Program acceptance is based on grades (see Program Acceptance section below).
All applicants will be notified by late July.
LPNs wishing to complete their RN degree should start by having their credits evaluated.
Students must be 18 to start the program.
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.
Students who wish to have their application and/or prerequisites reviewed should schedule an appointment with the Allied Health Educational Planner early (509.682.6830). No appointments to review applications will be scheduled during the window when applications are being accepted.
Apply to WVC and select fall quarter 2015 as the quarter you plan to begin. If you take spring quarter 2015 classes at WVC, you do not need to reapply.
Complete the Nursing Application (this will be posted in spring 2015).
Attach sealed, official college transcripts from all colleges where you have earned credit (excluding WVC).
Note: If you take spring quarter 2015 classes at another school (besides WVC), and your spring quarter grades will not be posted on your official transcript by the application due date, attach an unofficial transcript showing your spring grades (this is in addition to the official transcript).
Attach one of the following:
Certificate of completion from a nursing assistant class
Program Acceptance Selection of applicants for the Nursing program is based on a probability of success score. Students with the highest scores are admitted. 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)
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
Provide a copy of a current Basic First Aid card (for adults, children and infants).
Provide documentation of 7-hour Washington state HIV/AIDS certificate.
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).
Acceptance to WVC does not guarantee acceptance to the Nursing program.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Students who leave the Nursing program for any reason should contact the Dean of Allied Health & Nursing to discuss 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 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 (509.682.6660) to determine if the criminal history would prevent access to a health care facility.
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