The Victor Valley College Associate Degree Nursing program provides instruction and training to produce competent, knowledgeable, graduate nurses that provide quality nursing care to the public. This program enables students to take the NCLEX exam in order to become a licensed registered nurse.
The nursing graduate is prepared to practice nursing at any entry level in a variety of settings, including medical/surgical, psychiatric, maternal/child, perioperative, geriatric, critical care, and oncology.
The goal of nursing includes assisting the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities which contribute to attaining an optimum level of wellness. The role of the nurse is to act as manager, educator, and professional provider of care in a rapidly changing health care environment.
TEAS TESTING PROCEDURES
Qualified applicants will be notified when they are approved to take the TEAS exam.
Please see current Enrollment Process link on the left.
TEAS results from other colleges are also accepted ONLY if transferred to VVC.*
*Contact atitesting.com for procedures on transferring TEAS scores to Victor Valley College.
TEAS scores taken at another college MUST BE TRANSFERRED TO VVC BY THE END DATE & TIME OF THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR WHICH THE STUDENT IS APPLYING.
For a detailed explaination of the TEAS, see 'Important Announcement' Below
* * * ATTENTION * * *
The Victor Valley College, Nursing Program will be instituting a new Enrollment (Selection) Process starting with the Fall 2014 Application Period. Please click on the link - 'Enrollment Process Starting F14' on the left-hand side for more information. If you need clarification, please contact the Nursing or Counseling Departments.
NOTE: The Enrollment Process Starting F14 has been updated as of 11/13/13.
Please check the document to the left.
Current Steps to Entering the VVC Nursing Program
- Apply for admission to the college.
- See the Nursing Counselor, Diane Wollan, to obtain your educational plan. (Contact information below.)
- Complete the prerequisites and general education courses for the Nursing Degree. (See link 'Nursing Program Curricululm, Incl. Prerequisites' on left.)
- Apply to the Nursing Program. Submit application submission materials with your unofficial transcripts that include all courses that apply to the Nursing Degree. Applications are available on this site, in pdf format, approximately one week before the application period. They are also available in hard-copy in the main office during the application period.
- Application is held twice a year. Current wait list is at one year from time of application. Wait list students may take the preliminary courses (NURS 220 & NURS 246) while they wait. The preliminary courses may not be held every semester. Please check the current course schedule.
Please check all links on the left of this page for current information on Nursing program entry.
If you have additional questions or need clarification, please contact the VVC ADN Program Main Office - 760-245-4271, Ext. 2285
It is always recommended that students considering a career or transfer for an advanced degree in health careers meet with Diane Wollan, VVC Counselor. Contact the Counseling Department for an appointment. Go to vvc.edu and click on Steps to Enrollment in the right hand column. Scroll down to Step Four for the counseling appointment link. https://appointments.vvc.edu/counseling.htm
Be advised, in order to be accepted into the Nursing Program, applicants must take and pass a Testing of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) exam (basic Mathematics, English, Reading and Science). Applicants who do not pass 62% for TEAS V will be required to complete remediation and demonstrate readiness prior to starting the program. Remediation and readiness may include, but not be limited to, successful completion of additional coursework, tutoring, and retesting. The TEAS exam may be taken a total of two times. This also includes all previous versions of the TEAS examination. Additional TEAS testing information and study materials may be obtained at the Assessment Technology Inc. website at: ATI Testing
These tests are being given to make certain the students entering the Nursing program have an acceptable level of knowledge in the content areas (Math, English, Reading & Science) to successfully complete the program and obtain the licensure. Use of standardized medical program entry testing is becoming more prevalent as a precursory indicator to assist in improving the students' success in their respective field of study.
California Senate Bill 1309 (2006) provides the basis for Nursing Assessment/Readiness testing for Nursing programs.
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STUDENT BACKGROUND CHECK & DRUG TESTING
In an effort to comply with the recommendations of the Joint commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the majority of the major healthcare facilities and agencies utilized by the College for clinical training require that each student undergo and pass a student background check prior to participating in clinical rotations. Each student, at his/her expense, is responsible for acquiring the student background check report and authorizing the submission of results to the college. Drug testing may also be required for some facilities. The affected students will be given the procedure on completing the drug test.
No student will be permitted to participate in a clinical rotation until the results have been received, reviewed, and accepted by the designated program director. Failure to submit to and pass the required student background check and drug test, where applicable, will result in the student being terminated from the respective program.
Students accepted into certain programs, will be required to have a physical examination, a chest X-ray and/or PPD, lab tests, required immunizations, drug testing, and a criminal background check. These are required in order to comply with the program and clinical agencies’ contractual requirements. Also, the following items are commonly required: a current American Heart Association CPR Certificate and liability insurance (certain limits apply). Most Health Sciences programs have a group policy available, or the students may purchase their own policy. All of the above will be completed at the student’s expense. In most cases these items will be completed, with copies submitted, before the first day of the semester. Not submitting the required documentation may preclude the student’s ability to continue in the program.
Details regarding these requirements may be obtained from the respective program.
The Victor Valley College Registered Nursing program is fully accredited by the:
State of California
Department of Consumer Affairs
Board of Registered Nursing
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-217
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 322-3350
Licensing: (916) 574-7697