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.

EVC Nursing Application Cycle is Now Closed. Next Application Cycle is October 2021. 

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 next nursing application cycle. 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.

  1. Evergreen Nursing Program is undergoing a major curriculum revision that pending college and regulatory approval will be implemented in either fall 2021 or fall 2022. The curriculum change will not impact the application process or eligibility requirements. Updates will be posted on the website as available. 

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

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

  5. 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).

  6. 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.

  7. 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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