Since 1962, the Evergreen Valley College Nursing Program has been highly regarded in the community for the outstanding preparation and competence of its graduates. Evergreen Valley College Nursing Department is a 2 year Registered Nurse Program. Upon completion of the program the student receives an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing and is eligible to take the NCLEX exam for RN Licensure. EVC's philosophy and beliefs about learning stress the integration/application of theory and practice, active involvement of the adult learner, and the teacher-facilitator role to promote critical thinking.
Students Returning to the Program
Purpose: To establish guidelines for students requesting to return to the EVC Nursing Program
The policy is intended to clarify the number of times a student can return to the EVC Nursing program. Students can request to return to the nursing program one (1) time within two years of program separation due to a course failure or course withdrawal from any nursing major course.
Nursing Program Outcomes and Frame work
At the completion of the Nursing Program, the graduate competently performs in the following areas.
RN Program Purpose and Philosophy
The Evergreen Valley College Nursing Program provides an optimal learning environment that will enable the culturally diverse learner to begin the process of life-long learning as a registered nurse. By earning an associate of science degree in nursing, program graduates are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN, and are prepared for entry-level practice into the profession of nursing.
Nursing faculty concur with the mission, vision and values of Evergreen Valley College and share in the responsibility of the total educational program. Within this framework, nursing faculty have defined a unique program philosophy.
Faculty value each person as distinct individuals with rich cultural experiences and a unique potential for growth.
Faculty believe that the environment is a dynamic state where multi-faceted life experiences occur.
Faculty believe that health is an individual's perception of his/her well being and their ability to engage in life experiences. They believe that health is an evolving state that occurs on a health-illness continuum.
Faculty define nursing according to Nursing's Social Policy Statement as: "The protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities and populations" (American Nurses Association, 2003). In addition, faculty believe that nursing is a dynamic, collaborative process based on principles from the biological, physical and behavioral sciences which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of actual or potential health problems.
Faculty believe that nursing supports human responses to health and illness by providing caring interventions that facilitate the client's ability to achieve optimal quality of life or to die in comfort with dignity. Nurses engage in lifelong learning that utilizes critical thinking to support and advocate for culturally sensitive care within a community.
Faculty define learning as an interactive, meaningful process that integrates visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles. The goal of learning is to become a faster, independent, creative, critical thinker. This is best achieved when the reflective learner develops reasoning abilities through self-assessment and self-awareness. Faculty believe in the capacity of the individual to learn, grow and change in a culturally diverse environment.
Support for student success in learning starts at the college level with a strong foundation in liberal arts and sciences. Faculty enhance student success by building on general education principles and empowering students in an environment where faculty function as teachers, mentors and supervisors.
American Nurses Association. (2003). Nursing's social policy statement, 2nd ed., American Nurses Publishing, Washington, D.C.
Nursing Faculty and Staff
ADN to BSN at San Jose State University
2014 0926 EVC - SJSU RN-BSN Roadmap.pdf
SJSU has a 3 Semester RN to BSN program. Currently, students are admitted every Fall to start courses in Fall and Spring. Program admission is contingent upon meeting minimum SJSU admission requirements and passing a drug screen and background check. Students are encouraged to complete any needed general education courses prior to enrollment, but only the following pre-requisites courses are required for admission to the program
· Oral Communication/Speech
· Critical Thinking/Logic (ENG 1C preferred)
· Statistics – Math 63
The nursing applications to the RN to BSN program are due March 6th (school of nursing office) each year. Applications will be processed and acceptance letters emailed to RNs at the beginning of May. It is strongly recommended that RNs attend an on campus RN to BSN advising session. These sessions are held throughout the Semester during the academic year. Dates/times for each session during the semester are posted on the School of Nursing website (see Advising) http://www.sjsu.edu/nursing
How do I apply?
Step 1: Mail your nursing application (on SON website) and all official transcripts to the RN to
Dr. Deepika Goyal
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing
Health Building, Room 420
San Jose State University One, Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0057
Step 2: Attend an advising session (strongly encourage)
Step 3: Apply for admission to SJSU http://www.csumentor.edu by November 30th the year
before you plan to attend
RNs accepted to the RN to BSN program must have:
· A current license as a Registered Nurse in California
· Completed at least 60 semester units of baccalaureate-level transferable college units. RNs may transfer up to 70 units to SJSU.
· Completed an AD or Diploma in nursing with a minimum of 30 semester units of nursing coursework with a grade of C or better in each course
· Completed nursing pre-requisites of Critical Thinking, Oral Communication, and Statistics with a grade of C or better
· Gained admission to SJSU as a RN to BSN major
· Meet drug screening and background check requirements.
· Prior to the program start date students must provide proof of up to date immunizations as outlined by the School of Nursing (specifics are provided to successful applicants along with a deadline date for completion).