The Associate Degree Program in Nursing (ADN) is a four-semester program approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). It is designed to prepare qualified men & women to practice nursing in entry-level positions. Upon completion of the program, the student is awarded an AS Degree in Nursing & is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). Opportunities are provided for advanced placement, transfer and challenge exam credit.
The Associate Degree Nurse is prepared to coordinate, plan & provide nursing care in hospitals & community settings. The Registered Nurse assists patients with personal care, provides teaching & counseling to prevent illness and promote health, performs specialized treatments, & administers medications. Registered Nurses function as team leaders & direct the care provided by Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), nursing assistants (aides), as well as unlicensed health-care workers.
ADN Application period for Spring 2023 is now closed.
For further application information, please see the "NVC ADN Applicant Information" link on the Navigation Bar to the left of this page.
Director of Nursing
Janice Ankenmann, RN, MSN, CCRN, FNP-C
The Associates Degree in Nursing Program is approved by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), a division of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. The mailing address and contact number is:
Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA. 94244-2100
Additional information regarding approval, including the process to file complaints, can be found at: www.rn.ca.gov
Marijuana (cannabis) is now legal in California.
But at Napa Valley College:
You cannot possess it on the campus.
You cannot smoke or vape it on the campus.
You cannot eat or have "edibles" on the campus.
You could be subject to discipline for having or using it on the campus.
This applies to both staff and students and includes medical marijuana use.
Napa Valley College does not tolerate harassment based on race, color, or national origin, including status as a non-native English speaker. The college encourages any student who believes he or she has been subjected to such harassment to report the harassment to the college’s Associate Vice President of Human Resources & Training Development, Charo Albarran. In addition, college employees are obligated to report alleged, suspected or known harassment to Charo Albarran. Reports may be submitted to Charo Albarran in Room 1544. She may also be reached by phone at 256-7105. Reports must be filed within one year of the date of the alleged unlawful discrimination or within one year of the date on which the complainant knew or should have known the facts underlying the allegation of unlawful discrimination. The college will conduct a prompt investigation of any reports of harassment.
Napa Valley College career technical education programs are open and available to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Admission requirements for Napa Valley College career technical education programs are described in the current Napa Valley College catalog. The Napa Valley College Title IX officer is Charo Albarran, Associate Vice President, Human Resources & Training Development- Phone: 707-256-7105. For information regarding the requirements of Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act or to file a complaint, contact Special Services, 707-253-3080 (voice), 707-253-3085 (TDD). The Section 504 compliance officer is Oscar DeHaro (firstname.lastname@example.org).