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:
Completion of Biology Pre-requisites-Anatomy, Microbiology and Physiology (with unit equivalent listed below​ for lecture/lab), with a  GPA of 2.5 or above for the sciences, and completion of English 1A with a "C" or better. 
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)

NURSING APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 1ST – OCTOBER 31 FOR ENROLLMENT THE FOLLOWING ACADEMIC YEAR

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

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:

BIOL 71                4 Semester Units Minimum         Human Anatomy            

BIOL 72                4 Semester Units Minimum         Human Physiology

BIOL 74                4 Semester Units Minimum         General Microbiology

ENGL 001A         3 Semester Units Minimum         English

Multi Criteria

Effective 10/1/18, EVC Nursing we will be utilizing the Multi Criteria selection process.  To be eligible, applicants must have completion of Biology Pre-requisites-Anatomy, Microbiology and Physiology (with unit equivalent listed above for lecture/lab), with a  GPA of 2.5 or above for the sciences, and completion of English 1A with a "C" or better. Multicriteria is a point system application process.​

​​ Admission Criteria Points Point Distribution
Academic degrees from regionally accredited programMaximum 5 points

BS/BA or higher = 5 points

OR

AA degree from originally accredited colleges = 2 points

Recent work or volunteer experience with direct human patient care within the past 5 years. Must have verification from human resources or employer verifying the number of hours worked and job title. All information must be submitted by the student along with the application.Maximum 15 points
  • Licensed LVN, Paramedic, EMT, Respiratory Therapists; documented medical military experience, (all with work experience ≥ 1000 hours) = 15 pts.

OR

  • CNA/HHA Certification , Phlebotomist, Hospital unit based clerical or telemetry staff, Health care related Therapists, such as Physical or Occupational therapists, Medical Assistant (all with work experience > 1000 hours) = 8 points
  • Physical Therapy Aide, Medical Scribe, Dental Hygienist, Radiology, CV  > 1000 hours)​ = ​5 points
  • Volunteer Activities  (≥ 200 hours) = 1 point

 

 

GPA relevant course work Biology Pre-requisites: Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology are lecture and lab courses only. No discussion group classes are included

Maximum

30 points

Biology Prerequisites Anatomy, Microbiology, and Physiology GPA must be ≥ or 2.5

4.0                  30 points

3.6 - 3.9          25 points

3.3 - 3.5          20 points

3.0 - 3.2          15 points

2.5 - 2.9           5 points



Completion of relevant course work for  Evergreen Valley College Nursing Program​Maximum 22 points

Pharmacology 5 points, Pathophysiology 5 points, all other courses 3 points per course for each course completed: Psychology, ​Developmental Psychology, ​ Communications (oral), and a course that fulfils AA Math requirement.

  • Students with Bachelor's degree will receive 3 points for Math requirement. They are exempt from GE math requirement.
  • Students may earn points for courses completed at other accredited schools approved to be equivalent through Petition for Course Substitution/Equivalency. Petitions must be approved prior to applying and must be on file with Admission/Records
  • Courses in progress will not be used to determine points.

Life Experience include:

  • Disabilities
  • Low Family Income
  • First generation of family to attend college
  • Need to work
  • Disadvantaged social or educational environment
  • Difficult personal or family situations or circumstances
  • Refugee or veteran status

 

 

Maximum 3 pointsStudents will who complete the narrative section of the application and meet any of the life experience criteria indicated, will receive 3 points.

Proficiency or advanced level coursework in languages other than English.

 

Credit for languages other than English shall be received for languages that are identified by the Chancellor's office. These may include but are not limited to the following:

 

ASL, Arabic, Chinese including its various dialects, Farsi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and various languages of the Indian subcontinents and Southeast Asia 

 

Maximum 2 points

Proof must be provided by the student ( of spoken language proficiency) by one of the following:

  1. Official transcript from a US regionally accredited college or university verifying 4 semester of the same foreign language with a grade of C or better for each semester within the last 5 years.
  2. Letter from a professor, clergy, supervisor, if it is the native language (must speak, read and write in the language).

Assessment and Readiness testing (TEAS)

First time ATI testing will be available through Evergreen Valley College (Limited Number).  Dates for TEAS TBD for 2018. Only the first passing score will be counted for points. 

Maximum 25 points

TEAS Version 6

 

 

85 – 100%               25 points

78 – 84.9%              20 points

71 – 77.9 %             15 points

64 – 70.9 %             10 points

62 – 63.9 %              5 points

 

 


Maximum Points that can be acquired:      102

ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.  A COMPLETED APPLICATION INCLUDES THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS INDICATED BELOW.

Transcripts

  • Students are required to submit ALL transcripts from all colleges where Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology and English 1A were taken.  Even if you took these classes more than once, ALL of the transcripts must be submitted.
  • All transcripts must be official transcripts (sealed transcripts) the only exception to this is if the classes are from EVC and SJCC you may submit unofficial transcripts.
  • The program recommends that the student have the transcripts sent to them directly before the application period. During the application period students can submit the official 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. Transcripts are only accepted during the month of October, and must be received by the program office on or before October 31st.
  • 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.  Please 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.

Document Submission

Transcripts and all other documents should be submitted together in a sealed large envelope (if you are submitting your transcripts electronically, that is acceptable to submit all other documents separately).

Proof of Academic Degree – You will need to submit an official transcript with the confirmation of your degree to the Nursing Office (same process as indicated above).

Recent work or volunteer experience with direct human patient care within the past 5 years - Must have verification from human resources or employer verifying the number of hours worked and job title submitted on letterhead.

Completion of relevant course work for Evergreen Valley College Nursing Program – Official transcripts indicating completion (same process as indicated for transcripts above) if Petitioned, must include copy of course substitution approval.

Life Experience – There will be a narrative section in the online application for applicants to fill out, no hard copy required.

Proficiency or advanced level coursework in languages other than English –  

  1. Official transcript from a US regionally accredited college or university verifying 4 semester of the same foreign language with a grade of C or better for each semester within the last 5 years.
  2. Upload to application, letter from a professor, clergy, supervisor, if it is the native language (must speak, read and write in the language).

TEAS - During the application period, you may upload your Version 6 TEAS Score to the application website.

Here is the workflow that the application process will follow:

  1. Applicants submit application online (There is no fee and there is no requirement to be a current EVC student or to have a student ID Number).
  2. Applicant will receive an email indicating the application was received
  3. Applicant submits transcripts (Not applicable for BRN Deficient Students) 
  4. The program will notify prospective students via email by February 28th if you were selected for enrollment.

Note: The EVC nursing program will not accept international science courses to meet the prerequisite science requirement for Anatomy, Physiology, or Microbiology.

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.

For a listing of comparable courses at other local colleges please click here: 

  • The program will select applicants with the highest point value
  • If the number of highest point values is tied and exceeds spaces available, the program will randomly select applicants from​ the highest point values.


​​​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 Lecture Hall Room S140  

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (You only need to attend one).  

​Friday, May 11, 2018


​​To review the presentation, please click on the link below:

Nursing Information Workshop- Updated 2.21.18.pdf​ ​


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.

EVC requires a qualifying score of 62% on Version VI or New TEAS​. 

The next cycle for TEAS testing for students who plan on applying to the nursing program for the fall 2019/Spring 2020 will be determined (please continue to check for updates here).  There will be a limit of the number of tests we have available and will be first come first served.  A sign up link will be available on this website soon.  The $25 fee attached to the TEAS is waived for students who are able to sign up for this exam.

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.Only the first passing score will be counted for points.

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.  

​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

Fall 2018 Incoming Students​

Spring 2019 Incoming Students​​Check List for Incoming Nursing Students Spring 5.14.18.pdf​​

NCLEX Preparation​

Instructions for LifeScan and Photo Preparation​.pdf

Program Hours Update 11.23.16.pdfEvergreen Valley College NCLEX Application Review Spring 18.pdf

Request To Return

Request to Return Revised 3.doc

All Incoming​ Students​

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