2017-02-17 / Schools


Program ranked #11

The nursing program at California State University Channel Islands has been named as one of the Top 25 nursing programs in California.

CSUCI’s program was ranked No. 11 out of 127 California nursing programs considered.

The honors came from RegisteredNursing.Org, an organization that provides information to nurses and nursing students in all 50 states.

The inclusion of CSUCI’s program was attributed in part to the program’s high student retention rate and the high number of graduates who pass the National Council Licensure Examination.

The program’s students are carefully selected from a large pool of applicants.

“Out of a pool of 500 applicants we select 44 for the Camarillo campus and out of 150 we select 22 for the Goleta campus,” said chair and professor of nursing Karen Jensen. “We look at their grade-point average in all of the prerequisite courses and their overall GPA. We also look at supplemental criteria, such as if they’ve worked in the healthcare field before or done volunteer hours or if they’re bilingual.”

For more information, visit www.csuci.edu/academics/ nursing.htm.

Scholarship available

The Pleasant Valley Historical Society will offer the Stan Daily Essay Scholarship to a student living in Pleasant Valley who writes a paper with original research on local history.

The deadline for submissions is April 1.

An award of $500 will be made to the student 18 or younger who produces the best piece.

The subject can be a biography or an article about an early family narrative, early industry, location or event.

Interested students may consult with society members on subject selection or request a personal tour of the museum at 720 N. Las Posas Road in Camarillo.

Three paper copies of the completed work should be mailed to P.O. Box 570, Camarillo, CA 93011-0570 or dropped off at the museum from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information, visit www.pvhsonline.org.

Poster contest open

The eighth annual Ventura County Fair poster contest is accepting entries from kids in grades five through 12 who reside in Ventura County. The deadline is Fri., April 7.

The theme of this year’s fair is “Rooted in Tradition.”

The winning design will be used to advertise the fair on posters, souvenirs and advertisements. Second- and third-place winners will also be used in publicity.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries. First place is $500, second place is $250 and third place is $100.

All entries will be displayed in the Youth Expo at the Ventura County Fair, which runs from Wed., Aug. 2 through Sun., Aug. 13. Each child who enters will receive two admission tickets and will ride with the Junior Fair Board in the parade.

Artwork may be created in any medium but may not include the use of glitter, metallic paint or attached 3-D objects.

Entries can be brought to the fairgrounds administration office at 10 W. Harbor Blvd. in Ventura. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit www.venturacountyfair.org, call (805) 648-3376 or email info@venturacountyfair.org with “Poster Contest” in the subject line.

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