Associate Degree Nursing Program
Please note: The MSJC Nursing Program is unable to accept new applications for the Fall 2021 semester because, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our medical partners have had to significantly reduce opportunities for students to complete their required clinical hours. Students who were selected to join the Spring 2021 program will automatically be placed in the Fall 2021 program. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please continue to check back on this webpage for updates, as conditions related to COVID-19 evolve.
The philosophy of the Associate of Science Degree, Registered Nursing Program focuses on the individual needs of the students and patients (persons), within the context of families, communities and environments who exist on a health continuum. Learning occurs via a dynamic engaged process that prepares the learner to function effectively as an entry level registered nurse within nursing and inter-professional teams.
The Mission of the Mt. San Jacinto College School of Nursing is to provide students
from a wide variety of backgrounds with educational opportunities that embody the
values of caring, excellence in practice, and leadership within the nursing profession.
The structure of our program allows learners to practice current and relevant nursing
theories and research that synthesizes knowledge to help guide practice. By being
aware of the changing and constantly evolving healthcare industry, our students gain
current knowledge and skills needed to positively impact patient outcomes. Building
relationships with our industry partners increases our commitment towards serving
the healthcare needs of our community. Our core values and competencies are focused
on helping those with needs to reach optimal wellness, improving patient outcomes,
embracing innovation, promoting life-long learning, acting with integrity, and promoting
NURSING PRE-ENTRY WORKSHOPS
If you are interested in the Nursing Program at Mt. San Jacinto College, the School of Nursing offers Information Workshops at the Menifee Valley Campus. Click the Link below:
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Mt. San Jacinto College's Associate Degree in Nursing Program (ADN) prepares students for a successful career as a Registered Nurse (RN). Upon graduation from the program, students are eligible to sit for the national licensing examination, known as the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX- RN. The ADN program requires four semesters of study after the completion of prerequisite courses and admission requirements. The program is 76 units and requires that students participate in clinical practice at multiple health care facilities. Additional general education and graduation requirements for the ADN program are listed in the current MSJC catalog.
The Mt. San Jacinto College ADN program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Inquiries regarding program approval may be made by contacting the BRN at 400 R Street, Suite 4030, Sacramento, CA 94244, (916) 322-3350.
Clinical Practice Requirement
Every student will be assigned a clinical facility each semester in order to meet the clinical objectives required for their nursing courses. All facilities require a background check, drug screening, professional student nurse liability insurance and health coverage as a condition of clinical placement. Refusal to complete a background check, other required screens, and/or failure to meet all other clearance standards established by the health care facility could result in disenrollment from the program or make the student ineligible to participate.
Students who may not be able to pass a background check are referred to contact the BRN for more information about licensing requirements. There are possible convictions that may exclude students from being licensed in the State of California. More information can be found on Clinical Background checks.
Most health care facilities also require strict standards of conduct that all students are expected and required to follow at all times. Facilities may refuse educational access to any student who does not adhere to the facility's standards of health and safety and could result in disenrollment from the program.
Program Learning Objectives
Upon completion the ADN program graduate will be able to:
Incorporate ethical, legal and safety standards and professionalism (Nurse Practice Act).
- Develop leadership skills and promote research/evidence based practice.
- Design a plan of care using the nursing process to direct and manage care of clients.
- Develop and utilize effective verbal and written communication methods that can be used with clients, family and health care professionals to promote optimum wellness and patient advocacy.
- Incorporate principles of environmental, informatics, client and personal safety when using the nursing process to provide care for clients.
- Integrate knowledge of drug classifications used to promote, maintain, and restore optimum wellness.
- Synthesize growth and development concepts for the care of clients of various ages.
- Compare and contrasts the various physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual environments using the nursing process to promote, maintain and restore optimum wellness.
- Analysis of holistic needs for clients to promote, maintain and restore optimum wellness.
- Prepare the student for candidacy to take the National Council Licensure by Examination (NCLEX) and continue lifelong learning.
Student Rights and Grievance Process
The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District believes that all students shall be
afforded fair and equitable treatment in the application of all district procedures
and regulations. Students who claim that there has been a violation or misapplication
procedures or regulations set forth in the college catalog, board policies, or operating procedures of the college district, or who
claim misapplication or denial of student due process may make a complaint and, if necessary, file a grievance.
The MSJC Student Rights and Grievance Process procedures are provided as a means for students to resolve complaints and grievances in an expeditious and fair manner, as well as to educate students in constructive approaches to problem and conflict resolution.