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Nursing Admission
 
Fall-Start 2014 Applications Due: June 23 - 27, 2014
Applications will not be accepted before June 23rd or after 12:00pm (noon) on June 27th.
Mailed applications must be postmarked by June 27th.
 
General Information
  • Wenatchee Valley College's (WVC) Nursing Program is a fall-start, 7-quarter program. 
  • All applicants will be notified by late July.
  • Practicing LPNs wishing to complete their RN degree should contact the Dean of Allied Health & Nursing Administrator (509.682.6660).
  • Acceptance to WVC does not guarantee acceptance into the Nursing Program.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older before entering clinical education.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Transfer Students
To determine which transfer credits meet Nursing Program prerequisites, students may request an official Credit Evaluation. This step usually takes a few weeks to complete. Students can also use the Equivalency Chart. This chart is subject to change and is meant to be used as a guide only.

Degree Options
There are two degree options for nursing students to consider. Attend an information session early to learn more and ask questions. 
Application Requirements
Mailed applications & materials must be postmarked by the application deadline. Students who wish to have their application and/or prerequisites reviewed should schedule an appointment with the Educational Planner for Allied Health early (509.682.6830). No appointments to review applications will be scheduled during the two week window when applications are being accepted.
  • Apply to WVC and select Fall 2014 as the quarter you plan to begin. If you are taking spring classes at WVC, you do not need to reapply.
  • Complete the Nursing Application.
  • Complete all prerequisites with a "C" (2.0) or higher.
  • Attach sealed, official college transcripts from ALL colleges where you have earned credit (excluding WVC).
    • NOTE: If you are taking spring classes at another school (besides WVC), and your spring grades will not be posted on your official transcripts by the application due date, attach unofficial transcripts showing your spring grades (this is in addition to any official transcripts).
  • Attach one of the following:
    • Certificate of completion from a nursing assistant class
    • Current Washington state NA-C license
  • Pass the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Students applying in 2014 must have an adjusted individual total score of a 50% or higher.
  • Ensure that your cumulative college GPA is a 2.5 or higher.
  • Attend an Allied Health Information Session (this requirement can be waived for students who live out of the area).
Program Acceptance
Selection of applicants for the Nursing Program is based on a probability of success score.  Students' scores are determined using:
  • Cumulative college GPA
  • Average grade from BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242 and BIOL& 260 (or equivalent transfer courses)
    • NOTE: repetition of BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242 and/or BIOL& 260 (or equivalent transfer courses) due to (a) earning a grade lower than a "C" (2.0), (b) withdrawal, or (c) changing from credit to audit mid-quarter will result in a deduction of points. Each repetition will result in additional deductions. Deductions negatively affect the probability of success score.
  • Grade from ENGL& 101 (or equivalent transfer course)
After Acceptance
Successful applicants will receive a packet from the Allied Health Department detailing these next steps. DO NOT include these items with the application.
  • Pay a $50, non-refundable, acceptance fee.
  • Provide a copy of current Healthcare Provider CPR card (must include first aid, CPR, and AED for adults, children, and infants).
  • Provide documentation of 7-hour Washington state HIV/AIDS certificate.
  • Provide documentation of immunizations (for more information, click here).
  • Provide verification of major medical insurance (accident/injury).
  • Provide background check information.
  • Provide results of a five-panel drug test from a certified lab.
  • Complete the Allied Health Packet.
  • Provide proof of liability insurance (calculated into tuition and fees at time of registration; tuition receipt can thus be used as proof).

Additional Notes

  • On-the-job physical requirements include: ability to lift 50 pounds, carry 20 pounds, sit for 4 hours, and stand for 8-12 hours.
  • Students who leave the Nursing Program for any reason may submit a new application for re-entry into the program one time only. In some cases an interview with the Dean of Allied Health & Nursing Administrator may be required. Readmission is offered only to students in good standing who have successfully passed clinical courses.
  • Conviction of certain crimes may prevent completion of the clinical course 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. Students with a criminal record should meet with the Dean of Allied Health & Nursing Administrator (509.682.6660) to determine if the criminal history would prevent access to a health care facility.


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