​​​​​​​​​Yakima Valley College Nursing Program

Beginning with the class admitted in fall 2018, Nutrition 101 will be included in calculation of the GPA points for admission to the Nursing Program.

The nursing profession is part of a centuries-old tradition of providing quality care for patients. Though the fundamental principles remain the same today, technology and a rapidly changing demographic require nursing professionals to broaden their skills and experience and apply them in a variety of settings.

The YVC​ Nursing Program offers an Associate Degree in Nursing Direct Transfer Degree (AN-DTA/MRP) that
is six quarters in length. The program provides a wide variety of learning opportunities and includes experiences in:

  • Gerontological​​ Nursing

  • Pediatric Nursing

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing

  • Obstetrical Nursing

  • Critical Care Nursing

  • Oncology Nursing

  • Mental Health Nursing

  • Emergency Nursing

Upon successful completion of the fourth quarter of the program, a student will be eligible to take the Practical Nursing Examination offered by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

Upon successful completion of the sixth quarter, a student will be eligible to take the Registered Nurse Examination offered by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

The Yakima Valley College Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. This accreditation is valid through March 2021.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Individuals interested in becoming a Nursing in the State of Washington may visit www.WACenterforNursing.org for additional information.

The Yakima Valley College Non-Discrimination Statement may be viewed in its entirety by following the link providedhttp://www.yvcc.edu/about/hr/Pages/AffirmativeAction.aspx

​YVC Nursing Program Student Achievement Data and Program NCLEX Pass rates:

NCLEX Pass Rate:96%96%91%Data not yet available
Program Completion Rate:90%91%93%Data not yet available
Job Placement Rate: (employment in nursing within 6-9 ​months after graduation)100%100%100%Data not yet available


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This website last updated on 8.17.2017