Alert: LVN and RN Step Up 2013 Applicants!
The College of the Siskiyous Nursing program has received a large number of inquiries for the application period of 2013. To best serve the high volume of applicants please note the following COS accommodations and updated instructions to applicants:
The nursing program will accept applications from those who have been unable to generate a DEGREE WORKS TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION FORM and did submit a transcript 4-8 weeks prior to the application deadline.
Applicants who submitted transcripts to enrollment services less than 4 weeks before the deadline may also submit application – specifically LVN applicants after Feb 18, 2013 and RN applicants after March 18, 2013. The date of transcript receipt by COS will determine how the applicant is ranked in the applicant pool.
Students who secured a transcript evaluation during the fall, 2012 by COS Counseling Services should submit their transcript evaluation with nursing application to the COS Nursing Program Administration office. DegreeWorks evaluation is not required.
Applicants must retain copies of all submitted documents.
Applicants must continue to check with the Nursing Program Administration Office on the status of the Degree Works Transcript Evaluation of their transcripts: once available all applicants are responsible for submitting DEGREE WORKS transcript evaluation forms immediately to the Nursing Program Office to complete their application packet.
For additional questions please call 530-841-5929 (Nursing Program Administration Office).
In addition to the college application, a special program application is required. Program applications are available on the Vocational Nursing web site. To learn more about the application process, contact the nursing office by calling 530-841-5929. Applicants to the Vocational Nursing Program must meet prerequisites and other course requirements prior to applying for the Vocational Nursing Program. In order to determine if you meet prerequisites for the program, complete a transcript evaluation form: Transcript Evaluation. Instructions: How to Run a DegreeWorks Transcript Evaluation for Nursing Program Prerequisites You will need to submit a copy of your completed transcript evaluation with your application packet.
***Please note: The standard evaluation time is 4-8 weeks AFTER official transcripts (unofficial transcripts for COS classes only) are received at COS’s Enrollment Services; although evaluations are approached in a timely manner-completion time can be impacted by the prime registration periods. Copies will NOT be sent directly to the nursing department. It is the student’s responsibility to have the evaluation done in a timely manner and submit the results with the nursing application.
The Vocational Nursing program is accredited through the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833
All candidates are required to complete a background check process after graduating and before applying for licensure. The following link provides information regarding the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians’ policy regarding arrests, convictions, and other violations: http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/pdf/brochure3.pdf.
For more information about our pass rates go to: http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/education/schools/pass_rates.shtml
Vocational Nursing Instructors
Interim Director of Nursing
Janis Laiacona, MSN, RN
Donna Duell, MSN, RN