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    • Next Click the Next arrow to go to the next slide
    • Congratulations on your admission to ECU, and welcome to the College of Nursing Online Transfer Orientation and Introduction to Major! How to Navigate Through This Presentation Later in this presentation, you will have the opportunity to select which slides to view based upon the options listed on the Options Menu screen by using the arrows to the left. If you get to the wrong option, just click the Options Menu arrow to return to the menu page. You will also find some helpful links to the ECU website. After viewing this presentation, take some time to visit the ECU website and especially the Current Students link where most of your resources are located. Click the Next arrow to get started! Next
    • The next few slides will introduce you to the people you will meet and work with as an Intended Nursing Major. Students are designated as Intended Majors until they gain admission to Nursing. Nursing advisors are located on the Main Campus and on the Health Sciences Campus. Take a few minutes to write down the contact information for your advisor. Erin Rogers, MS Executive Director, Student Services Student Services Office Room 2150 Health Sciences Building (252) 744-6351 [email_address] Next
    • Academic directors for the following options are located in the Health Sciences Building. Becky Whitley, RN, BSN, MPH RN/BSN & RN/MSN Director (252) 744-6470 [email_address] Dr. Ann Schreier AEMSN Director (252) 744-6477 [email_address] Next
    • The following advisors are located in the Student Services Office, Room 2150 Health Sciences Building. Bonnie Ainsley, MS Transfer Coordinator (Transfer students with 30+ hours—any option) (252) 744-6364 [email_address] Monica Minus, MA (RN/BSN & BSN students) (252) 744-6409 [email_address] Judy-Spell Dupree, MS (Alternate Entry & BSN) (252) 744-6418 [email_address] Next
    • The following advisors are located in the Old Cafeteria Complex, Room 2500, on the Main Campus. Nancy Lilley, MAEd (Students with last names A – L) (252) 328-6001 [email_address] Kelli Maynard, MBA (Students with last names M - Z) (252) 328-6001 [email_address] Next
    • The Academic Support and Counseling Center is located in the Health Sciences Building, Room 2145 A Health Sciences Building. Dr. Walter Houston Counselor (252) 744-6492 [email_address] Next
      • Largest Undergraduate program in North Carolina
          • Admits 260 students each year (130 in fall semester and 130 in spring semester)
      • NCLEX-RN pass rate in 2008----- 96%
      • Center for Nursing Leadership
      • NLN Center for Nursing Excellence
      • Strong ties to the military community
      • Provides the state with more nurses (women and men) than any other four-year institution
      • Out of an estimated 24,000 nurses across North Carolina, 1 in 9 nurses received their degree from East Carolina University
      Next
      • 8 th largest on-line Graduate Education Nursing Program
            • Adult Nurse Practitioner
            • Clinical Nurse Specialist
            • Nursing Leadership
            • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
            • Family Nurse Practitioner
            • Nurse Midwifery
            • Nursing Education
      • Nurse Anesthesia Concentration is campus – based
      Next
      • Review the brief descriptions and select the option that is appropriate for you to continue the presentation and learn more about the option of interest to you.
      • BSN option-traditional 4-year undergraduate option for students who are NOT Registered Nurses
      • RN/BSN & RN/MSN options-undergraduate options for students who ARE Registered Nurses
      • Alternate Entry MSN for students who have already earned a 4-year degree in an area other than nursing
          • Phase I is campus-based
          • Phase II is online
      • Other College of Nursing Options
      • MSN Concentrations-graduate options for students who have completed a BSN
      • Post-Master's Certificate options are also offered in the Concentration areas
      • PhD program is campus-based and offers full and part-time options for completion
      Alternate Entry BSN RN/BSN & RN/MSN
      • The BSN option is the traditional 4-year option for students who are not yet Registered Nurses seeking the BSN as a first or second undergraduate degree.
      • Minimum Degree Requirements—128 semester hours
      • Prerequisites—approximately 61 semester hours that enable students to satisfy
          • Foundations Curriculum—required by ECU
          • Cognates—required for admission to Nursing
      • Major (Nursing) courses—67 semester hours that are completed after a student gains admission to nursing
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      • The RN/BSN option is an online degree completion option for students who are already Registered Nurses.
      • Minimum Degree Requirements—128 semester hours
      • Prerequisites—approximately 61 semester hours that enable students to satisfy
          • Foundations Curriculum—required by ECU
          • Cognates—required for admission to Nursing
      • Major (nursing) courses—31 semester hours completed after a student is admitted to nursing
      • Major special nursing placement credit—34 semester hours awarded after completion of NURS 3025
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      • The RN/MSN students do not earn an undergraduate degree since they complete only a portion of the RN/BSN Curriculum as undergraduate students.
      • RN/MSN students complete
      • Prerequisites—approximately 61 semester hours that enable students to satisfy
          • Foundations Curriculum—required by ECU
          • Cognates—required for admission to Nursing
      • Major (Nursing) courses—15-18 semester hours of the RN/BSN Curriculum as undergraduate students
      • The RN/MSN students apply early to the ECU Graduate School as they are finishing their RN/BSN courses and compete for admission to an MSN Concentration. The admission process is very competitive.
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      • This is a Graduate option that allows students with a
      • 4-year degree in a field other than nursing to bypass the BSN and apply directly to the ECU Graduate School and pursue an MSN Concentration.
      • Prerequisites
          • BIOL 2110/2111
          • BIOL 2140/2141
          • BIOL 2150/2151
          • CHEM 1120
          • CHEM 1130
      Phase I Consists of one complete academic year (including both summer sessions) of specially designed graduate courses that include content and experiences that are required to prepare the students to take the Registered Nurse Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), and also to prepare students for advanced study in nursing at the master's level. All Phase I courses must be satisfactorily completed before the student is eligible to take the NCLEX-RN. The sequence of Phase I courses begins only in the Fall. During this time, full-time enrollment, in a traditional classroom setting, is required. Phase II Consists of the MSN Concentration (see the College of Nursing website).
          • NUTR 2105
          • PSYC 3206
          • MATH 2228
          • PHIL 1175 or 2275
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      • Students who have already earned a 4-year degree in a field other than nursing and are not yet Registered Nurses often pursue the BSN as a second undergraduate degree.
      • Minimum Degree Requirements
      • Prerequisites—completion of all Cognates required for admission to Nursing. Students seeking the BSN as a second degree should contact the College of Nursing for evaluation since the courses needed depends upon courses completed during the student’s first degree
      • Major (Nursing) courses—67 semester hours that are completed after a student is admitted to nursing
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    • Students seeking a first undergraduate degree must complete all Foundations Curriculum course requirements. Students seeking a second undergraduate degree must be evaluated by the College of Nursing to determine which prerequisites have been completed. Foundation Curriculum Courses Composition ENGL 1100 ENGL 1200 Science BIOL 2140 and 2141 BIOL 2150 and 2151 Math MATH 1065 Health and Exercise HLTH 1000 EXSS 1000 Beginning Next Options Menu
      • Foundation Curriculum Courses
      • Social Sciences
      • (12 semester hours required)
      • PSYC 1000
      • PSYC 3206
      • SOCI 2110
      • 3 s.h. elective (select one course that is not Psychology or Sociology)
            • ANTH 1000, 2000, or 2010
            • ECON 2113
            • GEOG 1000 or 1250
            • HIST 1030, 1031, 1050, or 1051
            • POLS 1010, 2010
            • COMM 1001
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      • Foundation Curriculum Courses
      • Humanities and Fine Arts
      • (10 semester hours required)
        • PHIL 1175 or 1275 or 2275 Ethics—3 semester hours
        • HFA electives—7 semester hours (one must be a fine arts course)
            • ART 1001 or 1910
            • CLAS 1300 or 2000
            • COMM 2410 or 2420
            • DNCE 1000
            • ENGL (Literature Courses)
            • MUSC 2208, 2226, 2227, 2248, 2258, 2268
            • PHIL courses
            • RELI 2000
            • THEA 1000
            • WOST 2000 or 2200
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      • Writing Intensive Requirement
      • 12 hours of Writing Intensive credit is required to graduate
            • ENGL 1100 (3 semester hours)
            • ENGL 1200 (3 semester hours)
            • NURS 3520 (3 semester hours)
      • BSN Students ( who are not Registered Nurses ) should select a 3 semester hour elective to fulfill the requirement
            • Suggested options
              • literature course (be sure to look for the WI attribute)
              • Writing Intensive free elective (IRHE 2000)
      • NOTE: Registered Nurses complete 6 semester hours of Writing Intensive credit in the Nursing curriculum.
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    • Beginning Options Menu BSN RN/BSN & RN/MSN
      • Admission checklist for students who are getting ready to apply for admission to the RN/BSN Option. Students must be admitted to ECU through Undergraduate Admissions and meet the following requirements.
      • Associate degree or diploma in nursing from an approved nursing program
      • Current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina (International applicants must validate credentials with the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools before applying for RN licensure.) or an NCSBN-compact state
      • Minimum requirements as specified in the current undergraduate catalog
      • Minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
      • Grade of C or higher in all mathematics and science courses
      • Satisfactory completion of prerequisite general education and cognate courses
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      • Admission checklist for students who are getting ready to apply for admission to the RN/MSN Option. Students must be admitted to ECU through Undergraduate Admissions and meet the following requirements.
      • Associate degree or diploma in nursing from an approved nursing program
      • Current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina (International applicants must validate credentials with the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools  before applying for RN licensure.) or NCSBN - compact state
      • Prior to apply to ECU Graduate School Acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)  or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) -  (30% or higher on either) within the past five years. (For Greenville students: the GRE may be taken locally through Prometric Testing Center at 252-756-0342. For information on the MAT, please visit the ECU Testing Center or call 252-328-6811.)
      • One year of experience as a registered nurse
      • Minimum requirements as specified in the current undergraduate catalog
      • Minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
      • Minimum nursing grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
      • Grade of C or higher in all mathematics and science courses
      • Satisfactory completion of all pre-requisite general education and cognate courses
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      • Applicants for specific concentrations within the graduate program must also meet any additional criteria for the concentration. A course in statistics and an undergraduate course in nursing research are prerequisite for all MSN concentrations in nursing. A course in basic accounting is a prerequisite for the Clinical Services Administration concentration.
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    • RN/BSN students have three options for completing their 31 hours nursing courses. See the College of Nursing website ( http://www.nursing.ecu.edu/rn_bsn_plans.htm ). 3 Semester—the is a full time option and not recommended for students who are employed. Students complete all courses in three semesters and usually start in the fall. 4 Semester—note that the third semester is full time 5 Semester—students complete two courses per semester. This is option that is typically preferred by students. Note: If the 3 Semester or 4 Semester option is selected, the student will be taking two Writing Intensive courses and the Planning and Assessment Phase of the Leadership & Service Learning Project in one semester. This is an extremely heavy load and not recommended for students who are employed. Beginning Next Options Menu
    • RN/MSN students are undergraduate students who complete 15 – 18 semester hours of the RN/BSN curriculum. These students do not earn a BSN. They bypass the BSN. See the College of Nursing website ( http://www.nursing.ecu.edu/rn_msn_plan.htm ). When enrolled in NURS 4420, these students apply to the ECU Graduate School and compete for admission to an MSN Concentration. Note: NURS 3410 (Concepts of Pathophysiology) is strongly recommended for students who plan to pursue the Nursing Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Midwifery Concentrations. Beginning Next Options Menu
      • If you have not already talked with an advisor, you should contact the College of Nursing to notify us of your admission to ECU and to discuss your plans for registration and receive your Registration PIN.
      • Student Services
      • 252-744-6477
      • Students planning to take online courses are advised to:
      • Be prepared to spend 9 hours per week on each 3-hour course
      • Avoid full time enrollment in online courses if employed
      • Access the Division of Continuing Studies website ( http://www.ecu.edu/options/distanceed.cfm ) and
          • Assess your readiness for online courses
          • Review the tutorials also located on the Division of Continuing Studies website to help you learn how to use your online resources such as your Pirate e-mail, OneStop & register yourself using Banner Self Service.
          • Review the current students information
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      • Admission is based upon
      • Satisfactory completion of required courses including all foundations curriculum and prerequisite coursework.
      • Meeting minimum GPA requirements
      • NLN PAX preadmission exam scores
      • Ranking formula which is primarily based upon GPA
      • Satisfactory criminal background check
      • Satisfactory drug test
      • Once admitted to the BSN option, attendance during one summer session is required in order to progress to the 4000 level BSN courses.
      • Check the College of Nursing
      • website regularly for updates.
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      • Students planning to apply for admission to the College of Nursing BSN option are required to take the NLN Pre-Admission Exam (PAX). Check the College of Nursing website regularly for updated information, registration instructions and test dates.
      • The exam will assess students in the areas of
      • Verbal skills—including word knowledge and reading comprehension
      • Mathematics—including basic calculations, word problems, and incorporates algebra, geometry, conversions, graphs, and applied mathematics
      • Science—including general biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science. The NLN PAX-PN includes the above content as well as a section on health and first aid.
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      • Preference for admission will be given to students who earn a composite score of 110 or higher and perform at the 50 th percentile or higher in each sub-test (math, science, verbal) of the NLN PAX
      • Students must register to take the test at least two weeks in advance of the test date. Earlier registration is recommended since seating capacity is limited.
      • There is a 6-month waiting period between each attempt on the test and students are advised to take the NLN PAX as early as possible in order to allow time for study and re-taking the test as needed.
      • Students may retake the NLN PAX – up to the number of versions available.
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    • BSN Ranking Formula Bonus Points are awarded for 0 Repeats – 2 points 1 Repeat – 1 point 2 or more repeats – 0 points Courses that affect repeats include: College Algebra & All Required Science Courses 2 points—awarded to applicants who enrolled at ECU as a freshman with continuous enrollment @ ECU with the exception of summer school. 1 point—awarded to applicants who transfer and have completed at least 1 full time (12 s.h.) semester at ECU. 1 point—awarded to those currently on the Nurse Aid I (NA1) Registry or LPN Registry. The Ranking Formula is subject to change. Check the College of Nursing website regularly. Beginning Next Options Menu GPA Points 3.8 – 4.0 9 3.6 – 3.79 8 3.4 – 3.59 7 3.2 – 3.39 6 3.0 – 3.19 5 2.8 – 2.99 4 2.6 – 2.79 3 2.5 – 2.59 2
      • Admission to the BSN is very competitive, so Grade Point Average (GPA) is very important. In order to achieve a competitive GPA, you should strive for a GPA well above 3.0. Also, remember that
      • A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required to be classified as (remain) an Intended Nursing Major
      • A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required to register for the required Biology courses
      • The average GPA of students admitted to the traditional 4-year BSN option has typically been between 3.3 – 3.6 for the last several years
      • All prerequisites must be completed prior to admission.
      • The Nursing courses are taken in the order listed on the curriculum plan once a student is admitted to Nursing.
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    • You should call the College of Nursing to notify us of your admission to ECU and to schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor to discuss your registration plans and receive your Registration PIN. Students should plan to take 15 – 16 semester hours each semester in order to complete prerequisites in 4 semesters. If this course load is too intense, students may consider taking 12 – 14 semester hours each semester and complete the prerequisites in 5 semesters. Note: Tuition/fees for 100% online courses (courses with section numbers in the 600’s) is a separate charge in addition to campus tuition/fees. Beginning Next Options Menu
    • Clinical sites are within a 1 – 1.5 hour radius of Greenville Note: Clinical sites will not be in the same location each semester Beginning Next Options Menu
    • Note that this is a sample listing of costs. Costs/Fees are estimated and are subject to change each semester. Beginning Next Options Menu
      • North Carolina Nurse Scholars
        • http://www.cfnc.org/paying/loan/career/career_nursing.jsp
      • Most other scholarships require acceptance into the clinical nursing major in order to be eligible.
      • Students should contact the ECU Office of Student Financial Aid for questions about their Federal Financial Aid options.
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      • Professional Organization
      • East Carolina Association of Nursing Students (ECANS)
      • Other Organizations
      • Multicultural Student Nurse Association (MSNA)
      • American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN)
      • Holistic Student Health Network (HSHN)
      • Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF)
      • Holistic Student Health Network (HSHN)
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    • Tuition for fall is due by 4:00 pm on August 16, 2010 . Schedules will be cancelled For students who have not paid Tuition/fees (zero balance) by 4:00 p.m. on August 16, 2010. See the ECU Academic Calendar for other important deadlines http://www.ecu.edu/fsonline/senate/fscalend.cfm Beginning Next Options Menu
    • Frequently Asked Questions
      • Q: What important codes/identification do I need to know?
      • Pirate ID —this is your user id/login provided by ECU and used to login to OneStop, E-mail, and Blackboard
      • Passphrase —this is your password provided by ECU and used as your password when you login to OneStop, E-mail, and Blackboard
      • Banner ID —this is your student identification number. Memorize it…..you will be asked for it.
      • Registration PIN —this is a specific number provided by your Academic Advisor each semester when you meet to discuss your plans for the following semester (new each semester)
      • Q: Do I need to use my ECU e-mail account?
      • Yes! You must check your ECU e-mail account frequently. Important advising information will be sent to your ECU e-mail address.
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    • Frequently Asked Questions
      • Q: Why didn’t I receive credit for AP courses taken while in high school?
      • You must request that College Board send an official score report to ECU Undergraduate Admissions in order for your score to be evaluated and credit awarded. This is true even if your AP credit is listed on your high school transcript or a transcript from another college/university.
      • Q: What if I decide I am interested in Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapy, or Medical School?
      • If you are interested in Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapy or Medical School, you may want to take
          • CHEM 1150/51 instead of CHEM 1120
          • CHEM 1160/61 instead of CHEM 1130
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    • Frequently Asked Questions
      • Q: Where can I find help online?
      • ECU Homepage: www.ecu.edu
      • Current Students link (on the ECU Homepage and has links to just about any resource you will need while you are a student): http://www.ecu.edu/csecu/currentstudents.cfm
      • Undergraduate Course Catalog (on the Current Students page): http://www.ecu.edu/aa/SrchCatalog.cfm
      • Academic Calendar (know what’s due and when….on the Current Students page): http://www.ecu.edu/fsonline/senate/fscalend.cfm
      • Registrar’s Office (Banner registration instructions, frequently requested forms, registration schedule, etc.): http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/registrar/Students.cfm
      • Other important resources located on the Current Students link include:
          • Financial Aid Office
          • Cashier’s Office
          • Student Store
          • Many More…..
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    • Frequently Asked Questions
      • Q: Why can’t I register for this course?
      • Check the Undergraduate Course Catalog to see if you have met the prerequisite requirements.
      • Check to see if it’s an online course….registration may be blocked for online students only noon on July 26 th.
      • Online courses has section numbers in the 600’s with a campus code of 650
      • Check to see if the course/section is closed/full.
      • Q: What if there are no open seats in the course(s) I need?
      • Use your curriculum plan to select alternate courses.
      • Continue to monitor the courses you want for open seats since students will be making schedule changes until classes begin. The evening and day after the tuition/fees payment deadline is a good time to look for open seats.
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    • “ If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” --Benjamin Franklin Beginning Next Options Menu
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