Health and Safety Sciences Division: Registered Nursing
Nursing Program (not for LVN - RN)
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program can be completed in four semesters following admission to the program. In addition, students need at least two semesters to complete the prerequisites for admission to the program.
Enrollment packets will only be accepted during an application period. For consideration in the fall semester, students must apply from January 2 - March 1 of each year. For consideration in the spring semester, students must apply from July 1 - September 1 of each year. Should any of the dates fall on a major holiday or weekend, the period will begin/end on the next business day. .
Completed enrollment packets and satisfactory ATI TEAS results must be on file in the Health and Safety Sciences Division (Nursing Department Office) during the application period in which you are applying.
Current LVN's wanting to Bridge into the Nursing Program
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program can be completed in 3 semesters following admission to the program. In addition, students need at least two semesters to complete the prerequisites for admission to the program.
Enrollment packets are accepted on an ongoing basis however have a cutoff date of February 15 to be screened and considered for the summer of each year. Completed enrollment packets and satisfactory ATI TEAS results must be on file in the Health and Safety Sciences Division (Nursing Department Office) by February 15 to be considered admission. If the cutoff date falls on a weekend, students will have until the next business day directly following.
The ADN curriculum is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). The curriculum meets the requirements of the BRN for eligibility to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The student who completes the program is eligible to apply for an Associate in Science degree. Students must be admitted to the Associate Degree Nursing Program in order to enroll in nursing science classes.
Application for all nursing programs will only be kept on file for two years from the date your application is turned in. If you are not accepted within that two year period, you will be required to reapply to the program.
If you have taken the TEAS multiple times, ALL scores must be on file to be considered. If you were unsuccessful on the TEAS, you must pass on the second attempt otherwise you are disqualified from the program. Students must receive at least a 62% on the TEAS.
1. Apply to AVC to receive a Student ID Number. If you already have a 900 number you will still want to apply to the college to make your status active.
2. Request 2 official copies of transcripts from ALL colleges attended. This is important for all current and new AVC students. ONE official set will need to be sent to the transcripts department, ONE official set will need to be attached to your application. DO NOT OPEN any of the transcripts otherwise they will not be accepted.
3. Request official transcripts from high school/GED. This option is waived if you have a college degree, Associates or higher. This will need to be attached to your application and must be official. Copies of diplomas or certificates will not be accepted.
4. Attach a copy of the Educational Plan completed by one of the listed AVC Counselors assigned to the Health & Safety Sciences Division.
Appointments can be made by email at email@example.com or by calling 661-722-6300, extension 6338, to schedule an appointment.
Final Education Plan needs to be completed by one of the following counselors:
- Katherine Quesada (Preferred for Registered Nursing)
- Nathasha Hong
- Bahareh Beheshti
- Deza Salinas
The form should be completed no more than one semester prior to submitting the enrollment packet. If you are requesting an equivalency or substitution, allow at least six weeks for the process to be completed. All students must see an AVC counselor before they submit an enrollment packet. Counselors complete Educational Planning and Evaluation Forms by appointment only.
Please note, counseling WILL NOT schedule students for an educational planning and evaluation of transcripts two weeks from the application deadline. Please do not wait until the last minute to schedule this appointment if you are trying to apply by the deadline.
5. Once steps 1 - 4 have been completed, attach your educational plan, official college transcripts from all colleges INCLUDING AVC, attach official transcripts showing graduation of high school or GED (unless you have a college degree noted on your transcripts), fill out application for Nursing Program and turn into the Health and Safety Sciences Department.
6. LVN's ONLY - If you are applying to bridge into the nursing program, you will need to complete steps 1 - 4 and include a print out of your current LVN license. You will also need to keep it current while you are on the waitlist and once you get accepted into the program.
7. TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY - If you are trying to transfer into the nursing program, in order to receive credit for nursing courses taken at another institution, you will need to submit a "Request for Equivalency/Substitution" form and copies of the course descriptions, course outlines, and/or syllabi for evaluation of content as necessary. You will also need a letter from the director of the previous nursing program indicating you are in good stating and eligible to return. If you cannot provide any of these items, you cannot transfer into the program and will have to apply as a generic student.
8. Once you have all documents needed, you can turn in your application to the Health and Safety Sciences Office by mail:
Antelope Valley College
ATTN: Health and Safety Sciences
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536