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
Road Map to RN to BSN program
SJSU has a 3 Semester RN to BSN program. Currently, RNs are admitted every Fall. Program admission is contingent upon meeting minimum requirements, admission to SJSU, 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
The nursing applications to the RN to BSN program are due March 15th (school of nursing office) each year. Applications will be processed and acceptance letters emailed to RNs in mid-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 BSN Coordinator: 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