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1 RN-BSN Jump Start Program – Summer 2014 Stephanie Vaughn, PhD RN, Associate Professor / Post-Licensure Nursing Coordinator Michelle Schwartz, MS, RN-BSN Pre-Enrollment Advisor March 11, 2014

2 What is Jump Start? Current ADN students can get a “jump start” on their BSN by completing up to two CSUF School of Nursing RN-BSN courses through OU Graduating ADN students (May/June 2014) can only participate if they have already submitted a Fall 2014 CSUF and an RN-BSN Nursing application

3 Time Commitment To be successful in these courses, students should plan to spend approximately hours per week, per class for reading/assignments, etc. Students are allowed to participate in both courses as long as they understand the time commitment expected of them for the coursework

4 Courses and Format NURS 305 Professional Nursing (4 units) NURS 310 Nursing Research/Evidence Based Practice (3 units) – Both courses will be offered in two different formats: a traditional in-person, on-campus course, as well as an online option, in which students may only meet on the first day of the course – There will be an in-person, on-campus, “Jump Start” orientation on the first day of the course session

5 NURS 305 Professional Nursing The professional nursing role is examined including nursing theory and research, ethics theory, communication theory and principles, and the nursing process. Selected psychosocial concepts and theories and their relationship to health are the focus of assessment and implementation with individual clients. Theories and concepts of health and techniques in health promotion are presented from a holistic framework. The influence of culture, role, social support, and values upon the nurse and the client are evaluated.

6 NURS 310 Nursing Research/Evidence Based Practice Emphasis is placed on the development of nursing knowledge and the improvement of nursing practice through current relevant evidence. Research methods are examined and current issues are analyzed in relation to the implementation of evidence-based practice in selected settings.

7 “Jump Start” Eligibility Criteria Completed at least 1 semester of the ADN program before Summer 2014 Be in good standing at home campus and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 Completed all the CSUF Nursing prerequisites before Summer 2014

8 Prerequisites Human Anatomy + Lab Human Physiology + Lab Microbiology + Lab Chemistry (intro, general, etc. is fine) Statistics (CSU B4 certified course or CSUF Nursing approved course)

9 Application Procedure Students must obtain the Jump Start 2014 Enrollment Packet Students must submit the three completed forms to CSUF’s School of Nursing between April 1-May 1, 2014 Seats are limited and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis to eligible students

10 Enrollment Packet Forms Form 1: Associate Degree Verification Form Form 2: Open University Enrollment Application Form 3: Open University Registration Form

11 Associate Degree Verification Form Students should complete the top half of the Associate Degree Verification Form and submit the form to their home campus Nursing Department The home campus Nursing Department should complete the “Home Campus Verification” box Student should then pick up the form so he/she can submit it with the other required forms

12 Open University Enrollment Application Students must complete all sections of the form as required If the student is a US Citizen, he/she will not need to complete section B – Non-US Citizens will need to complete Section B in addition to the rest of the form

13 Open University Registration Form Students must complete the top section of the form Students must sign in the “Important Note” box Students should NOT fill in any of the course information in the middle boxes – The CSUF School of Nursing will complete the course information boxes and obtain the necessary CSUF signatures on each student’s behalf

14 Program Cost $350 per unit Additional one time fee of $29 – This fee includes costs for a CSUF Student ID card Fees subject to change by the University Payment will be processed at the time of registration (mid-May)

15 Benefits of Jump Start If the student attends CSUF’s RN-BSN program they have already completed 1-2 courses, and will be able to focus on the subsequent nursing courses & GEs The student can get an idea of what will be expected of them in a BSN program The student will have the opportunity to network with current CSUF students and faculty

16 Where are They Now? Summer 2013 Jump Start Students StudentPartner CollegeApplied for RN-BSN Student 1ChaffeyFall 2013 – Admitted / Enrolled Student 2Mt. SACSpring 2014 – Admitted / Enrolled Student 3Santa AnaFall Qualified Student 4SaddlebackFall Qualified Student 5SaddlebackFall Qualified

17 Questions?

18 Thank You !


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