Allied Health Application 2015

Some of the Allied health programs are going through some changes to their competitive admissions. They are still in the process of finalizing the changes  and hope to be done in September. Here are some highlights to the changes for this 2015 application. 

PTA will be going competitive.  You may view the changes via the online catalog: https://www.nvcc.edu/depts/academic/advsheets_1415/HLT-PTA-15-16.pdf

  • English
  • TEAS
  • Competitive admissions

 Radiography

  • No more interviews
  • TEAS test has been added to the prerequisites 

Medical Lab

  • Pending addition of the TEAS test
  • Pending competitive admissions

RTH

  • Will remain first come first serve this year but will go competitive in 2016

EMS

  • Qualify for English 111 or Higher

 There may be additional changes but these are the ones that we are aware of at this time. Please keep an eye out for the new application which will have all of the changes for 2015.

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Virtual MEC Exchange Workshops

For everything you ever wanted to know about the MEC’s Allied Health & Nursing Programs…

June 12th and June 23rd

An MEC Academic Advisor will present information about the admission process for Allied Health and Nursing Programs. The presentation is live and interactive. Please register for the upcoming workshop or check the site for other dates and times!

Interested?  Sign up via our Website,  http://www.nvcc.edu/campuses-and-centers/medical/exchange/default.aspx

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Do I have my ducks in a row? 2014 Nursing Edition

We generally have students come to our office who merely want to check to see that they have all their ducks in a row. While we encourage students to come a semester in advance to do this, there are some last minute items students forget or overlook. We hope this presentation clears up  any confusion.

Feel free to contact us at MECCounselor@nvcc.edu with questions. The subject should read:  2014 “program name” Application Questions.

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MEC Exchange Workshops

For everything you ever wanted to know about the MEC’s Allied Health & Nursing Programs…

Our Virtual workshop: May 6th and 28th

June 12th and 23rd July 11th and 23rd August 20th

An MEC Academic Advisor will present information about the admission process for Allied Health and Nursing Programs. The presentation is live and interactive. Please register for the upcoming workshop or check the site for other dates and times!

Interested?  Sign up via our Website,  http://www.nvcc.edu/campuses-and-centers/medical/exchange/default.aspx

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Math the Final Frontier:

 

On most days I’ll have at least one or two students sitting across from me with this very common problem. They’ve completed everything in order to apply and they still need to pass the math placement test, or in the case of our nursing students the math placement test and the TEAS (Nursing Pre-Admission) test.  You can see the frustration hang in clouds around them as they come to the common issue of mastering math before a deadline.  Let us call these two students Sigma (∑) and Mu (µ).

“Do I really need to do this?” Mu asked with a
hopeful glance that I will say no. “Is there someone I can talk to” Sigma plaintively asked, looking to be absolved from the burden of dealing with math.  Again I have to break the news that no, they must meet all established requirements.  Math for most of the allied health and nursing programs is not something to be taken lightly. The placement test requirement is there to make sure a student is well equipped to deal with the mathematical concepts present in the different disciplines.  As such it must be taken to heart that passing the test is not just meeting a requirement, but signaling that you are at least in part ready to tackle the challenge ahead.

Sigma stirs and says, “I’ve completed a degree….I don’t need to take the placement test do I?”  The short answer is always yes; all students are required to demonstrate that they are able to operate at the prescribed math level.  Not all degrees require college level math courses and as such a student may in fact still need to take a test.  If a student has transferred a college level math to NOVA than a test is not required. For all others taking the math placement test is a must.

“Ok I get it. I’m going to have to take the math placement test?  What can I do now? I’m ‘terrible’ at math,” grumbles Mu. At this point in the visit the hope starts to drain out of a prospective student, swallowed up by the idea that this abstract assortment of esoteric knowledge will hold them back in their march forward.

Most students do not realize that they can prepare for the math placement test like any other test. They also do not realize that there exists a wealth of resources to get them up to speed in almost any topic imaginable and they’re all for free.  The cost to the student is the time and effort it takes to understand the material.  (Easier said than done right?)  Nothing comes easy, but at the end of the day the question is how bad you want/need it.  For some students this will mean taking a developmental math course for a semester or two, and potentially missing a deadline. For others it will mean setting aside other commitments in order to focus on the primary objective.  Math does not need to be the end of the road, often it is just the beginning of it.

Take the time to look over the following links as you prepare to take a step towards your goal.

The first step is review the Math Placement Test site on the NOVA website.  It offers a wide variety of links that may assist you. For many students the practice test and review packet is sufficient.

Placement test information:

http://www.nvcc.edu/future-students/placement-tests/index.html#MTH

Review Packet:

http://www.nvcc.edu/future-students/placement-tests/VPTPracticeMaterials.pdf

Some students will wish to practice their math skills before taking the exam. Khan Academy is a free online school.  Students typically find that practicing on this site at least an hour a day for a week or two  gets them ready for the test.

Math Practice:

http://www.khanacademy.org/exercisedashboard

If you are not able to pass the required units that your program application requires, you will then be required to take a developmental math course.  Developmental math is not a four letter word, but an opportunity for you to grow academically and better prepared to succeed in your program of choice.

Information on the developmental math program:

http://www.nvcc.edu/loudoun/scidiv/math/Mastermath.html

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Spring Career Workshops

Military to Civilian: Translating the Resume    hands shaking

4/15/14, 12:00 PM—1:00 PM, MEC 354

Resume and Cover Letter Writing        

4/21/14, 9:00 AM—10:00 AM, MEC 352

4/30/14, 12:00 PM—1:00 PM, MEC352

4/30/14, 4:00 PM—5:00 PM, MEC 352

Interviewing                                

4/21/14, 12:00 PM—1:00PM, MEC 35

4/28/14, 9:00 AM—10:00 AM, MEC 352 

Job Search and Networking Strategies            

4/23/14, 4:00 PM—5:00 PM, MEC 352

4/28/14, 12:00 PM—1:00 PM, MEC 352

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Nursing Application

The Nursing Application is now available!  Please visit the Nursing homepage:

http://www.nvcc.edu/campuses-and-centers/medical/academic-divisions/nursing/index.html

 

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Application Deadlines

Upcoming Application Periods: applications

Health Manangaement: March 1- August 15                                            

Radiography March 15-April 15             

Respiratory therapy: March 1-August 15

Please make sure you complete the application and mail it certified to Student Services.  We will send you an email to confirm receipt once we have processed it. Good luck!

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Do you have questions about our programs at the Medical Education campus?

How do I get into the Nursing program or Radiography?  What courses do I have to complete prior to applying to the program? What are my chances to get into the program?  These are just a few of the questions that get answered at the MEC Exchange Workshop.  

New this year!  We are holding Virtual Workshops.

You can be at home and recevie information and help from an academic advisor.  Our first session is tomorrow 3-5!  Please register for the session now:  http://www.nvcc.edu/campuses-and-centers/medical/exchange/default.aspx or email MECcounselor@nvcc.edu

There are many dates, times, and locations available, please visit the website!

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2013 MEC TRANSFER FAIR

Thursday, November 14, 2013    10:30am-2pm

Medical Education Campus, 1st Floor 

The Transfer fair is an excellent opportunity to get information from college representatives for bachelor degree program requirements. 

Schools registered to attend (as of 10/21- subject to change):

  • American Public University System
  • Bluefield College
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing
  • DeVry University
  • Excelsior College
  • George Mason University – College of Health and Human Services/School of Nursing
  • George Washington University
  • Howard University- School of Nursing
  • James Madison University
  • Kaplan University
  • King University
  • Marymount University
  • Old Dominion University- Distance Learning & School of Nursing
  • Shenandoah University
  • Stevenson University
  • Trinity Washington University
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • University of Virginia- School of Nursing
  • Virginia Commonwealth University- Transfer Admissions & School of Nursing
  • Western Governors University
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