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Frequently Asked Questions

​Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: I am interested in the ADN program, but I do not know what to do first?

A: In order to apply to the ADN program, you must first be a student with MSJC. Please complete the online application, then please review the Admission Information page and the ADN Program Brochure. The Admission Information page will outline your steps to becoming eligible to apply to the program.

 

Q: I am interested in the VN to RN program, but I do not know what to do first?

A: In order to apply to the VN to RN program, you must first be a student with MSJC. Please complete the online application by CLICKING HERE. Then, please review the VN to RN Transition Program page as well as the Informational Powerpoint and VN to RN Transition Program Brochure. The VN to RN Transition Program page and the Informational Powerpoint outline your students to becoming eligible to apply to the program.

 

Q: Can I submit my Transcript Evaluation Request by mail?

A: No. All Transcript Evaluation Requests must be hand delivered to the Nursing and Allied Health Building, Building 500 on the Menifee Valley Campus by 4:30 pm by the request deadline.

 

Q: I missed the evaluation deadline. Now what?

A: The ADN program does not accept late Transcript Evaluation/Prerequisite Clearance Forms. All evaluation requests must be submitted before July 1st or December 1st. If you turn in a Transcript Evaluation/Prerequisite Clearance form after the evaluation deadline, the evaluation will be processed for the next application cycle.

 

Q: I have completed additional courses or an Associate's Degree and I want this reflected on my transcript evaluation. What should I do?

A: If you have completed additional coursework, an Associate's Degree or other criteria that will help you to receive more points on the application, please submit a Transcript Evaluation Request Form to Nursing and Allied Health Unit to update your evaluation. Please write in the student comments section that you are requesting an update to your previous evaluation.

 

Q: When do I take the TEAS V?

A: Students who are given provisional acceptance into the ADN or VN to RN Transition Programs will be invited to take the TEAS V exam. Students who are invited will be notified by MSJC Student Email ONLY. Testing for the TEAS V will be sometime in April for the Fall program or sometime in November for the Spring Program.

 

Q: How many times can I take the TEAS V?

A: The ADN Program and VN to RN Transition Program only accept the first passing score on the TEAS V. 62% of higher is considered passing. If you have previously taken the TEAS V with another institution you must forward all of your scores to MSJC by logging on to www.atitesting.com.

 

Q: Can I submit my application by mail?

A: No. All applications must be hand delivered to the Nursing and Allied Health Building, Building 500 on the Menifee Valley Campus by 4:30 pm by the application deadline.

 

Q: How many students are accepted for admission?

A: Admission Acceptance into the ADN and VN to RN Transition Programs are once per year. ADN accepts 50 applicants per academic year to begin every Fall term (subject to change due to budget restrictions). VN to RN accepts 12 applicants per academic year to begin every Spring term (subject to change due to budget restrictions). 

 

Q: What do I do if I am not accepted for admission?

A: The ADN program does not maintain a waitlist, so all students who are selected for admission are encouraged to reapply during the next application cycle. Applications will NOT be rolled over to the next application cycle. Please review your Transcript Evaluation/Prerequisite Clearance letter to see when you evaluation expires. If your evaluation will expire prior to the next application cycle, please submit a new Transcript Evaluation Request Form to Nursing and Allied Health Unit prior to the evaluation deadline.

 

Q: Is a Misdemeanor or Felony conviction on my record a problem?

A: A misdemeanor or felony conviction can prevent you from being able to go into a clinical facility, which would prevent you from meeting the program requirements. All students who have a criminal background are recommended to contact the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) for more information on how to proceed with their nursing education. All prior convictions, even those that have been expunged must be reported to the BRN or your license could be held.