The American Nurses Association defines Nursing as theCalifornia Board of Registered Nursing and the clinical training facilities.IVC offers an exciting and rigorous Nursing Program for men and women who are 18 years of age or older, in good health, and can lift over 35lbs minimum. Meeting eligibility requires completion of the program's admission criteria and passing a pre-entrance test. Students must apply to the program and if selected, are invited to join a nursing class. The IVC Nursing Program adheres to the same rules, regulations, and philosophy as stated in the College catalog and the program's nursing student handbook. Additional policies are required to meet both the standards by the
The very first RN class started in 1971 graduating 30 students. The RN Program continues to be the only nursing program in the Valley, graduating students every semester. The curriculums are continually modified to keep up with the standards of the Board of Nursing, the nursing industry, and healthcare community. This is a two-year, four-semester program whereby students are awarded an Associate of Science degree in Registered Nursing after graduation and are eligible to take the national licensure exam called the NCLEX-RN.
The Nursing Department is located in the 2100 Health Sciences Building and consists of the Department Office 2155, Nursing Learning Center 2158, Nursing Computer Lab 2156, and four State-of-the-art simulated Nursing Labs.
Students who are ready to pursue nursing at IVC should begin by:
Information Sessions Dates
Admission Criteria: The following criteria is required to apply – students should refer to the College catalog to make sure of course descriptions and requirements of each course. The Multi-Criteria Grid outlines the point values that will determine ranking for the Nursing Program:
|Month of March and September|
|March 1-31, 2017||Fall 2017|
|September 1-29, 2017||Spring 2018|
|March 1-29, 2018||Fall 2018|
|September 3-28, 2018||Spring 2019|
|March 1-29, 2019||Fall 2019|
|September 3-30, 2019||Spring 2020|
Applying to the Program:
The application must include the following documentation to be considered:
Selection: All complete applications received during the open periods are considered for admission. Applicants are not placed on a wait list. Applications which are incomplete, missing any of the required documentation, or have not met the criteria, will not be considered. Notification of admission is sent by email 30-45 days after the deadline, and all applicants are notified of status.
If selected to enter, the clearances below will be required. The IVC Student Health Center is available to assist with the health requirements. Refer to the 'List of Clearances'
Health Center is available to assist students with the health requirements.
If selected, students will attend orientation by enrolling in NURS 080. This course is designed to fully prepare the student for admission. Students enroll on their own and obtain the necessary materials and course syllabus.
The Nursing Learning Center (NLC) (Room 2158) is an integral part of the Nursing Department where nursing students can obtain the necessary resources to complete assignments and obtain tutorial assistance. The NLC is staffed by part-time nursing faculty. Enrollment is optional but strongly recommended, however, use of the lab requires that all students sign in.
The pathway for the Associate of Science degree in Registered Nursing is outlined in the IVC catalog . RN to BSN pathways for IVC nursing students include:
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