Generic RN Application

Next Generic RN Application Period
January 15th, 2025   >   End of February, 2025


The Generic RN application is currently closed. During the application period, a link to the Generic RN application will be available on this page. 

Important changes to the Generic RN program application timeframes:

For the 2024-2025 school year, the EVC Nursing application cycle for the Generic RN program will be open from January 15th, 2025 through the end of February, 2025. This application is for placement in the EVC Nursing program in either Fall 2025 or Spring 2026. 

The rationale for this change in application cycles is twofold. First, it allows fall courses to be included in our multicriteria scoring. Secondly, it moves the timeline between the application period and your start date closer together. 


Generic RN Program

The Generic RN program is EVC Nursing's flagship 2-year Associate's Degree in Nursing program.

Information about requirements for applying to the program, how we rank applicants for admission and more information can be found by clicking on the tabs below. 

Nursing Application Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply to the EVC Nursing program all applicants must:

1. Complete the following biology prerequisites (or equivalent with lab component), with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above:

BIOL 071 Human Anatomy 4 Semester Units Minimum
BIOL 072 Human Physiology 4 Semester Units Minimum
BIOL 074 General Microbiology  4 Semester Units Minimum


Please note that to the impact of COVID-19 and the sudden transition to a virtual campus, the EVC Nursing program will accept prerequisite science courses taken online during from Spring 2020 to Summer 2022.

And please note the EVC Nursing program will not accept international prerequisite coursework. All science prerequisites must be completed at regionally accredited institutions. 

2. Complete the below English requirement (or equivalent) with a grade of  'C' or better:

ENGL 001A English Composition 3 Semester Units Minimum


If you upload transcripts showing conferral of a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, you will be credited for the English 1A requirement.

Policy on repeated prerequisite coursework: applicants who have repeated a prerequisite course and have received multiple letter grades for the course (or its equivalents) will only have the most recently-awarded grade considered. For example, if an applicant took Human Anatomy in Spring 2020 and received a ‘C’ grade and then took Human Anatomy again in Fall 2022 and received an ‘A’ grade, EVC Nursing will consider the applicant as having a ‘A’ grade for Human Anatomy. (This new policy replaces the old repeated prerequisite coursework policy, which stated that EVC Nursing would average the two grades unless the transcript indicated grade forgiveness.)

Applicants to the EVC Nursing program must upload unofficial copies of their transcripts showing completion of prerequisite coursework to the Nursing application and send official transcripts (electronic or paper) to the Nursing Department. 


3. Pass the Test for Essential Academic Skills [TEAS] Version 7 exam with a score of 62% or higher. 

EVC Nursing will only accept the first passing score on the TEAS. 

See to get more information on the TEAS, to obtain study materials or sign up for an exam date. 

Applicants to the EVC Nursing program will need to upload unofficial TEAS score reports on the Nursing application during the application window. Students admitted to the EVC Nursing program will be asked to submit an official TEAS transcript after they are conditionally accepted. For more information, see the "Transcript Submission" tab below. 


Important Course Equivalency Verification Instructions

Before you apply to the EVC Nursing program, you need to verify that the coursework that you have completed will satisfy our course prerequisite requirements. If your coursework is not verified for prerequisite equivalency, you will not be credited for completing the prerequisite requirements. How to verify the equivalency of your coursework is outlined below.

If you took the courses specified above at EVC or SJCC your courses satisfy the prerequisite requirement. No action is required. 

If you took your prerequisite coursework at any other California community college check the Course Equivalency Chart for your college and the courses you took. If your community college is listed on the chart and the courses that you took are identified as equivalents of the Nursing prerequisites then your coursework satisfies the prerequisite requirements.

If you have an approved Course Substitution petition, upload it along with your transcripts when you apply to the Nursing Program.

If you completed prerequisite coursework at a university or at a community college not found on the Course Equivalency Chart then you will need to:

(1) Schedule an EVC Counseling appointment by doing any of the following:

  • Phone call: 408-270-6475 

  • In-person: Stop by SC-250, Counseling Department, in the Student Services Building.

  • Online Self-Scheduling: EVC Counseling [this may take longer]

    Note: appointment must be 30 minutes or 60 minutes for course equivalency-related counseling visits. 

(2) Locate syllabi from the courses that need to be verified for equivalency. Make sure to get the syllabus from the exact course you took, in the same term that you took it. Email the syllabi to your counselor or bring it to your meeting with the counselor. with whom you have an appointment.  

You will be notified whether or not your course is considered equivalent or not. Nursing staff and faculty reviewing applications will have access to the database of approved courses. 

Please note that all of the above equivalency determination policy applies not only to course prerequisites but also to courses that you can gain multicriteria points for on your application. For psychology, developmental psychology, oral communications and statistics, check the Course Equivalency chart

For Pharmacology and Pathophysiology, see the below note.

Note: EVC Nursing Department will no longer accept 2-unit pathophysiology and pharmacology courses for the Multicriteria Scoring Rubric for admissions consideration to the EVC Nursing Generic RN Program.  Exception may be granted for courses listed on the Pharmacology and Pathophysiology Equivalency chart as of the Fall Semester 2023, ONLY if they were completed prior to the end of Fall 2023 Semester.

Please make sure that you have your prerequisite course equivalencies verified well before the application deadline, as the process is likely to take a few weeks at minimum.


Multicriteria Scoring Rubric

The Multicriteria Scoring Rubric is used to evaluate applicants to the EVC Nursing programs. Applicants are selected on the basis of their Multicriteria scores. Before applying, consult the Multicritera Scoring Rubric to determine what areas you are eligible for earning points for on your application and upload the required documentation on your application in October. 

​​Admission Criteria Points Point Distribution
Academic degrees from regionally accredited program Maximum 5 points BS/BA or higher = 5 points
AS/AA/ADT degree = 2 points
Recent work or volunteer experience with direct human patient care within the past 5 years. Must have verification from human resources or employer verifying the number of hours worked and job title. All information must be submitted by the student along with the application. Maximum 15 points
  • Licensed LVN, Paramedic, EMT, or documented medical military experience, (all with work experience ≥ 1000 hours) = 15 pts.


  • CNA/HHA Certification , Phlebotomist, Surgical Technician, Hospital unit based clerical or telemetry staff, Health care related Therapists, such as Physical, Occupational, or Respiratory therapists, Medical Assistant (all with work experience > 1000 hours) = 8 points
  • Physical Therapy Aide, Medical Scribe, Dental Hygienist, Radiology, CV  > 1000 hours)​ = ​5 points
  • Volunteer Activities  (≥ 200 hours) = 1 point 
GPA relevant course work Biology Pre-requisites: Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology are lecture and lab courses only. No discussion group classes are included Maximum
30 points
Biology Prerequisites Anatomy, Microbiology, and Physiology GPA must be ≥ or 2.5
4.0                  30 points
3.6 - 3.9          25 points
3.3 - 3.5          20 points
3.0 - 3.2          15 points
2.5 - 2.9           5 points
Completion of relevant course for Evergreen Valley College Nursing Program​ Maximum 22 points

Pharmacology 5 points, Pathophysiology 5 points, all other courses 3 points per course for each course completed: Psychology, ​Developmental Psychology, ​ Oral Communications, and a course that fulfils AA Math requirement.

  • Students with Bachelor's degree will receive 3 points for Math requirement. They are exempt from GE math requirement.
  • Students may earn points for courses completed at other accredited schools approved to be equivalent through Petition for Course Substitution/Equivalency. Petitions must be approved prior to applying and must be on file with Admission/Records
  • Courses in progress will not be used to determine points.

Life Experience include:

  • Disabilities
  • Low Family Income
  • First generation of family to attend college
  • Need to work
  • Disadvantaged social or educational environment
  • Difficult personal or family situations or circumstances
  • Refugee status
Maximum 3 points Students who complete the narrative section of the application and meet any of the life experience criteria indicated, will receive 3 points.
Proficiency or advanced level coursework in languages other than English.
Credit for languages other than English shall be received for languages that are identified by the Chancellor's office. These may include but are not limited to the following:
ASL, Arabic, Chinese including its various dialects, Farsi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and various languages of the Indian subcontinents and Southeast Asia 
Maximum 2 points

Proof must be provided by the student (of spoken language proficiency) by one of the following:

  1. Official transcript from a US regionally accredited college or university verifying 4 semesters of the same foreign language with a grade of C or better for each semester within the last 5 years.
  2. Letter from a professor (with whom the student has studied), clergy or supervisor, if it is the applicant's native language (must speak, read and write in the language).
​Veteran Status ​Maximum 3 Points ​Copy of Defense Forms DD-214 Honorable Discharge = 3 points
Assessment and Readiness testing (TEAS).
Only the first passing score will be counted for points.
First time ATI testing will be available through Evergreen Valley College (Limited Number). For more information click here: TEAS Testing
Maximum 25 points

TEAS Version 7

85 – 100%               25 points
78 – 84.9%              20 points
71 – 77.9 %             15 points
64 – 70.9 %             10 points
62 – 63.9 %              5 points


Maximum Points that can be acquired:      105




Nursing Program Coursework

The below courses comprise the EVC Nursing program curriculum. These are not prerequisite courses; they are the courses that admitted applicants complete while attending the EVC Nursing program. 

Course Title Units
Course Supportive of the Major (required for graduation and licensure)  
PSYCH 001 General Psychology (recommended prior to enrollment in the nursing program) 3
Core Requirements: All completed with a grade ‘C’ or better  
NURS 010 Nursing Fundamentals in the Medical- Surgical Setting 9
NURS 011A Nursing of the Childbearing Family 3.5
NURS 011B Nursing of the Pediatric Family Unit 3.5
NURS 012 Professional and Practice Principles in Nursing 2
NURS 013 Nursing Care of Adults I 9
NURS 014A Mental Health Nursing 3
NURS 014B Nursing Care of Adults II With Transition to Practice 6

For information on the additional non-Nursing coursework required for the ADN, please consult the "Graduation Requirements" section of the Nursing Catalog.

Approximate Costs Related to the Program

Expense Approximate Cost (Both Years)
Uniforms, laboratory coat, shoes, books, and supplies $1,200.00
Tuition for 4 semesters $1,780.00
ATI testing and online resources $935.00
CPR training, mask fitting and background and drug screening $533.00
Physical exam and immunizations Variable costs
Student supply kits $136.00
Total $4,584.00

Transcript Submission

  • Unofficial transcripts: all applicants must upload copies of their unofficial transcripts to the online application.  
  • Unofficial ATI TEAS report: all applicants must upload a copy of your unofficial ATI TEAS report to the online application. (You can generate an unofficial report on the ATI website.)
  • Official transcripts: all applicants must send official transcripts to the EVC Nursing office for all coursework except for coursework completed at either Evergreen Valley College or San Jose City College. You do not need to submit official transcripts for coursework at those two colleges; your unofficial EVC and/or SJCC transcripts will suffice.  Official transcripts are required for coursework from all other colleges.
    • YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS DURING THE APPLICATION WINDOW. Any transcripts submitted outside of this application window will not be processed and can lead to an incomplete application.
    • You must submit ALL transcripts from all colleges where Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, General Microbiology and English 1A were taken. This includes repeated coursework. 
    • If you are claiming points on the multicriteria scoring rubric for completion of Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Oral Communications, Math (Statistics), Pharmacology or Pathophysiology, you need to submit transcripts that show the completion of that coursework as well. Otherwise, you will not be credited for completion of those courses.
    • Options for sending official transcripts

      • E-transcripts: Official e-transcripts must be sent to - DO NOT SEND TRANSCRIPTS TO ADMISSIONS & RECORDS, we will not receive them. In order for e-transcripts to count as official, they must be directly from the college or third-party transcript service (e.g. Parchment) to the email address. If you request an official transcript to your own email address and then send email the Nursing office a copy, your transcripts will not count as official transcripts. 

      • Paper drop off: You mad drop off official paper transcripts to the EVC Nursing Office, Sequoia building (room, S-207) during business hours. Paper transcripts must be unopened in order to count as official transcripts. 

      • Mail: must be received by 12/31. Send to:
            Evergreen Valley College Nursing
            Attn: Austin Hunter
            3095 Yerba Buena Road
            San Jose, CA  95135
        DO NOT SEND TRANSCRIPTS TO ADMISSIONS & RECORDS, we will not receive them.
        Paper transcripts must be unopened in order to count as official transcripts.

    • Please note that EVC Nursing is not accountable for any mailed transcripts or e-transcripts that failed to be successfully submitted to the nursing office on-time (ex. transcripts lost in mail or transcripts failed to be submitted by your institution on-time).
    • EVC Nursing is not liable for any applicants' transcripts that were not received during the application deadline. The applicant is fully responsible of submitting official transcripts on-time.


(408) 270-6448

Office: Sequoia S-207


Mon-Thurs: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fri: 8:30-4:00

Closed Weekends & Holidays

Contact Nursing & Allied Health

Please note that the Nursing & Allied Health Department has moved temporarily to the Acacia building. We will permanently relocate to the Sequoia building for the Spring 2025.

Dr. S. Lu Crary
Dean of Nursing & Allied Health
(408) 223-6779 

Will Sapigao
Nursing Counselor
Make a counseling appointment: (408) 270-6475
Office (Summer 2024): SC-223
Office (Fall 2024): S-2051 (in the new Student Services complex)

Austin Hunter
Nursing Program Coordinator
(408) 270-6448

Denise Medina
Instructional Support Lab Tech IV
(408) 274-7900 ext. 6890