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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.

    1. Score for the CNA/LPN/WORK/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE will change to the following:

    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.

    1. Scoring for the GPA remains unchanged.
    2. Scoring for the TEAS remains unchanged.

    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.

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.

Lewis Hall, Room L-330

SVC Registered Nursing Application Workshop

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


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.

Health Sciences Department Information Sessions at the Whidbey Island Campus

Health Sciences Department Information Sessions at the Whidbey Island Campus. For those curious about what SVC offers in Nursing and Allied Health Education.

  • Oct. 23: 12:30–1:30 pm, Oak Hall A227
  • Nov. 13: 5:00–6:00 pm, Oak Hall A227
  • Dec. 18: 12:30–1:30 pm, Oak Hall A227

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.


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