What are the prerequisites for the Nursing program?
Click here (PDF)
to get a list of all the general requirements and prerequisites that you must complete in order to apply to the Nursing program. Attend an in-person Allied Health Information Session or
watch the video below.
How are transfer credits evaluated?
If you have transfer credits, it is recommended that you have your credits evaluated. To do this, request an official Credit Evaluation (PDF)
. This step usually takes a few weeks to complete. You can also use the Equivalency Chart (PDF)
but please remember that this chart is subject to change and is meant to be used as a guide only.
When are applications accepted?
The Nursing program starts every fall quarter (late September) and takes 2 years
to complete. Applications are accepted in June prior to the start of the program. The next application window will be June 2017
(exact dates will be posted a few months in advance). Applications will not be accepted before or after the application window and mailed applications must be postmarked by the last day of the application window.
What are the application requirements?
You must be 18 by the first day of the program in order to apply. You must also complete all general requirements and prerequisites (PDF)
before submitting an application. Once those requirements are met, complete all the steps below and submit your application during the application window. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Apply to WVC
- Read the application instructions (this will be posted a few months before applications are due)
- Complete the Nursing Application (this will be posted a few months before applications are due)
- Attach up-to-date sealed, official college transcripts from all colleges where you have earned credit (excluding WVC). You can mail your transcripts separate from your application but it is preferred that your official transcripts arrive with your application.
- Attach a copy of one of the following:
- Certificate of Completion from an approved Nursing Assistant program
- Current Washington state NA-C License
- Attach your Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score printout
- Submit all your application materials by the last day of the application window
How are applications evaluated?
Selection of applicants for the Nursing program is based on a probability of success score. Your score will be determined using:
- Your cumulative college GPA
- Your average grade from BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242 and BIOL& 260 (or equivalent)
- Repetition of these courses may result in points being taken off the probability of success score
- Your grade from ENGL& 101 (or equivalent)
Students with the highest scores are admitted to the Nursing program.
How can LPNs become RNs?
LPNs who want to become RNs should start by requesting an official Credit Evaluation (PDF)
. Once your credits are evaluated, you will work with the Dean of Allied Health & Nursing to determine your next steps.
What is required if I am accepted to the program?
All applicants will be notified by late July. If you are accepted to the Nursing program, you must complete all the requirements detailed on this page (PDF)
as well as all items listed in the acceptance packet (do not include these items with the Nursing program application). You should also be prepared to pay a $50, non-refundable, acceptance fee.
What else should I know before applying to the Nursing program?
- Acceptance to WVC does not guarantee acceptance to the Nursing program
- If you leave the Nursing program for any reason, contact the Dean of Allied Health & Nursing to discuss your re-entry options (509.682.6660)
- On-the-job physical requirements include: ability to lift 50 pounds, carry 20 pounds, sit for 4 hours, and stand for 8-12 hours
- Conviction of certain crimes may prevent completion of the clinical requirements of the program and may prevent future licensure and employment in health care. A criminal record check is required prior to any clinical training experience or clinical field trips. If you have a criminal record, meet with the Dean of Allied Health & Nursing (509.682.6660) to determine if your criminal history would prevent access to a health care facility