Yes! Check the Equivalence Grid (HECCC) on the website to see which local community college courses match up with the CSUS requirements, or log onto www.assist.org to check other community college equivalencies for the state. If you cant find an equivalency on either of those two sites, email the School of Nursing with a copy of the course descriptions and ask if they are equivalent.
Applicants earn points based on overall GPA, Science & non-science GPA, and a TEAS test score. Optional points are awarded for 2nd language ability, healthcare experience, residing within the 6 county service area, and completing your pre-requisite courses at Stan State.
A score is assigned for each of the areas, and an overall score is calculated. The admission list is generated by the overall score, with 30 top candidates and the remainder are alternates. All applicants will receive a letter notifying them of their status.
Traditionally we do go into the alternate list. Because nursing is an impacted program everywhere, students apply from all over the state. Often times 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 be used for the test beginning in late Summer 2016.
Average admission scores range: 84% - 87%. A minimum of 70% (TEAS) is required to apply.
You may retake the TEAS test only twice (a total of 3) for admission to our program. If your first three attempts resulted in scores less than 70%, you do not qualify to apply
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. Review 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. However, taking all 8 of your pre-requisites in one year is difficult to accomplish.
If you leave the program for personal or medical reasons and wish to return, you may apply to rejoin the next cohort where you left off, on a “space available” basis.
If you leave the program for course failure, you may petition to return to the program at the start of the semester you failed. Return to the program is based on the reasons for failure, the corrective actions planned, and space available. Your petition is brought before faculty and a majority vote to return must occur in order to return.
A cohort is what we call a group of students admitted together each semester based on the year & semester that they will graduate. You move through the 3 year program as a cohort, with the same students in each class/semester.
Our clinical placements are as far south as Madera and as far north as Stockton. We do not place you in clinical sites based on where you live. We want you to experience as many facilities as possible.
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 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.