Yes! Check the Equivalence Grid (HECCC) on the website to see which local community college courses match up with the Stanislaus State requirements, or log onto www.assist.org to check other community college equivalencies for the state.
The nursing major is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree. Nursing is defined as "the scientific art of using knowledge of unitary human beings who are in mutual process with their environments for the well-being of people" (Barrett, E. M., 2010)
Applicants earn points based on 1) overall GPA, 2) Science & non-science GPA, and a 3) TEAS test score. Minor points are awarded for, 4) 2nd language ability, 5) healthcare experience, 6) residing within the 6 county service area, and 7) being a current Stanislaus State student.
A score is assigned for each of the7 areas, and an overall score is calculated. The admission list is generated by the overall score, with the top candidates and alternates. All applicants will receive a letter notifying them of their status.
Traditionally we have had to go to the alternate list. Because nursing is an impacted program everywhere, students apply from all over the state. Oftentimes students accept offers closest to their home - resulting in an opening for another student.
If you are an alternate and still need to complete a course for admission, complete that course as you may be the next candidate on the alternate list when a space opens up. If you haven't completed all the pre-req's you won't be able to begin the program.
This is a multiple-choice assessment of your basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science, English, and language usage. The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those which nurse educators nationally deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.
There is a time limit of 209 minutes to take the computerized test. The questions are "four-option" multiple-choice with 170 total questions. Calculators may NOT be used for the test.
Average admission scores range: 84% - 87%. A minimum of 75% (TEAS IV) or (67% TEAS V) is required to apply.
You may retake the TEAS test only twice (a total of 3) for our admission to our program.
The actual nursing courses take 3 years to complete; however, completion of prerequisites is NOT included in those 3 years.
There is time "built-in" to the nursing program for the completion of General Education requirements, check out the Roadmap on the Nursing website to see where you might be able to fit extra classes into your schedule.
If the Roadmap is followed exactly - the timeframe including pre-requisites is exactly 4 years.
Many RN positions, especially those with supervisory roles, require applicants to have a B.S.N.
The B.S.N. curriculum gives students a broad knowledge of professionalism, nursing theory, and research, which lays the foundation for further study and prepares you to be tomorrows nursing leaders.
B.S.N. graduates can work in almost any setting, including in traditional health-care facilities such as clinics, nursing homes, and hospitals; in businesses such as book publishers, pharmaceutical and insurance companies, and law firms; and in other places, such as schools, psychiatric units, and home-care agencies.
The B.S.N. degree also opens the door for professional certification in specialty areas of nursing practice and leads to an expanded role as a provider, designer, manager, and coordinator of patient care as well as provides the foundation for graduate education.
The main difference in study between an A.D.N. and B.S.N. is the emphasis on additional education in professionalism, leadership and management, wellness, research, and community nursing.
B.S.N. prepared nurses possess greater knowledge of health promotion, disease prevention, and risk reduction as well as illness and disease management, and are prepared to assist individuals, groups, and communities to prevent disease and achieve optimum levels of wellness.