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.



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:

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.


Educational requirements and prerequisites for the nursing program


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


Please see our Enrollment Process and Point System page

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 and click on Steps to Enrollment in the right hand column.  Scroll down to Step Four for the counseling appointment link.


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.

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 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 ( 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




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.