Since 1964, 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.
Note: For additional policies please see the Nursing Student Handbook:
Student Handbook (PDF)
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 following program separation due to a course failure or course withdrawal from any nursing major course, in order to be eligible to return to the program.
In addition, this policy clarifies the maximum length of time allowed to complete the nursing courses. All nursing courses must be completed within three years of the original program entry date. Students who separate from the nursing program must return to the program within two semesters of their separation semester, in order to be eligible to return to the program.
Definition of Returning Student
A "returning student" is defined as a student who has at any time been enrolled in one (1) or more courses in the Evergreen Valley College Nursing Program. All students who have enrolled in an EVC nursing major course and attended class at least one (1) day will be considered an "enrolled" student.
Please note the following exceptions.
Students eligible to return to the program must complete the "Request to Return to the Nursing Program" form.
Requests must be submitted by the posted due dates.
Students eligible to return must demonstrate written evidence of compliance with faculty recommendations for remediation. Faculty and the dean will evaluate each student's request to return on an individual basis.
Students eligible to return will be
selected on a space available basis according to the following priority:
Americans With Disabilities Act Compliance Statement
Policy For Student Criminal Background Checks And Urine Drug Screening
Leave of Absence
Purpose: Provide guidelines for students who are requesting to separate from the nursing program for personal or medical reasons.
Students ready to return to the nursing program must follow the Request to Return Policy
Policy revised April 4, 2016.
Policy: Military Personnel Nursing Admission
B.Purpose: To comply with new regulatory requirements of SB466 (credit for military education/experience)
To provide details about the evaluation of and granting credit for previous military education and experience, for purpose of establishing equivalency or granting credit, available to nursing program applicants.
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.
Military Personnel and Veterans entering ADN program on Advanced Placement
*Associate Degree may require additional coursework per college policy
California Board of Registered Nursing: Supplemental sunset review report 2016. Retrieved
SB-466 Registered Nurses: Board of registered nursing. Retrieved at
Nursing Program Outcomes and Frame work
At the completion of the Nursing Program, the graduate competently performs in the following areas.
Graduates of the Evergreen Valley College Associate of Science Degree Nursing Program function in the common domain of nursing practice after licensure. Completing program outcomes will enable graduates, following registered nurse licensure, to give direct patient care in collaboration with other health care professionals, and to perform independent, dependent and interdependent nursing interventions. Graduates are prepared and empowered to practice successfully within the rapidly changing health care systems of a multicultural society. Faculty recognize the role of the nurse is changing due to influences internal and external to the nursing profession. Therefore, graduates will continue learning through the process of experience and ongoing continuing education.
The unifying curriculum theme is an adaptation of the "Client Needs Model," a comprehensive framework for identifying nursing actions and competencies necessary for client care in a variety of settings and throughout the life span. This model relies on meta-paradigm beliefs about the person, environment, health and nursing as outlined in the program's philosophy. The client, defined as an individual, family, group or community, is the primary focus of care. Client needs for care are organized around five (5) key concepts: a) Safe and Effective Care Environment; b) Health Promotion and Maintenance; c) Physiological Integrity; d) Psychosocial Integrity and, e) Professional Role of the Nurse. These five (5) concepts form the foundation for the program's student learning outcomes that culminate in the achievement of program outcomes. Critical thinking, nursing process, cultural sensitivity and caring are the processes that integrate the key concepts throughout the curriculum.
Evergreen College Nursing Program: Organizing Framework for Curriculum, Adaptation of the "Client Needs" Model (as pictured above)
Level 4: Health | Person | Nursing | Environment
Level 3: Critical Thinking | Nursing Process | Cultural Sensitivity | Caring
Level 2: Professional Role of the Nurses | Health Promotion & Maintenance | Physiological Integrity | Psychosocial Integrity | Safe & Effective Care Environment
Level 1: Client
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.
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
Patricia Braun, MS, RN
Karen Cheung, MS, NP, RNBSN, California State University ChicoMSN, University of Michigan
Poonam Khare, MS, RN
(408) 274-7900 Extension 6026
EXTERNAL ADN to BSN PROGRAM at San Jose State University
Please review the Power Point indicated below:
Spring Fall 2018 Applying to SJSU RN to BSN.pdf