Skagit Valley College

Nursing

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Welcome to Nursing

  • Important Information for Students Seeking Admission to 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:

    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 hours of 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: mv.nursingadmissions@skagit.edu


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 health care 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.


2019-2020 RN & LPN-RN Due Dates

Each cohort entry must have separate application

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

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. For students preparing their application to be submitted. Bring your application materials with you!

Mount Vernon Campus

Mondays, 9:30–10:20 am, L-330

Thursdays, 3:30–4:20 pm, L-330

Whidbey Island Campus

Mondays, 12:30-1:30 pm, Oak Hall A227

  • 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.

TEAS offered at Skagit Valley College

Scheduled TEAS are Fridays, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm in Lewis Hall, room 208.  Please visit the ATI website (www.atitesting.com) to register.


March 2019

  • Mar. 29

April 2019

  • Apr. 5
  • Apr. 12
  • Apr. 19
  • Apr. 26

May 2019

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

June 2019

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