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MEC Student Services Online Options


Click Here M-F 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM for the MEC Student Services Virtual Lobby

You can also Dial into the lobby using your phone with one of the numbers below. You will be asked for a meeting id when dialing in. The Meeting ID  is  703 822 6531East coast particpants should use +1 646 558 8656 to dial in.

Appointments available from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Appointments available from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday and Thursday.

If you require captioning services please send an email to MECCounselor@nvcc.edu so that they may schedule an interpreter/captioner for you, or we can use the chat with you within Zoom.


First and foremost, we care about you and your family’s safety and well-being. During this period of remote learning and support, NOVA is committed to ensuring that you receive the highest level of support needed. For the most updated information on NOVA’s response to COVID-19, please check the COVID-19 webpage regularly for updates. https://www.nvcc.edu/coronavirus/index.html You should also visit our college Remote Student Services Page if you need further assistance or download their PDF guide HERE.

If you need to speak with someone regarding a Student Service issue, please contact the Medical EducationCollege-Resource-List-for-Remote-Student-Services Campus (MEC) Student Services Office at 703-822-6537 and press 0 to speak with a Student Service Representative or send an email to meccounselor@nvcc.edu.

The Medical Education Campus will have open walk-in hours via Zoom Monday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please use the Zoom link below to enter the virtual lobby. A staff member will assist you and connect you with an available advisor. If you are unable to meet with an advisor, we ask that you follow up with an email to MECCounselor@nvcc.edu to address your issue.

 

Click Here M-F 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM for the MEC Student Services Virtual Lobby

You can also Dial into the lobby using your phone with one of the numbers below. You will be asked for a meeting id when dialing in. The Meeting ID  is  703 822 6531East coast participants should use +1 646 558 8656 to dial in.

Dial by your location
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 301 715 8592 US
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US

If your local number isn’t on the list visit the zoom website to locate it, https://vccs.zoom.us/u/aczPzCNYVb 

An appointment request should be sent to meccounselor@nvcc.edu for times before or after scheduled walk-in hours.

If you have questions related to an application you have submitted or are attempting to submit, contact our application team at applymec@nvcc.edu. They will work towards resolving any difficulties you may encounter.


Available Resources at the Medical Education Campus

Remote Services Method of Contact
24 Hour Student Support Center

Questions related to:

·        College Admission

·       MEC Program Admissions

·       General Advising

·       Financial Aid Assistance

 

 

 

1-855-323-3199

IT Help Desk

Questions related to:

·       Password reset assistance

·       Technology-related issues

 

 

703-426-4141

Email Support Dean of Students

·       Emergency Assistance

·       Withdrawals for Mitigating Circumstance

                 mmckeithen@nvcc.edu

 

Email Support Enrollment Services

Questions related to:

·       Enrollment Verifications

·       Graduation Verifications

·       State Licensure Forms

 

 

 

MECEnrollment@nvcc.edu

 

Email Support Advising and Counseling

Questions related to:

·      Health Science and Nursing admission questions

·       General Advising

·       Change of Program Requests

 

 

https://blogs.nvcc.edu/mecexchange/

MECCounselor@nvcc.edu

Virtual Walk-In Advising with MEC Staff

Questions related to:

·       Health Sciences and Nursing admission questions

·       General Advising

 

 

 

Click Here M-F 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM for the MEC Student Services Virtual Lobby

Email Support Admissions

Questions related to:

·       Documents that need to be added to already-submitted Health Science and Nursing Applications

·       Problems regarding submission of Health Science and Nursing Application

 

 

 

ApplyMEC@nvcc.edu

Email Support Military and Veterans Services

Questions related to:

·       Veteran benefits

·       Military TA

 

 

veteranmilitaryservices@nvcc.edu

militaryservices@nvcc.edu

Email Support Disability Services

 Questions related to :

·       Intake, Memorandum of Accommodations,  Documentation, etc.

akallasalleva@nvcc.edu

disabilityservices@nvcc.edu

 

Email Support Virtual Advising Chat

Questions related to:

·       LIVE CHAT

academicadvising@nvcc.edu

https://www.nvcc.edu/virtualadvising/

Email Support Student Life

Questions related to:

·       Clubs and Organizations

·       Event cancellations

 

 

pmartinmattocks@nvcc.edu

Email Support MASON Advance

Questions related to:

https://www.nvcc.edu/advance/

advance@nvcc.edu

Email Support Campus Outreach

Questions related to:

•    Article submissions for The Pulse

Question regarding Campus and Community events

 

chouse@nvcc.edu

 

 

Questions related to general  NOVA information

www.nvcc.edu

Contact ACE the CHATBOT!

 

 


Please see the full list of available college resources below by campus

Virtual Advising

https://www.nvcc.edu/virtualadvising/index.html 

NOVA Online

NOVA Online Contact Form

Alexandria Campus

Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/alexandria/stuservices/index.html
E-mail: ALCounseling@nvcc.edu

Advising & Counseling (incl. First Year Advising)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/advising/
E-mail: ALCounseling@nvcc.edu

Annandale Campus

Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/annandale/stuservices/index.html
E-mail: ANEnrollment@nvcc.edu

Advising & Counseling (incl. First Year Advising)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/advising/
E-mail: ANCounseling@nvcc.edu
Location: CA Building Room 112
First-Year Advising E-mail: GPSAnnandale@nvcc.edu

Loudoun Campus

Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/loudoun/stuservices/index.html
E-mail: LOANR@nvcc.edu
Advising & Counseling (incl. First Year Advising)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/advising/
E-mail: locounseling@nvcc.edu

Manassas Campus

Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/manassas/stuservices/index.html
E-mail: maadmissions@nvcc.edu
Advising & Counseling (incl. First Year Advising)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/advising/
E-mail: macouns@nvcc.edu

Woodbridge Campus

Virtual Resources from Woodbridge Campus
Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/woodbridge/stuservices/index.html
E-mail: N/A
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/advising/
E-mail: wocounseling@nvcc.edu

Medical Education Campus (MEC)

Student Services Office (Admissions & Registration)
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/medical/stuservices/index.html
Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/medical/apply
E-mail: meccounselor@nvcc.edu

Library

Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/library/campus.html

Alexandria

E-mail: library-al@nvcc.edu
Ask A Librarian (AL): https://nvcc.libwizard.com/f/AL-Email-

Annandale

E-mail: ANlibrary@nvcc.edu
Ask A Librarian (AN): https://nvcc.libwizard.com/f/Annandale-Email-a-Librarian

Loudon

Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/library/campus.html
E-mail: LO-Library@nvcc.edu
Ask A Librarian (LO): https://nvcc.libwizard.com/f/Loudoun-Email-Reference

Manassas

Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/library/campus.html
E-mail: malibrary@nvcc.edu
Ask A Librarian (MA): https://nvcc.libwizard.com/f/Manassas-Library-Email-Reference-Form

Medical Education Campus

E-mail: medlib@nvcc.edu
Ask A Librarian (MEC): https://nvcc.libwizard.com/f/MEC-Email-d

Woodbridge

Website: https://www.nvcc.edu/library/campus.html
E-mail: wolibrary@nvcc.edu
Ask A Librarian (WO): https://nvcc.libwizard.com/f/woemail

Not Sure you meet the Fall 2020 Nursing entry requirements? Click to learn more

Use our tool to see if you qualify to apply. This tool is for informational purposes only, please follow up with MECCounselor@nvcc.edu if you have any questions. You will need to log into the form via your NOVA student email. Make sure to either log out of your other Gmail accounts or open the link in the incognito mode in chrome or InPrivate mode for IE.

2020 Spring Nursing Eligibility Checker

 

 

ALERT: Student Services has completed processing Nursing Applications

Student Services has completed processing Nursing Applications. Please pay close attention to your student @email.vccs.edu email account as you may be contacted for further information.  Admissions decisions for nursing will be made the first week of May at the earliest.

The program will start ranking students than send out their admissions decisions. Every applicant marked eligible will be reviewed and ranked by the program. Those not marked eligible will not be ranked by the department or considered for admission.

Application related questions should be sent directly to applymec@nvcc.edu or they should be CC’d for the quickest resolution.

Spring 2020 application details can be located at www.nvcc.edu/medical/apply

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-

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
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 

Online Health Science and Nursing application

Updated 03/26/2019

FAQ

Starting with the 2019 application cycle, students will be required to submit applications to all Health Science and Nursing Programs online.

Visit our general FAQ for other application related questions.

Where to Find the Application

The application is available on the Medical Education Campus Application Homepage. Only submissions via the new Health Science and Nursing Application will be accepted and reviewed. Any mailed submissions will not be reviewed.

The application has been optimized mobile and will allow you to submit with any smartphone.

Troubleshooting

My name or address is wrong

Students should go to their Student Center on NovaConnect (SIS) to update their mailing address. If your name has changed please visit any campus Student Services Center to update your name. Please make sure your personal information is correct in NovaConnect (SIS) prior to submitting any application.

I can’t log in

A valid MyNOVA username and password will be needed to access the online application. If you’re unable to log into MyNOVA, reset your password or contact the IT Help Desk.

I’m not able to submit

If your program application window has not yet opened, you will not be able to apply. Please refer to your program page for details on application windows.

 

You must also fill out all required fields and provide an information session code where required. Please note that not all programs require an information session code.

Inactive NOVA student Account

If your NOVA student account is not active, you will not be able to submit the application. You will need to apply to NOVA and activate your account.   This must be done 24 hours before you plan on applying to the program.

Attachments

Students will be able to submit any required attachments via the new online application. Campus computer labs are available to students that do not have access to a scanner or scanning app on their mobile phones. The application has been optimized for mobile which allows you to use your phone camera to attach documents from within the mobile browser.

If you forgot to attach something an adviser will notify you via email to provide the missing documentation before your application is processed any further.

External College Transcripts must be submitted four to eight weeks prior to the application deadline. Do not attach external college transcripts to the application. Visit, the College Records Office website to learn how to transfer external courses to NOVA.

I forgot to attach an Item

If you forgot to attach an item, go to the confirmation email that was sent to you. Click on the View Request link and you will be able to access your application and attach additional items. Do not submit a duplicate application.

Physical Therapy Assistant Observation form

Students applying to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program are still required to mail their unopened clinical observation hours to 6699 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield VA 22150 Suite 202 using certified USPS mail or Fedex/UPS with tracking.

Programs Covered by new Application

  • Clinical Data Coding
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (all specialties)
  • Emergency Medical Services (all specialties)
  • Health Information Management
  • Medical Laboratory Assisting
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy Assistant
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Therapy

HOW DO I TAKE THE TEAS AT NOVA?

If your program requires that you take the TEAS, visit the Medical Education Campus Testing website. There you will complete a form via the link “Paying for the TEAS Test”. Testing center staff will respond with the access code required to pay for the test at the MEC Testing Center.  You should submit your request for an access code 24 to 48 hours prior to when you plan on taking the exam.