Nursing and Allied Health
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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.
Message from the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health
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, and sign-on bonuses.
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, RN
Dean of Nursing and Allied Health