3CONTACT INFORMATIONToni Johnson – Admission Specialist, Health Careers B216E, ext 3723Sandra Berryhill - pre-nursing counselorA-106E , ext 3369
4Nursing Education Practical Nurse – LPN Registered Nurse – RN A.A.S. Degree – Community CollegeB.S.N Degree – UniversityM.S.N – University (specialty degrees)Doctoral Degrees - UniversityEarn AAS Degree at TritonBecome licensed R.N.Pursue B.S.N. at a UniversityTriton partners with Benedictine University BSN completion program on Triton’s campus and Aurora University (off campus)
5Triton’s Nursing Program Associate Applied Science qualifies graduates for RN licensurePractical Nurse certificate is an option after one year and summer session. It can be an early exit option.Students are encouraged to remain for the full two yearsAdmission criteria is the same for PN as the RN.PN is not a separate track.
6Admission Deadlines Rolling Admission Cycle-Materials due September 15 (with applicants notified byDecember 15)February 15 (with applicants notified byApril 15)March 15 (applicants eligible only if aseat is available)Accepted applicants are randomlydesignated for fall and spring admission
7Admission Process Triton College Application Attend an Information Session (OPTIONAL)Apply to Nursing Program through the link listed belowHave official transcripts sent to Triton College Records Department. Must complete a general petition requesting the transcripts to be evaluatedMaintain an unofficial copy of transcripts for meeting with counselor.
8In District Communities Bellwood Berkeley Broadview Brookfield (part) Elmwood Park Franklin Park Forest Park Harwood Heights (part) Hillside Hines LaGrange Park (part) Maywood Melrose Park Norridge (part) Northlake North Riverside Norwood Park (part) Oak Park River Forest River Grove Riverside Rosemont (part) Schiller Park Stone Park Westchester
9Placement TestTake College Placement tests if you have not previously completed college level English and math coursesRoom A 126, no appointment neededGivenMon - Thur 8 AM – 8 PMFri 8AM – 4PMSat 9 AM – 2 PMRequired score of 4 in reading, writing, math
10Nursing Pre-admission test Test of Essential Academic Skills TEAS Take the TEAS (unless you have qualified ASSET scores)Multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.To schedule TEAS contact Triton College Testing Center Room A-126 (Learning Resource Center) Link to website information: or go to websiteTest requires advance registration (held in A 126) – register early!Schedule testing ext 3341Cost= $66.00 (cost may vary)Need a picture ID
11Resources for TEAS Academic Success Center - A-106 ext. 3341 Provides a TEAS overview /study skillsTutors available for one-on-one assistance in each content area : Reading, Math, Writing , and English/Language usageiPad2 tablets available with TEAS study guideLibraryCirculation Desk ext or 3216For room use only, Nursing Resource material (2) copiesATIApplicants may purchase study materials from theor Triton College bookstore. When ordering preparation material for the TEAS exam; please order for the 5.0 version of the test.
12ADMISSION POINTS Minimum is 6 points (may vary), max is 10 points Work to earn the highest possible pointsThose not admitted one year are NOT automatically accepted for the following year – they enter the pool of new applicants if they reapply through the student portal.Triton does NOT maintain a “waiting list”
13ADMISSION POINTS TEAS Test Scores (2-4 points possible) or previously acceptable minimal Asset scores (math and writing 41, reading 42)G.P.A. for college level pre- requisites(1-4 points possible)Previous College Academic History (0-2 points possible)
15GPA POINTS GPA for College Level Pre-requisites: RHT 101, PSY 100, BIS 136 or 240G.P.A Points3.0 –2.5 –
16Pre-requisites vs. General – Education Requirements Pre-requisites – must be completed prior to admission deadlines.General – Education RequirementsRequired for PN certificate or AAS degreeNot nursing coursesWhile not required, it is very helpful to complete prior to the start of nursing courses.Some gen-eds are also pre-reqs to specific nursing courses.
17Pre-requisites High School Graduate or GED Triton College Placement test if you have not previously completed college English & Mathrequire 4 in reading, writing, and math.Nursing Pre-admission test –TEAS required overall score of 58.7% with minimum in each content areaComputer Proficiency or CIS100
18Nursing Computer Literacy Complete the computer literacy requirement with CIS 100 course or evidence of:Word processingInternetSeveral online coursesDept communication is by online Nursing Student ForumToni Johnson to document having computer literacy skills
19Pre-requisitesCHEMISTRYBIOLOGYALGEBRAMust be equivalent to:CHM 110 or 140BIS 101 or 103MAT 055 or score of 4 on the placement testHigh School or College Level Pre-reqs must be within 5 years prior to program admission with a grade of “C” or better.
20Pre-requisitesAll required math and science course will be considered only if completed within the five years of admission into the program.The five year limit for biology and chemistry may be waived providedBIS 136 and BIS 240 is taken with five years of program entry.
21Pre-requisitesCollege level cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better is required for all three college-level course pre-requisites.No substitutionsRHT 101PSY 100BIS 136 or 240 (completed within 5 years of program entry)Note BIS 240 is transferrable
22Pre-requisites NUR 105 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING ACADEMICS NUR 105 is a pre-requisite if students :Earn an pre-determined score on TEAS (58.7%-77%) or ASSET (41-43)Earned a “C” in math and science pre-requisitesGraduated from High School within 8 months of program entrySTUDENTS ENROLLED IN NUR 105 AS A PRE-REQUISITE MUST EARN A “B” OR BETTER TO BE OFFICALLY ACCEPTED INTO THE NURSING PROGRAM.
23General Education Requirements Optional prior to admission EDU 206 (pre-requisite to NUR145)BIS 137 OR 241BIS 122 prior to fall 12 BIS 222 begin fall (pre-requisite to NUR 245/255)SOC 100SPE 101HUM 3 CREDIT HOURS
24Summer LPN Exit OptionNursing Student LPN exit option: an option for nursing students who have completed the 1st and 2nd semesters of the nursing program.Program Pre-requisites = creditsSuccessful completion of semester 1 & 2 = 28 creditsNUR 190 = 4 creditsComprehensive Exam required with an established minimum scoreTotal credits for graduation = 42 credits
25LPN Bridge (for current LPN’s) LPN to Associate Degree Upward Mobility Pre-RequisitesCompletion of all Program Pre-requisites with a “C” or better.Illinois LPN license (active)NUR 105 if “C”- Biology, CHM, A & P, or pre-determined TEAS score. Students enrolled in NUR105 must earn a “B” or better.LPN who have completed State of Illinois approved pharmacology course or equivalent will petition to receive credit for NUR 146 and NUR 156 upon completion of NUR 185Successful completionBIS 136/137or BIS 240/241EDU 206NUR 185 Transition from LPN to AD student = 5 Credits
26Additional Program Requirements CPRHealth requirementsCriminal background check – CLEARStart expunging or pardon procedure NOW Reference –Drug screeningAlcohol breath testAnnual flu shots
27Licensure Application Questions Convicted of a criminal offenseConvicted of a felonyIssued a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities by the Prisoner Review BoardHealth condition that interferes with ability to perform essential functions of professionPrior denial of a professional license or permitDishonorable discharge from armed service or from a city, county, state or federal positionDelinquent in complying with child support orderDefaulted on educational loan or scholarship provided by IL Student Assistance Commission or other governmental agency of IL
28Maintain Current Contact InformationKeep contact information current and accurate with Admissionsresidency is what is on record Jan 1st or at deadline datesIf out of town during December through August, provide contact information to Admission Specialist, Toni Johnson in B 216E, ext 3723If you do not respond by the deadlines your seat may be given to the next available student.
29Make a Plan Identify desired date of program entry Determine number of semesters and summer sessions available to complete pre-requisitesEvaluate finances, job and personal responsibilitiesDetermine how many credits to take per semester and summerModify desired date of program entry as necessaryDesignate which pre-reqs to take each semester and summerInclude completion of program gen-eds in plan
30Tuition and fees subject to change at any time NUR course tuition – effective fall ‘13In-district $ per credit hourOut-of-district $ per credit hourNon NUR coursesIn-district $103 per credit hrOut-of-district $ per credit hrTotal cost for in-district students$14,200 plus books, insurance, uniforms, etc.Tuition and fees subject to change at any time
31STUDENT RESOURCES Financial Aid Office: B 216W, ext 3155 Federal & StateGrants, awards & work studyLocal & private scholarshipsStudent LoansInstitutional awardsVeteran’s Office ProgramsB 216W, ext 3651 OR 3531Triton Retraining Assistance Center (TRAC)B ext 3709Chargeback programsB 216E, ext 3725, 3726
32TIME MANAGEMENT Clock hours vs. credit hours Large number of clock hours2-3 hours per week of study for every hour in classTravel to clinical agenciesFamily endeavorNeed to balance other commitments to make time for nursing.
33SOME CLINICAL AGENCIES British HomeCentral Baptist VillageChildren’s MemorialElmhurst MemorialGottliebLaGrangeLoyolaMaddenOak Park HospRes Medical CenterSt. Elizabeth’sWestlake HospWest Suburban
34CLINICAL HOURS Days Times Tues/Wed AM, Thur/Fri AM, Sat/Sun AMMon/Wed PMMon/Fri PMFri PM/Sat AMetcTimes12 hr 7 AM – 7 PM7 AM - 11:40 AM, 7AM – 1:45 PM3 PM - 8:50 PM, 4:30 PM - 10:20 PMVarious combos to provide best clinical experiences and facultyStudents need to be flexibleChanges can occur and do occur anytime