What Would You like to know?

The student services office at the MEC is responsible for the processing of all allied health and nursing applications. As such we do our best to stay abreast of any changes that may be upcoming. Check back regularly and comment to ask questions. If there is anything you’d like us to write about feel free to comment on this post with suggestions or questions.

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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.

How Do I Get the Most out of My Visit to the MEC?

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Over the years I’ve had numerous students sit across from me interested in one of our programs. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing a significant number of them go on to get accepted into one of our programs and subsequently graduating. The common thread among successful students was their thoroughness, attention to detail and organization. Our role is to help you if you’re lost and need additional assistance navigating the admissions process. Our time is your time, but in order to get the most of it we ask that you do some of the following:

  1. Come prepared by reviewing the online information session for your program
  2. Review the respective application for your program
  3. If you have taken previous courses at NOVA, or transferred courses, compare your unofficial transcript to the current advising sheet for your program
  4. Write all of your questions down [most people forget their questions]
    1. or better yet, email your questions to MECCounselor@NVCC.EDU
  5. Bring any official transcripts from external schools that you have not yet taken

If you follow these steps and stay informed, you should be ok. If you run into issues feel free to come back, or send us an email to MECCounselor@NVCC.edu.

 

 

How do I get started in an Allied Health or Nursing program?

 To get started, please view or attend the entire online information session for your program(s) of interest and be sure to print any applicable brochures and application(s).  The information sessions are arranged by the academic departments and provide information on the program, admissions requirements, and application procedures.  Please visit: http://www.nvcc.edu/campuses-and-centers/medical/academic-divisions/info-session/index.html for more information.

If you have a question, please review the FAQs for your program:

Allied Health FAQs: http://www.nvcc.edu/campuses-and-centers/medical/academic-divisions/allied-health/faq.html

Nursing FAQs: http://www.nvcc.edu/campuses-and-centers/medical/academic-divisions/info-session/assets/nursingprogramfaq-rev.pdf

If you have further questions, please attend a MEC Exchange Workshop!

You may also attend a MEC Exchange Workshop about the Allied Health and Nursing admission process at the campus nearest you.  To register, click on the following link: http://www.nvcc.edu/campuses-and-centers/medical/exchange/default.aspx

New Shuttle Service Available!

NOVA has begun offering free shuttle service to and from the near by Franconia-Springfield Metro.  Make sure to have your NOVACard on hand to  take advantage of the service.

Visit www.nvcc.edu/shuttle  for more information and the current schedule.

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Route E: Medical Education / Franconia-Springfield Metro / Springfield Mall

 

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Morning Service
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11:55 Noon 12:05 12:10
Afternoon Service
12:20 12:25 12:30 12:35
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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.

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

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

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