Nursing: Registered Nursing
Registered Nurses will always be in demand. Healthcare is more complex than ever before. The ability to meet the healthcare needs of the growing population will require even more nurses. Being a licensed Registered Nurse offers the flexibility to work anywhere in this nation. Registered Nurses also have the option for greater opportunities as they advance their education.
The Associate in Science degree in Registered Nursing provides courses that are transferable to four-year colleges and universities. The program is accredited by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The program pass rates are consistently above the state and national averages. The Associate in Science degree in Nursing is a 76-unit degree program which requires four semesters (42 units in nursing) of study beyond completion of prerequisite courses. In addition, Mt San Jacinto College offers a LVN-RN option for completion of the Associate in Science degree in Nursing or a non-degree 30-unit option.
MSJC offers a range of course work to prepare students for the workforce or to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. All four-year institutions prescribe their own standards for course evaluation and admissions. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an associate degree in this program might not be the same as those required for transfer into a similar major at a four-year university.
Transfer students are advised to do research on prospective majors and careers through the Career/Transfer Center and the MSJC catalog. Students interested in transferring to CSU’s or UC’s can access major preparation by visiting http://www.assist.org. All students are advised to meet with a counselor at least once a semester to create or update their comprehensive education plan.
San Jacinto Campus
(951) 487-MSJC (6752)
Nursing and Allied Health (951) 639-5577
Menifee Valley Campus
(951) 672-MSJC (6752)
Nursing and Allied Health (951) 639-5577
|Criteria||Maximum Points for Each Category||Point Distribution and Explanation|
|1. Previous Academic Degrees, Diploma or Relevant certificates
||5 points||If you have multiple degrees/certificates the maximum pointawarded is 5 points.
|2. Grade Point Average in
Relevant Course Work
|50 points||Minimum 2.5 GPA in Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, English Composition, and Intermediate Algebra (or higher)
LVN-RN applicants this includes Psychology
Points for Prerequisite GPA is a maximum of 45 points
GPA= 4.0 45 points
GPA= 3.99- 3.8 40 points
GPA= 3.79- 3.6 35 points
GPA= 3.59- 3.4 30 points
GPA= 3.39- 3.2 25 points
GPA= 3.19- 3.0 20 points
GPA= 2.99- 2.8 15 points
GPA= 2.79- 2.6 10 points
GPA= 2.50- 2.5 5 points
‘C’ or better in General Education and Licensure Requirements maximum 5 points
|3. Life Experiences or Special Circumstances of an Applicant
1. Veteran or active military status
3. Low Family Income
4. First generation of family to attend college
5. Need to work during pre-requisites
6. Disadvantage, social or educational environment
7. Difficult personal and family situations or circumstances
|5 points||Criteria/Application Requirement
1. Copy of DD214 form for Veteran or Military ID
2. Copy of ASC evaluation or letter from a Physician documenting disability.
3. Document copy of eligibility of Financial Aid, Cal Works, CCPG, Federal Pell Grant or EOPS.
4. Written statement from applicant.
5. Documentation from employer on company letterhead verifying dates of employment.
6. Written statement from applicant.
7. Written statement from applicant. Pertains to: single parent, deployed spouse, family caregiver, death of family member within 6 months, medical problems, or financial issues.
8. Copy of card indicating refugee status.
|4. Proficiency or Advanced Level Coursework in a Language other than English||2 points||American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (including various dialects), Farsi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Languages of Indian Subcontinent & Southeast Asia
|5. Documented relevant work or volunteer experience in Health care within the last 3 years.||3 points||Points are awarded for work experience or volunteer experience.
|6. Approved Diagnostic Assessment Tool, Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)||35 points||Points for ATI TEAS is a maximum of 35 points
Score 90- 100%= 35 points
Score 89- 82%= 30 points
Score 81- 74%= 25 points
Score 73- 62%= 20 points
- Prepare to take and pass the NCLEX State Board Examination utilizing the concept of the current NCLEX Test Plan.
- Prepare for entry level jobs in nursing practice settings utilizing the concept of: therapeutic written, oral, and nonverbal communication skills; critical thinking and the nursing process to direct and manage client care; drug and intravenous therapy for promoting a safe, effective care environment; growth and development and socio-cultural to view the client as a holistic person; and evidence-based practices and principles of education to promote, maintain, and restore optimum health for clients with acute and chronic alterations in health.
- Act as a professional Registered Nurse by utilizing professional nursing ethics and accepted standards of care to comply with the scope of practice as defined by the Board of Registered Nursing in the state of California.
Discover in-demand careers and education options based on your interests! See the list of careers below or explore further by searching for Careers or Programs.
Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer. Labor market statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau, O-NET, EMSI.
|Career/Industries||CA Annual Median Salary or Range||Employment Demand or Opening CA|
|Family Nurse Practitioner (M)||$89,631-$124,688||1,232|
|Registered Nurse (A, B, M)||$66,408-$139,762||20,048|
|Educator (M, D)||$33,645-$175,480||15,241|
|Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurses (C, SM, A)||$39,933-$69 634||6,145|
(degree required: SM some college, C: Certificate, A: Associate degree, B: Bachelor’s degree, M: Master’s degree, D: Doctorate)