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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.

Program Location

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

Program Curriculum

Associate Degree in Nursing – Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Ready Pathway (ADN-DTA/MRP)

Catalog Curriculum Sequence
  • 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
Tuition * * *
Background Check $ 110.00
Facility Background Check $ 13.00
Required Textbooks $ 900.00 $ 100.00
Lab Fees $ 100.00 $ 100.00 $ 100.00
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
Tuition * * *
Required Textbooks $ 60.00
Lab Fees $ 100.00 $ 100.00 $ 100.00
Liability Insurance $ 18.00
Influenza Vaccination $ 40.00
YVC Degree Application $ 10.00
Transcript Fee $ 5.00
Licensure Application & NCLEX-RN  $ 320.00

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)

Item Estimated Cost
Clinical Uniform- 2 sets of scrubs minimally required $ 120.00
Closed toe shoes that protect the feet from injury $ 55.00
Watch (with a second hand or mode) $ 35.00
Bandage scissors $ 12.00
Stethoscope $ 120.00
Light hose or light-colored socks $ 5.00
Lab Coat (white, with plain buttons) $ 40.00
Penlight $ 7.00
 Gait belt $ 10.00
Estimated Total Cost of Other Items $ 404.00
Item Estimated Costs
Desktop or laptop computer, tablet, or IPad $350.00-900.00
Web camera (built-in or external) $30.00-$180.00
Printer (recommended) $130.00-$180.00

The nursing program courses use Canvas, a web-based learning management system, 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 or desktop computer, tablet, or IPad in order to participate in classes. 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

IPad

  • 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.

Contact Nursing

Program Staff & Faculty Advisors

Wendy Baker, Interim Director of Nursing Programs
Wendy Baker, DNP, ARNP, Interim Director of Nursing Programs
Yakima Campus: Sundquist Hall, Building 21, Room 141A
Phone: 509.574.4909
wbaker@yvcc.edu

Nursing Program Coordinator
Yakima Campus: Sundquist Hall, Building 21, Room 141
Phone: 509.574.4902
nursing@yvcc.edu

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.

Michael Gonzalez
Nursing Instructor, Advisor A-B
Yakima Campus: Sundquist Hall, Building 21, Room 141G
Phone: 509.574.4910
mgonzalez@yvcc.edu

Debra Scheib
Nursing Instructor, Advisor C- E
Yakima Campus: Sundquist Hall, Building 21, Room 141I
Phone: 509.574.4905
dscheib@yvcc.edu

Kimberlee Tuning, MSN, ARNP-c
Nursing Instructor, Advisor F-H
Yakima Campus: Sundquist Hall, Building 21, Room 141C
Phone: 509.574.4901
Email: ktuning@yvcc.edu

Katrina Carr
Skills Lab Instructor, Advisor I-K
Yakima Campus: Skills Center Building 32, Room 101A
Phone: 509.834.4559
Email: kcarr@yvcc.edu

Carol Milliron
Nursing Instructor, Advisor L-O
Yakima Campus: Sundquist Hall, Building 21, Room 141D
Phone: 509.574.4903
cmilliron@yvcc.edu

E’Raina Hatch
Nursing Instructor, Advisor P-S
Yakima Campus: Sundquist Hall, Building 21, Room 141E
Phone: 509.574.4912
ehatch@yvcc.edu

Peggy O Neil
Nursing Instructor, Advisor T-V
Yakima Campus: Sundquist Hall, Building 21, Room 141F
Phone: 509.574.4925
moneil@yvcc.edu

Janet Coffman
Simulation Instructor, Advisor W-Z
Yakima Campus: Skills Center, Building 32, Room 103A
Phone: 509.834.4536
jcoffman@yvcc.edu

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
360.236.4700

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
404.975.5000

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 2021.

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.