Nursing

High-Demand & Diverse Career Track

Nursing

High-Demand & Diverse Career Track

Nursing

High-Demand & Diverse Career Track

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 4-year institution.

Mount Vernon Campus

Mondays, 9:30–10:30 am, L-330

Thursday, 3:30–4:30 pm, L-330

Whidbey Island Campus

Mondays, 9:30–10:30 am, L-330

    • April 22
    • May 13
    • June 3

    Please first attend an information or advising session (days and times listed above), then follow up with a one-on-one appointment if needed. Visit the Nursing Advising page for more information. Please is it the Nursing Advising page for more information.

The Nursing (NURS) program at Skagit Valley College (SVC) prepares students 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 (NURS) program at Skagit Valley College (SVC) prepares students 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.

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Program Options

The Nursing (NURS) program at Skagit Valley College (SVC) prepares students 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.

Degree Maps

Associate in Pre-Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement, DTA/MRP
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Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP Degree
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LPN-RN Registered Nursing AAS Degree
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Whidbey Island Campus

SVC offers a program for nurses who have graduated from a PN program and have a current Washington State unencumbered LPN license. Located on the Whidbey Island Campus, this is a part-time degree path (6 quarters including summer). The LPN to RN focuses on the second year of the Registered Nursing Program. Students complete the same RN program prerequisites and related education courses required for the ADN DTA/MRP Nursing degree. The program was designed to create a pathway for PN graduates to move into high-wage, high-demand career opportunities in healthcare. Graduates of this program receive an Associate Degree in Registered Nursing and are eligible to apply for the State Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nursing.

Certification/Licensure

Upon successful completion of the nursing certificate or degree program, Nursing program graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for registered nursing that is offered by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. This computerized examination is individually scheduled at designated testing sites. Successful completion of the examination is required to be licensed as a registered nurse (RN). Passing a national licensing exam from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN for RN) is required prior to working in the field, or pursuing advanced training and education (BSN, etc.) Graduates of the NAC program are eligible to take the Washington State competency examination to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Re-entry to Nursing Program

Students requesting re-entry to the Registered Nursing (RN or LPN to RN) must fulfill current readmission requirements as specified by the SVC Nursing Admissions Policy. Readmission is based on space availability and Nursing faculty determination. A student who has a program interruption may be required to repeat some, if not all, nursing program courses if there have been curriculum changes or if the interruption has lasted greater than one year. Students will not be allowed to reenter the SVC Registered Nursing Program at either campus more than once for any reason. An exception will be made for student withdrawal due to military service.

Certificate Options

Nursing Assistant Education Certificate
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Program Courses

Course List
NURS 099 - TEAS Test Prep

NURS 099 - TEAS TEST PREP

(2)
Review and practice for the four areas on the TEAS test: 1)Quantitative; 2) Reading; 3) Grammar; 4) Science BIOL& 160 or equivalent with a C or higher

NURS 100 - Nursing Assistant/AIDS Education (lecture)

NURS 100 - Nursing Assistant/AIDS Education (lecture)

(4)
Focused toward the field of nursing. This is a State of Washington-Department of Health approved program for certified nursing assistant training. Students must arrive on time the first day/night of class and be in attendance at every class in its entirety. To receive the completion certificate, the student must pass the course and complete mandated classroom, lab, and clinical hours. After receiving the course completion certificate, the student can then take the state mandated written and skills test. The additional state fees for testing and endorsement are approximately $160. Prerequisite: A current Adult CPR card is required. LPN and RN courses require American Heart Association (AHA) CPR certification OR successful completion of AHE 200. A current negative TB test is required.

NURS 101 - Nursing Assistant/AIDS Education (clinical)

NURS 101 - Nursing Assistant/AIDS Education (clinical)

(3)
Focused toward the field of nursing. This is a State of Washington-Department of Health approved program for certified nursing assistant training. Students must arrive on time the first day/night of class and be in attendance at every class in its entirety. To receive the completion certificate, the student must pass the course and complete mandated classroom, lab, and clinical hours. After receiving the course completion certificate, the student can then take the state mandated written and skills test. The additional state fees for testing and endorsement are approximately $160. Prerequisite: A current Adult CPR card is required. LPN and RN courses require American Heart Association (AHA) CPR certification OR successful completion of AHE 200. A current negative TB test is required.

NURS 102 - Nursing Assistant/AIDS Education (lab)

NURS 102 - Nursing Assistant/AIDS Education (lab)

(1)
Focused toward the field of nursing. This is a State of Washington-Department of Health approved program for certified nursing assistant training. Students must arrive on time the first day/night of class and be in attendance at every class in its entirety. To receive the completion certificate, the student must pass the course and complete mandated classroom, lab, and clinical hours. After receiving the course completion certificate, the student can then take the state mandated written and skills test. The additional state fees for testing and endorsement are approximately $160. Prerequisite: A current Adult CPR card is required. LPN and RN courses require American Heart Association (AHA) CPR certification OR successful completion of AHE 200. A current negative TB test is required.

NURS 120 - Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC)

NURS 120 - Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC)

(13)
Provides instruction in basic bedside nursing skills. This course is divided into three sections. Section One: Consists of CPR, bloodborne pathogens, HIV/AIDS, First Aid and Fundamentals of Care Giving. Students will receive a certificate for American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR, bloodborne pathogen training, Red Cross First Aid, disaster preparedness and the seven hour HIV/AIDS training certificate. Section Two: provides hands on practical experience in basic bedside nursing skills. The training program consists of the following: Fundamentals of Care Giving and bedside Nursing Assistant Care. Students receiving their NAC license are eligible for employment from a variety of health care facilities. Section Three: Exam Preparation is designed to help students take the nursing assistant certification in Washington State. The purpose of the Prep section is to provide hands on practical experience in basic bedside nursing skills and to learn test taking strategies. After successful completion of the NAC NURS 120 course, students are eligible to sit for the NAC exam. Prerequisite: Background check and drug screen and department chair permission.

NURS 171 - Nursing Fundamentals-Skills & Pract:D (lecture)

NURS 171 - Nursing Fundamentals-Skills & Pract:D (lecture)

(7)
Introduction to the Associate Degree in Nursing. Includes the foundation needed for basic nursing practice and more advanced study. Concepts of person, health, environment, and nursing will be introduced. The nursing process is presented as the primary mechanism for providing care. Therapeutic communication techniques are studied as well as basic knowledge in pharmacology. Components of a complete multi-dimensional health assessment are presented. Focuses on the well individual and normal physiologic functioning including introductory review of basic alterations in health. Additional concepts basic to nursing practice are addressed including the Art of Nursing, safety, nutrition, lifespan, health teaching, culture, leadership, and ethical/legal aspects of practice. Encompasses the fundamental skills of nursing practice. Prerequisites: CHEM& 121, BIOL& 160 or 211, BIOL& 260, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, ENGL& 101, MATH& 146, PSYC& 100 and 200 and NUTR& 101. Overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) for science prerequisites and overall 3.0 GPA (B) required for all NURS 171-173 prerequisite courses; AHA Healthcare Provider card, and current immunization status required. AHA Healthcare Provider card, and current immunization status required.

NURS 172 - Nursing Fundamentals-Skills & Pract:D (clinical)

NURS 172 - Nursing Fundamentals-Skills & Pract:D (clinical)

(2)
Introduction to the Associate Degree in Nursing. Includes the foundation needed for basic nursing practice and more advanced study. Concepts of person, health, environment, and nursing will be introduced. The nursing process is presented as the primary mechanism for providing care. Therapeutic communication techniques are studied as well as basic knowledge in pharmacology. Components of a complete multi-dimensional health assessment are presented. Focuses on the well individual and normal physiologic functioning including introductory review of basic alterations in health. Additional concepts basic to nursing practice are addressed including the Art of Nursing, safety, nutrition, lifespan, health teaching, culture, leadership, and ethical/legal aspects of practice. Encompasses the fundamental skills of nursing practice. Prerequisites: CHEM& 121, BIOL& 160 or 211, BIOL& 260, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, ENGL& 101, MATH& 146, PSYC& 100 and 200 and NUTR& 101. Overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) for science prerequisites and overall 3.0 GPA (B) required for all NURS 171-173 prerequisite courses; AHA Healthcare Provider card, and current immunization status required. AHA Healthcare Provider card, and current immunization status required.

NURS 173 - Nursing Fundamentals-Skills & Pract:D (lab)

NURS 173 - Nursing Fundamentals-Skills & Pract:D (lab)

(3)
Introduction to the Associate Degree in Nursing. Includes the foundation needed for basic nursing practice and more advanced study. Concepts of person, health, environment, and nursing will be introduced. The nursing process is presented as the primary mechanism for providing care. Therapeutic communication techniques are studied as well as basic knowledge in pharmacology. Components of a complete multi-dimensional health assessment are presented. Focuses on the well individual and normal physiologic functioning including introductory review of basic alterations in health. Additional concepts basic to nursing practice are addressed including the Art of Nursing, safety, nutrition, lifespan, health teaching, culture, leadership, and ethical/legal aspects of practice. Encompasses the fundamental skills of nursing practice. Prerequisites: CHEM& 121, BIOL& 160 or 211, BIOL& 260, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, ENGL& 101, MATH& 146, PSYC& 100 and 200 and NUTR& 101. Overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) for science prerequisites and overall 3.0 GPA (B) required for all NURS 171-173 prerequisite courses; AHA Healthcare Provider card, and current immunization status required. AHA Healthcare Provider card, and current immunization status required.

NURS 181 - Nursing M/S Patient-Practicum (lecture)

NURS 181 - Nursing M/S Patient-Practicum (lecture)

(6)
Introduction to concepts and basic care of selected individuals throughout the lifespan experiencing basic alterations in cell growth, cardiac function, endocrine function (including diabetes), gastrointestinal function, musculoskeletal function, neurological function, and those undergoing surgery. Principles of pharmacology, nutrition and psychological issues will be integrated throughout. Concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. Prerequisite: NURS 171, 172, 173 with a grade of 2.0 (C) or higher.

NURS 182 - Nursing M/S Patient-Practicum (clinical)

NURS 182 - Nursing M/S Patient-Practicum (clinical)

(6)
Introduction to concepts and basic care of selected individuals throughout the lifespan experiencing basic alterations in cell growth, cardiac function, endocrine function (including diabetes), gastrointestinal function, musculoskeletal function, neurological function, and those undergoing surgery. Principles of pharmacology, nutrition and psychological issues will be integrated throughout. Concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. Prerequisite: NURS 171, 172, 173 with a grade of 2.0 (C) or higher.

NURS 191 - Nursing OB, Pediatrics, M/S-Skls Prac (lecture)

NURS 191 - Nursing OB, Pediatrics, M/S-Skls Prac (lecture)

(3)
Introduction to concepts and basic care of selected individuals throughout the lifespan experiencing basic alterations in renal and urinary function, male and female reproduction, and integumentary function. Adaptations with normal pregnancy, childbirth, the newborn to adolescent are examined as well as common alterations. The nursing process serves as the organizing framework for the study and delivery of nursing care. In addition, principles of pharmacology, nutrition and psychological issues will be integrated throughout. Prerequisite: NURS 181, 182 with grade of 2.0 (C) or higher. Concurrent enrollment in SOC 191.

NURS 192 - Nursing OB, Pediatrics, M/S-Skls Prac (clinical)

NURS 192 - Nursing OB, Pediatrics, M/S-Skls Prac (clinical)

(4)
Introduction to concepts and basic care of selected individuals throughout the lifespan experiencing basic alterations in renal and urinary function, male and female reproduction, and integumentary function. Adaptations with normal pregnancy, childbirth, the newborn to adolescent are examined as well as common alterations. The nursing process serves as the organizing framework for the study and delivery of nursing care. In addition, principles of pharmacology, nutrition and psychological issues will be integrated throughout. Prerequisite: NURS 181, 182 with grade of 2.0 (C) or higher. Concurrent enrollment in SOC 191.

NURS 271 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (lecture)

NURS 271 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (lecture)

(5)
Examines nursing care complex physical alterations in the pediatric individuals as well as adult individuals who are experiencing complex alterations in the endocrine, gastrointestinal and gastrointestinal accessory systems. In addition to medical-surgical care, the care of patients experiencing a high risk pregnancy and high risk newborns is described. Concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. Prerequisites: NURS 191, 192 with grade of 2.0 (C) or higher.

NURS 272 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (clinical)

NURS 272 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (clinical)

(5)
Examines nursing care complex physical alterations in the pediatric individuals as well as adult individuals who are experiencing complex alterations in the endocrine, gastrointestinal and gastrointestinal accessory systems. In addition to medical-surgical care, the care of patients experiencing a high risk pregnancy and high risk newborns is described. Concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. Prerequisites: NURS 191, 192 with grade of 2.0 (C) or higher.

NURS 273 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (lab)

NURS 273 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (lab)

(2)
Examines nursing care complex physical alterations in the pediatric individuals as well as adult individuals who are experiencing complex alterations in the endocrine, gastrointestinal and gastrointestinal accessory systems. In addition to medical-surgical care, the care of patients experiencing a high risk pregnancy and high risk newborns is described. Concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. Prerequisites: NURS 191, 192 with grade of 2.0 (C) or higher.

NURS 274 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (lecture 1)

NURS 274 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (lecture 1)

(3)
Examines nursing care complex physical alterations in the pediatric individuals as well as adult individuals who are experiencing complex alterations in the endocrine, gastrointestinal and gastrointestinal accessory systems. In addition to medical-surgical care, the care of patients experiencing a high risk pregnancy and high risk newborns is described. Concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. (Section one of a two-part course.) Prerequisites: CHEM& 121, BIOL& 160 or 211, BIOL& 260, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, ENGL& 101, MATH& 146, PSYC& 100 and 200 and NUTR& 101. Overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) for science prerequisites and overall 3.0 GPA (B) required for all part-time RN Nursing courses. Current unemcumbered Washington State LPN license. AHA Healthcare Provider card, and current immunization status required.

NURS 275 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (clinical 1)

NURS 275 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (clinical 1)

(2)
Examines nursing care complex physical alterations in the pediatric individuals as well as adult individuals who are experiencing complex alterations in the endocrine, gastrointestinal and gastrointestinal accessory systems. In addition to medical-surgical care, the care of patients experiencing a high risk pregnancy and high risk newborns is described. Concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. (Section one of a two-part course.) Prerequisite: Current unencumbered Washington State LPN license.

NURS 276 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (lab 1)

NURS 276 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (lab 1)

(1)
Examines nursing care complex physical alterations in the pediatric individuals as well as adult individuals who are experiencing complex alterations in the endocrine, gastrointestinal and gastrointestinal accessory systems. In addition to medical-surgical care, the care of patients experiencing a high risk pregnancy and high risk newborns is described. Concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. (Section one of a two-part course.) Prerequisite: Current unencumbered Washington State LPN license.

NURS 277 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (lecture 2)

NURS 277 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (lecture 2)

(2)
Examines nursing care complex physical alterations in the pediatric individuals as well as adult individuals who are experiencing complex alterations in the endocrine, gastrointestinal and gastrointestinal accessory systems. In addition to medical-surgical care, the care of patients experiencing a high risk pregnancy and high risk newborns is described. Concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. (Section two of a two-part course.) Prerequisites: NURS 274, 275, 276 with a C grade (2.0) or higher.

NURS 278 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (clinical 2)

NURS 278 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (clinical 2)

(3)
Examines nursing care complex physical alterations in the pediatric individuals as well as adult individuals who are experiencing complex alterations in the endocrine, gastrointestinal and gastrointestinal accessory systems. In addition to medical-surgical care, the care of patients experiencing a high risk pregnancy and high risk newborns is described. Concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. (Section two of a two-part course.) Prerequisite: Current unencumbered Washington State LPN license.

NURS 279 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (lab 2)

NURS 279 - Nursing Advncd OB, Ped, M/S-Skls Prac (lab 2)

(1)
Examines nursing care complex physical alterations in the pediatric individuals as well as adult individuals who are experiencing complex alterations in the endocrine, gastrointestinal and gastrointestinal accessory systems. In addition to medical-surgical care, the care of patients experiencing a high risk pregnancy and high risk newborns is described. Concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. (Section two of a two-part course.) Prerequisite: Current unencumbered Washington State LPN license.

NURS 281 - Nursing Complx M/S & Geriatric Patient (lecture)

NURS 281 - Nursing Complx M/S & Geriatric Patient (lecture)

(6)
Examines nursing care of selected individuals, throughout the lifespan with a special focus on the geriatric population experiencing complex and multidimensional alterations in neurological, respiratory, cardiac, hematologic/oncologic and renal function. In addition to these medical/surgical concepts, trauma, disaster preparedness and critical care will be addressed. Contains 16 hours of psychiatric nursing clinical which applies previous learning in acute care and/or community care settings. Focuses on applying previous learning in the advanced care of mental health patients. The pharmacologic management of these patients will also be analyzed. Prerequisite: NURS 271, 272, 273 with a grade of 2.0 (C) or higher.

NURS 282 - Nursing Complx M/S & Geriatric Patient (clinical)

NURS 282 - Nursing Complx M/S & Geriatric Patient (clinical)

(6)
Examines nursing care of selected individuals, throughout the lifespan with a special focus on the geriatric population experiencing complex and multidimensional alterations in neurological, respiratory, cardiac, hematologic/oncologic and renal function. In addition to these medical/surgical concepts, trauma, disaster preparedness and critical care will be addressed. Contains 16 hours of psychiatric nursing clinical which applies previous learning in acute care and/or community care settings. Focuses on applying previous learning in the advanced care of mental health patients. The pharmacologic management of these patients will also be analyzed. Prerequisite: NURS 271, 272, 273 with a grade of 2.0 (C) or higher.

NURS 284 - Nursing Complx M/S & Geriatric Patient (lecture 1)

NURS 284 - Nursing Complx M/S & Geriatric Patient (lecture 1)

(3)
Examines nursing care of selected individuals, throughout the lifespan with a special focus on the geriatric population experiencing complex and multidimensional alterations in neurological, respiratory, cardiac, hematologic/oncologic and renal function. In addition to these medical/surgical concepts, trauma, disaster preparedness and critical care will be addressed. Contains 16 hours of psychiatric nursing clinical which applies previous learning in acute care and/or community care settings. Focuses on applying previous learning in the advanced care of mental health patients. The pharmacologic management of these patients will also be analyzed. (Section one of a two-part course.) Prerequisite: NURS 277, 278, 279 with minimum grade of C (2.0) in each.

NURS 285 - Nursing Complx M/S & Geriatric Patient (clinical 1)

NURS 285 - Nursing Complx M/S & Geriatric Patient (clinical 1)

(3)
Examines nursing care of selected individuals, throughout the lifespan with a special focus on the geriatric population experiencing complex and multidimensional alterations in neurological, respiratory, cardiac, hematologic/oncologic and renal function. In addition to these medical/surgical concepts, trauma, disaster preparedness and critical care will be ad-dressed. Contains 16 hours of psychiatric nursing clinical which applies previous learning in acute care and/or community care settings. Focuses on applying previous learning in the advanced care of mental health patients. The pharmacologic management of these patients will also be analyzed. (Section one of a two-part course.) Prerequisite: NURS 277, 278, 279 with minimum grade of C (2.0) in each.

NURS 287 - Nursing Complx M/S & Geriatric Patient (lecture 2)

NURS 287 - Nursing Complx M/S & Geriatric Patient (lecture 2)

(3)
Examines nursing care of selected individuals, throughout the lifespan with a special focus on the geriatric population experiencing complex and multidimensional alterations in neurological, respiratory, cardiac, hematologic/oncologic and renal function. In addition to these medical/surgical concepts, trauma, disaster preparedness and critical care will be addressed. Contains 16 hours of psychiatric nursing clinical which applies previous learning in acute care and/or community care settings. Focuses on applying previous learning in the advanced care of mental health patients. The pharmacologic management of these patients will also be analyzed. (Section two of a two-part course.) Prerequisite: 284, 285 with minimum grade of C (2.0) in each.

NURS 288 - Nursing Complx M/S & Geriatric Patient (clinical 2)

NURS 288 - Nursing Complx M/S & Geriatric Patient (clinical 2)

(3)
Examines nursing care of selected individuals, throughout the lifespan with a special focus on the geriatric population experiencing complex and multidimensional alterations in neurological, respiratory, cardiac, hematologic/oncologic and renal function. In addition to these medical/surgical concepts, trauma, disaster preparedness and critical care will be addressed. Contains 16 hours of psychiatric nursing clinical which applies previous learning in acute care and/or community care settings. Focuses on applying previous learning in the advanced care of mental health patients. The pharmacologic management of these patients will also be analyzed. (Section two of a two-part course.) Prerequisite: 284, 285 with minimum grade of C (2.0) in each.

NURS 291 - Entry Nursing Practice/Practicum (lecture)

NURS 291 - Entry Nursing Practice/Practicum (lecture)

(1)
Focuses on factors impacting entry into practice. Examine challenges faced in todays workplace and how to prepare for them. Power, leadership, communication and collaboration are viewed as key factors in helping the nurse be effective in the healthcare environment. Analyzes the safety and well-being of the patient and the nurse. The concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. Prerequisite: NURS 281, 282 with grade of 2.0 (C) or higher. Concurrent enrollment in PHIL 291.

NURS 292 - Entry Nursing Practice/Practicum (clinical)

NURS 292 - Entry Nursing Practice/Practicum (clinical)

(4)
Focuses on factors impacting entry into practice. Examine challenges faced in todays workplace and how to prepare for them. Power, leadership, communication and collaboration are viewed as key factors in helping the nurse be effective in the healthcare environment. Analyzes the safety and well-being of the patient and the nurse. The concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. Prerequisite: NURS 281, 282 with grade of 2.0 (C) or higher. Concurrent enrollment in PHIL 291.

NURS 294 - Entry into Nursing Practice and Practicum (lecture 1)

NURS 294 - Entry into Nursing Practice and Practicum (lecture 1)

(0.5)
Focuses on factors impacting entry into practice. Examine challenges faced in today’s workplace and how to prepare for them. Power, leadership, communication and collaboration are viewed as key factors in helping the nurse be effective in the healthcare environment. Analyzes the safety and well-being of the patient and the nurse. The concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. (Section one of a two-part course.) Prerequisite: NURS 287, 288 with a minimum C grade (2.0) in each. Concurrent enrollment in PHIL 294.

NURS 295 - Entry into Nursing Practice and Practicum 2 (clinical 1)

NURS 295 - Entry into Nursing Practice and Practicum 2 (clinical 1)

(2)
Focuses on factors impacting entry into practice. Examine challenges faced in todays workplace and how to prepare for them. Power, leadership, communication and collaboration are viewed as key factors in helping the nurse be effective in the healthcare environment. Analyzes the safety and well-being of the patient and the nurse. The concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. (Section two of a two-part course.) Prerequisite: NURS 287, 288 with a minimum C grade (2.0) in each. Concurrent enrollment in PHIL 294.

NURS 297 - Nursing Adult/Child Practicum V (lecture 2)

NURS 297 - Nursing Adult/Child Practicum V (lecture 2)

(0.5)
Focuses on factors impacting entry into practice. Examine challenges faced in today’s workplace and how to prepare for them. Power, leadership, communication and collaboration are viewed as key factors in helping the nurse be effective in the healthcare environment. Analyzes the safety and well-being of the patient and the nurse. The concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. (Section two of a two-part course.) Prerequisite: NURS 294, 295 with a minimum C grade (2.0) in each. Concurrent enrollment in PHIL 297.

NURS 298 - Nursing Care of the Adult/Child IV (clinical 2)

NURS 298 - Nursing Care of the Adult/Child IV (clinical 2)

(2)
Focuses on factors impacting entry into practice. Examine challenges faced in todays workplace and how to prepare for them. Power, leadership, communication and collaboration are viewed as key factors in helping the nurse be effective in the healthcare environment. Analyzes the safety and well-being of the patient and the nurse. The concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship centered care and teamwork are integrated throughout. (Section two of a two-part course.) Prerequisite: NURS 294, 295 with a minimum C grade (2.0) in each. Concurrent enrollment in PHIL 297.

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Important Information for Students Seeking Admission

Nursing Program Changes to the Admissions Scoring Process

What are the changes?

Effective as of the Spring 2019 admission cycle, the nursing program will be using new criteria for the admissions scoring process.

What has changed.

CNA/LPN/WORK/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE in other direct human patient care interaction fields. Verification form must be included. Points are not cumulative and will only be awarded for one category. Points (20 Max) will be awarded as follows:

Updated Nursing Admissions Scoring Process
Points Awarded Documentation
20 Valid copy of unencumbered CNA or LPN with 250 hours or more of verified work experience. For LPNs applying for the PN-to-RN program, a valid copy of unencumbered LPN with 250 hours or more of verified work as an LPN.
18 Valid copy of unencumbered CNA or LPN with 100–249 hoursof verified work experience. For LPNs applying for the PN-to-RN program, a valid copy of unencumbered LPN with 100–249 hours of verified work as an LPN.
16 Valid copy of unencumbered CNA or LPN with 50–99 hours of verified work experience. For LPNs applying for the PN-to-RN program, a valid copy of unencumbered LPN with 50–99 hours of verified work as an LPN.
14 Valid copy of unencumbered CNA without work experience.
10 250 hours or more in the following fields (EMT, PTA, OTA, MA, Hospital Surgical Tech, Cardiac Tech, Respiratory Tech, paramedic) or honorable discharge from military as Medic or direct patient care or other Health Care worker and proof of 7 hours HIV/AIDS training certification
8 100-249 hours paid direct patient care healthcare experience and proof of 7 hours HIV/AIDS training certification
6 50-99 hours for volunteer or paid direct patient care healthcare experience and proof of 7 hours HIV/AIDS training certification

*International students may use volunteer hours. Please check with the International Office for rules.

Who is affected by these changes?

All students applying to the nursing program Spring 2019 and later. If you have questions about this change, please email: [email protected]

Nursing Program Changes to the Admissions Scoring Process

What are the changes?

Effective as of the Spring 2019 admission cycle, the nursing program will be using new criteria for the admissions scoring process.

What has changed.

CNA/LPN/WORK/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE in other direct human patient care interaction fields. Verification form must be included. Points are not cumulative and will only be awarded for one category. Points (20 Max) will be awarded as follows:

Updated Nursing Admissions Scoring Process
Points Awarded Documentation
20 Valid copy of unencumbered CNA or LPN with 250 hours or more of verified work experience. For LPNs applying for the PN-to-RN program, a valid copy of unencumbered LPN with 250 hours or more of verified work as an LPN.
18 Valid copy of unencumbered CNA or LPN with 100–249 hoursof verified work experience. For LPNs applying for the PN-to-RN program, a valid copy of unencumbered LPN with 100–249 hours of verified work as an LPN.
16 Valid copy of unencumbered CNA or LPN with 50–99 hours of verified work experience. For LPNs applying for the PN-to-RN program, a valid copy of unencumbered LPN with 50–99 hours of verified work as an LPN.
14 Valid copy of unencumbered CNA without work experience.
10 250 hours or more in the following fields (EMT, PTA, OTA, MA, Hospital Surgical Tech, Cardiac Tech, Respiratory Tech, paramedic) or honorable discharge from military as Medic or direct patient care or other Health Care worker and proof of 7 hours HIV/AIDS training certification
8 100-249 hours paid direct patient care healthcare experience and proof of 7 hours HIV/AIDS training certification
6 50-99 hours for volunteer or paid direct patient care healthcare experience and proof of 7 hours HIV/AIDS training certification

*International students may use volunteer hours. Please check with the International Office for rules.

Who is affected by these changes?

All students applying to the nursing program Spring 2019 and later. If you have questions about this change, please email: [email protected]

Nursing Admissions Application
(Includes To-Do Checklist)

 

Admissions Point Score
(Prerequisite Courses Listed Here)

 

Work Verification Form

TEAS offered at Skagit Valley College

Scheduled TEAS are Fridays, 8 am – 12 pm in Lewis Hall, room 208.. Please visit the ATI website to register.

March 2019

  • March 29

April 2019

  • April 5
  • April 12
  • April 19
  • April 26

May 2019

  • May 3
  • May 10
  • May 17
  • May 24
  • May 31

June 2019

  • June 7
  • June 14
  • June 21
  • June 28

2019–2020 RN & LPN Due Dates

Fall 2019 Full-Time RN Mount Vernon Campus only (no LPN-RN)

  • Application to SVC, if not already a student or have not attended in over a year, completed by April 12, 2019
  • Official Transcipt(s) and Transcript Evaluation Request Form for all non-SVC courses to be submitted by April 26, 2019
  • Last day to take TEAS: June 28, 2019
  • Nursing Application packet due July 2, 2019
  • Notifications mailed by July 29, 2019
  • Mandatory intake late August 14, 2019
  • Classes begin September 24, 2019

Winter 2020 Full-Time RN Whidbey Island Campus only (no LPN-RN) 

  • Application to SVC, if not already a student or have not attended in over a year, completed by August 1, 2019
  • Official Transcipt(s) and Transcript Evaluation Request Form for all non-SVC courses to be submitted by September 20, 2019
  • Last day to take TEAS: October 18, 2019
  • Nursing Application packet due October 22, 2019
  • Notifications mailed by November 12, 2019
  • Mandatory intake late November 25, 2019
  • Classes begin January 6, 2020
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