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PROGRAM OVERVIEW Thank you for your interest in the Nursing program at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC). The Nursing program is both exciting and challenging; offering graduates the opportunities for employment in a variety of settings and for a lifelong career that is personally fulfilling. The program demands may pose unique personal as well as academic challenges. Most students have multiple responsibilities in addition to going to school (i.e., marriage, family, job). Success in the program takes a firm commitment, and the nursing faculty members are here to help you succeed. Nursing is a demanding field and admission to nursing schools is a very competitive process. We strongly suggest you prepare well by visiting with nurses in various settings, meeting with an advisor in order to help you with your career plans, and by reading through the application materials thoroughly. Information Meetings - Due to the volume of interest in the nursing program, the Nursing Program director cannot meet with individual students seeking information about the program but holds monthly information meetings to provide general information about the program, admission criteria and to answer questions. Information regarding meeting times and dates of the information meetings can be found at http://www.mhcc.edu/pages/1656.asp. All applicants are highly encouraged to attend one of the hour-long sessions before seeking academic advising or applying for the program. MHCC’s Academic Advising and Transfer Center can provide assistance with answering questions about the program, providing an unofficial transcripts evaluation, and assistance in filling out the application packet. If you need help completing the Prerequisite Course Planning Sheet, you may visit the Academic Advising and Transfer Center and meet with an advisor. Students are served on a walk-in basis during regular office hours, 503-491-7315. For students who wish to ask questions via email, the address is advisque.mhcc.edu. About the Program – The MHCC Nursing Program has joined with seven other community college programs and all campuses of the Oregon Health & Science University in a unified approach to nursing education. This coalition of statewide nursing educators and programs is known as the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE). In addition to MHCC and OHSU; Umpqua Community College, Southwestern Oregon Community College, and Rogue Community College started the OCNE curriculum in 2006. In 2007 Lane Community College and Clackamas Community College; and in 2010 Blue Mountain Community College and Portland Community College will implement the OCNE curriculum. OCNE schools have the same prerequisites and comparable application processes for students. The competencies of the OCNE curriculum address the need for nurses to be skilled in clinical judgment and critical thinking, evidence-based practice, relationship-centered care, interdisciplinary collaboration, assisting individuals and families in self-care practices for promotion of health and management of chronic and acute illness, end-of-life care, and teaching, delegation, leadership and supervision of caregivers. Acceptance to the program allows for co-admission to MHCC and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) nursing programs. Co-admission is an agreement that applicants who are admitted to MHCC will be eligible to complete a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Nursing at OHSU without an additional competitive application process. The co-admitted student will matriculate and be entered into the OHSU student record system, following successful completion of five or six terms of the curriculum at Mt. Hood. Students completing the AAS will meet the educational requirements to be eligible to sit for the RN-licensure examination, and would complete four additional terms of full-time study to earn the Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Nursing through OHSU or in their second year they could move seamlessly from winter quarter at MHCC to spring enrollment in OHSU without completing the AAS. In either case, students would be able to at MHCC Campus, Nursing facility, to complete the BS degree. Students who need part time study will have a two-year time frame to complete the BS
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program at OHSU. Student must complete all arts, letters and sciences courses during the first year in order to progress into the final year of nursing courses at OHSU. Beyond the two-year limit, interested students would need to apply directly to OHSU. Length of Program - The Program is designed to provide students the option of completing an Associate’s degree from MHCC and/or a bachelor’s degree in nursing from OHSU. As such, the course work is outlined in a “four-year” framework. • Year one: Prerequisite coursework • Year two: Nursing curriculum - MHCC • Year three: Nursing curriculum - MHCC At the completion of year three, students may earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. Students may choose to continue on without the AAS and complete NCLEX-RN at the end of the BS degree. Students may complete the BS degree in four terms of full time study, or in two years of part time study. For the part-time option, students must complete all arts, letters and sciences courses during the first year in order to progress into the final year of nursing courses with OHSU. Beyond the two-year limit, interested students would need to apply directly to OHSU. • Year four: Upper division nursing coursework through OHSU with upper division arts, letters and sciences from an accredited university. At the end of this year, students will earn a Bachelor of Science degree and be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam if not already completed. Demands of the Program - It is important to understand the mental and physical demands of the nursing program and the career of the nurse. Applicants to the nursing program must be physically and mentally able to cope with the rigors of the curriculum and the demanding nature of the health professions. Nursing students must be able to grasp scientific concepts, set up and answer basic math and algebra problems, and communicate well verbally and in writing. Physically, students must be able to remain on their feet for extended periods, lift up to 25 pounds, hear heart and breath sounds, read fine print and identify skin tones such as pale, ashen, gray or bluish. Established academic and clinical requirements essential to the program of instruction apply to all students and cannot be waived. Attempts will be made to accommodate and retain qualified applicants with disabilities unless results of evaluations indicate that given reasonable accommodation an individual will still be unable to perform the essential functions required by the program. A complete list of the required essential functions is available in the Office of Disability Services. Persons with questions concerning particular qualifications are encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Services to arrange an appointment for individual consultation and advice prior to application. ADMISSION PROCESS Admission of all students is centralized in the Admissions, Registration and Records Office. Admission to MHCC does not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program. The Admissions, Registration and Records Office has the final authority on what constitutes equivalency for all admission criteria and has the sole authority to inform students of their admission status. If you have questions regarding admission procedures please contact the Admissions, Registration and Records Office at 503-491-7341. APPLICATION OPEN AND CLOSE DATES Applicants will submit a complete nursing application packet including all required documents as listed below. Applications are accepted from November 1, 2007 through February 15, 2008. The applications must be postmarked February 15, 2008 or received by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2008 by Mt. Hood Community College. The only materials that will be accepted after February 15, 2008 are official
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transcripts documenting completed coursework that was in progress during Winter Term 2008. The last day to submit these official transcripts is April 11, 2008, by 5:00 p.m. Applicant Notification - After the application deadline, admissions personnel will evaluate each application for completeness and eligibility. Applicants will be notified in writing of their eligibility. APPLICANT ASSESSMENT - The admission process is designed to ensure each admitted applicant is prepared to be successful in the program and the career field. Applicants are assessed through: • ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE • ADDITIONAL COMPETENCIES • INTERVIEW AND PROCTORED ESSAY Complete details are provided in the Admission Criteria Section. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS - A checklist of required documents is provided as part of the application packet. The documents include: • Signed and Completed Nursing Application Checklist
OCNE/MHCC 2008-2009 Nursing Program Application form MHCC Student Admission Form – you must submit this form even if you are a current or previous student. If you are a new student you will be billed a $25.00 non-refundable general admission fee upon enrolling for a credit bearing course. Nursing Application-Processing Fee: This fee of $50.00 is an additional fee to the general admission fee and is due by the application deadline. Submit the $50.00 non-refundable Nursing Program application fee with the packet. Your application will not be considered without the fee. Year One Prerequisite Course Planning Sheet Other Official Documents as described in the packet and on the checklist
ADMISSION CRITERIA To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the requirements described below. • Completion of all program prerequisites with a letter grade of “C” or better. The required mathematics and A&P I, A&P II, and A&P III must be completed within the last ten years (during or after 1998). • Submit official college transcripts demonstrating a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA for all completed prerequisite/preparatory coursework to Admission, Registration and Records Office. All transcripts documenting prerequisite coursework must be official (unopened). MHCC recommends that you send recently dated official transcripts. Any transcripts received in prior years will not be guaranteed to be on file. A minimum of 30 credits of prerequisite/preparatory classes must be completed by the end of the winter term 2008 for an application to be considered. 30 credits (of the 45) must be completed or in progress by the application deadline of February 15, 2008. Official transcripts documenting completion of courses, which were in progress winter term 2008, must be received by April 11, 2008. The 30 credits must include BI231 and the Math/Math competency Students, who satisfy the MTH95 requirement by competency (placement test scores), will need to meet the minimum 45 credits required for entry to nursing school, by completing five credits of electives. Electives may include college-level math and foreign language, 100 level or higher, and may include the extra credits when a 4 or 5 credit course is taken to meet a 3 credit requirement.
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• • For purpose of OCNE academic policy, letter grades are used/recognized without +/- designation. Therefore a “C-“ grade would be an accepted grade for a prerequisite course. Credits taken as a pass/no pass (if accepted by the college as meeting the requirements) will be credited as a “C” grade. These credits may be counted, if needed, in the total number of require credits for application or admission. Completion of all required forms, including the MHCC College Application form, OCNE/MHCC 2008-2009 Nursing Program Application form; $50 non-refundable nursing application processing fee; Year One- Prerequisite Course Planning chart; official college transcripts, and the Application Checklist. Transfer coursework from foreign Institutions - must be evaluated by the application deadline by an outside credential evaluation service. The evaluation company must be either AACRAO Foreign Education Credential Service (www.aacrao.org) or a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For a list of NACES memberships, please refer to their web site at www.naces.org. The evaluation must be a course-by-course evaluation with an official copy submitted to the Admissions, Registration and Records Office. The coursework must be considered to be at a post-secondary level, have comparable MHCC accreditation status and be parallel in content to MHCC coursework. The outside evaluation must also be completed for secondary level education for any evaluation of that coursework toward MHCC admission requirements. Non-accredited college transcripts - will not be considered in the evaluation of your application nor can they be considered toward any degree requirements.
Additional Competencies Basic Computer Literacy - Success in a nursing program requires that students be computer literate, including at least word processing, use of spreadsheets, and web searches. In some colleges, computer proficiency is an admission requirement. Even when it is not, students without computer experience should seek out opportunities for remediation in this competency prior to entering the nursing program. Computer competency is assessed during the interview process. Students who choose to take a computer course like CIS120L, Computer Concepts Lab, to gain computer literacy, may count this credit as an elective toward the 45 credits of pre-program coursework. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA ) - You are not required to complete a Nursing Assistant course for application or matriculation purposes. Students who have this credential and who have worked as a CNA may be awarded discretionary points. Interview and Proctored Essay If you are invited to an interview, a maximum of 30 points will be awarded for the interview/essay responses. Examples of possible areas to be assessed at the time of the interview include: diversity, personal values, communication, motivational fitness, tolerance for stress, and transferable skills. UPON ACCEPTANCE Notification - Upon notification of acceptance, admitted students must indicate in writing by the stated deadline their intention to enroll, or their position will be given to the next eligible alternate. Mandatory Orientation - A mandatory orientation will be held for admitted and alternate students. Attendance is required, or the next eligible alternate will be given your assigned place in the program. Students will be informed of the orientation date, time, and location in their acceptance letter.
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Proof of Immunizations – Accepted and alternate students must submit proof of the following immunizations by the stated deadline or their space will be given to the next eligible alternate: • Immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chicken pox) • Current Tuberculin Skin Test or a chest x-ray • Tetanus-Diptheria-PertussisToxiod within the last 10 years • Hepatitis B—the series must be started by the stated deadline and can be completed during the first term of the program Current CPR Card - Each accepted and alternate student must provide a current Health Care Provider Level CPR card approved by the American Heart Association Criminal Background Check - All accepted students will be required to undergo a criminal background check, with fingerprinting prior to entering the program. Individuals with a criminal record may not be allowed into a healthcare facility as a student. Because it is not possible to meet the objectives of the program without having clinical experience, anyone with a positive criminal or abuse history may not be eligible for acceptance in the nursing program. In addition, the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) requires a criminal background check upon application for licensure. For more information on OSBN licensing requirements see, www.osbn.state.or.us. Required Nursing Prerequisite/Preparatory Courses and Competencies Students are eligible to be considered for admission to the nursing program after completion of 30 quarter credits courses from the following list. The 30 credits must include Anatomy and Physiology I and Math 95 or higher math. Other prerequisites that are in progress winter term 2008 may count toward the 30 credit requirement if the official winter term transcript is submitted by 5 pm, April 11, 2008. Students who are selected for admission to the nursing program must complete the remaining required prerequisite/preparatory credits to a total of 45-50 credits prior to entering nursing courses. All course work must be completed with a “C“ or better and with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all completed prerequisite/preparatory credits. Year One – Prerequisite/Preparatory Course Requirements 45 credits 45 credits (specified below) must be earned prior to the first term of the nursing program 30 credits (of the 45) must be completed or in progress by the application deadline of February 15, 2008. Official transcripts documenting completion of courses that were in progress winter term 2008, must be received by 5 pm, April 11, 2008. The 30 credits must include BI231 and the Math/Math competency. See details below. BI112 Biology for Allied Health - 4 credits. BI112 is a prerequisite to A&P I at MHCC. This course includes coverage of cellular and molecular genetics (Biology with genetics is required before starting the nursing courses). BI231 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I – 4 credits. BI231 must be completed or in progress by the application deadline of February 15, 2008 and within the last ten years (during or after 1998). • Chemistry 103 and Biology 112 are prerequisites for BI231. • Students who completed BI231 without completing Chemistry 103 and Biology 112 do not have to take CH103 and BI112. (However a Biology Course with genetics is required before starting the nursing courses). BI232 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II – 4 credits. This course must be completed within the past ten years (during or after 1998).
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BI233 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY III – 4 credits. This course must be completed within the past ten years (during or after 1998). MTH95 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA - 0-5 credits. The math/math competency may be completed in one of the following options: • The course MTH95 (Intermediate Algebra), or higher, must be completed or in progress by the application deadline of February 15, 2008. The course must be completed with a “C” grade or higher, and within the last 10 years (during or after 1998). If the course is in progress during Winter term 2008, official transcripts documenting successful completion must be received by April 11, 2008 by 5:00 p.m. or • Placement into MTH105 or higher on the Mt. Hood Community College Placement Test (CPT) by the application deadline of February 15, 2008, 5:00 p.m. A mathematics course (minimum of MTH95, excluding MTH211), with a grade of “C” or better, must be completed and noted on a college transcript to meet the general education requirements for graduation from MHCC. WR121 ENGLISH COMPOSITION – 3 credits. Requirement is waived with completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher. WR122 ENGLISH COMPOSITION: CRITICAL THINKING – 3 credits. Requirement is waived with completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher. FN225 NUTRITION – 4 credits PSY237 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT - 4 credits. The course must cover the developmental process of human life covering the full life span. Courses that cover only part of a life span will not be accepted. • PSY201 is the prerequisite to PSY237 at MHCC and can count in the 14 credits of Humanities, Social Science or Natural Science listed below. • Students who completed PSY237 without completing PSY201, will need to select an approved MHCC human relations course, which would fulfill the human relations requirement for graduation. (Please see Additional MHCC Degree Requirements). HUMANITIES, SOCIAL SCIENCE OR NATURAL SCIENCES –14 credits. Selection of these electives may serve as a foundation for a focused area of study and must include a minimum of at least six credits from the Social Sciences and three credits from Humanities. BI112 (Biology for Allied Health) or an acceptable transfer biology with genetics course is required before starting the nursing courses and can count toward the 14 credits of Humanities, Social Science or Natural Science. Please refer to the College Catalog for a complete list of approved courses. Students who complete these requirements at other schools may make their selection based on that institutions general education list. OTHER ELECTIVES – up to 5 credits. Students, who satisfy the MTH95 requirement by competency (placement test scores), will need to meet the minimum 45 credits required for entry to nursing school, by completing five credits of electives. Electives may include college-level math and foreign language, 100 level or higher, and may include the extra credits when a 4 or 5 credit course is taken to meet a 3 credit requirement. Foreign Language Proficiency - Language proficiency is a requirement for graduation with the bachelor’s degree. This requirement can be met by: • Two years of the same high school language • Two terms (quarters or semesters) of the same college level language • A language proficiency examination Notes: • College level (100 and above) credits in the foreign languages count toward the 45 prerequisite credits as well as the associate degree and bachelor degree credits.
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High school nor proficiency examination (as a means of meeting the language requirement), count in the pre-program courses or for the degree. • American Sign Language is an accepted language to meet the language requirement.) Important Notes: • Some of the nursing pre-program courses have prerequisites such as general biology or chemistry. It is important to meet with an adviser to plan your schedule so you ensure all requirements are completed by the application deadline. • Course numbers listed here are for courses at Mt. Hood Community College. If you have completed or plan to complete the prerequisites at another college, please refer to the OCNE Nursing Program Equivalents chart for a list of equivalent courses at other Oregon colleges. • Credits taken pass/no pass may be counted in the total number of required credits for application or admission, and will be considered a “C” for calculation of the grade point average (GPA). • Students must have documentation of having taken a biology course with genetic content before starting the nursing courses. BI102 or BI112 will satisfy this requirement. • Natural Science electives must be selected from courses with the following prefixes: BI, CH, FW, G, GS or PH. • Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s or higher degree will have the Writing 121 and WR122 requirement waived. However other electives or Humanities, Social Sciences or Natural Sciences will need to be completed to fulfill the 45 course credits required for admission to the program. For Humanities, Social Sciences, or Natural Sciences, applicants can refer to the MHCC 2007-08 College Catalog, p 9 for a complete list of approved courses at http://www.mhcc.edu/docs/docsCatalog/07-08Catalog.pdf. Other Electives may include college-level math and foreign language, 100 level or higher, and may include the extra credits when a 4 or 5 credit course is taken to meet a 3 credit requirement. • Additional MHCC Degree Requirements: Human Relations Requirement: For students, who have completed human development at a college not requiring PSY201, General Psychology, then any MHCC approved human relations course would fulfill the human relations requirement for graduation. The human relations courses include: ANTH101, EC115, GEOG106, GEOG107, HST110, HST111, HST112, HUM202, PHL201, PSY101, PSY201, PSY235, R210, SOC204, SOC205, SOC206 Mathematics: Applicants can meet the mathematics skills proficiency requirement for admissions by placing into MTH105; however, a mathematics course (minimum of MTH95, excluding MTH211), with a grade of “C” or better, must be completed and noted on a college transcript to meet the general education requirements for graduation from MHCC.
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APPLICANT ASSESSMENT Eligible applicants will be assessed according to a 70-point scale. The top 150 applicants will be invited to participate in a combination of proctored essay and interview. ADMISSIONS POINT SYSTEM - Eligible applicants will be assessed according to the following point system: 1. Prerequisite GPA: A maximum of 40 points will be awarded. The applicant must provide transcript(s) from an accredited college or university for a minimum of 30 quarter credits of prerequisites or all prerequisites completed up to 45 quarter credits. Only the prerequisites will be calculated in the GPA for assignment of points in the admission process. Only official transcripts for coursework to be assessed are necessary for application purposes. 2. GPA in Anatomy and Physiology: A maximum of 5 points will be awarded for the grade in Anatomy and Physiology l. The most recent grade is used for any courses that were repeated. 3. If the full sequence of Anatomy and Physiology is completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to April 11, 2008, 5 additional points will be awarded. 4. Prior Degree: Applicants who hold a prior degree will be awarded points as follows: Degree Prior Associate Degree Prior Bachelors Degree Prior Masters or higher Points Assigned 1 2 3
5. Completion of all 45 prerequisites: 5 points will be awarded if all 45 prerequisites have been completed by the end of winter term 2008 and the official transcript is submitted by the deadline date (April 11, 2008) 6. Discretionary Points: MHCC has selected three areas that students have the opportunity to earn discretionary points (12 maximum points), they are as follows: 1. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA ) – Students who have a current credential and students who have worked as a CNA are eligible for discretionary points. See the chart below: Points Student has Current CNA or LPN license, with: Assigned 0 hours of work experience 5 1,548 to 2,040 hours of work experience (equal to full-time employment for 9 6 months to a year) 2,236 to 4,128 hours of work experience (equal to full-time employment for 13 7 months to 2 years) 4,300 or more hours of work experience (equal to full-time employment for 25 8 months and beyond) Students must submit: • a photocopy of his or her current CNA card (front and back) • CNA Work Experience Form (see handout in packet) for each place of CNA employment they wish to have counted towards earning points NOTE: Students, who trained and served in the military as medical personnel, may be eligible for some discretionary points. Please contact the Admissions evaluator for instructions at 503491-7341. 2. Prior MHCC Coursework – students who complete 30 credits of the prerequisite coursework for Nursing, from MHCC, earn 2 points.
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3. Microbiology (BI234) - students who have completed BI234 or equivalent microbiology course with a grade of “C” or better by the end of winter term 2008 and the official transcript is submitted by the deadline date (April 11, 2008) will be awarded 2 points. 7. Interview and Proctored Essay: If you are invited to an interview, a maximum of 30 points will be awarded for the interview/essay responses. Examples of possible areas to be assessed at the time of the interview include: diversity, personal values, communication, motivational fitness, tolerance for stress, and transferable skills MHCC and OCNE reserve the right to change or update the areas to be assessed as necessary. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 1. How do I get an application and when do I apply? Applications are available at MHCC’s web site, www.mhcc.edu . Applications are accepted from November 1, 2007 through February 15, 2008. The applications must be postmarked February 15, 2008 or received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2008 to Mt. Hood Community College. The only materials that will be accepted after this date are official transcripts documenting completed coursework that was in progress during Winter Term 2008. The last day to submit these official transcripts is April 11, 2008, by 5:00 p.m. 2. When do you accept students into the program? Entrance is offered each Fall and Winter term. To be considered for admission into the program, applications should be returned beginning November 1, 2007 and no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. Placement into the Fall or Winter term is by random selection, personal preferences are not considered. 3. How do I get accepted to the Mt. Hood Community College nursing program? Students must follow the instructions for applying for the nursing program. The process is thoroughly described. In addition, students should attend a Nursing Program information session and meet with an academic adviser. 4. What are my chances of being accepted into the program once I’ve completed the minimum requirements? Because admission is competitive and based on a point scale, it is difficult to predict the chances of acceptance in advance. It is important to be as successful as possible in your prerequisite coursework as that is where a bulk of the admission points is awarded. Please refer to the Admissions Point System for a breakdown of how applicants are assessed. 5. What if I’m not accepted into the program when I apply? Up to 40 students may be placed on a ranked alternate list from the top ranked students who were invited to an interview but were not accepted into the program. If an accepted candidate decides not to enter the program, students on the alternate list are selected to fill an available position. The alternate list is active through midMarch 2009.Students not admitted to the program must reapply the following year to be reconsidered for admission. Previous application materials including transcripts will not be forwarded or duplicated for a new application. 6. With all this talk about a nursing shortage why don’t you offer more applicants admission? Currently we are also in a nursing faculty and clinical site shortage. There are many nursing schools in the state of Oregon and limited clinical sites. As a member of the Oregon Nursing Leadership Council and the nursing consortium, Mt. Hood Community College is exploring ways to expand its programs to educate more nurses. Our policy is to admit students based upon our funding and resources. 7. What kind of time commitment can I expect the program to involve? The nursing program demands a great deal of time. In addition to classroom time (approximately 10-18 hours a week), you will spend an average of 10-12 hours per week in the nursing skills laboratory and at clinical practice sites (in hospitals, long-term care and community health settings). Clinicals are scheduled during the hours that nurses typically work which could be morning, evening or swing shift. As you
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can imagine, this schedule requires a lot of flexibility by you, your family, your employer and your childcare provider. 8. How much will the program cost? • Immunizations • Liability Insurance • Lab Fees • Uniforms, School Patch, Name Tag, Shoes • Equipment (Watch w/ second hand, Scissors/hemostat, stethoscope, etc). • Lab Packs • *Travel to clinical sites • *Books (Nursing only) • *Computer Assisted Content Mastery testing • *R.N. Licensure • *Graduation Fee Total $400.00 $40.00 $1,890.00 $200.00 $90.00 $100.00 Variable $1,400.00 $150.00 $385.00 $15.00 $4870.00
Optional: School Pin $60-120.00 *Notes: • These costs are approximate and are subject to change. • Students are responsible for transportation costs to clinical practicum sites. • Costs are based on 6 quarters (2 years). • Tuition is NOT included in total cost. • Current tuition cost is $72.00 per credit. • Books, Content Mastery Testing, graduation fees, licensure fees and travel expenses are NOT reimbursable by Financial Aid. 9. How do I get information about financial aid? Visit Mt. Hood Community College’s Financial Aid website, http://www.mhcc.edu/academics/student_services/finaid/main.htm or call them at (503) 491-7262. 10. Can I work when I am enrolled in the nursing program? The nursing program is an intense program with classes and clinical placements. Students may find working even part time difficult. For many students, employment while attending school is necessary. Jobs with flexible schedules are desirable in these circumstances. Students must adjust work hours to accommodate their school schedule. 11. Can you complete the program part time or is it offered on-line? No, the nursing program is a full-time program of study. Most courses are not available on-line due to the required clinical and lab hours. 12. How do I get information about financial aid? Visit Mt. Hood Community College’s Financial Aid website, http://www.mhcc.edu/academics/student_services/finaid/main.htm or call them at (503) 491-7262. 13. What if I have additional questions? Attend an information meeting: Due to the volume of interest in this program, applicants must attend a Nursing program information meeting prior to seeking academic advising or requesting a meeting with the director of the Nursing Program. Information meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month, on MHCC’s main campus. The meetings generally last about an hour and include time for individual questions.
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OCNE/Mt. Hood Community College 2008-2009 Nursing Program Application form Student Information Please type or print neatly in blue or black ink Last Name Male Female First Name Email address Date of Birth (mm/dd/yy) City City State State Message/Cell phone No GED earned? Yes No Zip Zip Middle Initial Previous Last Name(s)
Social Security Number Current mailing address number and street Physical address if different from mailing address Daytime phone Evening phone
High school diploma or college degree earned? Yes Education Information
List all colleges where you have completed nursing prerequisites and/or a degree College State Dates of attendance Degree earned/number of credits
I have read and understand the admission criteria for the nursing program at Mt. Hood Community College and OCNE. I understand that is my responsibility to meet all program and application criteria. I verify that all statements on this application are complete and true and I understand that falsification of any information may lead to disqualification or dismissal from the program. I give my permission for release of pertinent application information to the OCNE partner schools, including OHSU, and the State Board of Nursing, as necessary to facilitate my program of study and to enhance the application process for future applicants. Signature Please mail all application materials to: Mt. Hood Community College Admissions, Registration, and Records Nursing Application 26000 SE Stark Street Gresham, OR 97030 Date
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2008-2009 APPLICATION PACKET CHECKLIST
Please complete this verification checklist as part of your nursing application. Be sure to attach all worksheets, transcripts, test scores and other supporting documentation as well as this checklist to your application. Applications will be accepted beginning November 1, 2007 through February 15, 2008. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all required documents listed below are received by the February 15 deadline. April 11, 2008, 5:00 p.m. is the deadline for submitting official unopened transcripts documenting successful completion of courses that were in progress during Winter Term 2008.
REQUIRED Signed and Completed Nursing Application Checklist. Completed OCNE/Mt. Hood Community College 2008-2009 Nursing Program Application form. I understand that by making application to Mt. Hood Community College I am also applying for co-admission and authorizing the release of my application information to OHSU. In addition, I am authorizing my information to be released to the State Board of Nursing for research purposes only. Completed Mt. Hood Community College admission form. You must submit this form even if you are a current or previous student. If you are a new student you will be billed a $25.00 non-refundable general admission fee upon enrolling for a credit bearing course. $50.00 non-refundable nursing application-processing fee. This fee of $50.00 is an additional fee to the general admission fee and is due by the application deadline. Submit the $50.00 non-refundable Nursing Program application fee with the packet. Your application will not be considered without the fee. Year One Prerequisite Course Planning Chart. I have completed and attached the chart indicating where all prerequisites will or have been completed. I understand I must complete it entirely and only the courses I list will be assessed for application. Official (unopened) College Transcripts. I understand the instructions (provided in this application) for documenting the 30 credits of prerequisite coursework. Transcripts are due by February 15, 2008. Coursework, in progress during winter term 2008, will be accepted through April 11, 2008 at 5 p.m. and must have posted grades. For coursework completed at Mt. Hood Community College, those transcripts will be ordered and placed in your application packet if it has been indicated as a college attended. Math/Math Competency. I have met the required math/math competency through one of the following (proof attached): Completion of (or in progress during Winter Term 08) Math 95 with a “C” or better must be completed within the last ten years (during or after 1998). I understand if this course is in progress Winter Term 08 I must provide an official transcript documenting successful completion by April 11, 2008 by 5:00 p.m. (grade must be posted) Placement into Math 105 (or higher) on the MHCC math placement test taken prior to or by February 15, 2008, 5:00 p.m. OPTIONAL – discretionary points documentation Enclosed photocopy (front and back) of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license and CNA Work Experience Form(s) Copy of diploma for proof of prior degree. Completion of BI234 with a grade of “C” or higher. This checklist must accompany your application materials. Due to the high volume of Nursing program applicants, candidates are not guaranteed notification of missing application items. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all items are received by the application deadline. Only complete applications will be evaluated for admission. Furthermore, I have read and understand the admission requirements and procedures for application. It is understood that withholding information or giving untruthful answers to questions on this application could be cause for non-acceptance or dismissal from the program Name Signature
Nursing Program 2008-2009
YEAR ONE – PREREQUISITE COURSE PLANNING SHEET – 45 credits • 45 credits (specified below) must be earned prior to the first term of the nursing program • 30 credits (of the 45) must be completed or in progress by the application deadline of February 15, 2008. Official transcripts documenting completion of courses that were in progress winter term 07, must be received by April 11, 2008.The 30 credits must include BI231 and the Math competency. Select courses from those listed below: COURSES ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I, II, III: 12 credits BI231 (complete or in progress by application deadline, February 15, 2008) BI232 BI233 Prerequisites for BI231 @ MHCC are CH103, BI112 MATHEMATICS: 0–5 credits (See Additional MHCC Degree Requirements, p 7) MTH95 or higher Math course (complete or in progress by application deadline, February 15, 2008) or MHCC Placement test scores for MTH105 (required by application deadline, February 15, 2008) ENGLISH COMPOSITION : 6 credits WR121 waived w/Bachelors degree WR122 waived w/Bachelors degree Prerequisite for WR121 @ MHCC is WR115 or Placement Test Scores (For applicants with a Bachelor’s degree see Important Notes, p. 7) NUTRITION: 4 credits FN225 Prerequisite for FN225 @ MHCC is BI112 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: 4 credits PSY237 Prerequisite for PSY237 @ MHCC is PSY201 HUMANITIES, SOCIAL SCIENCE, OR NATURAL SCIENCE: 14 credits must include at least 3 credits in social science and 3 credits in humanities. (Please refer to the MHCC 2007-08 College Catalog, p. 9 for a complete list of approved courses on at http://www.mhcc.edu/docs/docsCatalog/07-08Catalog.pdf ) BI112 (See Required Prerequisite/Preparatory Courses & Competencies p 5) PSY201 (See Additional MHCC Degree Requirements, p. 7) Humanities Social Sciences Natural Sciences (See Important Notes p. 7) OTHER ELECTIVES: up to 5 credits. Students, who satisfy the MTH95 requirement by competency (placement test scores), will need to meet the minimum 45 credits required for entry to nursing school, by completing five credits of electives. Electives may include college-level math and foreign language, 100 level or higher, and may include the extra credits when a 4 or 5 credit course is taken to meet a 3 credit requirement. CIS120L (See Additional Competencies, p. 4) College Term/year completed / / / Grade or In-progress (IP) Credits
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THIS FORM MUST BE FILLED OUT AND SUBMITTED AS PART OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.
Nursing Program 2008-2009 CURRICULUM YEAR 1 Fall BI112 Bio for AH PreWR 121 English/Eng. requisite Comp Courses Psy 201 Gen Psy Math 95 or higher* AAS & BS Humanities, Social Science or Natural Science elective YEAR 2 Fall NRS 110/210: Nursing Foundations of Courses Nursing-Health Promotion AAS & BS NRS232 Pathophys 1 BI234 Microbiology Crs 4 3 3 4 3-4 1415 Crs 9 3 4 Winter BI231 Human Anatomy & Physiology WR 122 English/Eng. Computer (or documented proficiency) Nutrition PSY237 Hum Develop Crs 4 3 0-4 4 4 15 Winter NRS 111/211: Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness I NRS 230:Pharm I Scientific or Technical Writing HPE 295 Crs 6 3 3 3 16 Crs 9 3 3 15 Spring BI232 Human Anatomy & Physiology Humanities elective Social Science Electives SUMMER: BI233 Human Anatomy & Physiology Spring NRS 112/212: Foundations of Nursing in Acute Care I NRS 231:Pharm II NRS 233:Pathoph II Humanities Electives YEAR 3 Nursing Courses AAS Fall NRS 222/322: Nursing in Acute Care II & End-ofLife Humanities, Social Sciences or Natural Science Courses 16 Crs 9 6 15 Winter NRS 221/321: Nursing in Chronic Illness II & Endof-Life Humanities Electives Humanities, Social Sciences or Natural Science Courses Spring NRS 224: Scope of Practice & Preceptorship for ADN completion Humanities, Social Sciences or Natural science Courses NRS 410: Population- based chronic illness & health promotion (ADN can take this in summer and continue) NRS 411 Epidemiology Statistics Spring NRS 425: Immersion II Arts, Letters & Sciences Courses 15 Crs 9 Crs 4 3 6 13 4
Crs 6 3 3 3
3 12 9
or for BSN
3 4 16
YEAR 4 Nursing Courses BSN
Fall NRS: 412 Leadership, outcome management in Nursing Arts, Letters & Sciences Courses
Crs 10 6 16
Winter NRS 424:Immer I (6 credits for ADN reentry) Arts, Letters & Sciences Courses
Crs 6-10 6 12-16
Crs 10 1-4 1114
*MTH95 or higher – (See Required Nursing Prerequisite/Preparatory Courses and Competencies, p. 5 for instructions on the two options to meet the mathematics competency.)
Nursing Program 2008-2009 The prerequisite year of the program is devoted to prerequisites and/or preparatory courses, 45 quarter credits, required before the first term of the nursing program. Year Two (see chart above) of the OCNE program is comprised of identical courses for associate and bachelor’s work. The third term of Year Three offers students the ability to complete the AAS degree (and eligibility for NCLEX-RN licensure testing) or can be used to begin the coursework for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing (BS) or a combination of both. 15 credits of non-nursing coursework must be upper division courses (300-400 level courses) for the Bachelors Degree with a Major in Nursing. The student may remain at Mt. Hood Community College for continued selected coursework toward the BS, but tuition will convert at this time to OHSU. It is important for students to be aware that residency requirements differ between OCNE schools and OHSU. Meeting the in-state tuition residency requirement for Mt. Hood Community College does not ensure students will be eligible for residency and in-state tuition at OHSU. Please see the OHSU website, www.ohsu.edu for information on meeting residency requirements.
Nursing Program 2008-2009
CNA WORK EXPERIENCE FORM
Student Name Dear Employer/Supervisor: The above individual is planning to apply to the MHCC Nursing program in 2008 (for fall entry) and can earn points in the selection process with proof of work experience as a CNA. In order to receive those points each applicant must provide official documentation. We are therefore asking you to assist this applicant with the process. Please do the following: • Keep this form intact • Fill in the requested information below • Seal it in an envelope (preferably a company letterhead envelope) • Sign your name across the seal. To obtain the work experience points, the applicant must hold a current OSBN issued CNA card. The sealed envelope must be received no later than February 15 to earn points. If you have any questions you may call me at (503) 491-7341. Thank you for your help. Sincerely, Judy Froehlich Admissions and Records Evaluator CNA experience must qualify the individual for renewal of CNA certification by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN). In other words, the individual must have been performing authorized duties as defined by the OSBN and must have received ongoing or regular supervision by a licensed nurse, and must have been in a position that required CNA certification. Please verify (by checking the appropriate box) the amount of hours this applicant has worked as a CNA using the scale provided: Date:
0 hours of work experience 1,548 to 2,040 hours of work experience (equal to full-time employment for 9 months to a year) 2,236 to 4,128 hours of work experience (equal to full-time employment for 13 months to 2 years) 4,300 or more hours of work experience (equal to full-time employment for 25 months and beyond)
Please note Employment Beginning Date: and Employment End Date: .
Does this position require a CNA certification? Yes____ No ____ Does a licensed nurse regularly supervise this individual? Yes ____ No ____ Name/ Signature of Supervisor Supervisor’s phone number Facility Position/Title Printed Name
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