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1 Pre-Nursing Advising Session 2010 DRAFT Created by the Advising Center and subject to change without notice. Please see the nursing application for final information.

2 Agenda The Big Picture Overview of the application process Details about prerequisites Ideas about educational planning The point system Application Information Q & A

3 Overview Special Admit program 1 application cycle per year 45 credits of prerequisites May start pre-reqs in any term Can be taken at your own pace Flexible scheduling Nursing program is hands-on, full-time, and class scheduling is not flexible

4 OCNE Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education OHSU + 8 Community Colleges A common set of prerequisites allows students to apply to all OCNE schools. Articulated with OHSU for completion of the BS in Nursing in one additional year. Apply to as many schools as feasible!

5 The Big Picture Year 1: Prerequisites Year 2: 1 st year of Nursing requirements Year 3: 2 nd year of Nursing requirements In Fall term, students decide whether they want to: Finish their AAS in Nursing at the end of this year, or Continue for 1 additional year & earn their BS in Nursing AAS students eligible for the RN Licensure exam Year 4: 3 rd year of Nursing requirements for BS in Nursing students only

6 Non-OCNE schools Not all programs are part of OCNE: Chemeketa is NOT part of OCNE Private schools are NOT part of OCNE Please inquire at these schools for prerequisite requirements Some transfer guides available online

7 Application Cycle Students may begin prerequisites in any term. At least 30 credits of prerequisites completed by the end of Winter Must include BI 231 and Math competency Applications deadline to be announced Applications are scored on a point system

8 Application Cycle About students are invited to interview. All interviewees are ranked. Top 40 students are notified of acceptance. All others are placed on a “alternate list” and notified in rank order should a place become available. Admitted students must complete all prereqs by end of Summer 2010 for Fall start.

9 The Application Focuses mainly on grades in completed courses Must be submitted by published deadline Download it from the Nursing Department website

10 The Point System 1.Application up to 70 points determines who is invited to interview. 2.Interview/Essay up to 30 points added to the initial points to determine top candidates.

11 Points Breakdown Cumulative GPA of prerequisites 40 points Formula: (GPA x 24) – 56 = Points Example: (4.00 x 24) – 56 = 40 points (3.75 x 24) – 56 = 34 points (3.50 x 24) – 56 = 28 points (3.00 x 24) – 56 = 16 points

12 Points Breakdown Cumulative GPA of prerequisites 40 points Grade in BI 231A&P I 5 points Grade= Points A = 5 B = 3 C = 0

13 Points Breakdown Course= Points A&P I= 0 A&P I & II = 3 A&P I, II, & III = 5 Cumulative GPA of prerequisites 40 points Grade in BI 231A&P I 5 points A&P sequence completed by Winter Term points

14 Cumulative GPA of prerequisites 40 points Grade in BI 231A&P I 5 points A&P sequence completed by Winter Term points All prerequisites completed by Winter Term points Points Breakdown 37 of 45 credits earned= 3 points 45 of 45 credits earned = 5 points

15 Cumulative GPA of prerequisites 40 points Grade in BI 231A&P I 5 points A&P sequence completed by Winter Term points All prerequisites completed by Winter Term points Prior degree3 points Points Breakdown Degree=Points Associate Degree=1 point Baccalaureate Degree=2 points Masters or higher=3 points

16 Cumulative GPA of prerequisites 40 points Grade in BI 231A&P I 5 points A&P sequence completed by Winter Term points All prerequisites completed by Winter Term points Prior degree3 points Discretionary points (next slide)12 points up to 70 points Points Breakdown

17 CCC’s Discretionary Points 12 available points: 3 points: Completion of one of the following at CCC in the last 5 years (not before Summer 2005). Nursing Assistant EMT 102 or 117 Medical Assistant CC Dental Assistant CC Clinical Lab Assistant CC 3 points: Employment at a partner institution. 3 points: Employment in the health care field (direct patient care). 3 points: Foreign language numbered 203 or higher on college transcript.

18 Points breakdown: Interview/Essay Up to 30 points awarded Assesses critical thinking Nothing for which you can study Group setting: 3-4 students interviewed by a few faculty Each student answers the same questions, with the first person to answer rotating through the group Example…

19 Preparing for the Interview Interview & be interviewed Augment your prerequisite courses with… HD 144 Assertive Communication HD 145 Stress Management HD 146 Values Clarification HD 147 Decision Making HD 148 Dealing with Depression HD 153 Managing Conflict HD 154 Building Self-Confidence HD 156 Creative Goal Setting HD 157 Procrastination & Time Management HD 158 Managing Change HD 159 Surviving Loss/Rediscovering Joy HD 161 Multicultural Awareness Find these under “College Success” in the Schedule of Classes

20 Prerequisites Courses & Educational Planning Based on 2009 application

21 Prerequisite Courses Notes: At least 30 credits must be completed by the end of Fall 2009 BI 231 A&P I and Math competency must be completed by the end of Winter Term 2010 All 45 credits must be completed by the end of Summer 2010 Cumulative GPA of prerequisite courses must be at least a 3.0 Individual courses must be completed with a letter grade of “C” or better Refer to the prerequisite handout

22 Prerequisite Courses The Anatomy & Physiology Sequence12 cr BI 112 & CH 112 are preres for A&P at CCC. CH 112 has a prereq of MTH 065. BI 231 A&PI must be completed by the end of Winter Term BI 231, 232 & 233 must be completed in sequence. Must be completed within past 5 years (not before Summer 2005)

23 Prerequisite Courses FN 225 Nutrition 4 cr FN 270 from PCC is OK Some students have noted that Nutrition is easier after having completed CH 112 PSY 215 Human Development 4 cr WR 121 & cr Pass WR 095 or be placed into WR 121 Must be completed in sequence

24 Prerequisite Courses Humanities, Social Science, or Natural Science 14 cr At least 6 credits must come from the Social Science area (in addition to PSY 215) BI 112 & CH 112 may be used to fulfill 8 credits Choose courses from approved subject areas Elective Creditsvaries Any college-level credits (courses numbered 100 or higher) to meet 45 credit requirement.

25 Prerequisite Competencies Math 095 or higher Students must demonstrate math competency by: Completion of MTH 095 with a “C” or higher Placement into MTH 105/111 or higher (5 year recency on placement test; not before Summer 2005) Must be completed by the end of Winter Term 2010

26 Prerequisite Competencies Basic Computer Literacy Students can demonstrate computer literacy by: Completing CS 120 with a “C” or higher Earn 62+ points on CCC’s Computer Literacy Test CS 120 can be used as a Natural Science elective or General Elective credit Must be completed within past 5 years (not before Summer 2005)

27 Thinking about the BSN, consider… Foreign Language requirement: The BSN degree requires students to have… two years of a foreign language in HS, or two terms at the college level Math requirement: The BSN degree requires MTH 243 Statistics

28 Planning Your Education There is no “one way” to complete prerequisites. Everyone’s path will look a little different. Start with placement testing or transcript evaluation How to build an Educational Plan…

29 Pre-Reqs & Educational Planning Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4 MTH 020 4crMTH 060 4crMTH 065 4crMTH 095 4cr Term 5Term 6Term 7Term 8

30 Pre-Reqs & Educational Planning Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4 MTH 020 4crMTH 060 4crMTH 065 4crMTH 095 4cr BI 1124cr CH 1124cr 12cr Term 5Term 6Term 7Term 8

31 Pre-Reqs & Educational Planning Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4 MTH 020 4crMTH 060 4crMTH 065 4crMTH 095 4cr BI 1124cr CH 1124cr 12cr Term 5Term 6Term 7Term 8 BI 2314crBI 2324crBI 2334cr

32 Pre-Reqs & Educational Planning Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4 MTH 020 4cr WR 0954cr MTH 060 4cr WR 1214cr MTH 065 4cr WR 1224cr MTH 095 4cr BI 1124cr CH 1124cr 12cr Term 5Term 6Term 7Term 8 BI 2314crBI 2324crBI 2334cr

33 Pre-Reqs & Educational Planning Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4 MTH 020 4cr WR 0954cr MTH 060 4cr WR 1214cr MTH 065 4cr WR 1224cr MTH 095 4cr BI 1124cr CH 1124cr 12cr Term 5Term 6Term 7Term 8 BI 2314cr PSY 2154cr BI 2324cr FN 2254cr BI 2334cr

34 Pre-Reqs & Educational Planning Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4 MTH 020 4cr WR 0954cr Soc Sci4cr MTH 060 4cr WR 1214cr Soc Sci4cr MTH 065 4cr WR 1224cr MTH 095 4cr BI 1124cr CH 1124cr 12cr Term 5Term 6Term 7Term 8 BI 2314cr PSY 2154cr BI 2324cr FN 2254cr BI 2334cr

35 Pre-Reqs & Educational Planning Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4 MTH 020 4cr WR 0954cr Soc Sci4cr MTH 060 4cr WR 1214cr Soc Sci4cr MTH 065 4cr WR 1224cr Hum/S/SS4cr MTH 095 4cr BI 1124cr CH 1124cr 12cr Term 5Term 6Term 7Term 8 BI 2314cr PSY 2154cr BI 2324cr FN 2254cr BI 2334cr Hum/S/SS4cr

36 Pre-Reqs & Educational Planning Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4 MTH 020 4cr WR 0954cr Soc Sci4cr MTH 060 4cr WR 1214cr Soc Sci4cr MTH 065 4cr WR 1224cr Hum/S/SS4cr MTH 095 4cr BI 1124cr CH 1124cr 12cr Term 5Term 6Term 7Term 8 BI 2314cr PSY 2154cr MTH 1115 cr BI 2324cr FN 2254cr MTH 2434cr BI 2334cr Hum/S/SS4cr BI 2344cr CS 1204cr

37 Your Educational Plan Start with your placement in Math and Writing. Remember to include BI 112 & CH 112 after completing MTH 065 and prior to starting the A&P Sequence. Use the catalog to determine in which terms prerequisites are offered.

38 Application: Details

39 Top Application Tips Read through the entire application Complete all required pages Be certain to include: Payment Transcripts Do NOT submit your application until Fall grades are transcripted Turn you application by the deadline

40 A 4416CCC Fall 08 B 4312CCC Winter 09 B 4412CCC Summer 08 A 4416CCC Fall 08 A 3412CCC Spring 08 A 4416CCC Summer 08 Spring 09

41 A 3412CCC Fall 08 A 4416CCC Winter 09 A 4416CCC Spring 08 A 3412CCC Fall 08 B 4312CCC Spring 08 PSY 101 ANT 103 BI 112 WR 123 CH

42 Application tips Wait…why didn’t it add up to 45 credits? A&P III wasn’t completed; so… 45 total possible credits minus 4 credits of A&P III not completed Equals 41 credits that can be used toward application

43 Application tips OK…so, what if I took FN 225 but didn’t like my grade and plan to retake it. Do I have to put it on my application? Nope. As long as you meet the minimum application requirements, you can leave the course off of your application.

44 Application tips I think that I filled it out right, but… When you submit your application, Patty will review it and make any corrections. Many times students end up with more points after Patty reviews their application. When you received your points letter in the mail, you will have time to ask her questions.

45 Application tips Can anyone review my application before I turn it in? Find a detail-oriented friend to get a fresh set of eyes on your application. CCC faculty & staff are unable to review applications for completeness or complete it with you. We can answer specific questions.

46 Application tips I submitted official transcript previously, do I need to submit another copy? We strongly encourage that you do.

47 Frequently Asked Questions & Student Services Academic Year

48 Frequently Asked Questions I have transfer credits from another school. How do I know if/how they count? Submit official transcripts to Enrollment Services (Rook Hall) with a Transfer Credit Evaluation Request form (www.clackamas.edu/forms).www.clackamas.edu/forms How do I know where to start with Math and Writing courses? Visit the Testing Center (Rook Hall) to have your ACT/SAT evaluated or take the placement tests. If you have previous college math or writing credit, talk with an advisor.

49 Frequently Asked Questions How do I figure out my prerequisite GPA? Add up your total grade points and divide by attempted credit hours. Grades/Attempted CoursePoints*CreditsGrade Pt. BI 112A/4x4=16 CH 112B/3x4=12 WR 121A/4x3=12 Totals: ÷ 11 = * Letter Grade & Corresponding Grade Point: A = 4B = 3C = 2

50 Frequently Asked Questions What if I retake a prerequisite course? The more recent course will factor into the cumulative GPA, not the better grade.

51 Frequently Asked Questions Are there any courses I can take before getting into the Nursing Program other than prereqs? Yes: BI 234 & MTH 243. Students must complete a biology course with genetics prior to the 2 nd term of the program (BI 112 fulfills this requirement).

52 Frequently Asked Questions But I took a different Biology course and it had genetics in it. Do I need to take BI 112 as well? Make an appointment to meet with Barb Cannon to inquire about a Course She is the only one who can approve substitutions!

53 Frequently Asked Questions What if I have already have a bachelor degree? Consider applying to Univ. of Portland’s Alternate Entry Masters Program Look into Accelerated BSN programs at OHSU. Contact specific schools for more info.

54 Frequently Asked Questions What if I need help in my classes? Math Lab Streeter Hall Writing Lab McLoughlin Hall, room 112

55 We’re here to help! Advisingx2794Community Center Any advisor can help with questions Drop in basis Counselingx2794Community Center Confidential appointments made at Advising & Counseling Reception desk Admissions/Transfer Credit Evaluation Patty Pre-Nursing Advising Sessions

56 Questions?


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