“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

Nursing Program Overview

For information on our Nursing program offerings, please see the "Program Pathways" bar to the right.

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


(408) 270-6448

Office S-207

Spring/Fall Office Hours:

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

Closed Weekends & Holidays

Recent Program Updates

Significant changes to EVC Nursing application periods

EVC Nursing is migrating the yearly Nursing application cycle from the usual Fall period (accepting applications October 1st to 31st) to a Spring application period (accepting applications December 15th through the end of February).  This change will be fully in effect for the 2024-2025 school year. For the current 2023-2024 school year, we will have a transition period with different application timeframes for each program. Please look at the below for information on specific program application dates for each 2023-2024 school year program.

  • Generic RN program

    For the 2023-2024 school year only, the EVC Nursing program will accept applications to the Generic RN program during an extended period from October 1st, 2023 to December 31st, 2023. 

    Please note that this will not affect the start date for those applying this year. Students applying within this timeframe applying for Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 placement. Students will be notified of their admissions status as soon as possible, most likely in April of 2024.  

    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.

    For the 2024-2025 school year, the EVC Nursing application cycle for the Generic RN program will occur in Spring only. 

  • Advanced Placement programs (LVN-RN Bridge, Military/Veteran, or BRN Deficient applicants): 

    For the 2023-2024 school year only, the EVC Nursing program will accept applications for the above-listed advanced placement programs 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 above-listed advanced placement programs will occur in Spring only. 


Important information for Nursing students taking Patho for Allied Health (NURS 119) and/or Pharmacology in Nursing (NURS 120):

  • This information applies to students who are not planning to use these courses in the EVC Multi-criteria admissions process.  (I.E. You are a student from an outside nursing program or are planning to apply to a non-EVC nursing program).
    • Enrollment in these courses requires Anatomy and/or Physiology.  To clear the prerequisite of Anatomy (BIOL 071) and Physiology (BIOL 072) complete the following steps:
      • Email EVCNURSING@EVC.EDU indicating your interest in the above courses.  Attach your unofficial transcripts showing you have completed both Anatomy & Physiology at another school.
      • The Nursing Program representatives will review and provide an exception if your courses are acceptable.  
        • The prerequisite override will state, “Course override completed, transcripts reviewed for successful completion of Anatomy and/or Physiology courses.  This override is for NURS 119 and/or NURS 120 only.  The override does not constitute a course substitution and cannot be used for any other courses or programs at EVC.”
      • Students will be notified of the decision of the program.
  • If you are a student who is planning on using these courses in the EVC Multi-criteria admissions process and have taken Anatomy and/or Physiology at a different school, please see EVC Counseling.

Older Program Updates

  1. Beginning October 2018 for the Fall 2019/Spring2020 Application Cycle, a Multicriteri​a Selection process will be utilized (see Nursing Enrollment Page).  ​
  2. Beginning January 1, 2017, SB466, Policy Credit for Military Education/Credit will be implemented. Policy created ​December 22, 2016.
  3. Beginning October 2014, there is no recency requirement for any of the nursing prerequisites (which include Anatomy, Microbiology, Physiology)
  4. 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).
  5. Effective October 2023, Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) CHANGES - The EVC Nursing department will only accept TEAS version 7 scores with a passing score of 62% or higher. 
  6. 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

EVC requires a qualifying score of 62% on the TEAS version 7.

 See the following link for more information on TEAS testing:


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

Please note that as of 2021, applicants must have a valid EVC/SJCC student ID number to apply. If you are not an EVC/SJCC student, you will need to apply to Evergreen Valley College (free to apply). After applying you will receive your student ID number within 48 hours. 


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
Lu Crary​ DNP, MSN, RN
DNP Capella University
MSN Clarke University
BSN Mount Mercy University
ADN Tallahassee Community College
(408) 223-6779
Tina Abraham ​(408) 274 -7900 
Extension 6034
Maggie Grover ​(408) 274 -7900 
Extension 6597
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
Kim Stiles (408) 274-7900
Extension 6604
Austin Hunter Nursing Program Coordinator (408)-270-6448
Denise Medina Instructional Lab Tech IV ​​(408)-274-7900, ext. 6890
Stephanie Rollins Staff Assistant II (408)-270-6448


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