ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING

Yakima Valley Community College offers a six-quarter program (two academic years) that leads to an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). Most students complete a year of pre/co-requisite and supporting courses prior to entry. Nursing courses proceed consecutively with objectives for each course accomplished before the student proceeds to the next course. The ADN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing  (ACEN) and approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. Graduates of this ADN program are eligible to take the licensure examination for Registered Nursing.

PRACTICAL NURSING OPTION

Students who successfully complete the first four quarters of the nursing program are eligible to take the licensing exam for practical nursing . The practical nursing option is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

PROGRAM LOCATIONS

The six-quarter program is offered fall, winter, and spring on the YVCC Yakima campus. Students are admitted fall, winter and spring quarters, subject to a sufficient number of qualified applicants.