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
February 5 to February 23 2024
Due to our curriculum change, we did not have a Fall 2023 application period.
As we have delayed when we are accepting applications, for our Spring 2024 application period we will have a six year recency for Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbiology.
This is for our Spring 2024 application period only. We will return to our five year recency for our Fall 2024 applications.
Selected applicants will start in our FALL 2024 semester
(Please note, when the link for our application is posted, if you have never used our "next gen forms" before, you will be prompted 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
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.
For students who have completed coursework or high school outside of the United States, please see our Students Residing Outside the U.S. page regarding having your diploma and / or transcripts evaluated (Step 1 only).
Current Steps to Entering the VVC Nursing Program
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 a 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
TEAS TESTING PROCEDURES
Qualified applicants will be notified when they are scheduled to take the TEAS exam. Please see the “Enrollment Process / point system” link on the right.
TEAS testing is in Building 33, Rm 135. Please arrive 15 minutes early and bring photo ID. TEAS testing is ONLY available to applicants who are invited.
You are not allowed to bring phones or calculators to the test. There is a calculator built in to the test program you can use.
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 in a rolling 5 year period. 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.
For applicants who have previously taken the TEAS test:
We look at your FIRST TWO results in a FIVE year rolling window based on when you apply.
This means if you apply February 15th, 2023, we will look at the FIRST TWO test results since February 15th, 2018.
You will need to have your TEAS test results forwarded to Victor Valley College. Please use ATI’s website (ATItesting.com) to have your official results forwarded. You will need a 70 or better in ONE of your FIRST TWO attempts to be accepted.
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