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  2. Presenters Jaime Hernandez Counselor, Office of Student Financing Elizabeth Young Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Christine D. Rodriguez Transfer Admission Counselor, Office of Admission

  3. Overview • An Introduction to Mount St. Mary’s College • Financing Your Education • Details about the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program • Admission Process

  4. About Mount St. Mary’s College • Private, Catholic, women’s college • Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet • Challenge our students to make a difference in their own lives and in their communities • Two campuses: Chalon & Doheny

  5. Two Campuses, One Mission • Chalon • Sits in the Santa Monica mountains and houses: - Traditional Baccalaureate degree programs • Doheny: • Located near Downtown Los Angeles, once the historic Doheny Estate and houses: - Associate Degree programs *Associate Degree in Nursing program - Masters Degree programs *Masters of Science in Nursing - Teacher’s credential -Weekend College

  6. Two Campuses, One Mission The Doheny Campus The Chalon Campus

  7. Accreditation • Accreditation • Western Association of Schools and Colleges • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education • Approvals • California Board of Registered Nursing

  8. Financing Your Education Jaime Hernandez Counselor, Office of Student Financing Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  9. Applying For Financial Aid • Apply for financial aid every year after January 1st. • Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) • Deadline is March 2nd.

  10. Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) • Apply online: • Send to the Federal Processor by Mail: Federal Student Aid Programs P.O. Box 4001 Mt. Vernon, IL 62864-8601 E-mail: • 3-4 weeks paper process time • 1-2 weeks electronic process time • Include Mount St. Mary’s School Code: 001243so we receive your FAFSA information.

  11. A Financial Aid Offer will be sent once the Office of Student Financing receives: • Your Student Aid Report from the Federal Processor • Any supplemental information that has been requested • Notification of your official acceptance into the program

  12. Types of Aid • Grants • Pell • Cal • Loans • Alternative Financing • TMS payment plan (see business office for more information 310-954-4040) • Alternative loans (Credit Check)

  13. Grants Pell Grants Cal Grants • Based on “need” as determined by the Federal Government as well as enrollment status. • Up to $5550 • Based on “need” and GPA as determined by CSAC. • Separate application required. • • Up to $9708

  14. Stafford Loans • Subsidized Loans: • Need based loans. • Government pays interest while student is in school. • Unsubsidized Loans: • Not need based loans. • Borrower pays interest six months after he/she has graduated. • Guaranteed & Deferrable • Must be enrolled ½ time

  15. Stafford Loans Subsidized Loans Unsubsidized Loans • Up to $3500 Freshman • Up to $4500 Sophomore • Up to $5500 Junior/Senior • Up to $4000 Freshman/Sophomore • Up to $5000 Junior/Senior *Independent students only

  16. Outside Scholarships • Outside Scholarships: • These funds are not associated with MSMC. Outside organizations award these funds to students and are coordinated with student’s financial aid award. • Students research and apply on their own.

  17. Parent Plus Loan • Federal loan offered to parent. • Based on credit. • Student must be enrolled at least ½ time. • Repayment begins after the loan is fully disbursed. • If loan is rejected; becomes an unsubsidized loan under student name.

  18. Independent Student • 24 years of age or older • Enrolled in a master’s or doctorate program • Married • Have children who receive more than ½ of their support from you • Have dependents other than children or spouse • Ward or dependent of the court • Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces

  19. Merit Awards • Merit Awards: • Upon application to MSMC, you will be considered for a merit award based upon your academic achievement • Awarded by the Admissions Department

  20. Alternative Financing • TMS Payment Plan: (see business office for more information 310-954-4040). • Private Loans: Credit based and sometimes require a credit worthy co-signer. Interest rates vary, depending on credit history. Repayment occurs six months after graduation.

  21. Complete your file early Keep copies! You must apply for financial aid every year! Friendly Reminders

  22. Jaime Hernandez, Counselor 12001 Chalon Rd Los Angeles, CA 90049 M-Th: 8:00am – 5:00pm F: 8:00am – 4:00pm Tel: (310) 954-4190 Fax: (310) 954-4199 The Office of Student Financing

  23. BSN Program Overview Marie C. M. Seitz RN, MSN, NP-BC, AOCN Assistant Director, BSN Program

  24. The Purpose of the BSN Program Develop critical thinking Ethical judgment Personal sensitivity Capacity for leadership Eligibility for licensing exam Eligibility for California Public Health Certificate

  25. The Roy Adaptation Model Developed by Sister Callista Roy CSJ, former chair of MSMC nursing department Used widely in the United States and other countries The Roy Adaptation Model recognizes that a person is a bio-psycho-social-spiritual being in constant interaction with a dynamic and complex world

  26. Prerequisites • Chemistry/ Physics* • Anatomy with lab* • Physiology with lab* • Microbiology with lab* • Psychology • Lifespan Developmental Psychology • English 1A • English 1B • Speech/Oral Communication • Sociology *Science courses must be completed within the past 5 years

  27. Requirements Admission Requirements Entrance Requirements • Grade of “C” or better in required classes • No more than 1 prerequisite repeat • Kaplan Exam • Critical Thinking Test • American Heart Association CPR card • Annual PE, PPD, 2 MMR, TB, 3 Hep B & Titer, Varicella Titer, Polio Series • Auto, Driver’s License, Auto Insurance • Malpractice Insurance ($20/yearly) • Background check

  28. SOPHMORE YEAR General Studies Courses Nursing Courses • Nutrition* • Moral Values or Ethics • Religious Studies (RST) • Art/ Music History • Philosophical Ideas • Nursing Fundamentals Theory • Nursing Fundamentals Clinical/Skills • Pathophysiology • Adult Med/Surg • Roy Adaptation Theory

  29. Policy Change • Effective Fall 2013, students enrolled in the Traditional BSN Program must take the required nutrition course sophomore year at MSMC. Nutrition courses taken at other institutions will not be accepted as meeting our degree requirement.

  30. JUNIOR YEAR General Studies Courses Nursing Courses • Bioethics (upper-division) • History • Literature • Childbearing • Childhood • Advanced Med/Surg • Mental Health/Psychiatric • Pharmacology

  31. SENIOR YEAR General Studies Courses Nursing Courses • Macroeconomics or Political Science • Philosophy or RST • Child to Elder Abuse • Nursing Issues • Nursing Research • Public Health/ Community Health • Leadership/ Management • Gerontology • Preceptorship

  32. Clinical Sites Cedar- Sinai Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Culver City School District Encino- Tarzana Medical Center Good Samaritan Hospital Harbor- UCLA Medical Center Hollywood/ Wilshire Health Center Jewish Family Services Kaiser Permanente Little Company of Mary Hospital Motion Picture & Television Fund Northridge Hospital Medical Center Presbyterian- Intercommunity Hospital Public Health Department San Pedro Peninsula Hospital Santa Monica/ UCLA Medical Center Sherman Oaks Hospital St. John’s Hospital Torrance Memorial Medical Center Trinity Care Hospice UCLA Medical Center UCLA Neuropsychiatric VA Medical Center- West LA


  34. Admission Christine D. Rodriguez Transfer Admission Counselor, Office of Admission

  35. Common issues that disqualify candidates: • Missing or late transcripts • Not submitting up-to-date transcripts • Missing or late letters of reference • Reactivation forms without Prerequisite Checklist and updated Personal Statement Facts Regarding Admission There are only 10 spaces available for transfer students The Office of Admission receives over 150 applications for these few spaces, therefore all applications must be complete and all application materials received on or before the deadline. No exceptions will be made.

  36. Complete Application • Online Application • Essay • Optional Personal Statement • One Academic Reference • Official college transcripts (from every college attended) • GPA- 2.7 Cumulative, 2.5 Science • 32 transferable units (prerequisites courses) • Application fee: $20 online

  37. Online Application • We encourage online applications • Go to • Click on Admissions • Nursing Transfer Student • Bachelor Degree in Nursing box • “Click Here to Apply” *The PDF of the application is able to be downloaded and printed from our website. The application fee if the PDF is submitted is $40.

  38. Application Deadline February 1* for entrance into the fall of the same year *The Mount only admits into this Nursing program for the Fall

  39. Transcripts • Official transcripts from ALL colleges attended • Any community college attended • Any university attended • Foreign transcripts from study-abroad program • Official Transcripts from all foreign study • Transcripts from vocational program • i.e. C.N.A, Massage, Phlebotomy, E.M.T • Transcripts for all courses completed prior to deadline (including the preceding Fall)

  40. International Transcripts • If you attended college outside the United States, you need to submit: • A comprehensive international transcript evaluation • An official, foreign transcript • The recommended evaluation service is Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute 800-234-1597

  41. Articulation Agreements • Resource available through our website to inform you of community college classes that meet our prerequisites. • Go to • Click on Admissions • Nursing Transfer Students • Bachelor Degree in Nursing • Left side of the page: Articulation Agreements • Choose school

  42. Kaplan Exam • Required for all direct to program candidates • Offered on campus to qualified candidates after the application deadline • Students will be notified at a later date regarding specifics of the exam

  43. Pre-Nursing Option • Candidates have not finished all prerequisite courses and would like to finish them at MSMC • Students will take classes over the course of one academic year and be eligible for admission the following fall • Does not guarantee admission to the BSN program, however, more spaces are available for pre-nursing students

  44. Repeat Policy • A student may repeat a prerequisite course no more than once • Failure (C- and below) of any two required prerequisite courses or one course twice renders an applicant ineligible for the Nursing programs at Mount St. Mary’s College

  45. THREE NURSING PROGRAMS • Associate Degree in Nursing • Doheny Campus • Evening classes, clinical classes on weekends • Overall GPA of 2.5 or greater • Science GPA of 2.5 or greater • Applicants are required to take the T.E.A.S exam • Starts in Fall and Spring

  46. THREE NURSING PROGRAMS • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing • Doheny Campus • Must have a Bachelors Degree in any discipline • 46 units of pre-requisite courses • Overall GPA of 3.0 or greater • Starts Summer and Fall of each year

  47. THREE NURSING PROGRAMS • LVN to RN option • Must hold LVN license, have taken all prerequisites, and: • Nutrition Religious Studies • Philosophy- Moral Values Art or Music • Minimum 2.7 GPA • Pass 4 Challenge Exams with a score of 75% on each • RN to BSN program – 1 to 2 years • Must hold RN license • Must have graduated from accredited college with an ADN • Validation of clinical competence form • N40 Roy adaptation model – offered in summer and spring

  48. Please remember… The Nursing Departments govern admission practices and policies. The Office of Admission processes files and must adhere to the rules set forth by the departments. Your evaluation begins the moment you inquire. Please be mindful of your attitude towards all faculty and staff. We make note of your interactions, both positive and negative, and they can affect your admission. A wise woman once said, “Lack of preparation on your part does not constitute an emergency on ours.”

  49. Questions? For appointments please: Email or Call (213)477-2561