Nursing is an exciting and challenging profession of responsibility, integrity, and personal growth. Nursing provides an essential service to others, involving the care of people, sick and well. As career professionals, nurses are dedicated individuals who have committed themselves to improving the quality of health care for others.
The information below contains the questions (and hopefully the answers) that prospective students most frequently ask. We expect that you will take advantage of the information provided on these pages before calling with questions. If you still have questions after reading through the materials below please feel free to contact either the COD General Counseling Office at (760) 773-2520 or the Health Sciences/Nursing Office at (760) 773-2578. You can also attend one of the information sessions scheduled during the semester.
CURRENT ITEMS OF INTEREST:
- VN Fall 2016 Application Packet (Available June 1, 2016 and ends June 21st at 5:00 PM)
- VN reinstatement request form. (Only available last three weeks of the semester)
For VN1 and VN3, forms should be submitted in May. For VN2, December.
Nursing Study Lounge: Room N1, the study room, is available for scheduling through Blackboard. If you have any questions, please contact the Skills Lab Coordinator.
LVN Transition to RN program information: See Advanced Placement link in above left column.
All nursing and allied health students participating in an acute care rotation will be medically screened, prior to the first day of clinical by the Employee Health Department of the assigned facility. Screening may include a physical examination, TB testing, blood tests which show definitive immunity to communicable disease, and will include drug screening (including alcohol). See Facilities Links (in column at left) for health screening and background clearance information for your clinical site. Students who do not clear the screening will be dropped from the program. Onboarding is usually conducted in the last two weeks before starting your clinical rotation so please do not make out of town plans for that time period. Missing Onboarding will result in being removed from the program.
2016 Spring Onboarding for VN2 EMC will be on Feb 19, 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. you must wear your scrubs, bring your compliance folders and completed EMC student packet. Please have your picture ID and CPR card & SSN card on you.
2016 Spring Onboarding for VN2 JFK will be on January 22,2016 @ 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. you must wear your scrubs, bring your compliance folders, your completed JFK student packet, and copies of your ID, CPR card, & SSN card signed.
2016 Spring Onboarding for VN2 DRMC will be on January 26 @ 1 p.m. @ 2 p.m. @ 3 p.m. because of the large group we are doing 3 time frames. Please call me Brian Pottle 760-773-2579 to set your time. More information to follow on both via e-mail.
CURRENT SEMESTER STUDENT ID CARD PAYMENT / PICKUP INFORMATION:
Nursing student ID Cards will be available at the ASCOD office at the beginning of each semester. Please note the ASCOD office staff will be strictly adhering to schedule. Please contact the School of Health Sciences and Education office if you have questions.
GENERAL INFORMATION: (Click on titles below)
Applicants are advised to not submit official transcripts to this division unless you are submitting an application packet. Official transcripts received separate from an application packet will not be retained by the division (they will be shredded). Please call if you have questions regarding this requirement.
All students attending COD will obtain a COD email address upon registering. We strongly advise activating this as soon as possible since this address will be used for all official notifications. Once activated, there is also an option to have emails automatically forwarded to another email address for your convenience.
Current Nursing Students:
Please check Blackboard and your instructor's web page for ongoing information and updates concerning class supplements, handouts, and announcements.
NURSING INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Group information sessions are offered periodically during the spring semester to provide an overview of the nursing programs and a 'question and answer' time. (Session availability is contingent upon nursing advisor availability.) See below for dates as they become scheduled.
Come and Find Out....
- What prerequisite courses are needed
- How to apply
- Program particulars
- Job particulars
- Bring your questions!
Upcoming 2015-16 Nursing Info Sessions:
NO appointment necessary.
Palm Desert – February 9th, 5:00PM – 7:00PM (Tuesday), Nursing Room 4
EVC – February 24th, 4:00PM – 6:00PM (Wednesday) , EVC 206
Palm Desert – March 10th, 11:00AM – 1:00PM (Thursday) Nursing Room 4
Palm Desert, April 16th, 2:00PM – 4:00PM (Saturday) Nursing Room 4
Palm Desert, June 6th – 1:00PM – 2:00PM (Monday) Nursing Room 4