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2 Presenters Jaime Hernandez Counselor, Office of Student Financing Christine D. Villalpando Transfer Admission Counselor, Office of Admission Elizabeth Young Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

3 Overview An Introduction to Mount St. Mary’s College Financing Your Education Admission Process Details about the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program

4 About Mount St. Mary’s College Private, Catholic, women’s college Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet The first baccalaureate of science in nursing program in California was established at Mount St. Mary’s College, graduating its first class in 1952 Challenge our students to make a difference in their own lives and in their communities Two campuses: Chalon & Doheny

5 Two Campuses, One Mission The Doheny CampusThe Chalon Campus

6 Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Approvals California Board of Registered Nursing Accreditation

7 J AIME H ERNANDEZ Counselor, Office of Student Financing Financing Your Education Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing

8 Applying For Financial Aid Apply for financial aid every year after January 1st. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Deadline is March 2 nd.

9 Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Apply online: Send to the Federal Processor by Mail: Federal Student Aid Programs P.O. Box 4001 Mt. Vernon, IL 62864-8601 E-mail: 3-4 weeks paper process time 1-2 weeks electronic process time Include Mount St. Mary’s School Code: 001243 so we receive your FAFSA information.

10 A Financial Aid Offer will be sent once the Office of Student Financing receives: Your Student Aid Report from the Federal Processor Any supplemental information that has been requested Notification of your official acceptance into the program

11 Pell Grants Cal Grants ● Based on “need” as determined by the Federal Government as well as enrollment status. ● Up to $5550 ● Based on “need” and GPA as determined by CSAC. ● Separate application required. ● ● Up to $9708 Grants

12 Stafford Loans Subsidized Loans: ● Need based loans. ● Government pays interest while student is in school. Unsubsidized Loans: ● Not need based loans. ● Borrower pays interest six months after he/she has graduated. Guaranteed & Deferrable  Must be enrolled ½ time

13 Subsidized Loans Unsubsidized Loans Up to $3500 Freshman Up to $4500 Sophomore Up to $5500 Junior/Senior Up to $4000 Freshman/Sophomore Up to $5000 Junior/Senior * Independent students only Stafford Loans

14 Outside Scholarships Outside Scholarships: ● These funds are not associated with MSMC. Outside organizations award these funds to students and are coordinated with student’s financial aid award. ● Students research and apply on their own.

15 Parent Plus Loan Federal loan offered to parent. Based on credit. Student must be enrolled at least ½ time. Repayment begins after the loan is fully disbursed. If loan is rejected; becomes an unsubsidized loan under student name.

16 Independent Student 24 years of age or older Enrolled in a master’s or doctorate program Married Have children who receive more than ½ of their support from you Have dependents other than children or spouse Ward or dependent of the court Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces

17 Merit Awards Merit Awards: ● Upon application to MSMC, you will be considered for a merit award based upon your academic achievement ● Awarded by the Admissions Department ● Eligible amount $5,000 - $10,000 ● GPA minimum requirement 3.0

18 Alternative Financing TMS Payment Plan: (see business office for more information 310-954-4040). Private Loans: Credit based and sometimes require a credit worthy co-signer. Interest rates vary, depending on credit history. Repayment occurs six months after graduation.

19 Friendly Reminders Complete your file early Keep copies! You must apply for financial aid every year!

20 The Office of Student Financing Jaime Hernandez, Counselor  12001 Chalon Rd Los Angeles, CA 90049  M-Th: 8:00am – 5:00pm  F: 8:00am – 4:00pm Tel: (310) 954-4190  Fax: (310) 954-4199

21 C HRISTINE D. V ILLALPANDO Transfer Admission Counselor, Office of Admission Admission

22 Facts Regarding Admission There are only 10 spaces available for transfer students The Office of Admission receives over 251 applications for these few spaces, therefore all applications must be complete and all application materials received on or before the deadline. No exceptions will be made. Common issues that disqualify candidates: Missing or late transcripts Not submitting up-to-date transcripts Missing or late letters of reference Reactivation forms without Prerequisite Checklist and updated Personal Statement

23 Complete Application Online Application submitted by February 1st Essay Optional Personal Statement One Academic Reference Official college transcripts (from every college attended) GPA- 3.0 Cumulative, 2.7 Science 32 transferable units(All prerequisites must be completed prior to applying for Fall Semester) Application fee : $20 online *MSMC only admits for the Fall or every year*

24 Online Application We encourage online applications Click on Admissions Nursing Transfer Student Bachelor Degree in Nursing box Click Here to Apply The PDF of the application is able to be downloaded and printed from our website. The application fee if the PDF is submitted is $50.

25 Transcripts Official transcripts from ALL colleges attended Any community college attended Any university attended Foreign transcripts from study-abroad program Official Transcripts from all foreign study Transcripts from vocational program  i.e. C.N.A, Massage, Phlebotomy, E.M.T Transcripts for all courses completed prior to deadline (including the preceding Fall)

26 International Transcripts If you attended college outside the United States, you need to submit: A comprehensive international transcript evaluation An official, foreign transcript The recommended evaluation service is Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute 800-234-1597

27 Articulation Agreements Resource available through our website to inform you of community college classes that meet our prerequisites. Go to Click on Admissions Nursing Transfer Students Bachelor Degree in Nursing Left side of the page: Articulation Agreements Choose school

28 Kaplan Exam Required for all direct to program candidates Offered on campus to qualified candidates after the application deadline Covers the following sections: → Reading → Writing → Math → Science

29 Pre-Nursing Option Candidates have not finished all prerequisite courses and would like to finish them at MSMC Students will take classes over the course of one academic year and be eligible for admission the following fall Does not guarantee admission to the BSN program, however, more spaces are available for pre-nursing students

30 Repeat Policy And Expiration Rule ● A student may repeat a prerequisite course no more than once Failure (C- and below) of any two required prerequisite courses or one course twice renders an applicant ineligible for the Nursing programs at Mount St. Mary’s College Science courses are only valid for 5 years

31 Additional Nursing Programs Associate Degree in Nursing ● Doheny Campus ● Evening classes, clinical classes on weekends ● Overall GPA of 2.7 or greater ● Science GPA of 2.5 or greater ● Applicants are required to take the T.E.A.S exam ● Starts in Fall and Spring

32 Additional Nursing Programs RN to BSN Completion Program – 12months ● 21 units of nursing curriculum ● 3-18 units depending on admittance to Direct or Pre-Nursing option ● Overall GPA of 2.8 or greater ● Starts Spring and Fall of each year

33 Additional Nursing Programs Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing ● Doheny Campus ● Must have a Bachelors Degree in any discipline ● 46 units of pre-requisite courses ● Overall GPA of 3.0 or greater ● Starts Summer and Fall of each year

34 Options through TBSN LVN to RN option Must hold LVN license, have taken all prerequisites, and: Religious Studies Philosophy- Moral Values Art or Music Minimum 3.0 GPA Pass 4 Challenge Exams with a score of 75% on each RN to BSN program – 1 to 2 years Must hold RN license Must have graduated from accredited college with an AD.N Validation of clinical competence form N40 Roy adaptation model – offered in summer and spring

35 30 Unit Option - LVNs Non-Degree Option Allows NCLEX-RN exam after completing 26 units of required courses. Notes: ● May not be endorsed by other states ● May limit opportunities for career advancement ● Does not receive a degree from MSMC

36 The Nursing Departments govern admission practices and policies. The Office of Admission processes files and must adhere to the rules set forth by the departments. Your evaluation begins the moment you inquire. Please be mindful of your attitude towards all faculty and staff. We make note of your interactions, both positive and negative, and they can affect your admission. A wise woman once said, “Lack of preparation on your part does not constitute an emergency on ours.” Please remember…

37 Questions? For appointments please: Email or Call (213)477-2561

38 E LIZABETH Y OUNG Program Coordinator BSN Program Overview

39 The Purpose of the BSN Program Develop critical thinking Ethical judgment Personal sensitivity Capacity for leadership Eligibility for licensing exam Eligibility for California Public Health Certificate

40 The Roy Adaptation Model Developed by Sister Callista Roy CSJ, former chair of MSMC nursing department Used widely in the United States and other countries The Roy Adaptation Model recognizes that a person is a bio-psycho-social-spiritual being in constant interaction with a dynamic and complex world

41 Prerequisites Chemistry/ Physics* Anatomy with lab* Physiology with lab* Microbiology with lab* Psychology Lifespan Developmental Psychology English 1A English 1B Speech/Intro to Public Speaking Sociology *Science courses must be completed within the past 5 years

42 Admission Requirements Entrance Requirements ● Grade of “C” or better in required classes ● No more than 1 prerequisite repeat ● Kaplan Exam ● Critical Thinking Test ● American Heart Association CPR card ● Annual PE, PPD, 2 MMR, TB, 3 Hep B & Titer, Varicella Titer, Polio Series ● Auto, Driver’s License, Auto Insurance ● Malpractice Insurance ($20/yearly) ● Background check Requirements

43 General Studies Courses Nursing Courses Intro Christian Ethics or Moral Values Religious Studies Art/ Music History Intro to Nursing Fundamentals of Nursing/Roy Pathophysiology Pharmacology I Pharmacology II Adult Med/ Surgical I Fundamental Nursing Skills Nutrition SOPHMORE YEAR

44 General Studies Courses Nursing Courses Biomed Issues in Christian Ethics or Bioethics(Upper Division) History Literature Integrative Theory/Practice Palliative Care Adult Med/Surgical II Childbearing Families and Women’s Health Children and Families Mental Health JUNIOR YEAR

45 General Studies Courses Nursing Courses Economics or Political Science Philosophical Ideas Religious Studies or Philosophy Evidence – Based Practice Leadership/Health Policy Gerontology Transition to Professional Practice Community/Public Health Adv. Health Assessment SENIOR YEAR

46 Clinical Sites Cedar- Sinai Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Culver City School District Encino- Tarzana Medical Center Good Samaritan Hospital Harbor- UCLA Medical Center Hollywood/ Wilshire Health Center Jewish Family Services Kaiser Permanente Little Company of Mary Hospital Motion Picture & Television Fund Northridge Hospital Medical Center Presbyterian- Intercommunity Hospital Public Health Department San Pedro Peninsula Hospital Santa Monica/ UCLA Medical Center Sherman Oaks Hospital St. John’s Hospital Torrance Memorial Medical Center Trinity Care Hospice UCLA Medical Center UCLA Neuropsychiatric VA Medical Center- West LA



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