Registered Nursing

 

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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.

 

Educational requirements and prerequisites for the nursing program

 

 


IMPORTANT DATES

Nursing Application Dates
SPRING   FALL
2/20/2023 - 3/5/2023   9/12/2022 - 9/23/2022

All applications must be submitted by 5pm on the date the application CLOSES.

Late applications WILL NOT be processed.

Next TEAS: TBD Next TEAS: October 27th
Next Orientation: TBD Next Orientation: 14 December at 11:30am

 

Information Meetings

SPRING   FALL

2/14/2023

10:00-11:00 am

2/15/2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm

 

8/30/2022

10:00-11:00 am

8/31/2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Information meetings are held in Building 32. 

The room for information meetings is to be determined.

 

 

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 right.

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. (Fees may apply.)

TEAS V 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.

The TEAS V RETAKE exams are scheduled each semester in the Digital Nursing Lab in Building 33, Rm 135. 

Applicants re-taking the TEAS exam must pay for the exam with a credit card. Please arrive 10 minutes early and bring photo ID.

For a detailed explanation of the TEAS, see 'Important Announcement' Below


 

Current Steps to Entering the VVC Nursing Program

The first 5 steps have instructions and links here:

https://www.vvc.edu/steps-enrollment-new-returning-students

  1. Apply for admission
  2. Register with Financial Aid
  3. Student Orientation.
  4. Placement Survey.
  5. Education Plan.
  6. Complete the prerequisites and general education courses for the Nursing Degree.  (See link 'Nursing Program Curriculum, Incl. Prerequisites' on right.)
  7. Apply to the Nursing Program.  Application is held twice a year. 

Please check all links on the right 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 


 Important Announcement

Be advised, in order to be accepted into the Nursing Program, applicants must take and pass a Testing of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) Nursing exam (basic Mathematics, English, Reading and Science). Applicants who do not pass 70% 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.
California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office

This site will be updated Quarterly so please check back, if you are enrolled in the program.

 

The Victor Valley College Registered Nursing program is fully approved 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

Website: http://www.rn.ca.gov


State of California NCLEX (RN Licensure Testing) Pass Rates

 

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 & drug test prior to participating in clinical rotations. Each student, at his/her expense, is responsible for acquiring the student background check & drug test and authorizing the submission of results to the college.

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 & drug test 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, a criminal background check & drug test. 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.