Please Note

EVC Nursing Application Cycle is Now Closed. Next Application Cycle is October 2022




Since 1964​, the Evergreen Valley College Nursing Program has been highly regarded in the community for excellence in preparing students to enter the healthcare field.

Upon completion of our two-year program, student receives an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing and is eligible to take the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Exam for Nurses) for Registered Nurse 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. 

Nursing students in the lab

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.

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 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). 


Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

SB 1309 allows community colleges to utilize approved diagnostic assessment tools prior to enrollment in the nursing program. EVC uses the Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). For additional information on the TEAS, visit

ATI completed a norming study on the New TEAS exam. Due to student success data, the recommended cut score 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, effective the October 2011.

EVC requires a qualifying score of 62% on the TEAS 6th or 7th edition.

***EVC Nursing Update: The EVC Nursing office will offer TEAS version 7 this summer to students who will be testing with us. However, we will accept either version 6 or version 7 for the upcoming October 2022 application cycle. After the 2022 application cycle, we will only accept TEAS version 7. Here is the link to more information on TEAS testing:

EVC Nursing offers free Teas Exams every summer for those applying in October who meet the qualifications.


Nursing Workshops

Please click the link below to watch the online workshop webinar:

  1. General Nursing Information Workshop
  2. Nursing Application Workshop
  3. Demo: Completing a Generic Nursing Application

 ***UPDATE: Since Workshops Were Filmed:

New to October 2021 application cycle: Applicants must have a valid EVC/SJCC student ID number to apply. If you are not an EVC/SJCC student, apply to Evergreen Valley College (free to apply). After you apply, it takes up to 48 hours to receive your student ID number.


After Watching the Workshops:

1. See FAQs (scroll to the bottom of the page)


***After watching the workshops above, please complete this one-minute survey, to help us improve the content in our recorded workshops.

Nursing Faculty & Staff

Dean of Nursing and Allied Health

Lynette Apen​, RN

(408) 270-6448


Maureen Adamski​, MS, RN
MSN, San Jose State University

(408) 274 -7900
Extension 6606

Patricia Braun, MS, RN

Extension 6297

​Karen Cheung, MS, NP, ​RN
BSN, California State University Chico
MSN, University of Michigan

Extension 6604​​​

Dr. ​Garry Johnson​,  MS, RN, DHSc, CCRN, MSRN
BSN, University of British Columbia
MS, University of Phoenix
DHSc, AT Still University

​(408) 274 -7900 
Extension 6264

Dr. Elaine Kafle​,  MS, RN, PHN, PhD
BSN, University of San Francisco
MS, University of California, San Francisco
PhD, Capella University

(408) 274 -7900
Extension 6056

​​Poonam ​Khare, MS, R​N

​(408) 274-7900 
Extension 6026

Nancy Lin​, MS, RN
MSN, San Jose State University

(408) 274 -7900
Extension 6264

Dr. Peter Miskin, DHSc, MScN, RN, PHN, CMSRN

​(408) 274-7900 
Extension 6026

Susana Machado MS, R.N.
MSN, San Jose State University

(408) 274-7900
Extension 6603

Angela Smith​​ MS, RN

​(408) 274-7900
Extension 6372

​​Barbara Tisdale​​ MS, RN 
MSN, University of California, San Francisco

Extension 6606

Sue Wetzel MS, RN​
MSN, California State University

Extension 6597


Brittany Long, Nursing Program Coordinator


​Denise Medina, Instructional Lab Tech IV

​(408)-274-7900, ext. 6890

​Nursing Staff Assistant II

​(408)-274-7900, ext. 6283



(408) 270-6448
Office S-207

Spring/Fall Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed Weekends & Holidays


“En Evergreen Valley College, recibi (accent on the “I”) tanto apoyo para tener exito (accent on the “e”) como enferma registrada.”

Juanita Luna, BSN RN, Valley Medical Center, Class of 2019


“After the Army, I went through EVC’s nursing program and it prepared the hell out of me. I am a better person and I give back every day.”

Omar Barriga, Progressive Care Unit Clinical Nurse, Army Veteran, Class of 2012


“I can’t say enough about how well EVC prepared me for my job. We were so well trained at EVC.”

Chrissy Ajawara-Mcintosh, Clinical Nurse at St. Rose Hospital, Class of 2018


I would like to apply to Evergreen Valley College's Associate Degree in Nursing Program. Where do I begin?

We are excited that you are interested in our Associate Degree in Nursing Program! First, you will want to complete your general education requirements and prerequisite courses. You can find more information about these courses by visiting our completion requirements page.  Upon completing these courses with a GPA of 2.5 or higher you are eligible to apply for our nursing program. Please note that all courses must be completed before you apply to the program. Your transcripts must show completed grades (no grades pending).

When can I apply to the Associate Degree in Nursing Program?

Once you have completed your general education and prerequisites mentioned above, you are eligible to apply for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. Our application cycle is every year from October 1-October 31. The application is online only. You can access this application by visiting our Nursing Application. If you are admitted to the program, your instruction will begin the following year (ex. If you apply October 2018 and are admitted to the program, you will begin Fall 2019/Spring 2020).

Does the Nursing Program use a lottery system to admit students into the program?

No, beginning 2018 we will be using a multi-criteria system to select our students. For more information about multi-criteria, please visit our Nursing Application

Is there a waitlist?

No, we do not place students on a waitlist.

How many years does it take to complete the Associate Degree in Nursing Program?

Completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program is four semesters (two years); students must pass each nursing course with a C grade of 75% or higher.

How much does the Associate Degree in Nursing Program cost?

According to the Evergreen Valley College Catalog 2017-2018 approximate costs related to the program are as follows:

Expense: Approximate Cost (Both Years):

Uniforms, laboratory coat, shoes, books, supplies $1,200.00
Tuition for 4 semesters $1,776.00
ATI testing and online resources $935.00
CPR training, mask fitting, background/drug screening $258.00
Physical exam and immunizations Variable costs
Student supply kits $105.00
Immunization tracker $35.00

Total $4,309.00

Does your college require coursework recency?

No, there is no expiration date on any courses you have previously taken.

Do you have an LVN to RN Bridge Program?

Yes, we do have an LVN to RN Bridge Program. The application policy and procedures are the same as for the generic RN student. Typically, our LVN students who are admitted into our program enter into the 2nd or 3rd semester, depending on where there is space available in the program. You cannot apply for the LVN to RN Bridge Program unless you currently have your California LVN license at the time of your application. For more information on how to apply, please visit our LVN to RN page.

Do you have an LVN program?

Although we do offer an LVN to RN program, we do not have an LVN program.

I am an internationally trained nurse who received a Course Deficiency Letter from the Board of Registered Nurses. What do I do now?

Evergreen Valley College does allow selected internationally trained students to complete certain areas of education that the Board of Registered Nurses determined were deficient. Students interested in completing these courses in our nursing program will need to complete an application during our application cycle: October 1-October 31. The application itself and more information about the application process can be found by visiting our Course Deficiency Letter from the Board of Registered Nursing page. 


Lynette Apen

Dean, Nursing and Allied Health, RN MSN, UCSF

Room S-207, Sequoia, EVC

Brittany Long

Nursing Program Coordinator

Room S-207, Sequoia, EVC