CCTI: Critical Care Training Institute
“CCTI offers quality American Heart Association® certified classes in Sonoma County.
You can find information and training in basic and advanced emergency medical intervention; all in a comfortable, stress free, high-tech learning environment.
Certified BLS, ACLS, PALS, and ECG classes available with certification cards issued same day. Continuing education hours are available.
Register online, or call at 707-836-7000 or toll free at 877-909-2284.”
All SSU Nursing students are required to be CPR certified for the Healthcare provider. CCTI offers a great course. See a class description here! Pre-nursing students, it’s never to early to start getting ready to apply. This would be a great way to get your feet wet and check one item off your nursing application to-do list.
“A mental health screening is a quick way to determine if you or someone you care about may need to reach out to a doctor or mental health professional. CampusClarity has partnered with Screening for Mental Health, a leading online provider, to bring you screenings for potentially serious problems that could have a negative impact on your college experience.” Click here to be directed to the website.
WEPT: Written English Proficiency Test (recommended Junior year)
“The Written English Proficiency Test (WEPT) is the test designed by Sonoma State University to fulfill the California State University Graduate Written Assessment Requirement (GWAR). The GWAR decrees that all graduates of any CSU campus must demonstrate writing proficiency before being awarded a degree. SSU’s WEPT is also used for access to many of our graduate programs. The two-hour test asks students to write a persuasive article, essay, or letter on a topic of general interest and is scored on the basis of organization, appropriateness of content, clarity and facility of expression, and mechanics.
All Sonoma State students, both undergraduate and graduate, must fulfill the WEPT requirement in order to receive their degrees.
Undergraduates complete the WEPT requirement by passing the test with a score of 8 or greater.”
TEAS: Test of Essential Academic Skills (Pre-nursing students)
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS VI) must be taken in order to apply for most programs or at least upon acceptance to programs must be completed (check application guidelines for each school)
Sign up for the TEAS and explore the ATI testing website and study supplies here!
See Sonoma State University Pre-Licensure standards for the TEAS exam results here!
There is also a free ATI app that you can check out in your app store.
Petitioning to Graduate at Sonoma State University (Juniors, take a look at this):
Check this website to see updates on current dates that applications need to be filled out and signed by Department Chair. It is current through 2017. Junior Graduation date will be May 2018, so check back regularly for updates.
Pinning Ceremony 2017
BSN Senior Pinning Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 19th, 2017 (the day before graduation). This will take place in the Green Music Center at 11 am.
Juniors are expected to assist in the set-up of the event, and will use this opportunity as a chance to observe changes that could be made for the future ceremonies as well as what they liked and would appreciate having replicated for their own ceremony.
Attending this event will honor the Senior Nursing students who have worked very hard throughout nursing school. A pinning ceremony is a rich tradition welcoming new nurses into the nursing profession. Nursing pins are presented by the faculty of the school.
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
By invitation only; must have completed at least one year of a BSN program to qualify for invite through Sonoma State’s chapter.
STTI provides you with resources and opportunities to engage with other nursing leaders and develop your professional and leadership skills.
Spring 2018 Induction will be held February 3, 2018, application for inductions due Fall 2017.
The current BSN Senior class will be graduating this May. Attending the ceremony to honor and support them would be a fantastic way for the club to celebrate such a great accomplishment!
Saturday, May 20, 2016 1 pm (Please plan on attending the entire ceremony)
Note to Graduates:
One hour prior to their ceremony start time, graduates should report to the processional line-up on the north side of Stevenson Hall, behind their school banner.
A name card is given to the graduates to fill out while lined up. Graduates march to the Commencement Lawn and are seated in this line order. In addition, names of each grad are read by faculty members from the name card in this line order, as he or she crosses the Commencement platform and receives the diploma case. The name card also serves as an identifier for the campus photographers.
For more detailed information on the Commencement Ceremony, please click here!
American Nurses Credentialing Center
From their site: “The credentialing arm of the American Nurses Association provides opportunities for adding a board-certified credential to the RN title. This often requires a certain number of clinical hours in the specialty the nurse is aiming for as well as a specific number of continuing education units in that specialty. Finally, the RN must pass an exam for the title to be added. The website is worth exploring as future nurses begin to dream about where they want their careers to take them.”
Pearson VUE is the company used for registering for the NCLEX (that big test that nursing school at Sonoma State prepares you for). It would be useful for you to familiarize yourself with their website before it comes time for you to schedule your NCLEX to become a Registered Nurse (yes, that day will really come!). They have excellent resources on their website to help you know what to expect on the day of your test.