2019 Health Science and Nursing Career Fair March 7th, 11:00 am-2:00pm

Register today and meet with area employers:

https://meccareerfair.eventbrite.com 

Check out the Employers who will be at our Career Fair:

MEC ACADEMIC SUCCESS TUTORING CENTER SCHEDULE SPRING 2019

MEC Tutoring Center

 

  • All face-to-tutoring sessions will be held at the Tutoring Center in room 106 unless otherwise indicated.
  • All online tutoring sessions will be held via the link from the appointment slot. If you choose an online session, from your computer/device, click on the link approximately 5-10 minutes before the start of your session. Then, open the appointment and click on the “Meet Me” link to start the session with your Tutor. Note: Online drop-in hours end at posted end time! If you log-in one minute before the end of the session time, you will have one minute with the Tutor accordingly.
  • You can schedule an appointment no more than 14 days in advance.

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Kathleen Odigé, Academic Success Center Coordinator at kodige@nvcc.edu

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TUTOR SUBJECTS TUTORED MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Arturo PTH Courses ·         10A-12P, (Walk-In)

·         12-2P (By Appointment)

Bill EMS-Basic ·         2-5P  (Walk-in)

 

1-5P (By Appointment)
Dasha 1st-year DNH courses, DNA courses ·         4-7P (Walk-in) ·         7-8A  (By Appointment)

·         4-7P (By Appointment)

·         4-6P (By Appointment)
Dereje BIO 141-142, CHM 111-112, Statistics, 1st year RAD courses ·         6-9P ( Online on a computer~  By appointment) ·         4-5P (By Appointment) ·         6-9P ( Online on a computer~  By appointment) ·         3-5P (Group, By Appointment)
Jana Coding courses ·         4-6P  (Walk-in)

·         6-7P (By Appointment)

Lwam 1st year RTH courses ·         9A-12P (Walk-in)

·         12-1P (By Appointment)

·         9A-1P (By Appointment)
Marley OCT courses ·         5-8P ( Online on a computer~  Drop-in) ·         5-6P ( Online on a computer~  By appointment) ·         5-8P ( Online on a computer~  By appointment) ·         5-8P ( Online on a computer~  By appointment)
Maryam MDL courses, MTT-Pre-Calculus, BIO 141-142 ·         1-3P ( Online on a computer~  By appointment)
Nancy Effective Communication in Healthcare, Study Skills, General TEAS guidance, Writing ·         10A-2P(Walk-in) ·         10A-2P(Walk-in) ·         10A-2P(Walk-in) ·         10A-2P(Walk-in)
Narges 1st-year DNH courses, DNA courses ·         4-8P (By Appointment) ·         4-7P (Walk-in) ·         7-8P ( Online on a computer~  By appointment) ·         3-6P (Group in HE 329) (Walk-in)
Nelly MDL courses ·         7-9P  ( Online on a computer~  By appointment)
Sharmeen ACC 211, ECO 202, HIM 111, HIM141-142, HIM 200, HIM220, MTT, MTH 154, Writing ·         1-4P (Walk-in) ·         10A-4P ( Online on a computer~  By appointment) ·         10A-9P 10A-9P ( Online on a computer~  By appointment) ·         10A-9P 10A-9P ( Online on a computer~  By appointment)

 

Career Corner Sept 2019

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. Princess Diana

Creating Your Brand

Personal branding is creating a professional and personal reputation. How you want people to see you as a person and a colleague. It helps bring to light your goals and how you will achieve them as a person.

Employees will google you, they will build an image of you online, resume, phone interview, ad in-person interview

  1. Determine your emotional appeal
    • How do I make people feel?
    • How would someone describe me?
    • Make a list of words to describe you.
  2. Determine your description of what or who your brand is for
    • What industry (e.g. healthcare)
    • Target Market (look for common terms used in your specific field)
  3. Determine your function what do you do
    1. What transferable skills/skills do you have to bring to the position.
  4. Put it all together to create your professional summary
How to begin to prepare for job placement now

Journal Writing

will not only help you reflect on your day, but will also help gather your experiences to draw from when interviewing.

Soft skills in Healthcare:

Empathy, communication, team player, strong work ethic, positivity, and flexibility are all needed in the healthcare industry. While on clinical you will need to shine in these skills.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/healthcare-importance-soft-skills-dan-hobson-healthcare-recruitment-

Am I a competitive applicant?

FAQ

Updated 5/28/2019

One of the most common questions that come into the office is, “Am I a competitive applicant?” The answer is almost always it varies. Some programs might accept all eligible applicants one year, and the next only have room for 10% of the qualified applicant pool.

That question is also tied to its sister, “Why was I not accepted.” Due to the limited availability of clinical rotations, our programs can only accept but so many students.  This will mean that many well-qualified applicants will apply, but not all will be admitted.  Students meeting that just meets the minimum requirements are the most at risk of not being accepted. Likewise, if you were a well-qualified applicant, but applied to a high demand program it may be that your domicile status placed you behind other students.

So how do you get in?

Some programs outline the criteria that are used to rank and select their students. Where available we have included the criteria used by a program. In general science courses and/or prerequisite courses and ATI TEAS scores are used to rank students. That, however, is not the case for all programs. Where available we have indicated a programs competitive criteria and source of information for your review.

Letters of recommendation resumes and personal statements are not used in the admissions decision for any program.

Program Competitive Criteria Number Accepted source
Dental Hygiene
  • Grades received in science courses
  • completion of general education courses
  • TEAS Results
  • Dental Work Experience
Approximately 32 2019 Information Session
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • The final grade in BIO 141, BIO 142, MTH 154 and PHY 101
  • Highest Scores of all attempts on the English, Reading, and Math sections of the TEAS
  • Additional points for current RT(r), RVT RDMS or RDCS licensure
  • 14 General
  • 6 Echocardiography
  • 6 Vascular
2019 Application Requirements
Medical Lab Technology
  • TEAS score
  • Work Experience Certification
    • AAMA Certified Medical Assistant
    • ASCP BOC certified Phlebotomist
    • NAACLS Approved Clinical Assistant
    • Prerequisite course grades
    • Completion of corequisites
    • MDL 100 Grade
Varies MLT Program Student Handbook
Nursing Applicants are ranked by prerequisite courses and test listed below

    • BIO 141
    • PSY 230
    • TEAS scores

In addition, they are assigned extra points for the  completion of their  general education co-requisite courses (not required for application) 

    • BIO 142
    • BIO 150
    • CST elective [229, 110, 115, 126]
    • Humanities elective
Varies Nursing Brochure 
Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Grades in BIO 141 and BIO 142
  • The number of observation hours and/or work hours with an OT or OTA based on signed and dated form(s). Points are awarded after completing 25 hours or more.
  • Earned a Health Science Career Studies Certificate
  • Video Statement
Varies Information Session
Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Priority Period
  • Grades in anatomy and physiology
  • Grades in medical terminology
  • The Number of observation hours
  • Variety of Clinical settings for observation hours
Varies Information Session
Radiography
  • The final grade in BIO 141, BIO 142 and RAD 105
  • Highest Scores of all attempts on the English, Reading, and Math sections of the TEAS
  • Completion of  humanities, social science and HLT 141( or HIM 111 or MEdical Terminology ABLE exam)
40 2019 Application Requirements
Respiratory Therapy
  • Grades in BIO 141, BIO 142
  • GPA
  • Completion of a college level math course
  • Completion of co-requisite courses
25 Information Session

Admission Policy for Limited Enrollment Programs

Due to limited laboratory, classroom and/or clinical space, certain programs have restricted enrollment. As stated in the NOVA catalog,  students are accepted on either a competitive or a first-come/first served basis.

Priority is given to:

  1. Legal residents domiciled in the cities and counties supporting the College
  2. Other Virginia legal residents
  3. Out-of-state applicants
  4. International students requiring form I-20.

Category 1 may include areas in which clinical affiliates have contractual agreements with NOVA or students from other VCCS service areas whose community college does not offer the specific program.

Residency and citizenship/visa status will be verified using the current information on file in the Student Information System (SIS). Level I and II domiciliary decisions and appeals are reviewed and determined by Campus Registrar and Dean of Students. Applicants may be asked to provide additional information or documentation before acceptance to the program is considered.

How your domicile relates to rankings

If a program received enough eligible applicants from the first priority group, no students from the subsequent groups will be accepted. Regardless of how competitive they are otherwise.  As a result, your likelihood of acceptance as an out of state or “F-1” student drops as the applicant pool grows. However, there have been students accepted from every priority group among the programs offered at the Medical Education Campus.

 

 


Career tips: Elevator Pitch

What is Your Story is a clip from  Coursera course titled,  Career 911: Your Future in Medicine and Healthcare.  This clip talks about creating your Elevator Pitch.   An Elevator Pitch it a short story that touches upon who you are as a  professional.

As a student, you will be meeting new people throughout the two years of your program.  During your clinical, you could be meeting future colleagues and future employers.  Review the video on developing your elevator pitch.  This will help you develop brief introduction on you and your professional journey.

https://www.coursera.org/learn/healthcarejobs/lecture/qOObE/what-is-your-story

GIVE US YOUR BLOOD

It’s Spring Blood Drive Time!!

NOVA MEC/INOVA BLOOD DRIVE

 Thursday, March 7, 2019

11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 Sign UP NOW!!!

Double Red Cell Donations available!

We Need 14 Slots Filled


Stop by the registration table on the 1st floor

OR

Make your lifesaving appointment Online!

Visit https://www.inovabloodsaves.org/index.cfm?group=op

and use sponsor code 6522,

Or contact Songvuth Intavong @ (703) 822-2022, or sintavong@nvcc.edu

or

mecstudentactivities@nvcc.edu


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Reminder- Fall 2019 Phlebotomy Application Opens March 1

The application window for the Phlebotomy Program opens March 1 at 12:01 AM.  Students are accepted on a first come first served basis. Please make sure that you have an active NOVA student account and have reviewed the information session before submitting. All entry requirements must be satisfied at the time of submission to avoid an application being marked incomplete.

 

Students must have a GPA of 2.0 and qualify for ENG 111 to be eligible for the program.

Visit our Online application FAQ for questions related to the application.

 

 

All about the ATI TEAS at NOVA

Updated: 5/13/2019

FAQ

  • Preparing for the TEAS
  • How to pay to take the TEAS at NOVA
  • Minimum scores by program
  • Submitting your TEAS to NOVA
  • TEST OF ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC SKILLS BREAKDOWN  OF ATI TEAS

 

Preparing for the TEAS

The TEAS exam is a proprietary exam offered by the ATI Testing company. They have developed their own study resources for students to review. You can find them on their TEAS homepage. If you have taken the ATI TEAS test before, you can create a  My Results. Within the My Results area of your account, next to your score report, you can create a Focused Review. A Focused Review is an online review tool that aligns question topics missed and the relevant study materials for your review.

NOVA Libraries has a large assortment of TEAS preparation materials available for checkout.  Including the official ATI TEAS study manual.  These materials are available free of charge to NOVA students. You can also get some good tips from the testing centers “Tips for Taking the Test of Essential Academic Skills” document. 

Students also find it helpful to prepare by reviewing other exams.  The Medical Education Campus Tutoring Center has a list of excellent resources for students to help prepare them for an exam.

How to pay to take the TEAS at NOVA

If your program requires that you take the TEAS, visit the Medical Education Campus Application website. Click on “Health Sciences & Nursing TEAS Information” to learn about paying for and taking the ATI TEAS. This includes the form link to receive an access code required to register for the test at the MEC Testing Center.

You will only be able to register for the ATI TEAS at NOVA with this link.  Your request for an access code needs to be submitted 24 to 48 hours before when you plan on taking the exam.

Once you have the code you can pay for and register for the ATI TEAS test. This will allow you to come into the MEC Testing center to take the test.  The Testing Center administers test on a walk-in basis only.  Checking the MEC Testing Center website for hours.

 

What to bring on test day

Please arrive at the testing center with either your NOVA student ID card or government-issued photo identification. No other items should be brought to the testing center on the day of the exam.

When are results given

Results are printed and presented to the student immediately after the test is complete.  Score reports are also available online via the www.atitesting.com website.


Minimum scores by program

 

Program Sections
required
Minimum score
per section
Does it factor into the competitive ranking? SCORES
ARE GOOD
FOR
Department Document Retest waiting
period*
Retest Policy**
Dental Hygiene Reading
Math
Science
English
50%; higher scores are
more competitive, science
score will not be used in the
admission process
Yes Three Years DNH 1 month 3 times/year
(January – December)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Reading
Math
English
50% per required section Yes Three Years DMS 1 month 3 times/year
(January – December)
Medical Laboratory Technology Reading
Math
English
No minimum score
required; higher scores are
more competitive
Yes Three Years MDL 1 month 3 times/year
(January – December)
Nursing Reading
Math
Science
English
73% Reading
65% Math
52% Science
62% English
higher scores are more
competitive
Yes Three Years NUR 1 month 3 times/year
(January – December)
Physical Therapist Assistant Reading
English
Science
50% in Reading and
English; 50% in Anatomy
& Physiology section of
Science; combined score of
50% on English, Reading
& Science
No Three Years PTA 1 month 3 times/year
(January – December)
Radiography Reading
Math
English
50%; higher scores are
more competitive
Yes Three Years RAD 1 month 3 times/year
(January – December)
* If retest date falls on a holiday or weekend, the retest date will be the following business day
** Applicants may only test up to 3 times in a calendar year regardless of testing location or program

Submitting your TEAS to NOVA

When  to submit your TEAS

Your ATI TEAS results must be attached to the application.  Therefore the deadline to take and submit the TEAS test is when you are submitting your application.

How to submit your TEAS

The new online application allows you to attach documents. You can download a copy of your report directly from www.ATItesting.com website.  Log into your ATI account, under the main menu select My Results, click on the exam attempt and then the download report on the top right of the website.

 

 

What it should look like

*PTA students should attach the full report. The anatomy scores are not on the main page. 

What it should not look like

 

Also not this

Submitting your TEAS

If you have already submitted an application, simply open the confirmation email that was sent to you, scroll down and click on “View Request”. This will allow you to open your application and attach your TEAS Results.

This will take you back to the application where you can attach more files.

Please note that when attaching documents to the application after your initial submission, you will not see a new submit button. Your application automatically updates when you click “Attach This File”.


TEST OF ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC SKILLS BREAKDOWN  OF ATI TEAS

ATI TEAS Format:

The ATI TEAS test is comprised of 170 questions set up in a multiple-choice format with four-option answers. Questions are designed to test the basic academic skills you will need to perform in class in the areas of: Reading, Math, Science, and English and Language Usage.

170


QUESTIONS

209


MINUTES
Reading Mathematics Science English and Language Usage
Number of Questions 53 36 53 28
Time Limit (Minutes) 64 min 54 min 63 min 28 min
Specific Content Covered
  • Key ideas and details
  • Craft and structure
  • Integration of knowledge & ideas
  • Numbers and algebra
  • Measurement and data
  • Human anatomy & physiology
  • Life and physical sciences
  • Scientific reasoning
  • Conventions of standard English
  • Knowledge of language
  • Vocabulary acquisition

source: https://www.atitesting.com/teas/teas-exam