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.

 

NEXT APPLICATION PERIOD

(2/20/2023-3/5/2023)

 

(If you have never used our "next gen forms" before,
you will need to sign up before the application appears)

Please submit questions to Email: Mark.Kuyper@vvc.edu

Please make sure you have your OFFICIAL transcripts on file with

admissions and records.

You will need a copy of your UNOFFICIAL transcripts with your

coursework highlighted.

If you have multiple files to upload, please ZIP them first to upload.

IF you are a licensed or certified healthcare provider you will upload a copy of

your UNEXPIRED licensure or certification.

 

To assist with your letter of life or special circumstance, please use this link.

 

Educational requirements and prerequisites for the nursing program

 

Planned curriculum update for VVC Nursing program

We are pending approval of our new curriculum.
Our new curriculum will not be approved until
Fall 2023 at the earliest.

When the new curriculum is implemented we will no longer have NURS 220 OR NURS 246.
Applicants applying under the new curriculum will need to be
currently certified CNAs.

Please keep an eye on our nursing dates for when this change will occur.

 


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: April 20th, 2023 Next TEAS: November 17th, 2022
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

Bldg 32 Room 5

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 NCLEX PASS RATE

 

Current Steps to Entering the VVC Nursing Program

 

  1. Complete the prerequisites and general education courses for the Nursing Degree. 
  2. Apply to the Nursing Program.  Application is held twice a year (SPRING and FALL). 
  3. The top 65 applicants by points are invited to take the TEAS exam.
  4. Applicants who pass the TEAS (70 or better) and are in our top 65 by points will be placed based on points and TEAS score, based on available seats in the next semester.
  5. If you are not currently a student at VVC and you are selected for the program, you will need to apply to the college. Please use the APPLY button on the upper right corner of this page.

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 VII) Nursing exam (basic Mathematics, English, Reading and Science). Applicants who do not pass 70% for TEAS VII 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

ONLY TEAS results for TEAS tests version V or higher are accepted.

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.