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Physical Therapist Assistant Application

FAQ

The first priority period for the 2019 Fall Physical Therapist Assistant program opens March 15, 2019, and closes March 30, 2019.

Only submissions sent via the Online Health Science and Nursing Application will be processed.  Physical Applications mailed via certified mail will not be processed.

Attn: Student Services Room 202
6699 Springfield Center Drive
Springfield, VA 22150

You can access the Health Sciences and Nursing application HERE


Prerequisite Course Requirements

  • BIO 141 and BIO 142- Anatomy and Physiology 1&2 OR NAS 150-Human Biology with a grade of B or better
  • HLT 141 or HIM 111- Medical Terminology with a B or better
  • ENG 111 College Composition or higher with a B or Better

Observation Hours

In addition, you must complete a minimum of FOUR clinical observation hours with a PT or PTA.

Clinical Observation hours must be mailed via certified mail in advance of the deadline for the period you are applying to.

DO NOT OPEN AND SCAN OBSERVATION HOUR FORMS. They must be mailed in via certified mail.  Only Hours received by the priority period deadline will be counted. 


Testing Requirements

The program requires that you satisfy two different Testing requirements.

  1. Take and pass the VPT Math Placement test at the MT 154 level or higher OR complete developmental math to qualify you for MT 154 or higher OR transfer MT 154 or higher to the college.
  2. Take and pass the ATI TEAS exam with a minimum score of 50% in the English, Reading and Human Anatomy and Physiology subsection of the Science portion.
    1. It is important that a student submit their full results packet with their PTA application. Directions on how to download results can be found HERE. Failure to do so will result in a delay in the processing of an application.

Lastly, only students that have attended one of the mandatory in-person workshops within the last year will be considered for admission.


Attachments

The only attachment that should be included with your PTA Application is a PDF version of your ATI TEAS Results.  Please do not attach additional items unless specifically instructed to do so.

Competitive criteria can be found HERE

Don’t Sell Yourself Sold Short

NOVA_HP_StartThe number one mistake you can make is never trying.  If you have met the stated requirements for a program you should submit an application. You will never be penalized for applying to many times to a program. Some years our programs are highly competitive, while in other years we accept a significant portion of our applicants. In any case, you are best served by applying when you have completed your prerequisites.

Remember never sell yourself short.

Shady Grove Fertility:Look for Rad Techs

Enjoy what you do while contributing to a company that makes a difference in people’s lives. Shady Grove Fertility, one of the premier fertility centers in the United States, continually seeks experienced, compassionate, and dynamic team players who are committed to delivering exceptional patient care to join our growing practice. The work we do building families offers stimulation, challenge, and personal reward.

If you’re a Radiology Tech looking for a new opportunity to work in a fast-paced, professional environment where your talent contributes to changing people’s lives, then we want to talk to you. This position requires collaborating with physicians, other medical providers, and patients by providing expert care and service for fertility treatments. We are seeking experienced part-time Radiology Tech to join our team this February. This position is located in our new Ambulatory Surgery Center in Fairfax, VA. The schedule is working 20-25 hours per week, Monday through Friday, with regular holiday rotations.

How You’ll Contribute:
We always do whatever it takes, even if it isn’t specifically our “job.” In general, the Radiology Tech is responsible for:
• Performing HSG procedures in our Ambulatory Surgery Center
• Patient education
• Establish personal rapport with patients and providing explanations of procedures

What You’ll Bring:
The skills and education we need are:
• Certified Radiology Technician
• IVF/fertility experience and background in women’s health preferred; training will be provided
• High level of customer service essential
• Must be a self-starter
• More important than the best skills, however, is the right person. Employees who embrace our mission, vision, and core values are highly successful.

What We Offer:
• Competitive pay + bonus
• Comprehensive training
• Ability to make an impact in the communities we serve

At Shady Grove Fertility, we promote and develop individual strengths in order to help staff grow personally and professionally. Our core values – Empathy, Patient Focus, Integrity, Commitment, and Compassion (EPICC) – guide us daily to work hard and enjoy what we do. We’re committed to growing our practice and are always looking to promote from within. This is an ideal time to join our team! To learn more about our company and culture, visit www.shadygrovefertility.com

To have your resume reviewed by someone on our Talent Acquisition team, please apply on our careers page at https://recruit.hirebridge.com/v3/application/applink.aspx?cid=7618&jid=317559

Career Services linkedin Showcase page


We wanted to extend an invitation for you to join our campus Allied Health and Nursing LinkedIn showcase page. The page will provide a space for our campus community to stay connected and informed. We hope to share relevant career advice, job opportunities for alumni and posting information about current and upcoming healthcare industry topics. In addition, an affiliated group page serves as a virtual space for MEC alumni and students to network and share relevant career advice.

We are excited to launch this initiative and look forward to your ongoing support as we serve our students and community.


The page can be located by searching for “NOVA Allied Health & Nursing” on www.linkedin.com or via the link bellow.

LinkedIn Showcase page NOVA Allied Health & Nursing

 https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/27023225/

LinkedIn Medical Education Campus Group

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8633849

If you are on Facebook we recommend that you like our page and follow our post at http://www.facebook.com/novamecss.

Consider Becoming an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

Consider Becoming an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)By: Megan Cook, OTD, OTR/L

  

 
Are you interested in a healthcare career path that is challenging, rewarding, secure, and fun? Consider a career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)! Pursuing a career as an OTA is possible at the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Medical Education Campus. OTAs work under the supervision of an occupational therapist to provide rehabilitative services to individuals across the lifespan, from infants to elderly, with physical, cognitive,    sychosocial, and/or developmental disabilities. OTAs help their clients more independently be able to perform self-care, work, and play/leisure tasks in order to promote a greater quality of life. It is a truly rewarding profession for both the OTA and for the clients served! Every day OTAs get to help individuals live life to the fullest!  

If you are interested in learning more or applying to the OTA program and have not yet attended a mandatory information session, please consider attending the next sessions on Tuesday, June 9 in room 253 from 12-1:30 PM or on Tuesday, July 14 from 12-1:30 PM in room 253. Discover what a path as an OTA could be like and to see if this is the career for you! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Meg Cook, Assistant Dean of the OTA Program at megancook@nvcc.edu.  

Math the Final Frontier:

 

On most days I’ll have at least one or two students sitting across from me with this pervasive problem. They’ve completed everything 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 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 understand 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 involve setting aside other commitments 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 to 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:

https://www.nvcc.edu/testing/placement.html

Review Packet:

https://www.nvcc.edu/testing/_files/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.