School of Nursing


The Valencia College Nursing Program has been coordinated with local health care agencies, the State Department of Education and the State Board of Nursing.

While all teaching programs must be approved by the State Board of Nursing, Valencia's program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), which certifies that the program meets both the highest state and national standards. Many universities, including the armed forces, require transfer students to have completed their associate's degree at an ACEN-accredited institution. Students who complete the program are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) and can go on to work in a nursing career and/or pursue higher degrees.

The associate in nursing degree program is accredited through Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The program received continuing accreditation through Fall 2023.

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone:  404-975-5000
Fax:  404-975-5020


ACEN Accreditation Seal

West Campus School of Nursing
Health Sciences Building (HSB), Room 200
M-F 8:00am - 5:00 pm
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School of Nursing Administration

Dean, School of Nursing: Dr. Barbara Ake, RN, BSN, MSA, Ed.D

Administrative Assistants: Marva Devonish and Daira Bonilla Torres

School of Nursing Coordinator: Danielle McKinnon, MC, PhD

BSN Program Coordinator: Debra Fahey, DNP, FNP-BC

Nursing Clinical Coordinator: Leann Hudson, DNP, RN


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