Riverside City College: Spring 2018

  1. Hello all future nursing students, I figured I would start and updated forum for the upcoming SPRING 2018 application I am taking my last pre-req right now, so after micro is over I'll be able to apply. Please post your points and any questions! Good luck to all of those applying

    The new point system is below:

    Academic degrees from regionallyaccredited program. Max: 5points for a BS/BA
    Grade point average in relevant coursework. Max: 45points
    a. Minimum 2.5 GPA in anatomy, physiology, andmicrobiology.
    GPA = 4.0 35 points
    GPA = 3.5 30 points
    GPA = 3.0 25 points
    GPA = 2.5 20 points
    b. Minimum 2.5 GPA in all remaining generaleducation courses required for graduation.GPA = 4.0 10 points
    GPA = 3.5 8 points
    GPA = 3.0 6 points
    GPA = 2.5 4 points
    c. For applicants with a Bachelor’s degree, the GPApoints will be calculated from the grades in English,Psychology 9, Speech and Sociology/Cultural Anthropology.*
    Life experiences Max:2 points
    Veteran Max: 5points
    Proficiency or advanced level courseworkin languages other than English.Credit for languages other than Englishshall be received for languages that areidentified by the Chancellor’s Office Max: 2 points
    Assessment/readinesstest results. Max: 30points
    The points assigned are dependent upon the test cut score. For ATI TEAS:
    90 to 100 = 30 points
    78 to 89 = 25points
    71 to 77 = 20 points
    62 to 70 = 15 points
    Recent work or volunteer experience withdirect human patient care within the past5 years. Must have verification fromhuman resources or employer verifyingthe number of hours worked and job title.All must be submitted by the student bythe application deadline. Max:7points
    Licensed VN, Paramedic, Respiratory Therapists;documented medical military experience, (all withwork experience ≥ 1000 hours) = 5 points.
    ORCNA or EMT (all with work experience ≥ 1000hours) = 3 points.
    ORClinical Care Extender or other program ofvolunteer activity ≥ 200 hours with direct humanpatient care contact = 1 point
    ANDNXN-84 Prepare for Success in Nursing Schoolwith a “Pass” or better = 2 points.ORNRN-93 Dosage Calculations for MedicalProfessionals with a “B” or better = 2 points.
    Math 12 - Statistics 4 pointswith a “C” or better

    ∗ Bachelor’s degree students must have minimum of 6 semester or 9 quarter units in principles of verbal, written, and group communication(English and Communication) and 16 semester or 24 quarter units in related natural (anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry) andbehavioral and social (sociology, cultural anthropology, human development) sciences (California Nursing Practice Act, 2008)
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  2. 132 Comments

  3. by   FutureRN951
    Hi! Thanks for starting this forum. I'm also taking my last prerequisite and will be applying this fall. What are your points before taking the TEAS? My points before the TEAS are 53.
  4. by   RMG2014
    I'm also planning to apply in the fall & as of right now (before TEAS) I have 48 points.
  5. by   Cowboys4life
    I will be applying in the Spring of 2018 and hopefully start the program in Fall of 2018. I am so excited. It seems so close yet so far away. All I need is A&P2A2B and Micro. Who did you guys take the science classes with and would you recommend them? I am registered to take Cryder in the Summer, but not sure if I am setting myself up for failure. I just want to get these prerequisites over with.
  6. by   FutureRN951
    Quote from Cowboys4life
    I will be applying in the Spring of 2018 and hopefully start the program in Fall of 2018. I am so excited. It seems so close yet so far away. All I need is A&P2A2B and Micro. Who did you guys take the science classes with and would you recommend them? I am registered to take Cryder in the Summer, but not sure if I am setting myself up for failure. I just want to get these prerequisites over with.
    Congrats on almost being done! I took Cryder last summer and did well. Just be prepared to study every day for those 6 weeks because you have a lot of material to cover in a short period of time. If you work more than 20 hours per week, I would advise against taking the class since you want at least a B in your sciences.
    For Micro I had Dr. Lisa (Thompson-Eagle) and Professor Loomis for 2B. I think that all 3 are incredible professors and you would learn a lot from them. Good luck!
  7. by   Cowboys4life
    I think I'm going to pass on taking it during the summer. I do work full- time at home, but I would rather be safe than sorry, so I think I'll wait until the fall to take 2A. I was trying to be quick about taking all of the classes, but I have to be realistic. I just want to finish all my prerequisites and apply to the program already.
  8. by   FutureRN951
    That's smart to wait until the fall if you work full-time. I know some people that rushed because they also wanted to just get their courses done, but did not get the grades they needed in order to have the best chance of getting in. In the meantime, you can take the nurse prep class (NXN-84) with Dr. Vanthul- it is an incredible class and she gives you great information. Plus, you will get two points towards the RN program (if the scale doesn't change by the time you apply). Good luck!
  9. by   xxstarrynitesxx
    Hello everyone! I want to wish you all good luck on applying/prepping for the TEAS. I'll be applying in the spring for Fall 2018 (I am taking my last prerequisite, Anatomy 2B, in the Fall), but I wanted to familiarize myself more with the process, this website, and just pick up any pointers that I can when the time comes around. Once again, best of wishes!
  10. by   xxstarrynitesxx
    Quote from Cowboys4life
    I think I'm going to pass on taking it during the summer. I do work full- time at home, but I would rather be safe than sorry, so I think I'll wait until the fall to take 2A. I was trying to be quick about taking all of the classes, but I have to be realistic. I just want to finish all my prerequisites and apply to the program already.
    I just wanted to echo what FutureRN951 said. With the competitiveness of this program, I would not recommend taking any chances with your GPA. I applaud you for evaluating your circumstances and being realistic with yourself. I took 2A during the winter and got an A while working over 40 hours a week. Many people who were working more than 20+ hours usually took a lower grade or dropped the class entirely. The professor made the class manageable though.

    As far as recommended professors go, I echo FutureRN951 again. I'll be tutoring for Micro with the above mentioned professor. She is amazing! I took the same professor as she did for 2A. He is tough, but he will get you into and through nursing school. I'll be taking (hopefully) her professor for 2B in the Fall. I have had several people recommend taking that professor as my 2A professor won't be teaching 2B when I am taking it. I thoroughly vet my potential professors before taking them because I do not want an easy A if it will not successfully get me through nursing school.

    If you need anything else please let me know! Continue to ask around and get advice! Best of luck with classes!
  11. by   EMT2BRN1987
    Hey everybody I am applying for fall of this year for spring 2018 and I already have 62 points with the teas and I plan on taking statistics this year to get an extra 4. This point system is crappy I have awesome grades but the teas kill it for me so I might go do my CNA in the meanwhile. That's with an EMT and the extra prep classes too
  12. by   xxstarrynitesxx
    Quote from EMT2BRN1987
    Hey everybody I am applying for fall of this year for spring 2018 and I already have 62 points with the teas and I plan on taking statistics this year to get an extra 4. This point system is crappy I have awesome grades but the teas kill it for me so I might go do my CNA in the meanwhile. That's with an EMT and the extra prep classes too
    The new point system is definitely different. I like that it allows more people who work in various parts of the medical field to get points whereas previous versions limited who could get points. My friends who applied in the couple past semesters really loved being able to get so many extra points from taking a couple of classes. I have yet to actually take my TEAS, but I feel somewhat pressured to score in the 90s. Even though, I would not feel entirely safe!

    If you get your CNA, would you plan on applying for the LVN program in addition to the RN program? That way you have the option of going the LVN route into the program. I have been trying to explore different options and schools myself.
  13. by   Amyjmontoya7
    Hi everyone! I will also be applying in the Fall for Spring 2018. If I did the calculation correctly for the remainder graduation prereqs, then I am coming in at 43 points (before TEAS). This new grading scale brought my points down by a lot :/
    Last edit by Amyjmontoya7 on Jun 20
  14. by   EMT2BRN1987
    Yeah I know I'm wondering if I'm the only one who thinks the point scale brought down the points alot

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