​​​​Yakima Valley College Nursing Program

Important information for students applying for admission Spring 2017, or later. The YVC Nursing program will implement a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA), with one or more universities in Washington state, beginning March 30th, 2017. This will change the admission and graduation requirements. Please refer to our website as this information will be updated frequently with those changes.​

An updated required course list is now available.  Requisite Courses.pdf 

The nursing profession is part of a centuries-old tradition of providing quality care for patients. Though the fundamental principles remain the same today, technology and a rapidly changing demographic require nursing professionals to broaden their skills and experience and apply them in a variety of settings.

The YVC​ Nursing Program offers an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) that
is six quarters in length. The program provides a wide variety of learning opportunities and includes experiences in:

  • Gerontological Nursing

  • Pediatric Nursing

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing

  • Obstetrical Nursing

  • Critical Care Nursing

  • Oncology Nursing

  • Mental Health Nursing

  • Emergency Nursing

Upon successful completion of the fourth quarter of the ADN program, a student will be eligible to take the Practical Nursing Examination offered by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

Upon successful completion of the sixth quarter, a student will be eligible to take the Registered Nurse Examination offered by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

The Yakima Valley College Nursing program is fully accredited
by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and is approved
by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. This accreditation is valid through March 2021.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850

Atlanta, Georgia 30326


Individuals interested in becoming a Nurse in the State of Washington may visit www.WACenterforNursing.org for additional information.

The Yakima Valley College Non-Discrimination Statement may be viewed in its entirety by following the link below.



Gainful Employment

For more information about YVCC’s graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information visit: www.yvcc.edu/gainfulemployment.                

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