Admission Criteria

The open application period for the Vocational Nursing (VN) program at Feather River College (FRC) is from January 1, 2021 – March 31, 2021

Please note that the Vocational Nursing application and all supporting documentation must be received by Admissions and Records no later than Wednesday, 3/31/2021.

In order to be considered for acceptance to FRC’s VN program, the following must be submitted:

  • Completed FRC Vocational Nursing Application for Enrollment
  • Proof of completion of high school at the 12th grade level or its equivalent:
    • Official high school transcripts, OR
    • GED certificate
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from:
    • Employer (previous or current)
    • Community leader or instructor
    • Personal reference
  • Personal Qualifications Statement
    • Describe your interests and goals in healthcare and nursing.
    • Describe how your experiences and/or achievements have prepared you for nursing school. Include what you feel are necessary qualities for a successful nurse, and demonstrate how you possess those qualities. 
    • Describe how Feather River College's Vocational Nursing Program will facilitate your healthcare career expectations with a certificate or degree. Why is this program for you? 
  • Completion of the following prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better. [Transfer credit will be given for prerequisite course work with a grade of “C” or better.]
    • BIOL 110: Human Anatomy
    • BIOL 112: Human Physiology
    • HES 170: Introduction to Nutrition
    • NURS 100: Nurse’s Aide - Documentation showing completion of this requirement may be demonstrated by:
      • Submitting a copy of a current CNA license, OR
      • Submitting proof of course completion (college transcript, or final certificate from the training facility)
    • NURS 111: Dosage Calculations for Healthcare Providers
    • NURS 118: Medical Terminology – not required, but highly recommended

Allow four weeks for official transcripts to be sent to FRC. Official transcripts shall be sent to:

Feather River College – Admissions and Records

570 Golden Eagle Avenue

Quincy, CA 95971

Upon acceptance to the program, you will be asked to submit a history and physical, evidence of immunizations and TB testing, evidence of passing a background check, and current certification in Basic Life Support / CPR.