About Admission to the Nursing Program
It is anticipated that beginning Winter 2017, the Nursing program will begin a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) with one or more universities in Washington state. With this DTA will be a restructuring of required courses. The English, Psychology, Biology and Chemistry courses will remain the same and Math& 146 will be the only statistics course accepted. We also anticipate a change in Humanities electives. This information will be updated frequently when those changes are made.
An updated required course list is now available. Required Courses.pdf
Who can I contact for advising?
is important for pre-nursing students to work closely with an advisor in
preparing for the Nursing Program. Advisors can help students
decide which classes to take and the sequence in which they should be
taken. If students have questions about nursing as a career or
about the Nursing Program, they should contact a Nursing Program advisor.
Although advisors are assigned alphabetically, students may request
re-assignment of an advisor at any time. Advising is done alphabetically by the
student’s last name and listed below are the instructors to
Nursing Program Assistant and
general program contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nursing faculty are
frequently off campus, at clinic sites, for several days in a row, emails to
your advisor may receive faster responses. Any student who does not receive a
response from their advisor in 24 hours, is encouraged to contact the Nursing
Program Coordinator or the Nursing Program Assistant. *During
the summer quarter, nursing faculty are working off campus. Any email or phone
message left for them could potentially not be answered until the Fall quarter
in red or blue font operate as linked data. Selecting any of these options will
either redirect the browser to a new page, or open a .pdf file.
What classes do I need to take?
Due to state wide changes in all
Associate Degree Nursing Programs, the Yakima Valley Community College Nursing
Program has added requisite courses. You may find the complete list of required
courses by accessing the file "Required
In addition, applicants need to
complete 5 credits in Humanities and 5 credits in Social Science electives to
graduate from the YVCC Nursing Program. This applies to students who are applying for Nursing Program admission up until Spring quarter of 2016.
Any student applying by June 30th, 2016 for Fall quarter 2016 admission will not be required to take an additional 5 credits in Social Science electives, but will have to complete 15 credits in Humanities electives. 5 credits must come from a communication classification (ENG 102 will satisfy this) Phil 215 is likely to be a required course for the Nursing DTA, so it is highly recommended that students take this course for a portion of their Humanities elective requirement.
A complete list of elective offerings is
located in the YVCC College Catalog distribution list. A link to the catalog is
provided and will redirect you away from the nursing website.
What other requirements are there
The YVCC Nursing Program requires
applicants seeking admission to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills
(TEAS) and pass a criminal history background check with 10 panel drug
What is The Test of Essential Academic
Skills ? (TEAS)
The TEAS assesses reading, writing, math and science. Students must score at the “BASIC” level or higher in each area. You may find information on how the categories are assessed by viewing the
TEAS V Score TABLE.pdf.
The Test of Essential Academic
Skills (TEAS) is required for all students seeking admission to the YVCC Nursing
Program. Results must be submitted electronically, by the application deadline.
This test is intended for students who have completed or are near completion of
the required coursework as some content in the exam may relate to content in
Applicants will receive up to 10
points toward admission based on the TEAS test results. TEAS application points
are found by taking the Adjusted Individual Total Score and dividing that by 10.
(ie. 78% =7.8 points)
Where is the TEAS given? how much
does it cost and when is it offered?
Information regarding, the TEAS may
be found by clicking here.
Instructions related to taking the
TEAS through YVCC is found by clicking here.
When is the Criminal History Background
If offered tentative acceptance to the program, further instructions on registering for the background check will be provided in a tentative acceptance packet. The cost to the student to complete this requirement is paid directly to VERIFIED CREDENTIALS.
Admission to the Nursing Program is
tentative until results of the Criminal History Background check and 10 panel
drug screen are received in the Nursing Department. The background check and
drug screen must be completed through VERIFIED CREDENTIALS.
Applicants with a positive
background check report may be denied entry based on the type of conviction and
time lapse since the conviction.
How will applicants be prioritized
Currently the YVCC Nursing Program
is considering applications from applicants who are at Priority Level I.
prioritization for admission is found on the Prioritization
for Admission page.
How important are the grades in the
account for 80% of the admission application process and are therefore,
extremely important. A complete list of the courses used in factoring the GPA is
found in the Required Courses PDF file.
that there are other factors that will contribute to the admission application
for additional points. These can be found on the Prioritization
for Admission page.
Can I estimate what my admission application points would be?
For your convenience a calculation form is provided that will help you get a
better sense of how many points you may have for the admission application.
Examples of accepted licensure is found here.
Additional information regarding second language and reapplication points is
covered on our prioritization for admission page.
application estimator form will require the use of EXCEL. When prompted,
save the file to your computer before attempting to open. This is only an
estimator and not a guarantee of your actual points. That will be officially
determined by the Nursing Program.
are the deadlines for applying to the YVCC Nursing Program?
offers three opportunities for application and acceptance to the program.
Jan. 30th (for Spring admission) June 30th (for Fall admission) Sept. 15th (for Winter admission)
if I have never attended college before or YVCC?
you have never attended a college, university or YVCC before, you will need to do the
to YVCC for Admission
· Pay a
$30.00 fee associated with the YVCC Admission application. This is done either
in person or by mail and delivered to the Cashiers
office in the Deccio Higher Education
the COMPASS exam.
applicable, apply for Federal
I have college credits from another college or university. Will these courses
transfer and satisfy the program requirements?
transferred from another college or university will be evaluated by the
Registrar's Office to determine equivalency and whether or not the coursework
will satisfy nursing program course requirements. Transcripts do not need to be
provided for courses taken at YVCC. Transcripts must arrive from
all schools attended.
official transcript must be sent to the Nursing Department and one official
transcript is provided to the Admissions Office.
who are transferring from other nursing programs will have nursing course
credits evaluated by the nursing department.
Failure to provide transcripts from all schools attended, prior to submission of your application, may result in denial of admission to the YVCC nursing program.
work from another institution that receives a “P” or “S” will be awarded a 2.0
GPA and grade of “C”. Credit will not be given for any grade lower than a
It is advised
that transcripts from other colleges and universities be submitted at
least four weeks prior to
admission application deadline.
By law, education records which contain information directly related to a student and maintained by an educational agency or institution can only be shared with other school officials who have legitimate educational interests. Written permission for a complete disclosure of academic performance must be submitted to the YVCC Nursing Program to be considered for admission to the Nursing Program.
responsible for providing official transcripts from schools other than YVCC.
Applicants are also responsible for keeping their files updated with transcripts
for courses completed after filing their application. Before an evaluation of
transcripts can be made, the student, if not already attending YVCC, must apply
for admission to the college. No transcript evaluation can take place until this
has been accomplished.
Admission to the
nursing program cannot be determined until official transcripts have been
completely evaluated and the results have been provided to the nursing program,
PRIOR to the application deadline. Students should be aware of the
· Allow up
to 4 weeks for transcript evaluation.
Valley Community College policy, students who have not attended Yakima Valley
Community College for the preceding three quarters are required to re-apply for
admission to the college to obtain “active” student status.
cannot be evaluated if students are not considered an “active student” at Yakima
Valley Community College.
What if I am currently attending, or have attended, another Nursing Program and I
want to transfer to YVCC’s Nursing Program?
Transfer of nursing course credits
from other schools is evaluated on an individual basis to determine program
placement. Students who are interested in transferring to the YVCC Nursing
Program must meet the same admission criteria as new student applicants. Additional
documentation related to previous program
required. This information is found by clicking on this link Previous
Can I be admitted to the YVCC nursing program if I have failed a course/courses in another nursing program?
Students applying to the Nursing
Program that have failed theory or clinical courses in another nursing program
will be asked to provide documentation regarding performance indicators in the
course or courses from their previous program. The YVCC Nursing Program reserves
the right to deny admission if there is reasonable concern about a student’s
ability to perform safely and ethically in the clinical setting. The Nursing
Program may decide to admit a student with conditions which would be documented
and agreed upon prior to beginning the program.
Students who fail to
disclose attendance and/or unsatisfactory work in another nursing program may be
subject to immediate dismissal from the YVCC Nursing Program if the information
becomes available while they are enrolled.
How much will it cost to attend YVCC and what kind of financial assistance may I qualify for?
expenses are based on the number of credits a student registers for. YVCC
publishes current tuition rates and fees prior to the start of fall quarter. You
may find this table by clicking here.
Federal Government offers financial assistance to qualified applicants. Funding
is based on various factors. All students are encouraged to apply for Federal
Financial Aid, at the earliest time possible, to ensure that an award is
available when the student begins taking courses. More information
on how to apply for financial aid can be found here.
Once I am in the Nursing Program, what are my anticipated costs?
cost for participation in the YVCC Nursing Program will change when there are
changes to the school tuition rate. The table provided may be used to estimate
program costs. To view estimated Nursing Program expenses, please click on the