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1 + San Jose State University The Valley Foundation School Of Nursing Baccalaureate Program Dr. Sue Malloy Undergraduate Coordinator How To Get In The Nursing Program As of JAN 2015

2 + Monthly Group Advising Sessions 2-hour advising sessions are held about 10 times per year Access the Group Advising Schedule atGroup Advising Schedule 2

3 + School of Nursing Main Office Health Building Room 420 (408) Office Hours: Monday-Friday (except holidays) 10am-12pm, 2-4pm 3

4 + Agenda Navigating through the Nursing Website Application Process San Jose State University Admission School Of Nursing Admission Impaction Submitting your Application Letters of Provisional Acceptance SJSU Studies Conclusion 4

5 + Navigating through the Nursing Website 5

6 + The Valley Foundation School of Nursing WebsiteThe Valley Foundation School of Nursing Website at 6

7 + Website Content Students >>Prospective Students -Advising slides & schedule -BSN Application -BSN Checklist -BS information packet -FAQs -5 Year Plan Forms -Functional Competencies -Prerequisite Substitution Form -BSN Application -BSN Checklist Policies -Background Check -Drug Screening News and Information -Announcements 7

8 + School of Nursing Updates IMPORTANT: Check the Website for Updates Content is periodically updated with changes. Check every 2-3 months. 8

9 + Application Process How To Apply 9

10 + Who applies and Who gets in? 10

11 + Two Distinct Applications You must meet the requirements for BOTH of the following: 1) San Jose State University 2) School of Nursing The School of Nursing has different application deadlines. 11

12 + Application Timeline for Fall Start University Application at https://csumentor.edu/ University Application Deadline October / November of prior year Writing Skills Test Information at Approximately 3-4 months before applying Writing Skills Test Information TEAS Exam Information at Approximately 2-3 months before applying TEAS Exam Information School of Nursing Application at deadline February 15 School of Nursing Application Letters of provisional acceptance mailed out. Ideally, end of April Clear background check as per provisional letter guidelines 12

13 + Application Timeline for Spring Start** University Application at https://csumentor.edu/ University Application Deadline August of prior year **University Resources determine whether Spring transfers are allowed** Writing Skills Test Information at Approximately 3-4 months before applying Writing Skills Test Information TEAS Exam Information at Approximately 2-3 months before applying TEAS Exam Information School of Nursing Application at deadline September 15 School of Nursing Application Letters of provisional acceptance mailed out. Ideally, end of November Clear background check as per provisional letter guidelines 13

14 + San Jose State University Admission 14

15 + UNIVERSITY APPLICATION DUE DATE For Fall Starts: Prior November For Spring Starts: Prior August (If transfers are permitted by the University) 15

16 + University Admission University Application at https://csumentor.edu/ University Application Apply under “Undeclared Pre-Nursing” for your major Meet impaction criteria for Pre-Nursing Freshman (minimum SAT or ACT) or Transfer (minimum GPA) See University website at info.sjsu.edu for General Education requirements and informationUniversity website IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST be accepted to the University and MAINTAIN ongoing enrollment status 16

17 + University Guidelines Enroll the first semester you are admitted! Pay fees on time or DROPPED from classes Pay attention to Add and Drop official deadlines Late drops are ONLY for SEVERE and compelling reasons (work itself is not an adequate excuse; if medical, documentation is required) Check your class schedule every two weeks to make sure you have not been dropped 17

18 + Mandatory University Orientation All Freshmen must attend the mandatory FROSH orientation All transfer students must attend the Transfer Orientation Program (TOP) 18

19 + “Undeclared” or Change Of Major Students University does not allow changing majors if you have accumulated more than 90 units Submit Change of Major forms to the University Advising Department (NOT Nursing Office) Visit the Academic Advising and Retention Services website at Advising and Retention Services website Located at Student Services Center (10th Street and San Fernando Street) 19

20 + Students with 90 Units or Greater NOTE: Those students nearing or have greater than 90 units CANNOT apply to Nursing without formal written permission from the AVP of Student Success Center, Dr. Maureen Scharberg. You may call (408) for an appointment. **Refer to Section 4 of the 2009 Presidential Directive found at **2009 Presidential Directive 20

21 + School of Nursing Application 21

22 + NURSING APPLICATION DUE DATE For Fall Starts: FEBRUARY 15 For Spring Starts: SEPTEMBER 15 (If transfers are permitted by the University) 22

23 + “Prospective Students” “Prospective Students” page of the Nursing website at Students” page Access the 5 Year Plan, BS Nursing Information Packet, Application Packet, Check-Off Form 23

24 + Application Checklist Access the Application Checklist at Checklist Use the checklist as a cover sheet for the Nursing application sample of partial Checklist 24

25 + Application Document Effective 2015, applications will be submitted online at School of Nursing website. Access the BSN Application at BSN Application Printed hard copies of other required documents are still necessary. Instructions available on online application for mailing application and materials, including “official sealed transcripts” with application. Refer to BS Info Packet available at ive/index.html for more detailsBS Info Packet 25

26 + 8 Prerequisites **All prerequisites MUST be completed to apply. None can be “in progress.”** Final grade of “C” or better. Biology 65 Anatomy Biology 66 Physiology English 1A Microbiology 20 Statistics 95 Chemistry 30A Communication 20 Critical Thinking (CSU Area A3) 26

27 + Prerequisite Grade Impaction Biology 65 Anatomy Biology 66 Physiology English 1A Microbiology 20 Statistics 95 Chemistry 30A Communication 20 Critical Thinking (CSU Area A3) 27 5 Prerequisites > 3.0 GPA 3 Supplemental Prerequisites > 3.0 GPA

28 + Articulation Articulation: a list of courses at another college that are accepted for specific courses at San Jose State University If you are transferring Nursing prerequisites, use the articulation page to see pre-approved courses. You will not find private or out of state schools on this website. 28

29 + Articulation Navigation Step 1: Access the Articulation Page at artic.sjsu.eduArticulation Page Step 2: Select “School-To-School” Transfer Step 3: Select which college you are planning to take a course from 29

30 + Articulation Navigation II Step 4: Select “BS-Nursing” from the list of majors Step 5: A list of courses at the specific college equivalent to San Jose State University prerequisites will be listed 30

31 + Course Substitution Form If a pre-nursing course is NOT articulated, a course substitution form must be submitted along with official course descriptions and a pre-addressed stamped envelope. Access the Prerequisite Course Substitution Form at Course Substitution Form Sample of Form 31

32 + Co-Requisites Following MUST be completed by the end of the 1 st semester of Nursing: CHAD 70 (Development Across Life Span) Following MUST be completed by the end of the 2 nd semester of Nursing: Psychology 1 NUFS 8 HPROF 100W or NURS 100W 32

33 + SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) Sign up at least 3 months prior to application Allow at least 4 weeks to receive results SJSU Testing Department can answer all WST questions SJSU Testing Department located at Industrial Studies Industrial Studies Building

34 + WST Exam Dates 2015 Refer to the SJSU Testing website at for more informationSJSU Testing website The testing fee of $38.00 and the late registration fee of $15.00 are non-refundable. Fees are subject to change. 34

35 + For Spring 2015 Applicants May take February 7, 2015 WST Exam and still submit School of Nursing application by February 15 Take WST Exam Submit Nursing Application 35

36 + Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) MUST take Version V with a minimum score of 75% Higher score from the first 2 times taken will be used Results will be available on the ATI website at after 7-10 daysATI website Attach results to the School of Nursing Application 36

37 + TEAS V Exam Dates 2015 Refer to the SJSU Testing website at for more informationSJSU Testing website The testing fee of $50.00 is non-refundable. Fees are subject to change. 37

38 + Sample of TEAS V Results 38

39 + Additional Documents Xerox copy of non-expired: Current California Driver’s License U.S. Passport /or U.S. Birth Certificate /or Green Card AB 540 “Dream Act” documentation OFFICIAL Sealed transcripts sent to your home (included in packet, must remain unopened) 39

40 + Submitting Your Application 40

41 + When To Submit Do not submit the application until COMPLETE with all documentation, including sealed transcripts All prerequisites must be completed 41

42 + Two Ways to Submit 1. Nursing Office Drop-off** PREFERRED Deliver to the San Jose State University School of Nursing office located at Health Building room Certified Mail Send to the office by certified or registered mail (at least 5 days prior to deadline) The Valley Foundation School of Nursing San Jose State University One Washington Square San Jose, CA Reminder: An online application must also be submitted. 42

43 + Impaction 43

44 + Scoring for Impaction See page 2 of BS information packet for details (TEAS Score divided by 23) + GPA for 5 prerequisites GPA for 5 prerequisites must be at least a 3.0 The selection of SJSU nursing students for each cohort is solely based on the students’ impaction scores Side Note: The cutoff score for Spring 2014 was 7.19 [must still meet supplemental criteria of 3.0, complete a background check, and get a drug clearance]. The score for Fall 2014 pool was 7.09 initial cut. 44

45 + Eligibility for Pool See page 2 of BS information packet Must meet “supplemental criteria” of 3.0 GPA, in the following: Chem 30A (Inorganic Chemistry) Comm 20 (Public Speaking) Critical Thinking A 3 45

46 + Letters of Provisional Acceptance 46

47 + Acceptance Notification Acceptance or non-acceptance letters within weeks of Nursing Application Deadline Submission date OPEN Provisional Acceptance Letters immediately as there are response deadlines New student nursing workshop fee is non- refundable Orientation workshop is Mandatory 47

48 + “Provisional Acceptance” Must do the following AFTER receiving Provisional Acceptance: Submit a Health Statement (MD or NP exam) Drug Screening Background Check Health Insurance 48

49 + SJSU Studies 49

50 + SJSU Studies You do not have to do these prior to applying to the Nursing major MUST be taken at SJSU Used to be called “Advanced General Education” or “Upper Division” courses Must have at least 60 units at SJSU and pass the WST or get a waiver signed to take SJSU Studies courses When lower division classes are done at a Community College, best to obtain a “General Education certification” Refer to SJSU Class Schedules at info.sjsu.edu for more informationSJSU Class Schedules 50

51 + 4 Areas of SJSU Studies Completed in order to graduate, but not in order to apply to the Nursing major Must take 1 course in each of these areas as a graduation requirement: Area R: Earth and Environment Area S: Self, Society, and Equality in the U.S. NURS 138 in 6 th semester in Nursing Area V: Culture, Civilization, and Global Understanding Area Z: Writing Communication II Only specific courses allowed 51

52 + Area Z of SJSU Studies Must be completed by the end of the first year of Nursing program HPROF 100W or NURS 100W Other approved options: RECL 100W, BIOL 100W, PSYC 100W, KIN 100W, HRTM 100W, CHAD 100W 52

53 + SJSU Studies Exemption Second Baccalaureate students who earned their first Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States: SJSU Studies Area R and Area V are exempted MUST still take NURS 138 and Area Z (HPROF 100W) 53

54 + SJSU Studies Timeline What happens if I get admitted to the university, but still do not have all prerequisite courses or nursing requirements completed (i.e. TEAS)? Answer: You are NOT eligible to apply to Nursing, but you may start taking your SJSU Studies courses if you have passed the WST exam 54

55 + Conclusion 55

56 + Other Nursing Programs We do NOT have an accelerated undergraduate Bachelors of Nursing program Advanced Placement (Bridge RN) RN to BSN (Must be licensed RN) Separate advising and application process 56

57 + Will I Be Accepted? Not if you don’t apply! Our goal is to select the best possible applicants. 57

58 + After today, if you still have more questions: Call Nursing department secretaries at (408) , for adviser availability Attend a General Advising Session through the College of Applied Sciences and Arts Success Center at MacQuarrie Hall 533, contact at (408)


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