Associate Degree in Nursing Program

Overview

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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, EVC Nursing will ONLY accept official e-transcripts for the October 2020 application cycleThese official transcripts must be electronically received by the nursing department between October 1st-October 31st only. These official transcripts must be sent to evcnursing@evc.edu. Please note: e-transcripts are not sent immediately when you order them (can take up to several days to process). Due to COVID-19, ordering transcripts may take longer for your college to process so please plan accordingly. If your college is not offering e-transcripts, please email evcnursing@evc.edu. Evergreen Valley College will be a virtual campus for Fall 2020. As such, the nursing department will not accept transcripts that are mailed and dropping off transcripts to the nursing office will not be an option. Any applicants who do not comply with these instructions will result in disqualification. This modification has been implemented to protect the safety of nursing staff and students during the coronavirus pandemic.


UPDATE: FOR LVN-RN ADVANCED PLACEMENT APPLICANTS AND BRN DEFICIENT APPLICANTS ONLY: The LVN-RN Advanced Placement program is currently full, with a maximum-capacity waitlist. As a result, this application cycle has been postponed to next October 2021. We are still offering our generic nursing program application this year, should you wish to apply to that program. Thank you for your patience as the EVC Nursing program continues to work virtually and navigate the impact of COVID-19. 


***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 during Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 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.


PROGRAM UPDATES
  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 is enforcing the Social Security Number requirement 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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