Nursing Enrollment

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Requirements to Enter and Complete the Nursing Program

The 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. Note: The Board of Registered Nursing requires that students have a social security number in order to take the licensure exam NCLEX.

Minimum Criteria for applying the Nursing Program

  • High School Graduation or Equivalent
  • All prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to applying
  • Cumulative (all colleges attended, regardless of nursing coursework) GPA 2.5 or higher
Pre-Nursing Course Prere​quisites:
All completed with a grade "C" or better (must be completed prior to applying to the nursing program)
BIOL 071* Human Anatomy5.0
BIOL 072* Human Physiology5.0
BIOL 074* General Microbiology5.0
*Will accept a minimum of 4.0 semester units, equivalent courses
ENGL 001A English Composition 3.0
Note: Nursing will not accept international coursework for the prerequisite classes.

Major Requirements:

Course Supportive of the Major: (Required for graduation and licensure)

PSYCH 001 General Psychology (recommended prior to enrollment in the nursing program)3.0
Major Requirements: All completed with a grade "C" or better
NURS 001 Fundamentals in Nursing 9.5
NURS 002A Basic Medical-Surgical Nursing 5.0
NURS 002B Maternity Nursing 4.0
NURS 003 Advanced Pediatrics and Medical-Surgical Nursing 8.5
NURS 004 Adv. Medical-Surgical/Geriatric/ Mental Health/Leadership and Management Nursing 10.0
General Education:
Area A: Written Communication-English1A (met by Pre-nursing prerequisite course)
Communication Studies 3.0
Area B: Science with lab (met by Pre-nursing prerequisite course)
Area C: Fine Arts3.0
Humanities3.0
Area D: HIST 17A and 17B OR HIST-001 and POLSC 0016.0
Area E: Life-long Learning and Self Development (met by Nursing curriculum)
Graduation Requirements:
Physical Activity: PE or DANCE
Cultural Pluralism/Ethnic Studies (can be completed in area C or D)
Math competency: Math 013 or 014 OR Equivalent OR Intermediate Algebra Competency Exam
1.0
Pre-requisite Courses 15.0 - 18.0
Course Supportive of the Major3.0
Nursing Major Courses37.0
General Education Courses (additional)15.0
Physical Activity1.0
Total units 71.0 – 74.0

Note: For licensure, the Board of Registered Nursing requires one of the following courses to meet the Societal/Cultural Pattern:
ETH 010, 011, 020, 030, 035, 040, 042, SOC 010, 011, ​​​ANTH 063 OR Equivalent

​Nursing Application (Available October 1st – October 31)

The next application period is for Fall 18/Spring 19

(Please note, the above application links will not be active until October 1st to October 31st)

We have attached a sample of the generic online application for you to assist you in filling out your online application (this does not reflect the BRN Course Deficient Application, please see the section below for the example).  We suggest you print it out and you can use it as your draft prior to the online submission.  The online application will not allow you to save it and return to it later.  You must be ready to submit it once you input your information. 

Nursing Application Sample:

Sample Generic Student Application.pdf

The application period is for enrollment in the following academic year. Once selection is determined, the student will be assigned to begin nursing coursework in either the fall or spring semester. In order to apply to the nursing program, the student must have completed all of the required prerequisite courses..

Transcripts

  • Students are required to submit ALL transcripts from all colleges attended (this is how the overall gpa is calculated and we accept these only during the application period). 
  • All transcripts must be submitted even if the classes are not related to nursing, we require ALL transcripts
  • All transcripts must be official transcripts (sealed transcripts)  the only exception to this is if the classes are from EVC and SJCC you may use a print out from MyWeb.
  • We suggest that the student have the transcripts sent to them directly before the application period and during the application period they can submit the transcripts to the Nursing Office which is located in the Sequoia Building in Room S207 the office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. . 
  • If you are submitting your transcripts using an eservice, please be sure they are sent to: Adrienne.Burns@evc.edu - DO NOT SEND TO ADMISSIONS
  • If you are mailing the transcripts, they must be postmarked by no later than 10/31.  P lease send to:    Evergreen Nursing - Adrienne Burns   3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA  95135 
  • If you are dropping off your transcripts, there is a grey bin in front of Office S207 (Upstairs in the Sequoia Building), please drop your transcripts there.

Here is the workflow that the application process will follow:

  1. You submit your application online (There is no fee and you do not have to be an EVC Student, or have a Student ID number)
  2. You will receive an email indicating your application was received
  3. You submit your transcripts (LVN and Generic Students Only) 
  4. Once your transcripts have been opened you will receive an email that we are processing them (please do not call the nursing department for transcript information, it only slows things down in processing).  We receive over 500 applications and we process them as fast as we can.
  5. Once we have reviewed your transcripts you will get another email from us stating what your status is in our program.
  6. We will notify you via email by December 31st if you were randomly selected (or earlier).
Please check your email often for updates.
Note: The EVC nursing program will not accept international science courses to meet the prerequisite science requirement for Anatomy, Physiology, or Microbiology.

  • Students who have met the eligibility requirements are put into the State Chancellor's Office validated "Model Prerequisites for Enrollment in ADN Programs" formula.
    • This formula includes cumulative GPA (all colleges attended), prerequisite science GPA (including D's and F's), science repeats (a Withdrawal, D or F will count as repetitions), and English 1A GPA (including D's and F's). The formula generates a composite score (cut score), which will be utilized in the selection process.
      · The EVC nursing program cut score is 75%.
      · Click here for the Chancellor's Formula Worksheet 10915.xlsx
  • Students who meet the 75% cut score are randomly selected to take the Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Please do not submit any TEAS results to the program until you are requested to do so. The TEAS score requirement is:
    • Version V.: 62% (adjusted composite score) OR Version VI aka New TEAS: 62%
      · Pass TEAS --> admitted to program
      · Not Pass TEAS --> Remediation/Enrichment

    • One year to plan successfully (including passing score on the TEAS)

    • Admit students in the next possible enrollment cycle

      For information on the TEAS, please visit https://www.atitesting.com/Solutions.aspx
      Note: 

      Beginning Fall 2010, one semester of combined A&P will no longer meet the requirement for Anatomy.

      Beginning October 2014, the Model Prerequisites for Enrollment in ADN Program formula (Chancellor's Formula) cut score will be 75%

      For a listing of comparable courses at other local colleges please click here: 
    • Local CC Courses Equivalent to EVC Nursing 2-8-17.xls

      If there are more qualified applicants than spaces available, selection will be as follows:
  • Students who have met the eligibility requirements are put into the State Chancellor's Office validated "Model Prerequisites for Enrollment in ADN Programs" formula.
    • This formula includes cumulative GPA (all colleges attended), prerequisite science GPA, science repeats (a Withdrawal, D or F will count as repetitions), and English 1A GPA. The formula generates a composite score (cut score), which will be utilized in the selection process.
      · The EVC nursing program cut score is 75%.
  • Students who meet the 75% cut score are randomly selected to take the Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). The TEAS score requirement is:
  • ·Version V.: 62% (adjusted composite score) OR Version VI aka New TEAS: 62%
  • · Pass TEAS --> admitted to program
  • · Not Pass TEAS --> Remediation/Enrichment
    • One year to plan successfully (including passing score on the TEAS)
    • Admit students in the next possible enrollment cycle

    F​or information on the TEAS, please visit https://www.atitesting.com/Solutions.aspx

​​​MILITARY/VETERAN ADVANCED PLACEMENT 

​Military Personnel and Veterans may be eligible for advanced placement enrollment in the ADN Program based on education and experience.  This includes, but not limited to, Basic Medical Technician (Navy Hospital Corpsman), USAF Basic Medical Service Technician, and Army Medical Specialist.

    1. Military Personnel and Veterans may request for advanced placement in the nursing program during application process if they have the following:
      1. Honorable discharge (DD214) or current active honorable service (letter from supervisor).
      2. Recency of education and experience within last five years prior to application
      3. Served on active military duty in the medical corps of the United States under honorable conditions.
      4. Met the same eligibility requirement for admission into the ADN program as other applicants, including completion of prerequisites.
    2. Application process policy and procedures are the same for the generic and military personnel/Veteran student  (please see the requirements on EVC web site) 
      1. Military records and transcripts will be reviewed by an evaluator and the applicant must have a DD214 showing completion of military coursework and service/discharge under honorable conditions.
    3. Once you submit the application and have met the eligibility requirements, you are put into the State Chancellor's Office validated "Model Prerequisites for Enrollment in ADN Programs" formula.  This formula includes cumulative GPA (all colleges attended), prerequisite science GPA, science repeats (a Withdrawal, D or F will count as repetitions), and English 1A GPA. The formula generates a composite score (cut score), which will be utilized in the selection process.
    4. Must pass N001 Fundamentals of Nursing Challenge Exam per policy 
      1. If you are planning to apply you may review the Book List, Reading List, N001 Syllabus and Lecture Schedule located on EVC's Nursing Department web page under "Forms for Incoming Students" for study material.  The exam is on Fundamentals of Nursing and content is outlined in these documents.
      2. The N001 Fundamentals of Nursing Challenge Exam is scheduled in December. Applicants are notified by email.  You will be required to bring a Photo ID to take this exam, and will not be allowed to take the exam without proper photo identification. 
      3. After you complete the computerized exam, you will be notified if you passed or failed the exam by email. If you pass, you will go to the next step (see below).  If you fail, you will have to wait until the next application period to reapply to the program.
      4. If you pass the challenge exam, you will be asked to take the TEAS test, which is scheduled during January through March. For information on the TEAS, please visit https://www.atitesting.com/Solutions.aspx
      5. If you pass the Version VI TEAS test with 62% or above, you will go to the next step.  If you do not pass the TEAS test, you will have to wait until the next application period to reapply to the program.
      6. If there are more students than spaces available, then you will be included in a computerized random selection (also known as Lottery) to begin the ADN program as an advanced placement student, based on space availability during the academic year.

         
  1. Military Personnel and Veterans entering ADN program on Advanced Placement
    1. All student policies and procedures apply
    2. Must complete these courses with a grade of 75% "C" or better
Major Requirements: All completed with a grade "C" or better
NURS 002A Basic Medical-Surgical Nursing 5.0
NURS 002B Maternity Nursing 4.0
NURS 003 Advanced Pediatrics and Medical-Surgical Nursing 8.5
NURS 004 Adv. Medical-Surgical/Geriatric/ Mental Health/Leadership and Management Nursing 10.0

*Associate Degree may require additional coursework per college policy

References

California Board of Registered Nursing:  Supplemental sunset review report 2016.  Retrieved 

at  http://www.rn.ca.gov/pdfs/forms/sunset2016.pdf .

SB-466 Registered Nurses:  Board of registered nursing.  Retrieved at

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB466

This policy was created December 22, 2016.​

Nursing Workshops

You need ​​to attend a General Nur​sing workshop before you meet with a EVC Counselor for the Nursing Program. No appointment necessary, they are drop in workshops.

General Information Nursing Workshops

All of the workshops will be held in the Sequoia Building Upstairs - Room S-219

  • ​Friday, December 15, 2017 - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To review the presentation, please click on the link below:

 ​

These workshops are designed for  the student who is interested in the EVC RN Program​​. If you are unable to attend any of these workshops, you can view the power point presentation above, just click the link for above for Workshop Presentation.  If you choose to review on line rather than attend the workshop please click here Confirmation of Online RN Workshop Review​

Test For Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

SB 1309 allows community colleges to utilize approved diagnostic assessment tools prior to enrollment in the nursing program. EVC uses the Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). For additional information on the TEAS, visit https://www.atitesting.com/Solutions/PreNursingSchool.aspx

ATI completed a norming study on the New TEAS exam. Due to student success data, the recommended cut score is 62%. Based on the recommendation from the State Chancellor's office, the EVC Nursing program will no longer accept TEAS test version 3.0 or 4.0 ​with cut scores of 72% or higher, effective the October 2011.

In order to be eligible for the nursing program, EVC requires a qualifying score of 62% on Version VI or New TEAS​. Students who are selected to take the TEAS as a generic student who do not meet the qualifying score will be given one year to complete an individualized remediation plan (this does not apply to alternate students, BRN students or LVN to RN students). The student can then retake the TEAS.

EVC will offer TEAS testing dates and times for EVC Nursing students that have been selected for provisional enrollment in the nursing program. The next cycle for TEAS testing occurs generally every Spring. Since EVC receives state Enrollment Growth and Retention Funds, the $25 fee attached to the TEAS is waived for students who have been provisionally accepted to EVC's nursing program. These fees are currently waived.

For students who have completed the TEAS, Version VI or​ New TEAS, and have been provisionally accepted into our program, please provide the Nursing Program with an official TEAS transcript. These can be ordered throughhttp://www.atitesting.com/OnlineStore/BrowseStore.aspx?RootID=84&CatID=96. This is the only avenue that students can submit their transcripts to EVC. The cost is $27.00

There is currently no recency to the TEAS test.

​Effective October 2013 application period, students who are provisionally accepted can only take the test once after notification of acceptance. It can be taken at any site.

Course Deficiency Letter From The Board Of Registered Nursing

Did you receive a letter from the Board of Registered Nursing indicating you were deficient in certain areas of your education that you need to fulfill​​?  Please follow this process:

From October 1st to October 31st, you can go to apply to the Nursing Program (please scroll up to the application page).  Below is the sample of the application.  You must upload a copy of the letter your received from the BRN to your online application.  There is no fee for the application, you do not have to be an EVC student to apply and you are not required to have an EVC ID number for the application.

Sample Online BRN Deficiency Application.pdf

​What to expect after you apply to the RN Program:

  • ​If you are planning to apply to the BRN Deficient program in October, you may review the Book List, Reading List, N001 Syllabus and Lecture Schedule, located at the bottom of this web page under "Forms for Incoming Students" for study material.  The exam is on Fundamentals of Nursing and the topics are reviewed in these documents. This is material that you should have already covered in your previous nursing education.

  • The exam will typically occur in December and you will be emailed with the details in late November. For the exam you will need to bring the letter you received from the BRN along with photo identification. If you fail to bring these items with you, you will not be allowed to take the exam.

  •  After you complete the computerized exam you will get your results in a timely fashion. You will be notified if you passed or failed the exam by email. If you pass, you will go to the next step. (see below) If you fail, you will have to wait until the next application period to reapply to the program.

  • Once you pass the Challenge Exam you will be asked to take the TEAS test (Please scroll above and see information on the TEAS process and study material). This usually occurs January through March.

  • If you pass the TEAS test, you will go to the next step, if you don't pass the TEAS test, you will have to wait until the next application period to reapply to the program.

  • You will be scheduled to do a face-to-face interview with a representative from the EVC Nursing Program. After the interview you will be notified via email if you are qualified to enter our program.

  • ​Please indicate if you are an international student in your interview.  This will help us prepare you for the requirements through Admissions.

LVN To RN

​​​​​​Application Information:

The application p​​olicy and procedures are the same as for the generic RN student. Please see the requirements section above. ​

You cannot apply for the LVN to RN Bridge Program unless you currently have your California LVN license at the time of your application.  We have attached a sample of the online application for you to assist you in filling out your online application.  We suggest you print it out and you can use it as your draft prior to the online submission.  The online application will not allow you to save it and return to it later.  You must be ready to submit it once you input your information.  Please scroll up to the application page.​

Sample LVN Student Application.pdf

​What to expect after you apply to the RN​ Program:

  • If you are planning to apply to the LVN to RN Bridge Program in October, you may review the Book List, Reading List, N001 Syllabus and Lecture Schedule, located at the bottom of this web page under "Forms for Incoming Students" for study material.  The exam is on Fundamentals of Nursing and the topics are reviewed in these documents. This is material that you should have already covered in your previous nursing education.

  • ​The  N001 Fundamentals of Nursing Challenge Exam typically will be given in December, you will be notified by email.  You will be required to bring your California LVN License and Photo ID to take this exam, if you fail to bring these, you will not be allowed to take the exam.

  • After you complete the computerized exam, you will get your results in a timely fashion. You will be notified if you passed or failed the exam by email. If you pass, you will go to the next step (see below) if you fail, you will have to wait until the next application period to reapply to the program.

  • Once you pass the Challenge Exam you will be asked to take the TEAS test (Please scroll above and see information on the TEAS process and study material). This usually occurs January through March.​

  • If you pass the TEAS test, you will go to the next step, if you don't pass the TEAS test, you will have to wait until the next application period to reapply to the program.

  • If you pass the TEAS test, you will take N005 Role Transition course during the summer, traditionally this occurs in the month of June. If you are successful in this course, you will then be approved to begin the LVN to RN Bridge Program in the fall semester (typically our LVN students enter into the 2nd or 3rd semester dependent on where we have space availability) if there is space available. If there are more students than spaces available, we will then go to random selection and the students who are not chosen will go on a waiting list for the spring.

  • 30 Unit Option:

LVN 30-Unit Option Coursework
Prerequisites: No recency required
BIOL 072 Human Physiology 5.0
BIOL 074 General Microbiology 5.0
NURS 005 Role Transition 1.5
Nursing Major Courses
First Semester:
NURS 003 Advanced Pediatrics and
Medical-Surgical Nursing 8.5
Second Semester:
NURS 004 Advanced Medical-Surgical/Geriatric/
Leadership and Management Nursing 10.0
Unit Breakdown
Prerequisite Course 11.5
Nursing Major Courses 18.5
Total Units 30.0

 Following completion of the 30-Unit Option, LVNs are Eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN. Completing the 30-Unit Option does not constitute graduation from the Nursing Program. In addition, completing the 30-Unit Option may limit the ability to gain licensure endorsement in other states or impact employment mobility in some health care institutions.​​​​

Transfer Student (From Another​ RN Program): 

You cannot transfer into our program if you left prior to completing your 1st semester.

You cannot transfer into our program if it has been longer than 2 semesters that you have been out of nursing school (1 year).
If you meet the above requirements please do the following:

  1. Write us a letter explaining why you wish to transfer from one nursing school to ours at:
    Adrienne Burns
    Evergreen Valley College
    Nursing Program
    3095 Yerba Buena Road,
    San Jose, CA 95135

Please be sure to include a valid phone number and email address in your correspondence

  1. Include in your letter all of your nursing school official transcripts

  2. Include in your letter a copy of all course descriptions for your nursing classes (you can usually obtain this from the schools website)

  3. Once we receive your information, we will send you a confirmation letter of receipt and add you to the list of transfer requests.

  4. Please indicate if you are an international student in your letter.  This will help us prepare you for the requirements through Admissions.

  5. If there is an opening, you will be contacted at the number you provide to us or by email.​​

Study Material For Challenge Exam For BRN Students

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