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Vocational Nursing Application

Welcome! Please find instructions and application requirements for the Spring 2022 (Cohort) Vocational Nursing program listed below.

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Documents to Download and Complete

Important: Download and fill out these two documents prior to starting your application.

Meet with a Counselor to review your completed Nursing Application Checklist (NAC) or attend a counseling workshop with your NAC prior to submission; for workshop offerings see 'Checklist of Eligibility Requirements', below.

Schedule an appointment using Cranium Cafe. You may also visit the Counseling Department to get more information, including when Counselors are available. 


Application/Selection Process
  • Only complete AND signed applications will be considered.
  • Only online applications will be accepted.
  • Proof of work experience required to receive credit for work experience in the health care field.
    (Letter from employer confirming employment or current payroll receipt confirming current employment)
  • No info regarding application status will given over phone or by email inquiries.
  • All applicants will be notified of status via email by November 19, 2021.

Mission College’s Health Occupation program receives more qualified applicants than we are able to accept. Due to the number of qualified applicants and limited enrollment, if all requirements are not complete and submitted by deadlines, acceptance into the program may be denied or revoked.

Once accepted, students who do not complete all requirements are considered ineligible for the program and will need to reapply.

Important: Download and fill out these two documents prior to starting your application.

Other Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, or GED, or Associate Degree or higher from a WASC accredited US college.
  • Applicant has to be at least 17 years of age at start of program.
  • Current California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Certification as Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA).
  • Completion of BIO 022 - Anatomy and Physiology (4 units) OR the equivalent with a “C” or better.
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate.
  • A social security number or an ITIN with legal work authorization is required to participate in the clinical components of this program. A clinical agency may require background checks, proof of health insurance, and selective service registration for males ages 18-25. If at any time, a clinical agency denies student access, the student will be required to withdraw from the program.
  1. Complete and sign the online application and School and Work Experience form before submittal.
  2. Attach ALL unofficial college transcripts (including Mission College transcripts).
    (If accepted into the program Official Transcripts will need to be submitted for ALL courses.)
  3. Attach proof of high school diploma, GED, or Associates Degree or higher from a WASC accredited college.
    (This is required by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.)
  4. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the International Education Research Foundation www.ierf.org or World Education Services www.wes.org or International Evaluation Service www.iescaree.com, a credential evaluation service for determining U.S. equivalency. If a foreign degree was earned, the evaluation must state its equivalency to a U.S. degree by official evaluation.
  5. Attach proof of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) certificate from California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
  6. Download, complete, and attach completed Nursing Application Checklist (NAC).
  7. Attach your completed School and Work Experience form.
  8. Attach Course Descriptions. If any course work is completed from a college other than West Valley/Mission College you must include a copy of the course description from the college where course work was completed. The same standard of WASC accreditation must be met by courses accepted for college credit.

Coursework Considered for Application

Other course work considered in the selection process includes, but is not limited to:

Coursework Considered for Application
Course Name Required to be Completed During Program (if not prior)
Care of the Geriatric Patient (HOC*028)  Yes 
General Psychology (PSY*001) Yes
Human Growth & Development (PSY*012) Yes
Nutrition (NTR*015 or NTR*040) Yes
Biology (BIO*001A, 004) No
Chemistry (CHM*001A, 002, 012A, 030A) No
Community Health Worker (NCH*001CW, 002CW, 003CW) No
English Composition (ENG*001A) No
Health Occupations Bootcamp (HOC*001A) No
Health & Lifestyles (HOC*006) No
Intro Community Health Worker (HOC*005) No
Math for Health Occupations (HOC*905) No
Medical Terminology (HOC*001) No
Microbiology (BIO*004) No
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Once Accepted into Program
  • The student must attend a mandatory in-person orientation course on December 3, 2021.
  • Information will be provided regarding the requirements of the program, including but not limited to:
    • Health requirements, background checks, fingerprinting, uniforms, skills bags, and ATI online complete program/deadlines.
  • Complete health requirements:
    • Physical exam, titer levels, 2 step TB test, current Tdap booster and COVID-19 vaccination
    • Background check and required urine drug screening
      • Background screening and urine drug screening are mandated by clinical facilities and must be completed prior to student’s clinical experience. Students will be given instructions for completing the screening processes.
      • Please note: If a Mission College Health Occupations student is denied access to a clinical site by the clinical agency based on information obtained during the screening process, the student will not be able to continue in the program.
      • The student must be able to perform the essential requirements of the program with or without reasonable accommodations for disability.
Application Checklist
  1. Application must be neat, complete, accurate, and signed (read signature statement carefully). The application packet must be submitted with ALL supporting documents, including unofficial transcripts. If completed course work is not listed under course listing on first page of application, credit for course will not be given. If accepted official transcripts will be required.
  2. Proof of High School completion or equivalent High School diploma or transcripts, or GED certification, or proof of a college degree from a U.S. college, or official evaluation for foreign education. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the International Education Research Foundation www.ierf.org or World Education Services www.wes.org or International Evaluation Service www.iescaree.com, a credential evaluation service for determining U.S. equivalency. If a foreign degree was earned, the evaluation must state its equivalency to a U.S. degree by official evaluation.
  3. Course Descriptions If any course work is completed from a college other than West Valley/Mission College you must include a copy of the course description from the college where course work was completed. The same standard of WASC accreditation must be met by courses accepted for college credit.
  4. Copy of License(s) and/or Certification(s) Include a copy of CNA certificate and any other health care license or certifications earned.
  5. Proof of employment in the Health Care field Include a letter from employer stating years of employment or recent payroll receipt confirming current employment.
  6. Keep copies of all records uploaded and submitted.
  7. Verify information is complete. Be sure to fill in all areas and answer all questions. 
Policy Guidelines for Military Personnel Program Admission
Individuals who have held Military Health Care Occupations, specifically: Basic Medical Technician Corpsman (Navy HM or Air Force BMTCP), Army Health Care Specialist (68W Army Medic) or Air Force Independent Duty Medical Technician (IMDT 4N0X1C) may choose between two acceptance options at Mission College Health Occupations Programs.