Nursing Admissions Procedure

Nursing Program Admissions Procedure

Application Cycles

Fall Quarter: June 1 - July 5
Winter Quarter: August 1 - September 5
Spring Quarter: December 1 - January 5

Online Application

The EvCC Nursing Program Application is submitted online. Please review the information on this page, as well as the Application Checklist  and Application Guidelines  to confirm that you are ready to proceed. Applications may only be completed and submitted during the cycle dates listed above.

Prerequisites and Completion Requirements

The new Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) is now in effect. The prerequisites for Nursing Program Admission have changed to align with the DTA requirements. Starting for the Winter 2019 application cycle (deadline 09/05/18), all students must adhere to the updated curriculum guide. Students who have not met the requirements of the DTA will not be eligible for consideration in applying to the Nursing Program. The updated curriculum guide (Nursing DTA Curriculum Guide) is posted in the gray bar to the right for your convenience.
Note: ANTH& 206D must now be completed at EvCC to meet the DTA requirements.
Students should also be aware that while MATH 96 (Intermediate Algebra) is not a requirement for EvCC's Nursing Program, it is one for UW Bothell.

Complete list of Nursing Program Prerequisites and Program Completion Requirements.

Mandatory Nursing Pre-Application Class 

The Nursing Pre-Application class does not run during the Winter Quarter, and closes for enrollment as all other EvCC courses do the 8th week of the quarter, 6th of the Summer Quarter. For exact dates check EvCC's Important Dates calendar. Do not delay in registering for the course. Permission codes for the class must be obtained at the Health Professions Service Center, LBH 251. They are not given out over the phone or in emails.

Pre Admission eXam (PAX)

Students may take the test only once per application period, and their test score must reach at least the 58% percentile on the conversion chart to be eligible for the program. Students who register for more than one testing date during an application cycle will not be admitted for a second attempt during that cycle.  Everett's Nursing Program will only accept PAX test scores from tests that were administered at EvCC. Test results from an exam taken at any location other than EvCC will not be considered by the Admissions Committee. For questions, please contact the HPSC. If a student needs testing accommodations, they should contact the Center for Disability Services at 425-388-9272. The Nursing Admissions Committee is not made aware of any testing accommodations that students are given by the CDC, and these accommodations are not a factor in the Committee's consideration of a student's application. PAX Registration Guide       PAX Study Guide.

New testing dates will be posted the first week of spring, summer, and fall quarters. Testing dates will not be offered during the Winter Quarter. There are a limited amount of spots made available, so do not delay in signing up for your date. If you log on to the NLN site and one of the tests listed below does not display, this means that testing date is full. When registering for your testing date, if you do not receive a confirmation email from NLN for your selected date, even if a payment for that date has been processed, contact them to see that your registration has been completed. The doors will be locked and no one will be allowed into the testing room after 10:15, so come early parking may be difficult.

Current Testing Dates (Please register for testing dates using the Registration Guide above)
Fall Application Testing Dates    

PAX Test Composite Conversion Table

Immunization and Background Requirements

All applicants must create an immunization account and complete a background check through our online system with American DataBank (ADB). The immunization section is called Complio. Your immunization account is good for one year, for a cost of $15. You will need to select the "Pre-admission ADN Applicant" option when creating both your immunization and National Background accounts. The background check starts at $55 and can go up if you have lived in several counties or states. The background check portion of the account is good for six months from the date of completion. If it expires on or before the application cycle deadline, it must be renewed, or it will keep a student's application from being considered for that application period.

Your application must be completely compliant with the standards on the clinical passport at the time of submission in order for you to be considered for the Nursing Program for that quarter. Please read about the Hepatitis B immunizations and testing as this process can take up to eight months to complete. Also review the tuberculosis requirements before visiting your healthcare provider for this test.
Student Immunization Discount Form 

Point System  and Calculating GPA 

This system gives students a more diversified way to earn admittance into the program. While your test scores are still a factor, you now have other opportunities to earn points, from prerequisite GPA totals, work experience or licensure in the healthcare industry, and other educational degrees earned above an Associate's Degree.

Criminal History Disclosure Form 

Please note that this form is not the same as the criminal background check. It must be completed by all applicants and uploaded as part of their application.

Employment Verification Form 

Please note that we will not accept an Employment Verification Form if the corresponding licensure has not been submitted as well.

Credit Transfer Process 

Advanced Placement Transfers 

Essential Qualifications

Opportunity Grant  

Once a student has been accepted into the Nursing Program they may qualify for the Opportunity Grant which helps low-income adults train for high-demand careeres.