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Nursing Admission

What are the prerequisites?
Click here (PDF) to get a list of all the general requirements and prerequisites. View an Allied Health Information Session online to learn more.  

Online Allied Health Information Session

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. For 2022, the application will be available starting June 1 and will close June 24.
 
To be eligible for admission consideration, the applicant must:
  • Have a current Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) application on file.
    • Currently enrolled students do not need to reapply, students that have not attended for one or more quarters will need to update their information.
    • Students that are new to WVC can apply here.
  • Be 18 years old by the first day of the program.
  • Have completed all prerequisites with a C (2.0) or higher.
  • Send official transcripts from every college you have attended (excluding WVC) directly to WVC. Do not submit official transcripts to the application.
    • Unofficial transcripts can be sent with the application if needed.
  • Proof of successful completion of a nursing assistant training course or current Washington state NA-C License. Submit with your application.
  • Admission testing: Achieve the required minimum subject score for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) published by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI).  Submit with your application.
    • The score report does not need to be official, but it does need to show the applicant's name and scores for all sections.
  • Complete and submit the Nursing Application.
    • The application will be available June 1-24, 2022.
    • The application is linked at the bottom of this page.
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 an equivalent freshman composition course)
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 Director of Nursing 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.
 
  1. Fall 2022 Nursing student orientation August 11th 8am-5pm (Wenatchee campus, in person)
  2. Simulation Lab Orientation Wenatchee: September 7th, Omak: September 9th (This will be an in person orientation on the campus you will be attending)
 
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 Director of Nursing 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 WVC Director of Nursing to determine if your criminal history would prevent access to a health care facility. Please call (509) 682-6660 for more information.


Application
Use the link below to access the application. The application can be completed on a smart phone, but it is recommended that you use a laptop or desktop computer.

 

Apply Here