Nursing Program Update:
Upcoming RN application deadlines:
September 1st - 30th, 2022 for Spring 2023 admission.
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The Information Session is available to complete online here.
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 California Board of Registered Nursing and the clinical training facilities. The program is located in 2100 Building (Currently under construction).
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 from IVC and eligible to take the national licensure exam called the NCLEX-RN.
Eligibility Worksheet (for student use)
Information sessions for the nursing program are the student's first step in the preparation process toward nursing at IVC. These are extremely valuable in guiding and preparing the student to apply for RN and LVN. The information Session is available to complete online.
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:
Applying to the Program
When ready to apply, the nursing application must include the following documentation to be considered:
Estimated costs include all costs associated with 4 semesters of the Nursing Program - tuition, parking, student fees, textbooks, materials, supplies, health requirements, graduation, and licensing fees – that approximate to $8,400.00. The 'Estimated Costs' sheet breaks down these fees by semester.
Selection to the Program
All applications received during the open periods will be considered for admission. A point system is used following the Multi-Criteria Grid to determine status. Applicants are ranked and the top ranking will be invited to join a nursing class, up to 30 slots may be available per class. Applications missing any of the required documentation or have not met the required GPA will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of their status by email 30 to 45 days after the last day of the deadline period. IVC does not place applications on a wait list.
If admitted, the clearances below will be required. Students must be compliant in all required clearances before attending the clinical areas. The IVC Student Health Center can assist students in fulfilling their health requirements.
Nursing Learning Center
The Nursing Learning Center (NLC) is an integral part of the Nursing Program where nursing students can obtain the necessary resources to complete assignments and obtain tutorial assistance. The NLC is staffed by RN faculty, and use of the Center requires signing in. If admitted to the program, enrollment in Independent Studies courses below are strongly recommended.
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: