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Nursing

High Demand and Diverse Career Track

Nursing

High Demand and Diverse Career Track

Nursing

High Demand and Diverse Career Track
Nursing

TEAS offered at Skagit Valley College

TEAS is currently being offered remotely and available 8 am – 12 pm on the dates below. Please visit the ATI website to register.

Remote TEAS

  • Sept. 10, 24
  • Oct. 8
  • Nov. 5
  • Dec. 12
  • Jan. 7, 14

In-Person TEAS*

  • Oct. 4
  • Nov. 15
  • Dec. 6, 20

*In-person Testing with limited seats available due to COVID social distancing requirements. Mask will be required while on campus and during the entire test. All persons coming to SVC campuses are required to check-in before arriving to campus. Visit the Safety, Security and Parking homepage for instructions.

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The Nursing program at Skagit Valley College is designed to prepare you for a lifelong career in nursing practice. Nursing is one of the most diverse and exciting careers in today’s healthcare field. Nurses are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, extended care centers, home health care agencies, physicians’ offices, mental health facilities, and corrections.

Nursing requires strong communication skills, excellent problem-solving abilities, focused concentration when performing a task, attention to detail, the ability to work well with others, and extensive knowledge of the sciences.

The Nursing program at Skagit Valley College is designed to prepare you for a lifelong career in nursing practice. Nursing is one of the most diverse and exciting careers in today’s healthcare field. Nurses are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, extended care centers, home health care agencies, physicians’ offices, mental health facilities, and corrections.

Nursing requires strong communication skills, excellent problem-solving abilities, focused concentration when performing a task, attention to detail, the ability to work well with others, and extensive knowledge of the sciences.

Program Options

The Nursing program at Skagit Valley College is designed to prepare you for a lifelong career in nursing practice. Nursing is one of the most diverse and exciting careers in today’s healthcare field. Nurses are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, extended care centers, home health care agencies, physicians’ offices, mental health facilities, and corrections.

Nursing requires strong communication skills, excellent problem-solving abilities, focused concentration when performing a task, attention to detail, the ability to work well with others, and extensive knowledge of the sciences.

Program Courses

Certificate Options

Important Information for Students Seeking Admission

Nursing Program Changes to the Admissions Scoring Process
What are the changes?

Points awarded for GPA.

What has changed?

Notice of Change Effecting Spring Entry 2021 Applicants and all Applicants thereafter.

The Skagit Valley College Nursing Admission Committee has agreed to implement the following change:

Awarded GPA Points: The Nursing application GPA points will be based on cumulative grade point average of the required pre-requisite courses. GPA X 10. Example: a cumulative GPA for the classes below being 3.56, awarded points will be 35.6 points. No rounding will occur. Minimum points available are 30 with maximum points available of 40.

Requirements remain the same for individual course and cumulative GPA.

I. PREREQUISITES
Individual prerequisites courses must have a GPA of 2.0 (C) or higher.
Combined GPA must equal a 3.0 (B) or higher in both the Science and GenEd groupings for a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Prerequisites for Science Group
(Must have been completed within the last 10 years as of application submission).

  • * CHEM& 121 (Chemistry)
  • ** BIOL& 160 (General Biology)
  • BIOL& 241 (A&P I)
  • BIOL& 242 (A&P II)
  • BIOL& 260 (Microbiology)
  • NUTR& 101 (Nutrition)
  • * Substitution(s): *CHEM&161, ** BIOL&211, **BIOL&222

Prerequisites for General Education
(including first 6 Sciences listed to the left):

  • ENGL& 101 (Composition I)
  • * ENGL& 102 (Composition II, highly recommended )
  • MATH& 146 (Statistics)
  • PSYC& 100 (General Psychology)
  • PSYC& 200 (Developmental Psychology) HUM 1 & HUM 2
  • …Humanities combined can equal 9 or 10 credits.
  • * Substitutions: CMST&210, CMST&220, CMST&230, ENGL 103, ENGL&235

Who is affected by these changes?

All students applying to the nursing program for Winter 2021. If you have questions about this change, please email: [email protected]

Nursing Program Changes to the Admissions Scoring Process
What are the changes?

Points awarded for GPA.

What has changed?

Notice of Change Effecting Spring Entry 2021 Applicants and all Applicants thereafter.

The Skagit Valley College Nursing Admission Committee has agreed to implement the following change:

Awarded GPA Points: The Nursing application GPA points will be based on cumulative grade point average of the required pre-requisite courses. GPA X 10. Example: a cumulative GPA for the classes below being 3.56, awarded points will be 35.6 points. No rounding will occur. Minimum points available are 30 with maximum points available of 40.

Requirements remain the same for individual course and cumulative GPA.

I. PREREQUISITES
Individual prerequisites courses must have a GPA of 2.0 (C) or higher.
Combined GPA must equal a 3.0 (B) or higher in both the Science and GenEd groupings for a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Prerequisites for Science Group
(Must have been completed within the last 10 years as of application submission).

  • * CHEM& 121 (Chemistry)
  • ** BIOL& 160 (General Biology)
  • BIOL& 241 (A&P I)
  • BIOL& 242 (A&P II)
  • BIOL& 260 (Microbiology)
  • NUTR& 101 (Nutrition)
  • * Substitution(s): *CHEM&161, ** BIOL&211, **BIOL&222

Prerequisites for General Education
(including first 6 Sciences listed to the left):

  • ENGL& 101 (Composition I)
  • * ENGL& 102 (Composition II, highly recommended )
  • MATH& 146 (Statistics)
  • PSYC& 100 (General Psychology)
  • PSYC& 200 (Developmental Psychology) HUM 1 & HUM 2
  • …Humanities combined can equal 9 or 10 credits.
  • * Substitutions: CMST&210, CMST&220, CMST&230, ENGL 103, ENGL&235

Who is affected by these changes?

All students applying to the nursing program for Winter 2021. If you have questions about this change, please email: [email protected]

Nursing GPA  Point Change

Nursing Admissions Application
(Includes To-Do Checklist)

 

Admissions Point Score
(Prerequisite Courses Listed Here)

 

Work Verification Form

RN & LPN-RN Due Dates

Each cohort entry requires a separate application.

Due to COVID-19 and the campus closures, we will be requiring all RN Applications be mailed in to SVC’s Mount Vernon Campus. Due dates remain in effect; postmark must be by 5:00 p.m. of due date.

Winter 2022 Full-Time RN, Whidbey Island Campus (No LPN-RN)

  • Application to SVC, if not already a student or have not attended in over a year, completed by September 10, 2021. Please choose what applies to you.
    1. If a student has submitted an application and never attended SVC, they must resubmit after one year;
    2. If a student has attended SVC within the last two years (8 quarters), they do not need to resubmit an application;
    3. If it has been more than two years since last attending SVC, they need to submit a new application.
  • Transcript Evaluation Request Form(s) for all non-SVC courses to be submitted by September 17, 2021All prerequisite courses must be completed and on your transcript by this date.
  • Last day to take TEAS: October 8, 2021
  • Nursing Application packet due October 15, 2021, by 5:00 pm. If you are mailing your application, it must be postmarked by 5:00 pm on October 15, 2021.
  • Notifications mailed by November 17, 2021
  • Classes begin early January 2022.

Spring 2022 Full-Time RN, Mount Vernon Campus (No LPN-RN)

  • Application to SVC, if not already a student or have not attended in over a year, completed by November 26, 2021. Please choose what applies to you.
    1. If a student has submitted an application and never attended SVC, they must resubmit after one year;
    2. If a student has attended SVC within the last two years (8 quarters), they do not need to resubmit an application;
    3. If it has been more than two years since last attending SVC, they need to submit a new application.
  • Transcript Evaluation Request Form(s) for all non-SVC courses to be submitted by December 3, 2021All prerequisite courses must be completed and on your transcript by this date.
    • If you need to take a class(es) in Fall 2021 to be eligible for Spring 2022 entry, take them at SVC so it will not need to be transferred in. Fall courses needing to be transferred-in will miss the deadline.
  • Last day to take TEAS: January 14, 2022
  • Nursing Application packet due January 19, 2022, by 5:00 pm. If you are mailing your application, it must be postmarked by 5:00 pm on January 19, 2022.
  • Notifications mailed out by February 11, 2021
  • Classes begin early April 20221.

SVC has not determined that the Nursing curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure/certification outside of Washington State. Students who plan to work in locations outside of Washington should check local state licensure and certification requirements.

TEAS offered at Skagit Valley College

TEAS is currently being offered remotely and available 8 am – 12 pm on the dates below. Please visit the ATI website to register.

Remote TEAS

  • May 21
  • June 4, 18, 25
  • July 8, 22
  • August 5, 19

In-Person TEAS*

  • June 21
  • July 19
  • August 2, 16, 30

*In-person Testing with limited seats available due to COVID social distancing requirements. Mask will be required while on campus and during the entire test. All persons coming to SVC campuses are required to check-in before arriving to campus. Visit the Safety, Security and Parking homepage for instructions.

Nursing Advising Sessions

These sessions are for students currently taking pre-nursing classes either at SVC or at another institution and for students wishing to gather information about nursing school, either at a community college or a four-year institution.

Online (via Zoom)

  • April 19 – 9:30–10:30 am
  • May 6 – 4–5 pm
  • May 17 – 9:30–10:30 am
  • June 3 – 4–5 pm
  • June 14 – 9:30–10:30 am
  • June 24 – 4–5 pm
  • June 28 – 9:30–10:30 am

Zoom meeting ID: 555 430 7982
Passcode: nursing

Nursing students working with the simulation model
Nursing Teacher
Nursing student setting up a plasma bag
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