College & Career Center Newsletter

December 1st, 2017 Edition

CCC upcoming Events
Thank you to all the families that came to our first CUHSD Out of State College Fair last night @Westmont High School.
It was a success with well over 300 people in attendance, and 25 college representatives.
If you attended but haven't had a chance to answer our quick exit survey, please do so here to help us improve these events in the future.
See you at the next one on February 13th @Prospect High School.

Deadline to submit your applications to some private and out-of-state universities

Last SAT test date accepted by most universities - don't forget to send your official scores!!!

Last ACT test date accepted by most universities - don't forget to send your official scores!!!

Free practice SAT/ACT tests offered at Leigh, sign up here.  $20 donation to the H&SC is strongly encouraged to cover future scholarships.
Please note - you can only take one of the 2 tests that day, let us know directly here if you'd like to take the other one on a different date.

CUHSD College Fair @ Prospect High School, 6-8pm

PSAT 10 for the Sophomore class

CUHSD Career Pathway Expo @ Del Mar High School, 6-8pm

CCC closed days
12/23/17 - 1/9/18
Holiday break - CCC will be closed

Spotlight of the week: Common App

10 Biggest Changes to the 2017-18 Common Application 

College Students Share Common App Tips, Tactics

Career Spotlight!

Registered Nurse

What Registered Nurses Do
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members

Work Environment
Registered nurses work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities. Others work in outpatient clinics and schools or serve in the military.

How to Become a Registered Nurse
Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses must be licensed.

Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners

What Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners Do
Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners, also referred to as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), coordinate patient care and may provide primary and specialty healthcare. The scope of practice varies from state to state

Work Environment
Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners work in a wide variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, physicians' offices, and clinics. Most APRNs work full time.

How to Become a Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife, or Nurse Practitioner
Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners must earn at least a master’s degree in one of the APRN roles. They must also be licensed in their state and pass a national certification exam.

Quick Facts
Occupation Registered Nurses Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners
2016 Median Pay $68,450 per year
$32.91 per hour
$107,460 per year
$51.67 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree Master’s degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None None
On-the-job Training None None
Number of Jobs, 2016 2,955,200 203,800
Job Outlook, 2016-26 15% (Much faster than average) 31% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2016-26 437,000(2016 – 26) 64,000
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