Students must be accepted for general admission to YVC before the application to the Nursing Program will be considered. Admission to YVC does not indicate admission to the Nursing Program. Students accepted to the Nursing Program will receive a tentative acceptance letter from the nursing department.
Official transcripts for all courses taken at other colleges must be submitted to the YVC Admissions Office. The applicant is solely responsible for obtaining transcripts for YVC files. No application will be reviewed until all transcripts have been supplied and evaluated. Please allow 4 weeks for official transcript evaluation by the admissions office.
Transcripts are evaluated in the order received. It is possible that complete transcript evaluation will take longer than 4 weeks. Courses that need equivalency evaluation may require additional time.
If accepted to the Nursing Program, the nursing department requires that transferring students submit official sealed transcripts from all other colleges directly to the nursing department (in addition to the transcripts submitted to the admissions office).
Credit Deficiencies for Transferring Students
Students whose required prerequisites were taken at a college that uses a semester system may have fewer credits than are required for graduation and will need to take additional coursework to make up credits. This will not affect the ability to be admitted to the Nursing Program but will require that additional coursework (in the relevant subject) be completed prior to graduation. For example, students who transfer with 3 semester credits (4 quarter credits) in General Psychology and 3 semester credits (4 quarter credits) in Lifespan Psychology will have 8 quarter credits instead of the 10 quarter credits required for graduation and will need to take an additional 2-credit psychology course in order to have the required number of Psychology/Social Science credits for graduation from YVC. Please have the additional classes approved by the Nursing Department.
For YVC policies regarding transfer of credit for general education requirements and nursing program prerequisites, please see the YVC Transfer of Credit Policies.
It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all records including name, address, telephone, and e-mail contact information have been received in the Nursing department prior to the deadline date for application evaluation.
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (C+) in all required or supportive coursework. In addition, any grade below C (2.0) will not be accepted in any course taken. The Nursing Program prioritizes students for admission when there are more students than spaces available.
Students Applying to Transfer from another Nursing Program
Acceptance of nursing coursework taken in another nursing program is done case-by-case. Please contact the Nursing Program directly at 509.574.4902 for more information.
Students applying to the Nursing Program who have taken any coursework in another Nursing program must supply official transcripts and any other program performance indicators as requested before the application can be considered.
Based on the information obtained, a student may be admitted, admitted with conditions, or denied admission. In addition, a letter from the director of the previous nursing program stating that the student left the program in good standing must be provided from that program’s nursing director. This documentation must be mailed directly to the YVC Nursing Program from the previous program. Students who fail to disclose attendance and/or unsatisfactory work in another nursing program may be subject to immediate dismissal from the YVC Nursing Program if the information becomes available while they are enrolled.