MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
This is a most adventurous time to enter the nursing profession! Demand for nurses continues to grow while supply steadily decreases. This situation will worsen with the aging of our population. In addition, a significant number of nurses are expected to retire within the next ten years.Rewards in nursing include constant opportunities to give compassionate competent care that makes a difference in the lives of others and positively contributes to the health and well being of humanity. Nursing also gives you job security, flexibility in hours, full benefits for part-time work, incentives to continue with education, pension plans, varied work settings.
Men and women from diverse backgrounds who enter nursing find the advances in technology, expanded practice roles, and specialty areas such as surgical, emergency, obstetrical, pediatric, and critical care nursing to be interesting, exciting and rewarding. In addition, nursing careers are expanding to also include increasing emphasis in home care and community health nursing. Nurses can also have academic careers that include teaching and research. In fact, the diversity of career choices within nursing makes it a very attractive profession. Challenges on the horizon include preparing nursing to competently respond to bio-terrorism threats, increasing global environmental health hazards, escalating health care costs, and providing culturally competent health care to an increasingly diverse society.
Our graduates and local community health care providers find that our program solidly prepares competent entry-level nurses. Please consider the Evergreen Valley College Nursing Program as your program of choice as you consider a career in nursing.
Dr. Antoinette Herrera, EdD, MSN, RNDean of Nursing and Allied Health(408) 270-6448
ACCREDITATION AND PASS RATE INFORMATION
The EVC RN Program is accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850Atlanta, GA 30326Phone: 404-975-5000Fax: 404-975-5020Website: http://www.acenursing.org/
Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
Board of Registered NursingP.O. Box 944210Sacramento, CA 94244-2100Phone: 916-322-3350Fax: 916-574-7697Website: http://www.rn.ca.gov
NCLEX (RN Licensure Exam) Pass Rates:
The Department of Consumer Affairs for the Board of Registered Nursing of California posts the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) pass rates for all of the Board Approved Schools in California. These pass rates reflect all graduates of the EVC Nursing Program who have taken the examination within the last 5 years. You may view these pass rates by clicking on the link below.
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Dr. Antoinette Herrera, EdD, MSN, RN(408) 270-6448
Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide