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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

Admissions

RN & LPN-RN Due Dates

Each cohort entry requires a separate application.

Due to ongoing pandemic uncertainty, 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.

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 p.m. If you are mailing your application, it must be postmarked by 5 p.m. on January 19, 2022.
  • Notifications mailed out by February 11, 2022.
  • Classes begin early April 2022.

Fall 2022 Full-Time RN Mount Vernon Campus

  • Application to SVC, if not already a student or have not attended in over a year, completed by May 20, 2022. 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 May 27, 2022.
    If you need to take a class(es) in spring 2022 to be eligible for fall 2022 entry, take it at SVC so it will not need to be transferred in. Spring courses needing to be transferred in will miss the deadline.
  • Last day to take TEAS: June 24, 2022.
  • Nursing Application packet due June 27, 2022, by 5 p.m. If you are mailing your application, it must be postmarked by 5 p.m. on June 27, 2022.
  • Notifications mailed by July 15, 2022
  • Mandatory intake will be in August 2022.

Winter 2023 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 1, 2022. 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 but must make sure to have activated their ctcLink account;
    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 9, 2022All prerequisite courses must be completed and on your transcript by this date.
  • Last day to take TEAS: October 17, 2022
  • Nursing Application packet due October 19, 2022, by 5 p.m. Postmark can be not later than 5:00 pm on October 19, 2022.
  • Notifications mailed by November 4, 2022
  • Classes begin early January 2023

Spring 2023 Full-Time RN (MV) and Part-Time LPN-RN (WIC)

Application to SVC completed by Nov. 18, 2022. Please choose from below 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 quarter), they do not need to resubmit an application.
  3. If a student has attended SVC more that two years ago, they must submit a new application.
  • Transcript(s) Evaluation Request Form for all non-SVC courses to be submitted by Nov. 25, 2022.
    1. If you need to a class(es) in Fall 2022 to be eligible for Spring 2023 entry, take it 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: Jan. 20, 2023.
  • Nursing Application packet due Jan. 23, 2023, by 5 pm. If you are mailing your application, it must be postmarked by 5 pm on Jan. 23, 2023.
  • Notifications mailed out by Feb. 10, 2022.
  • Mandatory intake: Mid-February 2023.
  • Classes begin: April 2023.

Nursing Advising Sessions

Each session will focus on a different student situation; however, all sessions are open to all pre-nursing students. We will be able to answer all your questions at any of these sessions!

Nursing School Information Session
This session is for students wishing to gather information about nursing school, either at a community college or a 4-year institution. Check back soon for more information.

Pre-Nursing Advising Session
For students currently taking pre-nursing classes either at SVC or at another institution. Check back soon for more information.

SVC Registered Nursing Application Workshop

For students preparing their application to be submitted. Bring your application materials with you! Check back soon for more information.

Pre-Nursing Advising

Please first attend an information or advising session (days and times listed above), then follow up with a one-on-one appointment if needed.

To make an individual advising appointment, call 360.416.7654 on the Mount Vernon Campus or 360.679.5319 on the Whidbey Island Campus. Please do not try to set up an appointment via email, but specific email questions are welcomed by the following pre-nursing advisors:

Transfer Student/Advanced Placement Policy

Students transferring from another academic institution’s nursing program will be considered for advanced placement into SVC’s Registered Nursing program upon meeting the following requirements:

  • All prerequisites required for entry into the RN Full-Time/2nd Year Part-Time (LPN to RN) program must be met.
  • Submit copy of syllabi from course(s) taken from other academic institutions or a copy of an official SVC Degree Audit.
  • Letter of good standing from previous Nursing Program Director or current instructor of current or last nursing program attended stating eligibility for reentry into the previous program.

When completing the Nursing Admission Application Form, include all required Advanced Placement Request documentation. The request will be reviewed to determine course placement in SVC’s program. If request is approved, students are placed on a list to enter the program for that particular quarter in the program. Actual admission is on space available.

Re-entry to Nursing Program

Students requesting re-entry to the Registered Nursing program must fulfill current readmission requirements as specified by the SVC Nursing Admissions Policy. Readmission is based on a space-available basis. A student who has been out of the Nursing program for more than one year may be required to re-enter into a lower quarter of the program. Readmission into the program, when allowed, is permitted only once. An exception will be made for student withdrawal due to military service.

How to Apply

Note: Applicants must be 18 years of age by admission date.

Nursing GPA Point Change

Nursing Admissions Application
(Includes To-Do Checklist)

 

Admissions Point Score
(Prerequisite Courses Listed Here)

 

Work Verification Form

All Students

  1.  Print Progress Tracker for Associate in Nursing DTA.
Progress Tracker—Nursing

How to run a Progress Tracker for Associate in Nursing DTA

  1. On the MySVC homepage, click Progress Tracker (Degree Audit) under Resources/Advising.
  2. Enter your SID and PIN, then agree to the terms to continue.
  3. Enter your SID and PIN again.
  4. Select the Associate in Nursing DTA degree from the drop-down list. Choose the most recent audit/year.
  5. Click on Open in new window.
  6. Click on Run Audit.
  7. Click on Expand All.
  8. After reviewing/printing, log out in the upper right corner.
  9. Contact your advisor or credentials evaluator if you have questions.
  1. Complete Nursing Application.
  2. Photocopy American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) card. This is the only CPR card SVC Nursing will accept. (View sample AHA BLS card)
  3. Photocopy of unencumbered NAC License or Work Verification Form, if not unencumbered NAC. (Download Work Verification Form)
  4. Submit official TEAS transcript; this occurs automatically if you take the test at Skagit Valley College. If you took it elsewhere, have TEAS scores submitted to SVC directly from ATI. ATI does charge a fee for this service.
  5. Turn in completed packet.

Transfer Students Must First:

  1. Apply to Skagit Valley College. To apply, submit and Admission Application online at Washington State Community & Technical College Web Admissions Center (be sure to select Skagit Valley College after creating an account). Please note that applications will take up to 5 business days to process. You will be assigned a Student Identification Number (SID) that will need to be included on your application materials.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges where nursing prerequisites were taken.
  3. Complete transcript evaluation request. Form is available online at Transcript Evaluation Request or at Enrollment Services. Completed requests can be submitted to Enrollment Services on the Mount Vernon Campus or at Student Services on the Whidbey Island Campus, or faxed to 360.416.7890. All other courses may require 8–10 weeks for processing. You will receive an email once your transcript evaluation has been completed.

If you are officially accepted into the program:

  1. Verify Required Immunizations — provide verification by program start date (do not submit with application):
    • Negative tuberculin skin (TB) test or chest X-ray (1 every 12 months)
    • Recent tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine (current within last 10 years)
    • Two doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccination (MMR) or proof of positive antibody titers.
    • Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccination (HepB) or proof of positive antibody titers.
    • Flu Vaccine (yearly)
    • Two doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine or proof of positive antibody titers.
  2. Professional Liability and Malpractice Insurance (cost is included in student fees)
  3. Medical Insurance coverage for injury/sickness (strongly recommended)
  4. Pass Illegal Substance Drug Screening and Criminal Background check
    • Multi-state, multi-zip code criminal back ground check
    • Drug/illegal substance screening.
      • Although legal in the state of Washington, use of Marijuana, even if it prescribed by a licensed physician, will disqualify you from participating in clinical assignments and therefore will disqualify you from the Nursing program.

These requirements are based on medical industry standards and Washington State laws protecting vulnerable populations (RCW 43.43.880 and 43.43.842).

Students should be aware that certain gross misdemeanors and felonies may disqualify them from participating in clinical work experiences and unable to complete their certificate or degree program. Future employment opportunities in the health care field may also be affected. Students who are unable to pass these screenings will be removed from the program.

Admissions Point Scoring

Admission into the SVC Nursing Program is a competitive point-based admission. Students are ranked and accepted on the number of points they score in their application.

Category Points Awarded

Example Applicant Points Awarded

(Note: Effective Spring 2021 cohort entry – this will be changing to cumulative prerequisites GPA X10. Example cumulative GPA of 3.56 will be 35.6 points. Minimum available is 30, maximum is 40. No rounding)

GPA MINIMUMS MET
3.0 GPA OVERALL
3.0 GPA IN SCIENCE
40 (0 points if minimums not met) 40
WORK EXPERIENCE OR NAC 20 possible (0-20 range) 20 (NAC)
TEAS POINTS 100 possible (0-100 range) 87
TOTAL POINTS 160 possible; top 30 applicants accepted 143

Admissions Point Score
(Prerequisite Courses Listed Here)

 

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