Nursing & Allied Health

 Nursing students in simulation lab

About the Nursing Profession

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.

ACCREDITATION / PASS RATES​​ / graduation rates / employment rates

PUBLIC NOTICE OF UPCOMING ACCREDITATION REVIEW VISIT BY THE ACEN FOR EVC NURSING: Public meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 3:30 pm. For more details click here.

The EVC Associate Degree Registered Nursing Program is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000


Evergreen Valley College Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The EVC Nursing Program was last visited by ACEN in March of 2016. Upon completion of this visit, the EVC Nursing Program received a Letter of Reaffirmation from ACEN, confirming that the Board of Commissioners received, reviewed, and removed the conditions status and affirmed the next visit for Spring 2021. The EVC Nursing Program received a request from ACEN to delay the visit to Fall 2021. 

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at Evergreen Valley College meets the state education requirements for a Registered Nurse license in the state of California. Evergreen Valley College has not determined if the ADN program at Evergreen College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.

For more information on other state Nurse Practice Acts visit the NCSBN Link to every Nursing Practice Act.

Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)

Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
Phone: 916-322-3350
Fax: 916-574-7697

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.

NCLEX Pass Rates for EVC Nursing Program​
​​Student Achievement Data for 2016-2017​

  • First Time Pass Rate on National Council Licensure Exam  for Nurses (NCLEX) 93.85%
  • Graduates Obtaining Jobs: 74​%
  • Attrition Rate:  18%
  • On-Time Completion Rate 66​% 

Student Achievement Data for 2017-2018​
  • First Time Pass Rate on National Council Licensure Exam  for Nurses (NCLEX): 95%
  • Graduates Obtaining Jobs: 88%
  • Attrition Rate:  25%
  • On-Time: Completion Rate: 59%

Student Achievement Data for 2018-2019

  • First Time Pass Rate on National Council Licensure Exam  for Nurses (NCLEX): 96%

  • Graduates Obtaining Jobs: 87%

  • Attrition Rate:  22.5%

  • On-Time: Completion Rate: 71.25%

Student Achievement Data for 2019-2020 Academic Year
  • ​First Time Pass Rate on National Council Licensure Exam  for Nurses (NCLEX): 95%
  • Graduates Obtaining Jobs: 73%
  • Attrition Rate:  21%
  • On-Time Completion Rate: 66%

​2016 Survey of Registered Nurses Report and Infographic Brochure and 2017 Forecasts of the RN Workforce Report

Contact Info:

Lynette Apen​,
Dean, Nursing and Allied Health

​​Brittany Long
Nursing Program Coordinator
(408) 270-6448
Office S-207

Spring/Fall Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed Weekends & Holidays

Will Sapigao             Nursing Counselor                    (408) 223-6711

Division Departments

  1. Associate Degree in Nursing Program
  2. Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide
  3. Family and Consumer Studies

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