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Nursing, AS

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Contact: NursingTitle: DepartmentContact: nursing@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Nursing, AS

Technology and Health Division
Degree S1203

The Mt. San Antonio College Nursing Program, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, is a two-year program designed to prepare men and women to give direct nursing care to clients in various practice settings. The program consists of course work in nursing, science, general education, and clinical nursing practice at local hospitals and health agencies. Graduates of the program receive an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Enrollment in the Mt San Antonio Registered Nursing Program – Generic Option – is open to persons regardless of sex, age, marital status, disability, ethnic group, religion or national origin. Applications are accepted twice a year for the Fall and Spring semesters via on-line application process.

ADN General Education Requirements

All courses below must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Due to the intensity of the program, students are highly encouraged to complete general education prior to admission into the program.

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    • Registered Nurses

      Registered Nurses

      SOC Career Code: 29-1141.00

      Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $110,068.14
      Annual Job Openings
      25,587

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Acute Care Nurses

      Acute Care Nurses

      SOC Career Code: 29-1141.01

      Provide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $110,068.14
      Annual Job Openings
      25,587

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses

      Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses

      SOC Career Code: 29-1141.02

      Provide advanced nursing care for patients with psychiatric disorders. May provide psychotherapy under the direction of a psychiatrist.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $110,068.14
      Annual Job Openings
      25,587

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Critical Care Nurses

      Critical Care Nurses

      SOC Career Code: 29-1141.03

      Provide advanced nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $110,068.14
      Annual Job Openings
      25,587

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Clinical Nurse Specialists

      Clinical Nurse Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 29-1141.04

      Plan, direct, or coordinate the daily patient care activities in a clinical practice. Ensure adherence to established clinical policies, protocols, regulations, and standards.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $110,068.14
      Annual Job Openings
      25,587

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Nursing, AS

    Technology and Health Division
    Degree S1203

    The Mt. San Antonio College Nursing Program, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, is a two-year program designed to prepare men and women to give direct nursing care to clients in various practice settings. The program consists of course work in nursing, science, general education, and clinical nursing practice at local hospitals and health agencies. Graduates of the program receive an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.

    Enrollment in the Mt San Antonio Registered Nursing Program – Generic Option – is open to persons regardless of sex, age, marital status, disability, ethnic group, religion or national origin. Applications are accepted twice a year for the Fall and Spring semesters via on-line application process.

    ADN General Education Requirements

    All courses below must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Due to the intensity of the program, students are highly encouraged to complete general education prior to admission into the program.

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    PSYC 14Developmental Psychology 13
    or CHLD 10 Child Growth and Lifespan Development
    or CHLD 10H Child Growth and Lifespan Development - Honors
    PSYC 1AIntroduction to Psychology 23
    or PSYC 1AH Introduction to Psychology - Honors
    SPCH 1APublic Speaking4
    or SPCH 1AH Public Speaking - Honors
    or SPCH 2 Survey of Communication Studies
    or SPCH 8 Professional and Organizational Speaking
    or SPCH 8H Professional and Organizational Speaking - Honors

    Additional General Education Required for the Associate Degree

     (These requirements are waived for students who have a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the United States.)

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    History or Political Science 13
    Select one History or Political Science course 13
    Arts
    Select one course from the Arts area 13
    Humanities
    Select one course from the Humanities area 13
    Physical Well-Being Requirement
    Select at least one of the physical education activity courses with the following prefixes: DNCE, KINA, KINF, KINI, KINL, KINS, or KINX.5-1
    Intermediate Algebra
    MATH 71Intermediate Algebra5
    or MATH 71X Practical Intermediate Algebra
    or MATH 71B Intermediate Algebra - Second Half
    Reading Competency
    Complete the requirement. 1

    Requirements for Nursing

    Plan of Study Grid
    Semester 1Units
    NURS 1A The Nursing Process I 5
    NURS 1B The Nursing Process II 5
    NURS 2 Pharmacology 2
     Units12
    Semester 2
    NURS 3 Medical-Surgical Nursing: Locomotion/Sensory/Integ/Oncology/Immu 3.5
    NURS 4 Maternity Nursing 3
    NURS 6 Pediatric Nursing 3
     Units9.5
    Semester 3
    NURS 7 Medical-Surgical Nursing: Nutrition/Elimination/ Surgical Asepsis 7
    NURS 5 Psychiatric Nursing 3
     Units10
    Semester 4
    NURS 8 Medical-Surgical Nursing: Circulation and Oxygenation 5
    NURS 9 Leadership in Nursing 1
    NURS 10 Medical-Surgical Nursing: Integration/Regulation 4
    NURS 11 Preceptorship in Nursing 2
     Units12
     Total Units43.5

    Requests for Equivalency

    Request for equivalency for core sciences: Courses must meet or exceed the 4.0 unit minimum with a laboratory component, as required by the California Community College Chancellor’s office. If you are uncertain whether a course taken inside or outside the California Community College system is equivalent to the Mt. SAC course, please contact the Counseling Department.

    Foreign Course Work

    Course work completed in another country may be accepted to satisfy requirements for graduation. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a recognized foreign evaluation service. If you are selected as a candidate for the Nursing Program, please submit an official, sealed copy of the foreign evaluation during your counseling appointment.

    High School Education or Equivalent

    Applicants must provide proof of graduation from:

    1. An accredited high school in the United States by transcripts or diploma or;
    2. Documentation of a passing score on the General Education Development (GED) exam or;
    3. Associate degree, or Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the
      United States or;
    4. Official evaluation of international diploma/degree

    Other Program Requirements

    1. Meet the minimum physical and mental qualifications to perform essential nursing functions (see Essential Functions).
    2. Criminal background check and drug screening must be completed prior to any patient contact.
    3. A physical examination, including specific immunization is required of all candidates prior to the beginning of nursing classes.
    4. Current Health Care Provider CPR certification

    Requirements for the Associate Degree

    Students must develop an education plan with a counselor or educational advisor to complete college academic requirements for the AS degree. Contact the Counseling Department at (909) 274-4380 to schedule an appointment.

    Requirements for Nursing

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Required Nursing Courses
    NURS 1AThe Nursing Process I5
    NURS 1BThe Nursing Process II5
    NURS 2Pharmacology2
    NURS 3Medical-Surgical Nursing: Locomotion/Sensory/Integ/Oncology/Immu3.5
    NURS 4Maternity Nursing3
    NURS 5Psychiatric Nursing3
    NURS 6Pediatric Nursing3
    NURS 7Medical-Surgical Nursing: Nutrition/Elimination/ Surgical Asepsis7
    NURS 8Medical-Surgical Nursing: Circulation and Oxygenation5
    NURS 9Leadership in Nursing1
    NURS 10Medical-Surgical Nursing: Integration/Regulation4
    NURS 11Preceptorship in Nursing2
    Required Prerequisite Courses for the Major
    Select one of the following sequences:8-10
    ANAT 35
    ANAT 36
    Human Anatomy
    and Human Physiology
    ANAT 10B
    ANAT 10A
    Introductory Human Physiology
    and Introductory Human Anatomy
    MICR 1Principles of Microbiology4-5
    or MICR 22 Microbiology
    ENGL 1AFreshman Composition4
    or ENGL 1AH Freshman Composition - Honors
    Other General Education Requirements
    CHLD 10Child Growth and Lifespan Development 13
    or CHLD 10H Child Growth and Lifespan Development - Honors
    or PSYC 14 Developmental Psychology
    PSYC 1AIntroduction to Psychology 23
    or PSYC 1AH Introduction to Psychology - Honors
    SPCH 1APublic Speaking4
    or SPCH 1AH Public Speaking - Honors
    or SPCH 2 Survey of Communication Studies
    or SPCH 8 Professional and Organizational Speaking
    or SPCH 8H Professional and Organizational Speaking - Honors
    Total Units69.5-72.5

    NOTE: Applicants planning to continue their education and enter a baccalaureate program in Nursing will need to meet with a counselor or educational adviser to discuss transferability of courses.

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Contact: NursingTitle: DepartmentContact: nursing@mtsac.edu

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Location: Building 67A-240Phone: (909) 274-4560