Purpose: To establish guidelines for students requesting to return to the EVC Nursing Program
The policy is intended to clarify the number of times a student can return to the EVC Nursing program. Students can request to return to the nursing program one (1) time following program separation due to a course failure or course withdrawal from any nursing major course, in order to be eligible to return to the program.
In addition, this policy clarifies the maximum length of time allowed to complete the nursing courses. All nursing courses must be completed within three years of the original program entry date. Students who separate from the nursing program must return to the program within two semesters of their separation semester, in order to be eligible to return to the program.
Definition of Returning Student
A "returning student" is defined as a student who has at any time been enrolled in one (1) or more courses in the Evergreen Valley College Nursing Program. All students who have enrolled in an EVC nursing major course and attended class at least one (1) day will be considered an "enrolled" student.
Please note the following exceptions.
Students eligible to return to the program must complete the "Request to Return to the Nursing Program" form.
Requests must be submitted by the posted due dates.
Students eligible to return must demonstrate written evidence of compliance with faculty recommendations for remediation. Faculty and the dean will evaluate each student's request to return on an individual basis.
Students eligible to return will be
selected on a space available basis according to the following priority:
Americans With Disabilities Act Compliance Statement
The program may decline to provide an accommodation when an individual poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others; if granting an accommodation would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of a service, program, or activity; or if the accommodation poses undue financial and administrative burdens on the college.
Applicants and students are responsible for formally seeking accommodations through DSP and notifying the program of any restrictions due to a disability.
Applicants seeking admission into the EVC Nursing
Program, who have questions about the needed functional abilities and
appropriate reasonable accommodations, are invited to discuss their questions
and concerns with the Nursing Program’s Program Coordinator and/or the Dean,
Nursing and Allied Health. If further
consultation is needed, the Program Coordinator or the Dean of Nursing and Allied
Health will refer the individual to the EVC Disabilities Support Program
(DSP).Students requiring reasonable
accommodations will be directed to the DSP. The goal is to provide an equal
educational opportunity for students whose disability limitations do not
coincide with the EVC Nursing Program requirements while adhering to the
standards of nursing practice for all students.
Continuing students who are unable to maintain
functional abilities with or without reasonable accommodation shall be required
to consult with the EVC Program Coordinator or Dean, Nursing and Allied Health,
and the DSP Coordinator (or designee) to discuss his/her eligibility for
continued enrollment in the program.
The EVC Nursing Program will work closely with the
College’s Disabilities Support Program on a case-by-case basis to determine and
prescribe/ reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Students requesting
accommodations due to a disability must meet the criteria and requirements
established under the California Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA), as well as
the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended
by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), and Section 504 and 508 of the
Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Policy: The 2004 Manual for Hospitals published by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of hospitals and Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the major accreditation body for hospitals, requires that all staff members, students, faculty and volunteers meet standards relating to criminal background checks and freedom from drugs. In conformance with these requirements, and in order to maintain clinical relationships with hospitals and other health organizations, students in the nursing program are required to undergo and pass criminal background checks and drug screening. Effective the 2018-2019 academic year, incoming students and those returning from a leave of absence will be subject to annual background checks and urine drug screening.
Costs: Students are responsible for the costs associated with the annual criminal background check and drug screen. As described below, any further drug screening required by the Program based on a reasonable suspicion of drug use, will be paid by the College.
Authorization and Release: When submitting to the background check and the drug screen, students must sign an authorization, agreeing that all results will be disclosed to the nursing program and the clinical sites where the student is being assigned.
Check: Upon acceptance in the nursing program, students must undergo a criminal background check, and thereafter on an annual basis. Failure to submit and complete the criminal background check will result in dismissal from the program. The nursing program will assess the results of the background check, and, consistent with the law, may dismiss the student from the program.
2. At any time while a student is in the nursing program, the program may direct a student to undergo and pass a drug screen where the program has a reasonable suspicion that the student is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The nursing program will pay for this drug screen.
3. If the results of a drug screen come back with a result other than "clear" or "negative," the student will be allowed one (1) retest within a period of time specified by the nursing program. If the results of the retest are neither clear nor negative, the student will be dismissed from the program.
4. Failure to undergo the drug screening at any time will result in dismissal from the program.
Outside Agencies: Students must also comply with the criminal background check and drug policies of the clinical agency where they will be placed. Should a clinical agency refuse to place a student based on the outcome of the background check or drug screen, this may result in dismissal of the student from the EVC nursing program. The EVC nursing program is not required to, and may refuse to, arrange an alternative clinical placement.
Leave of Absence
Purpose: Provide guidelines for students who are requesting to separate from the nursing program for personal or medical reasons.
Students ready to return to the nursing program must follow the Request to Return Policy
Policy revised April 4, 2016.
Policy: Military Personnel Nursing Admission
B. Purpose: To comply with new regulatory requirements of SB466 (credit for military education/experience)
To provide details about the evaluation of and granting credit for previous military education and experience, for purpose of establishing equivalency or granting credit, available to nursing program applicants.
Military Personnel and Veterans may be eligible for advanced placement enrollment in the ADN Program based on education and experience. This includes, but not limited to, Basic Medical Technician (Navy Hospital Corpsman), USAF Basic Medical Service Technician, and Army Medical Specialist.
Military Personnel and Veterans entering ADN program on Advanced Placement
*Associate Degree may require additional coursework per college policy
California Board of Registered Nursing: Supplemental sunset review report 2016. Retrieved
SB-466 Registered Nurses: Board of registered nursing. Retrieved at