program Requirements Clear Background check Clear Drug screen for non-prescribed medications Physical IMZ CPR CNA
Costs* In addition to SSU fees items below are approximate Books $2000.00 Supplies and supplies kit $350.00 Uniforms $130.00 (two uniform, lab coat, patches) NursingCAS $50.00 Certified Background $110.00 ATI $350.00 (per semester) Any physical/medical costs *Costs subject to change Ready to Apply?
January 1-February 28 @ 8:59 PST Prerequisite Courses ( One science and one non-science may be in progress) English Speech
Critical Thinking Statistics Chemistry Anatomy Physiology Microbiology GPA 3.0 in prerequisites (B grade or above in all pre-reqs) Overall GPA of 3.0 in college Completion of LDGE recommended TEAS Exam CNA may be done in the summer Application Due 2-28
@ 8:59 PST All application items are uploaded into NursingCAS Deadlines: late applications not accepted. No exceptions! Completion of Application into CAS No other work experience required No letters of recommendation required Application Scoring Prerequisite GPA 25 points
Overall College GPA Essay TEAS Local Students Total * Veteran or SSU pre-nursing 25 Points 20 Points 15 Points 15 Points 100 Points* What else do I need to
know? Residents outside the state are placed after all in state residents You must have a valid SSN to be admitted due to a Board of Registered Nursing and Background Check requirement You must have a clear background check to be admitted Second Baccalaureate students apply using CSU Mentor Transfer students must apply to the university by November 30th in the Fall semester before they are going to apply to the major the next Spring Questions ?
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