Nursing Program and Application Information

Application Period will be January 9th 2023 (Monday) through February 10th 2023 (Friday)

Application is available in Application Flow section below

WHCL nursing program is a once a year admission (fall only).  30 students are accepted into the traditional program and 10 students into the LVN-RN program each year (depending on space availability).  Acceptance notification in early April followed by a mandatory orientation at the end of April. New cohorts begin in the fall semester in August for traditional program and spring start for LVN-RN program.

Mission

The mission of the West Hills College Lemoore (WHCL) Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is to prepare entry-level registered nurses to be providers of care across the health/illness continuum and as members within the profession. The program respects the individuality of students and recognizes that each student has different educational, experiential, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic backgrounds, and a unique support system. The aim of the curriculum is to provide a positive, innovative learning model that fosters the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills so that the nursing graduate is equipped to deliver care to a diverse population in a variety of healthcare settings. Nursing graduates will collaborate with members of the health care team, effectively communicate, become politically aware, and committed to lifelong learning.

Application Process
  1. First Step is to apply to the college. This is necessary to obtain a student ID number and a @my.whccd.edu email.  Without a WHCL email, you will not be able to receive important application information and confirmation of receipt of electronic application
  2. Complete separate online application for the Nursing Program and follow the instructions to apply
  3. The online application link will be available beginning January 10, 2022 9:00AM and will close February 11, 2022 11:59PM.  

    See Application Flow Step 3 for Application.

  4. See instruction to apply to have all your documents prepared and ready to apply through the online application
    Nursing Application - Support Documents
  5. For online application purposes official transcripts will be required from All colleges/programs attended (including LVN programs)  they must be uploaded in PDF format into the online application.(failure to provide all college transcripts will cause application to be incomplete and therefore denied)
    1. Have updated official transcripts sent to you by email or mailed; save or scan in PDF form to upload to your application.  
    2. We will not review applications with transcripts loaded that are not copies of official transcripts.  Screenshots of college portal transcripts or copies of college portal transcripts are considered unofficial and will not be accepted.
    3. We will accept only West Hills College unofficial transcripts downloaded from your student portal.
  6. After application review, pre-selected students will be contacted via email and required to submit official transcripts electronically to a designated link that will be provided via the email by a specific deadline.
  7. Pre-selected students may also be required to submit any further documentation that may be required for final processing for application. Failure to provide official transcripts or other requirements as requested will be removed from the pre-selected list.
  8. Current American Heart Association CPR Card - BLS Basic Life Support provider card turned in at the time of application
    View CPR Card Example
  9. Copy of valid driver’s license-copy at the time of application
  10. Valid/current Auto Insurance- document collected upon pre-selection
  11. Multi-Criteria based documents will also need to be uploaded in PDF to the online application. *see multi-criteria document for additional documentation that will need to be provided

If applicant is offered a seat in the nursing program

  1. Criminal Background Clearance- post-acceptance into program (2nd stage of acceptance)
  2. Health Screen Clearance/Physical-post-acceptance into program (2nd stage of acceptance) includes proof of COVID19 full vaccination 

 

Application Flow

  • Collect all documents needed for the application convert to PDF form: see instructions to apply, multi-criteria for admission, and Nursing Application - Support Documents

    For online application

    Note: video content has 2020 application period dates, please see current application period dates below.

    Prepare to have the following documents ready to be uploaded in PDF:

    • Copies of official transcripts from all colleges attended and those that state the degree posted PDF format only
      • Have an updated official transcripts sent to you by email or mailed; save or scan in PDF form to upload to your application.  
      • We will not review applications with transcripts loaded that are not copies of official transcripts.  Screenshots of college portal transcripts or copies of college portal transcripts are considered unofficial and will not be accepted.
    • Work experience form completed, signed by the appropriate individual and uploaded in PDF form
    • Second language verification. Form completed and signed by the appropriate individual and uploaded in PDF form
    • Documents for Life Experiences or Circumstances points as applies to each applicant
      • Proof of eligibility for Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS)
      • Proof of eligibility or receipt of financial aid under a program that may include but is not limited to: a fee waiver from the Board of Governors, Cal Grant Program, Federal Pell Grant program; or Cal Works
      • Paycheck stub from the period of time you were enrolled in RN prerequisite courses, or a letter from employer (must be on organization letterhead) verifying employment was at least part-time while completing courses
      • Proof of participation or eligibility for Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Upward Bound Program, or other
  • Online application opens at 9:00AM PST on January 10, 2022 you have until February 11th  at 11:59PM PST to complete your online application.

     

    Before you being your application:

    • Review the list of required documents and have everything ready to upload
    • You can save your application progress at any time.
    • The application will time out at 45 minutes for security purposes; however, you will have the option to save your progress and resume where you left off at another time.

    Start Nursing Application


    Submit TEAS score to our department through ATI,
     this is a cost to you. TEAS scores must be received by February 11, 2021 11:59PM deadline to be attached to the application. If not received application will not be processed.

    For online application the following documents are to be uploaded: as they apply to the applicant

    • Copies of official transcripts from all colleges attended including LVN programs for LVN-RN applicants.  See above for specific instructions regarding official transcripts.
    • Work experience form completed, signed by the appropriate individual and uploaded in PDF form
    • Second language verification. Form completed and signed by the appropriate individual and uploaded in PDF form
    • Documents for Life Experiences or Circumstances points as applies to each applicant 
    • Current American Heart Association CPR Card - BLS Basic Life Support provider card
    • Copy of valid driver’s license

     

  • If you are pre-selected you will be required to provided the following documents. Pre-selection does not guarantee a spot in the program.

    If you are pre-selected you will receive an email with further instructions.

    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (should match your unofficial that were submitted with online application)
    • Proof of valid and current car insurance
    • any additional documents required by our office.

     

  • In April letters of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent out via whccd.edu email.

    Orientation will be in late April 2022

     

TEAS Score

A TEAS score 62% or higher TEAS is required for admission into program. TEAS scores must be sent electronically via ATI to our school (West Hills CC) for result validity and must be received in our office by close of the application period to be added to your application. If it is not received by the closing on the last day of the application period, the application cannot be processed for review. WHCL allows only 3 TEAS attempts to meet the 62% benchmark.

Please be advised to not take the TEAS more than 2 times as all other programs will not allow you to apply with more than 2 TEAS attempts. It is highly recommended you study and prepare for this exam as you would for any other course exam prior to taking it.

View TEAS Test Preparation for TEAS test success
It is highly recommended you study for this exam prior to taking test

Please call or email the Health Careers office for more information at (559) 925-3490 or healthcareerslemoore@whccd.edu

Academic Programs

West Hills College Lemoore (WHCL) has an Associate Degree nursing Program with an option for LVN-RN advanced placement and a LVN-RN 30 unit option.  

 
Program Contact

West Hills College Lemoore Health Careers office:
Emailhealthcareerslemoore@whccd.edu
Office: 559-925-3490

WHCL has Health Careers Counselor available to students who are WHCL students with student IDs to assist in identifying the appropriate pathway for you.  

Counselor Phone Email

Rupinder Rai

(559)925-3908

rupinderrai@whccd.edu

Sze Ki Liu 

 

(559) 925-3320

szekiliu@whccd.edu

 
Program Faculty and Staff

District Director Health Careers/ Director of Nursing
Kathryn DeFede MSN, PHN, RN

Assistant Director of Nursing: 
Cynthia Dolata MSN, RN, BC 

Full Time Nursing Faculty:

  • Cynthia Dolata MSN, RN, BC
  • Geri Mahaffey MSN, RN, FNP
  • Hilliary Sulcer MSN, RN 

Part Time Nursing Faculty:

  • Angela Rosati, MSN, RN
  • Elaine McMahon BSN, RN 
  • Karri Christopherson BSN, RN 
  • Allen Henning BSN, RN
  • Ashley Robertson BSN, RN
  • Jennifer Phillips MSN, RN
  • Trina Shilow BSN, RN
  • Natalie Alford BSN, RN
  • Elizabeth Sanchez, MSN, RN
  • Anna Ramirez, BSN, RN
  • Luceille Meister, MSN, RN
  • Lori Ravizzi, BSN, RN
  • Heather Parreira BSN, RN
  • Pat Himphayvanh, RN
  • Keven Lee RN BSN
  • Yessenia Munoz RN
  • Letty Baldwin RN
  • Michael Isaak RN BSN
  • Stephanie Vaderweerd RN BSN

Health Careers Office Staff:

  • Perla Saldana- Secretary

All questions pertaining to transferrable units and/or completion of prerequisites need to be addressed with the Health Careers Counselors.

Board of Registered Nursing

The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) is a state governmental agency established by law to protect the public by regulating the practice of regis?tered nurses. The BRN is responsible for implementation and enforcement of the Nursing Practice Act: the laws related to nursing education, licensure, practice, and discipline. The Nursing Practice Act created a nine-member Board which serves as the BRN decision-making body.

California Board of Registered Nurses (BRN) 
Tel: (916) 322-3350

Physical Address: 
1747 North Market Boulevard, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100 

View BRN NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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    West Hills College Lemoore Health Career Programs only accept American Heart Association BLS for
    health care providers to be eligible to apply to or attending health career courses. To locate a class
    near you see the links and directions below.


    American Heart Association
    https://cpr.heart.org/

    Looking for Classes?
    American Heart Association Basic Life Support Courses Near You

    1. Visit American Heart Association web site
    2. Find courses near you
      1.  Under Programs and Courses, click on See BLS course options
      2. Under Purchase Options-training centers, click on Locate a Training Center. Put in your zip code for classes near you.

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