Since campus is closed, how should I submit my application?
Please submit your application BY MAIL to the campus(es) of your choice before the April 15 deadline (applications must be postmarked by April 15 to be considered on time). The mailing address for each campus may be found at the top of the Applicant Information Sheet of the Nursing Admission.
How do I pay the application fee since campus is closed?
Please call our college cashier at 509.426.7960 and leave a clear message with your full name, Student ID number and phone number. The cashier will call you back to arrange payment over the phone. When the cashier calls you, ask for an emailed receipt which you will then print and include with your application packet.
How do I reach the Nursing Office while the campus is closed?
During BUSINESS HOURS ONLY (8:00am-5:00pm), you may call:
Walla Walla Campus: Becky Manderscheid: (509) 237-6812
Clarkston Campus: Debi Schoonover: (509) 758-1706
AFTER HOURS, you may leave a voice message on our regular department phone lines:
Walla Walla Campus: (509) 527-4240
Clarkston Campus: (509) 758-1706
What if my TEAS test was cancelled due to COVID-19?
We understand this may become an issue again this Winter/Spring as COVID cases rise. Currently, there are options to take the test at WWCC, as well as tests proctored remotely by ATI. Please check the atitesting.com web site for testing options. Make arrangements to test early so you have this requirement met prior to the April 15 deadline.
A word about Transcript Evaluations/Degree Audits:
Because our staff are all working remotely, transcript evaluations may take longer than normal. Please do not be concerned. We will not make final admission decisions until all transcripts postmarked by the April 15 deadline have been evaluated (but make sure the rest of your application is turned in before the April 15 deadline). You may submit your Degree Audit via email as soon as you receive it to:
Becky Manderscheid, Walla Walla campus: [email protected]
Debi Schoonover, Clarkston campus: [email protected]
The Associate Degree Nursing Program at WWCC is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission: 310 Israel Rd., Tumwater, WA 98501, phone (360) 236-4700. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly called the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC): 3390 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, phone (404) 975-5000, http://www.acenursing.org.
- Acute Care (Emergency, Medical-Surgical, Critical Care)
- Specialty Areas (Labor & Delivery, Pediatrics)
- Community (Physician Office, Public Health, Department of Corrections)
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
- The program’s most recent annual pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) will be at least 80% for all first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period (January 1st - December 31st).
- Seventy percent (70%) or more of students will earn an associate level degree in nursing within three years of enrollment in the first nursing course (150% of the stated nursing program length).
- Ninety percent (90%) of the nursing graduates will be employed in nursing 6 to 12 months after graduation.
- Thirty percent (30%) of the nursing graduates will report pursuing education towards a BSN degree at 6-12 months after graduation.
- Graduates will rate their overall nursing program satisfaction at > 3.5 on a 1-4 point scale.
- Employers of nursing program graduates will rate the overall job preparation of graduates > 3.0 on a 1-4 point scale.
It is the mission of the Nursing Education program to:
- Transform the lives of nursing students to fulfill the increasingly complex role of entry level professional nurses in the provision of safe, compassionate, culturally sensitive, evidence-based, ethically-grounded, and client-centered care;
- Promote the well-being of a diverse patient population in the evolving healthcare environments of the communities we serve;
- Facilitate academic progression of our students to the baccalaureate level and beyond to meet the healthcare needs of our communities, state, and nation.
This mission is accomplished in our nursing students, patient populations, and nursing profession by:
- Providing a supportive, engaging, and progressive learning environment which fosters:
- professional integrity, leadership, a spirit of inquiry and scholarship, collaborative practice, and a commitment to community service
- development into the culture and profession of nursing through adoption of its values, standards, and codes of conduct, and by positive role-modeling of professional behaviors;
- Preparing well-qualified graduates to meet the needs of a diverse patient population;
- Collaborating with our community and educational partners.
Nursing Program Vision
The Nursing Education program will ennoble the lives of our students and the profession of nursing in the communities we serve