Practicing LPNs wishing to complete their RN degree should start by contacting the Associate Dean of Allied Health/Nursing Administrator (509.682.6660).
Acceptance to Wenatchee Valley College (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.
There are two degree options for Nursing students to consider. Attend an information session early to learn more and ask questions.
Associate of Technical Science (ATS) degree.
Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree.
Students who wish to review their application and/or prerequisites 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 due.
Complete theWVC Application. Current WVC students (those taking classes spring quarter) do not need to reapply.
Attach an unofficial transcript showing spring grades (only if your updated official transcript showing spring grades will not be available by June 21).
Demonstrate a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Attend an Allied Health Information Session.
Every quarter two information sessions will be offered (one via ITV on Omak's campus).
Thursday, April 18 - 2:30pm, Wenatchi Hall 2105 (ITV in Omak, Mary Henrie Friendship Hall 209)
Tuesday, May 28 - 5:30pm, Wenatchi Hall 2105
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) All students planning to apply to the Nursing program must take the TEAS® V test. More information about the test can be found here. Students must pay the $35 fee, plus tax, beforehand and bring receipt and photo ID to test. Starting July 1, 2013, the price will increase to $40, plus tax (this price increase will NOT affect students testing in spring 2013).
Wenatchee To schedule a test in Wenatchee, please call 509.682.6830 or visit the Educational Planning and Testing Center. All tests sessions will be held in Wells Hall 1033.
Thursday, April 11 - 1:30pm
Friday, April 26 - 12:30pm
Thursday, May 9 - 2:30pm
Tuesday, May 21 - 12:30pm
Thursday, May 30 - 1:30pm
Tuesday, June 18 - 10am
Omak To schedule a test in Omak, please call Sue Root at 509.422.7952 or stop by Mary Henrie Friendship Hall 210. All test sessions will be held in Mary Henrie Friendship Hall 209.
Friday, April 12 - 9am
Friday, April 26 - 2:30pm
Friday, May 17 - 9am
Friday, May 31 - 2:30pm
Transfer Students To view an equivalency guide, outlining which credits from Washington state universities and community/technical colleges, will likely fulfill Allied Health program requirements, use the Allied Health Course Equivalency Guide (coming soon).
Students may also request an official Credit Evaluation. This step usually takes a few weeks to complete.
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 GPA of BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242 and BIOL& 260 (or equivalent transfer courses)
GPA of ENGL& 101 (or equivalent transfer course)
NOTE: repetition of BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242 and/or BIOL& 260 (or equivalent transfer courses) due to (a) earning a "C-" or below, (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.
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 Program Director 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 Associate Dean of Allied Health/Nursing Administrator (509-682-6660) to determine if the criminal history would prevent access to a health care facility.
Successful applicants will receive an acceptance letter (in late July) and a packet from the Allied Health Department detailing these next steps. Questions about these next steps can be directed to the Allied Health Secretary (509.682.6660). DO NOT include these items with the application.
Pay a $50, non-refundable, acceptance fee.
Provide a copy of current Health Care 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).
1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801 Phone: (509) 682-6800