Important changes to the Military/Veteran AP program application timeframes

For the 2023-2024 school year only, the EVC Nursing program will accept applications for the Military/Veteran AP program in both Fall and Spring: during the October 1st to 31st window and the February 1st to 29th window. Fall applicants will be considered for placement as early as the following Spring semester, and Spring applicants will be considered for placement for the next Fall semester. For the 2024-2025 school year and after that, the EVC Nursing application cycle for the Military/Veteran AP program will occur in Spring only, from January 15th to the end of February. 

Application School Year Military/Veteran AP Application Period
2023-2024 October 1st to 31st (2023) & February 1st to 29th (2024)
2024-2025 January 15th, 2025 to the end of February 2025

A link to the Military/Veteran AP application will be available on this page during the application window.

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.

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Prerequisite Requirements

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

1. Complete the following biology prerequisites (with unit equivalent listed for lecture/lab), with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above:

  • BIOL 71                4 Semester Units Minimum         Human Anatomy            
  • BIOL 72                4 Semester Units Minimum         Human Physiology
  • BIOL 74                4 Semester Units Minimum         General Microbiology

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 we cannot accept international science prerequisite coursework. All science prerequistes must be completed at regionally accredited institutions. 

2. Complete English 1A with a "C" or better (3 Semester Units Minimum)


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

(1) Gather up the course descriptions and syllabi from the courses that need to be verified for equivalency.

(2) Fill out a Course Substitution petition for each course that needs to have it’s equivalency to EVC prerequisites verified.

(3) Email the filled-out course substitution form(s) along with the course description and syllabus for each course to our Nursing Counselor William Sapigao at William will forward those material to EVC faculty and they will review your coursework for equivalency.

(4) If your course substitution is approved, upload it to your application when you apply in October along with your transcripts.

Please note that all of the above 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 consult the Pharmacology and Pathophysiology Equivalency chart.

Please make sure that you have your prerequisite course equivalencies verified well before the October 31st application deadline, as the process is likely to take a few weeks at minimum.

Requirements/process for Advanced Placement

  1. Military Personnel and Veterans may request for advanced placement in the nursing program during application process if they have the following:
  1. Honorable discharge (DD214) or current active honorable service (letter from supervisor).
  2. Recency of education and experience within last five years prior to application
  3. Served on active military duty in the medical corps of the United States under honorable conditions.
  4. Met the same eligibility requirement for admission into the ADN program as other applicants, including completion of prerequisites.
  1. Application process policy and procedures are the same for the generic and military personnel/Veteran student (please see the requirements on EVC web site)
  1. Military records and transcripts will be reviewed by an evaluator and the applicant must have a DD214 showing completion of military coursework and service/discharge under honorable conditions.
  1. Once you submit the application and have met the eligibility requirements (completion of Biology Pre-requisites-Anatomy, Microbiology and Physiology (with unit equivalent for lecture/lab), with a GPA of 2.5 or above for the sciences, and completion of English 1A with a "C" or better), you will be contacted to take the Nursing Challenge Exam.
  2. Must pass N001 Fundamentals of Nursing Challenge Exam per policy
  1. If you are planning to apply you may review the Book List, Reading List, N001 Syllabus and Lecture Schedule located on EVC's Nursing Department web page under "Forms for Incoming Students" for study material.  The exam is on Fundamentals of Nursing and content is outlined in these documents.
  2. The N001 Fundamentals of Nursing Challenge Exam is scheduled in December. Applicants are notified by email.  You will be required to bring a Photo ID to take this exam, and will not be allowed to take the exam without proper photo identification.
  3. After you complete the computerized exam, you will be notified if you passed or failed the exam by email. If you pass, you will go to the next step (see below).  If you fail, you will have to wait until the next application period to reapply to the program.
  4. If you pass the challenge exam, you will be asked to take the TEAS test, which is scheduled during January through March. For information on the TEAS, please visit
  5. If you pass the Version VI TEAS test with 62% or above, you will go to the next step.  If you do not pass the TEAS test, you will have to wait until the next application period to reapply to the program.
  6. If there are more students than spaces available, then you will be included in a computerized random selection (also known as Lottery) to begin the ADN program as an advanced placement student, based on space availability during the academic year.

Military/Veteran AP Nursing Coursework

Major Requirements: All completed with a grade "C" or better

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

*Associate Degree may require additional coursework per college policy


This policy was created December 22, 2016.


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Contact Us

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

Will Sapigao
Nursing Counselor
(408) 223-6711

Austin Hunter
Nursing Program Coordinator
(408) 270-6448

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