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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. The next application window will be announced in 2022.
To be eligible for admission consideration, the applicant must:
  • Have a current Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) application on file.
    • Current 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 attach official transcripts to the application.
    • Unofficial transcripts can be sent with the application if needed.
  • Submit proof of successful completion of a nursing assistant training course or current Washington state NA-C License.
  • Admission testing: Achieve the required minimum subject score for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) published by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). 
    • The score printout does not need to be official, but it does need to show the applicant's name and all scores
  • Complete and submit the Nursing Application.
    • The application will be available by spring 2022.
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 2021 Nursing student orientation August 6th 12pm-5pm (Location TBA, In person)
  2. Simulation Lab Orientation Wenatchee: September 7, Omak: September 2 (This will be an in person orientation on campus)
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.