Wenatchee Valley College Nursing Program Review

Wenatchee Valley College (WVC), located in Wenatchee, Washington provides programs in liberal arts, professional and technical skills, basic skills and continuing education. The district that Wenatchee Valley College covers includes, Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties and is located between Seattle and Spokane. Wenatchee Valley College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, which is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education. The nursing program at Wenatchee Valley College is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the US Department of Education.

Wenatchee Valley College offers several programs in nursing including; Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA), Practical Nursing Certificate (LPN), and an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). After completion of the first year of the Associate Degree in Nursing, individuals can take the NCLEX-PN examination, in order to become licensed as a Practical Nurse (PN). The nursing program takes place at the Wenatchee and Omak campuses and has several prerequisites that must individuals must satisfy prior to being admitted. All of the nursing programs involve clinical work, and students are assigned day and evening shifts in a variety of healthcare institutions, therefore students must be available to take on courses during day or evening when commencing the program. Students in their second year of study have to work evening shifts or Saturdays and all students are given clinical practicum that is out of the local area. Students must have their own transportation, in order to be able to commute to clinical practice that may be organized outside of his or her local area.


The nursing programs at Wenatchee Valley College begin in the Fall quarter and every other spring. Individuals who wish to apply to the nursing programs at Wenatchee Valley College, must first apply to Wenatchee Valley College and then to the nursing school. Individuals applying to the nursing programs must be 18 years or older at the time of admission.

Individuals applying to the Wenatchee Valley College, must first fill out the application form for the college and then the Nursing Program application form. Individuals must submit a high school transcript, or GED certificate to all previous institutions attended. Individuals applying to the nursing programs must have taken the Test of Essential Academic Skills and must hold a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from college courses. Completion of all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or above must also be submitted. Individuals must have completed core science courses in Biology, as well as English prerequisite courses.

After being admitted into the nursing program of their choices, applicants must submit a $50 non-refundable acceptance deposit and go through a criminal background check. Individuals must also purchase annual liability insurance and one-year accidental health insurance. Applicants must provide immunization records and their CPR card. Accepted individuals must also provide documentation of 7 hour HIV/AIDS education training and a negative drug test.

Wenatchee Valley College
1300 5th Street,
Wenatchee, WA 98801-1799
Phone: (509) 682-6800