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  • 1. Nursing Admissions Information Session Here’s what we’ll cover during today’s session:  Application and Admission Process – What will happen and when?  Application Packet and Forms – What do you need to submit?  Options if Not Admitted – Reapplication, other majors, other schools?  Questions and Answers – What else do you want to know about?
  • 2. Application and Admission Process  Admission to the nursing major is highly competitive. Application does not assure admission.  Eligibility: – Accepted to SCSU – Completed application forms and supporting documentation – Completed, or in progress with, all prerequisite coursework – Minimum cumulative and prerequisite GPA of 2.75
  • 3. Application and Admission Process Review of applications is a 3 step process, and will begin following the application deadline. Qualified applicants who are chosen to progress through the admissions process will have additional deadlines and requirements throughout the admissions process following the deadline. Deadline Step One Step Two Step Three Final DecisionsInitial Review Entrance Test Interview
  • 4. Application and Admission Process Step One  Initial Review of Applications – Following the application deadline – Based on paperwork submitted by students  Application forms  Transcripts  References – We will go over the details of this paperwork in a few minutes…
  • 5. Application and Admission Process Step Two  Entrance Test – Admissions Committee reviews all paperwork (including transcripts, GPA, and references) and selects applicants to test – Testing occurs throughout the process, eligible students will be notified. – HESI Admission Assessment Exam (A2)  Standardized test with sections in English, Math, Science, and Personality/Learning Style Inventories  Study guide book available at bookstore and online
  • 6. Application and Admission Process Step Three  Admissions Interview – Admissions Committee reviews test results, along with transcripts, GPA, and references, and selects applicants to interview – An interview schedule will be made available online. – Admissions Interview  Two Nursing faculty members  ≈ 15 minutes  Professional Interview
  • 7. Application and Admission Process Decisions  Final Admissions Decisions – Final decisions made mid/late-semester, following interviews – Based on combination of interview results, test results, transcripts, GPA, and references – 40 students admitted each start date, 80 total. – If admitted, students must meet additional requirements  Completion of prerequisites, CPR certification, criminal background check, health screening, orientation
  • 8. Application and Admission Process What Initial Review of Applications Entrance Test Admissions Interview Final Decisions When Following deadline Early semester Mid semester Mid/late semester Based On Review of transcripts, GPA & references Review of transcripts, GPA, references, and test scores Review of transcripts, GPA, references, test scores, and interview results How Many 150 +/- total applications received 120 +/- applicants go on to test 60 +/- applicants will interview 40 people admitted to major
  • 9. Application Packet and Forms  Cover Page  About Your Application Page  Academic Information Page  Student Checklist Page  Application Form  Reference Form (2)  Major/Minor Application Form
  • 10. Application Packet and Forms  About Your Application Page – The Admissions Process – Eligibility – Access to Application File – If Admitted – Contact Information/Questions
  • 11. Application Packet and Forms  Academic Information Page – Nursing Major Prerequisite Courses – Transferring Courses to SCSU – 2008-2009 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees – Differential Tuition
  • 12. Application Packet and Forms  Student Checklist Page – Application and Deadline – Complete Application Form – Letter of Reference Forms (2) – Major/Minor Application Form – Submit Transcripts  Students with Transfer Credits  Course Substitutions
  • 13. Student Checklist Page  Application and Deadline  Complete Application Form  Letter of Reference Forms (2) – Must be submitted directly to department – Academic source – at least one  College or university instructor – Professional source  Employers or direct supervisors
  • 14. Student Checklist Page  Major/Minor Application Form – Fill in grades for all completed courses – Use IP for any courses in progress – Obtain course information from transcripts, DARS report, transfer evaluation worksheet – Do not need advisor signatures at this time
  • 15. Student Checklist Page  Submit Transcripts  SCSU and all other schools attended  Can be official or unofficial  Verify course completion/registration and GPA – Students with Transfer Credits  Must provide Transfer Evaluation Worksheet or Degree Audit Report (DARS) – can be obtained from Records office or e-services website – Course Substitutions  Must provide course equivalency documentation
  • 16. Options if Not Admitted  Reapplication  Other Majors at SCSU  Other Schools of Nursing
  • 17. Options if Not Admitted  Reapplication – Improving your application  GPA/Grades – retaking courses  Other parts of application – references, test, etc. – While waiting to reapply  Retaking or completing courses – prerequisites and generals  Minors and alternative majors  Gaining work or volunteer experience
  • 18. Options if Not Admitted  Other Majors at SCSU – Healthcare and Related Fields  Pre-professional programs, medical technology, nuclear medicine technology, radiologic technology – Sciences  Biology, Chemistry, Teaching in either area – Other Helping Professions  Counseling, Social Work, Education (Teaching)
  • 19. Options if Not Admitted  Other Schools of Nursing – MNSCU Nursing Schools  Bemidji, Mankato, Metro, Moorhead, and Winona State  Benefits of MNSCU schools – Overlap in prerequisites – Similar admission requirements/processes – Similar tuition/fee rates – Other Nursing Schools  U of M, Private Schools – Can have very different prerequisites, expectations – Higher tuition rates
  • 20. Questions and Answers What else do you want to know about?