Associate Degree in Nursing Program


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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.


IMPORTANT UPDATES (please read carefully):

***Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the sudden transition to a virtual campus, the EVC Nursing program will accept pre-requisite science courses taken online Spring 2020- Summer 2021 semesters for the October 2021 nursing application cycle. (Note: For future application cycles, we will accept pre-requisite science courses taken online during the pandemic through Fall 2021). If taken at another college, these pre-requisites must still be equivalent to Evergreen Valley College's pre-requisite courses. For more information about verifying equivalency of pre-requisites, please contact the counseling department.


  • Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EVC Nursing program is ONLY accepting e-transcripts for the October 2021 application cycle. If your college does not offer e-transcripts, please email
  •  E-transcripts: Official e-transcripts must be sent to - DO NOT SEND TO ADMISSIONS
  • ***EVC Nursing is not accountable for any e-transcripts that failed to be successfully submitted to the nursing office on-time (ex. transcripts failed to be submitted by your institution on-time). 

Student ID:

  • New to October 2021 application cycle: Applicants must have a valid EVC/SJCC student ID number to apply. If you are not an EVC/SJCC student, apply to Evergreen Valley College (free to apply). After you apply, it takes up to 48 hours to receive your student ID number.


    Evergreen Valley College wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree Nursing Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 3:30PM on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, in room S150 of the Sequoia Lecture Halls located at 3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA 95135. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to so that we can provide any changes in meeting location or meeting zoom link if face to face meetings are not permitted due to COVID. Please include ACEN RSVP in the subject line of your email.

    Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:


    Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
    3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1400
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    OR email:

    All written comments should be received by the ACEN no later than September 7, 2021.

  2. Evergreen Nursing Program launched a major curriculum revision that went into effect Fall 2021. The curriculum change has not impacted the application process or eligibility requirements.

  3. Beginning October 2018 for the Fall 2019/Spring2020 Application Cycle, a Multicriteri​a Selection process will be utilized (see Nursing Enrollment Page).  ​
  4. Beginning January 1, 2017, SB466, Policy Credit for Military Education/Credit will be implemented. Policy created ​December 22, 2016.

  5. Beginning October 2014, there is no recency requirement for any of the nursing prerequisites (which include Anatomy, Microbiology, Physiology)

  6. The Board of Registered Nursing requires either a Social Security Number or Federal Tax ID Number at the point of application for the RN licensing exam (NCLEX).

  7. Effective October 2011, Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) CHANGES - ATI completed a norming study on the new TEAS exam (Version VI or higher). Due to student success data, the recommended cut score of version VI or higher 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.

  8. Do you have a Baccalaureate degree from another school in the US?  SB 1393: students who have earned a Baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college are only required to complete the coursework required for the registered nursing program, including prerequisites and nursing coursework. These students are not required to complete any other courses to meet graduation requirements for the associate degree. However, to apply for licensure through the CA Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), EVC nursing program graduates are required to complete 3.0 units of each of the following courses or equivalent courses: General Psychology (Psych 001), Oral (verbal) communications (COMS 010, 020, 035, 040, 045) and Societal/Cultural Pattern (ETH 010, 011, 030, 035, 040, 042, SOC 010, 011, SSCI 020, 050, ANTH 063). 

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