Presentation on theme: "How To Get In The Nursing Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 How To Get In The Nursing Program San Jose State University The Valley Foundation School Of Nursing Baccalaureate Program Dr. Sue Malloy Undergraduate CoordinatorAs of JAN 2015
2 Monthly Group Advising Sessions 2-hour advising sessions are held about 10 times per yearAccess the Group Advising Schedule at
3 School of Nursing Main Office Health Building Room 420(408)Office Hours: Monday-Friday (except holidays) 10am-12pm, 2-4pm
4 Agenda Navigating through the Nursing Website Application Process San Jose State University AdmissionSchool Of Nursing AdmissionImpactionSubmitting your ApplicationLetters of Provisional AcceptanceSJSU StudiesConclusion
6 The Valley Foundation School of Nursing Website at www. sjsu The Valley Foundation School of Nursing Website at
7 Website ContentStudents >>Prospective Students -Advising slides & schedule -BSN Application -BSN Checklist -BS information packet -FAQs -5 Year Plan Forms -Functional Competencies -Prerequisite Substitution Form Policies -Background Check -Drug Screening News and Information -Announcements
8 School of Nursing Updates IMPORTANT: Check the Website for UpdatesContent is periodically updated with changes.Check every 2-3 months.
11 Two Distinct Applications You must meet the requirements for BOTH of the following:1) San Jose State University2) School of NursingThe School of Nursing has different application deadlines.
12 Application Timeline for Fall Start University Application at https://csumentor.edu/Deadline October / November of prior yearWriting Skills Test Information at Approximately 3-4 months before applyingTEAS Exam Information at Approximately 2-3 months before applyingSchool of Nursing Application at deadline February 15Letters of provisional acceptance mailed out Ideally, end of AprilClear background check as per provisional letter guidelines
13 Application Timeline for Spring Start** University Application at https://csumentor.edu/Deadline August of prior year**University Resources determine whether Spring transfersare allowed**Writing Skills Test Information at Approximately 3-4 months before applyingTEAS Exam Information at Approximately 2-3 months before applyingSchool of Nursing Application at deadline September 15Letters of provisional acceptance mailed out. Ideally, end of NovemberClear background check as per provisional letter guidelines
15 UNIVERSITY APPLICATION DUE DATE For Fall Starts: Prior NovemberFor Spring Starts: Prior August(If transfers are permitted by the University)
16 University Admission University Application at https://csumentor.edu/ Apply under “Undeclared Pre-Nursing” for your majorMeet impaction criteria for Pre-NursingFreshman (minimum SAT or ACT) or Transfer (minimum GPA)See University website at info.sjsu.edu for General Education requirements and informationIMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST be accepted to the University and MAINTAIN ongoing enrollment status
17 University Guidelines Enroll the first semester you are admitted!Pay fees on time or DROPPED from classesPay attention to Add and Drop official deadlinesLate 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
18 Mandatory University Orientation All Freshmen must attend the mandatory FROSH orientationAll transfer students must attend the Transfer Orientation Program (TOP)
19 “Undeclared” or Change Of Major Students University does not allow changing majors if you have accumulated more than 90 unitsSubmit Change of Major forms to the University Advising Department (NOT Nursing Office)Visit the Academic Advising and Retention Services website atLocated at Student Services Center(10th Street and San Fernando Street)
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 **
22 NURSING APPLICATION DUE DATE For Fall Starts: FEBRUARY 15For Spring Starts: SEPTEMBER 15(If transfers are permitted by the University)
23 “Prospective Students” “Prospective Students” page of the Nursing website atAccess the 5 Year Plan, BS Nursing Information Packet, Application Packet, Check-Off Form
24 Application Checklist Access the Application Checklist atUse the checklist as a cover sheet for the Nursing applicationsample of partial Checklist
25 Application DocumentEffective 2015, applications will be submitted online at School of Nursing website. Access the BSN Application atPrinted 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 details
26 8 Prerequisites**All prerequisites MUST be completed to apply. None can be “in progress.”** Final grade of “C” or better.Biology 65 AnatomyBiology 66 PhysiologyEnglish 1AMicrobiology 20Statistics 95Chemistry 30ACommunication 20Critical Thinking (CSU Area A3)
28 ArticulationArticulation: a list of courses at another college that are accepted for specific courses at San Jose State UniversityIf 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.
29 Articulation Navigation Step 1: Access the Articulation Page at artic.sjsu.eduStep 2: Select “School-To-School” TransferStep 3: Select which college you are planning to take a course from
30 Articulation Navigation II Step 4: Select “BS-Nursing” from the list of majorsStep 5: A list of courses at the specific college equivalent to San Jose State University prerequisites will be listed
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 atSample of Form
32 Co-RequisitesFollowing MUST be completed by the end of the 1st semester of Nursing:CHAD 70 (Development Across Life Span)Following MUST be completed by the end of the 2nd semester of Nursing:Psychology 1NUFS 8HPROF 100W or NURS 100W
33 SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) Sign up at least 3 months prior to applicationAllow at least 4 weeks to receive resultsSJSU Testing Department can answer all WST questionsSJSU Testing Department located at Industrial Studies Industrial Studies Building 228
34 WST Exam Dates 2015Refer to the SJSU Testing website at for more informationThe testing fee of $38.00 and the late registration fee of $15.00 are non-refundable. Fees are subject to change.
35 Submit Nursing Application For Spring 2015 ApplicantsMay take February 7, 2015 WST Exam and still submit School of Nursing application by February 15TakeWST ExamSubmit Nursing Application
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 usedResults will be available on the ATI website at after 7-10 daysAttach results to the School of Nursing Application
37 TEAS V Exam Dates 2015Refer to the SJSU Testing website at for more informationThe testing fee of $50.00 is non-refundable. Fees are subject to change.
39 Additional DocumentsXerox copy of non-expired:Current California Driver’s LicenseU.S. Passport /or U.S. Birth Certificate /or Green CardAB 540 “Dream Act” documentationOFFICIAL Sealed transcripts sent to your home (included in packet, must remain unopened)
41 When To SubmitDo not submit the application until COMPLETE with all documentation, including sealed transcriptsAll prerequisites must be completed
42 Two Ways to Submit 1. Nursing Office Drop-off** 2. Certified Mail PREFERREDDeliver to the San Jose State University School of Nursing office located at Health Building room 4202. Certified MailSend 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, CAReminder: An online application must also be submitted.
44 Scoring for Impaction See page 2 of BS information packet for details (TEAS Score divided by 23) + GPA for 5 prerequisitesGPA for 5 prerequisites must be at least a 3.0The selection of SJSU nursing students for each cohort is solely based on the students’ impaction scoresSide Note: The cutoff score for Spring 2014 was [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.
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
47 Acceptance Notification Acceptance or non-acceptance letters within weeks of Nursing Application Deadline Submission dateOPEN Provisional Acceptance Letters immediately as there are response deadlinesNew student nursing workshop fee is non- refundableOrientation workshop is Mandatory
48 “Provisional Acceptance” Must do the following AFTER receiving Provisional Acceptance:Submit a Health Statement (MD or NP exam)Drug ScreeningBackground CheckHealth Insurance
50 SJSU StudiesYou do not have to do these prior to applying to the Nursing majorMUST be taken at SJSUUsed to be called “Advanced General Education” or “Upper Division” coursesMust have at least 60 units at SJSU and pass the WST or get a waiver signed to take SJSU Studies coursesWhen 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 information
51 4 Areas of SJSU StudiesCompleted in order to graduate, but not in order to apply to the Nursing majorMust take 1 course in each of these areas as a graduation requirement:Area R: Earth and EnvironmentArea S: Self, Society, and Equality in the U.S.NURS 138 in 6th semester in NursingArea V: Culture, Civilization, and Global UnderstandingArea Z: Writing Communication IIOnly specific courses allowed
52 Area Z of SJSU StudiesMust be completed by the end of the first year of Nursing programHPROF 100W or NURS 100WOther approved options: RECL 100W, BIOL 100W, PSYC 100W, KIN 100W, HRTM 100W, CHAD 100W
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 exemptedMUST still take NURS 138 and Area Z (HPROF 100W)
54 SJSU Studies TimelineWhat 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
56 Other Nursing Programs We do NOT have an accelerated undergraduate Bachelors of Nursing programAdvanced Placement (Bridge RN)RN to BSN (Must be licensed RN)Separate advising and application process
57 Will I Be Accepted? Not if you don’t apply! Our goal is to select the best possible applicants.
58 After today, if you still have more questions: Call Nursing department secretaries at (408) , for adviser availabilityAttend a General Advising Session through the College of Applied Sciences and Arts Success Center at MacQuarrie Hall 533, contact at (408)