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Nursing Admission

What are the prerequisites?
Click here (PDF) to get a list of all the general requirements and prerequisites.  Attend an in-person Allied Health Information Session or watch the video below to learn more.

WVC Nursing Admission video

How are transfer credits evaluated?
If you have transfer credits, it is recommended that you have your credits evaluated by requesting an official Credit Evaluation (PDF). You can also use the Equivalency Chart (PDF) as a guide.
 
When are applications accepted?
The program starts every fall quarter and takes 2 years to complete. Applications are accepted in June every year. The next application window will be announced during winter quarter 2018.
 
What are the application requirements?
You must be 18 by the first day of the program to apply.  You must also complete all general requirements and prerequisites (PDF) before applying. Once those requirements are met, complete all the steps below.
  • Apply to WVC
  • Read the application instructions (available winter quarter 2018)
  • Complete the Nursing Application (available winter quarter 2018
  • Attach up-to-date sealed, official college transcripts from all colleges where you have earned credit (excludingWVC)
    • You can have your transcripts mailed directly to WVC but it is preferred that you attach them to 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 your application
How are applications evaluated?
Selection of students for the program is based on grades.  Specifically, the program considers:
  • Your cumulative college GPA
  • Your average grade from BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, and BIOL& 260 (or equivalent)
    • Repetition of these courses may affect your application
  • Your grade from ENGL& 101 (or equivalent)
What if I am already a LPN?
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 WVC Dean of Allied Health to determine your next steps.
 
What do I need to complete if I am accepted?
All applicants will be notified about a month after applying.  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. You should also be prepared to pay a $50, non-refundable, acceptance fee.
 
Additionally, all students accepted to the Nursing program must plan to attend the orientations. For students applying to the fall-start 2017 program, there are two required orientation sessions scheduled for August 7, 2017 and September 5, 2017.
 
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 WVC Dean of Allied Health to discuss your re-entry options at (509) 682-6660.
  • On-the-job physical requirements include the 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 WC Dean of Allied Health to determine if your criminal history would prevent access to a health care facility. Please call (509) 682-6660 for more information.