Important changes to the BRN Deficient program application timeframes

For the 2023-2024 school year only, the EVC Nursing program will accept applications for the BRN Deficient 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 BRN Deficient program will occur in Spring only, from January 15th to the end of February.

Application School Year BRN Deficient 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 BRN Deficient application will be available on this page during the application window.


BRN Deficent Program

If you have a letter stating an area or areas of deficiency from the Board of Registered Nursing, you may apply for the EVC Nursing BRN Deficient program. BRN Deficient students will be placed into courses that cover the applicant's deficiencies, if admitted to the program. 

The BRN Deficient application is open from October 1st to October 31st and will be available through a link that will be posted on this page during that window.  You must upload a copy of the letter your received from the BRN to your online application.  There is no fee for the application, you do not have to be an EVC student to apply and you are not required to have an EVC ID number for the application.

If you do not have a letter from the BRN stating your deficiencies and would like to obtain one, please refer to this document: 


What to expect after you apply to the RN Program:

Admission process overview: Once you apply to the BRN Deficient program your application will be screened for meeting the minimum requirements. If your application meets the minimum requirements you will be invited to take the Nursing Challenge Exam. If you pass the exam, you will be invited to take the Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) if you have not taken it already. If you pass the TEAS, you will be asked to sit for an interview with Nursing faculty. Selected applicants will then be placed on a waitlist for entry into the Nursing program.  

  • The Nursing Challenge Exam: This exam is based off of material from the EVC Nursing Fundamentals course. You can learn more about the topics covered by consulting the reading list and syllabus for that course. You can prepare for this exam by reviewing the topics found in the reading list and syllabus in your Nursing Fundamentals textbook from your previous Nursing program. The Nursing Challenge Exam typically will be given in December, you will be notified by email. After you complete the exam, you will be notified of your pass/fail status via email. 
  • TEAS: Once you pass the Challenge Exam you will be asked to take the TEAS test (Please visit to access more information on the TEAS process and study material). This usually occurs January through March. A score of 62% or higher is required to pass. 
  • Interview: You will be scheduled to do a face-to-face interview with a representative from the EVC Nursing Program. After the interview you will be notified via email if you are qualified to enter our program. Please indicate if you are an international student in your interview.  This will help us prepare you for the requirements through Admissions

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