Associate in Nursing (ADN-DTA/MRP)
Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Ready Pathway
Yakima Valley College (YVC) offers a six-quarter program (two academic years) that leads to an Associate in Nursing Direct Transfer Degree (ADN-DTA/MRP). Students complete four quarters of pre/co-requisite and supporting courses prior to applying for the Nursing Program. Nursing courses proceed consecutively with objectives for each course accomplished before the student proceeds to the next course. Students who complete the ADN-DTA/MRP program and successfully pass the RN licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) will be considered as having met the minimum requirement for transfer into Washington State RN-to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs and, if accepted into an RN-to- BSN program, will be awarded senior standing.
The six-quarter program is offered in fall, winter, and spring on the YVC Yakima campus. Students are admitted in fall, winter, and spring quarters, subject to a sufficient number of qualified applicants.
Application and Acceptance Periods
YVC offers three opportunities for application and acceptance to the program.
- June 30 for fall quarter admission
- December 20 for spring quarter admission
- September 15 for winter quarter admission
All applications are due by 4:30 pm on the application deadline date.
Associate Degree in Nursing – Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Ready Pathway (ADN-DTA/MRP)
- Students who complete the six-quarter program are eligible to take the licensure exam for Registered Nursing (RN).
- Students who successfully complete the first four quarters of the Nursing Program and take an additional course on “Professional Vocational Relationships” are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN and apply for LPN licensure.
Program Costs and Technology Needs
The following costs are estimates of the expenses students can expect when entering this program. These costs do not include course work taken prior to entry or fees not assessed by the nursing program. All costs are estimated and subject to change.
Table 1: First-Year Anticipated Expenses
|First-Year Expenses||Quarter 1||Quarter 2||Quarter 3|
|Background Check||$ 110.00|
|Facility Background Check||$ 13.00|
|Required Textbooks||$ 900.00||$ 100.00|
|Lab Fees||$ 300.00||$ 300.00||$ 300.00|
|Liability Insurance||$ 18.00|
|BLS/CPR course||$ 60.00|
|Influenza vaccination||$ 40.00|
Table 2: Second-Year Anticipated Expenses
|Second-Year Expenses||Quarter 1||Quarter 2||Quarter 3|
|Required Textbooks||$ 60.00|
|Lab Fees||$ 300.00||$ 300.00||$ 300.00|
|Liability Insurance||$ 18.00|
|Influenza Vaccination||$ 40.00|
|YVC Degree Application||$ 10.00|
|Transcript Fee||$ 5.00|
|Licensure Application & NCLEX-RN||$ 290.00 (PN)
| $ 335.00
About Tuition and Fees
*Tuition and lab fees are subject to change. Quarter one and Quarter four lab fees include liability/malpractice insurance fees. The current fees and rates are located under Financial Aid. The estimated cost does not include transportation, room and board, or other personal needs.
Equipment Costs (Additional costs not included above)
|Clinical Uniform- 2 sets of scrubs minimally required||$ 150.00|
|Closed toe shoes that protect the feet from injury||$ 55.00|
|Watch (with a second hand or mode)||$ 35.00|
|Bandage scissors||$ 12.00|
|Light hose or light-colored socks||$ 5.00|
|Lab Coat (white, with plain buttons)||$ 40.00|
|Gait belt||$ 10.00|
|Estimated Total Cost of Other Items||$ 434.00|
|Desktop or laptop computer, tablet, or IPad||$350.00-900.00|
|Web camera (built-in or external)||$30.00-$180.00|
The nursing program courses use CANVAS, a web-based student-learning platform, for the delivery of content. Computer labs are available on campus, but will not be available during campus-wide closures. Students will need a laptop, tablet, or IPad for exams. A webcam (built-in or external) is also required.
A printer is recommended, since printing availability on campus may be limited. The Nursing Program Coordinator can assist students with choosing a computer that will meet the needs of the nursing program curriculum
Nursing program courses use Canvas, a web-based learning management system, for the delivery of content. Students will need a laptop or desktop computer, tablet, or IPad in order to participate in classes. A web camera (built-in or external) is also required.
A printer is recommended, since printing availability on campus may be limited. The Nursing Program Coordinator can assist students with choosing a computer that will meet the needs of the nursing program curriculum.
Device: Desktop, laptop or tablet
Operating System: Windows or Mac (avoid Chromebook)
Browser: Google Chrome
PC or laptop tech specs:
- At least 8 MB of RAM, 16 MB is preferable
- 256 GB hard drive minimum
- Web Camera-internal or external
- Intel i5 processor-9th gen or later
- 128 GB minimum
Printer: Laserjet (uses a toner cartridge-cost effective)
Note: A limited number of Laptops and Hotspots may be available to borrow by the quarter. Please HelpDesk to learn more.
Program Staff & Faculty Advisors
E’Raina Hatch, Interim Director of Nursing
Yakima Campus: Building 22, Room 204
Phone: 509.574.4912 | Alternate Phone: 509.574.4902
Nursing Program Coordinator
Yakima Campus: Building 22, Room 101
All pre-nursing students are assigned a faculty advisor; assignments are made according to the student’s last name. Nursing advisors and contact information are listed below. Students should contact the appropriate advisor before or on advising days to determine which courses to take in the subsequent quarter.
For other questions about the Nursing Program, students can contact the Nursing Program Coordinator or the Director of Nursing Programs. The Nursing Program Coordinator is certified to advise pre-nursing students and can assist students in choosing courses and answer questions about prerequisite course sequencing. The Director of Nursing Programs is available to answer other questions and address any concerns that students have about their nursing program eligibility, transferring into the nursing program, or other issues.
Jennifer Gindt, MSN, ARNP
Nursing Instructor, Advisor A-B
Yakima Campus: Building 22, Room 210
Linda Mensing, MSN, RN, PhD
Nursing Instructor, Advisor C-F
Yakima Campus: Building 22, Room 208
Skills Lab Instructor, Advisor H-L
Yakima Campus: Building 23, Room 101A
Nursing Instructor, Advisor M-O
Yakima Campus: Building 22, Room 206
Jeremy Brown, BSN, RN
Nursing Instructor, Advisor G, P
Yakima Campus: Building 23, Room 101B
Wendy Jones, MSN, RN
Nursing Instructor, Advisor Q-R
Yakima Campus: Building 22, Room 221
Peggy O Neil
Nursing Instructor, Advisor T-V
Yakima Campus: Building 22, Room 219
Renee DiMeo, MSN, RN
Simulation Coordinator, Advisor S, W-Z
Yakima Campus: Building 22, Room 103A
Program Approval and Accreditation
The YVC Nursing program is approved by the:
Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Washington State Department of Health, Nursing Commission
310 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
The associate degree nursing program at Yakima Valley College in Yakima, Washington is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program. This accreditation is valid until March 2029.
U.S. Department of Education
The Associate Degree Nursing program at YVC meets the state education requirements for a registered nursing license in the state of Washington. YVC has not determined if the Associate Degree Nursing program at YVC meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state for which this information is needed.