School of Nursing

Office and Administration

Dean of Nursing

  •  Dr. Ruby Alvarez, PhD, MSN, RN
Location, Hours and Contact

West Campus

Prospective Nursing students interested in applying to a Nursing Program or have submitted an application should contact Enrollment Services at 407-582-1507
enrollment@valenciacollege.edu with any questions about the Nursing Programs.

Administrative Staff

NameDepartmentPositionPhone
Laila MorrisonNursing Office WECAdmin Asst, Academic Dean(407) 582-1118


Administrative Faculty

NameDepartmentPositionPhone
Kristin BartholomewNutrition WECProfessor, Nutrition(407) 582-1465
Diane GomezNursing WECProfessor, Nursing(407) 582-1571
Diane ReedNursing OSCProfessor, Nursing(407) 582-1828


Nursing Programs

Valencia/UCF Concurrent Nursing application: Coming soon! Available June 1st - June 15th, 2021. Check the Admission Checklist and ASN Program Guide below for program requirements.

Associate in Science

The A.S. degree prepares you to enter a specialized career field in about two years. It also transfers to the Bachelor of Applied Science program offered at some universities. If the program is “articulated,” it will also transfer to a B.A. or B.S. degree program at a designated university.

Bachelor of Science - RN to BSN

The RN to BSN degree prepares you to enter an advanced position within a specialized career field. The upper-division courses build on an associate degree and take about two years to complete.

Associate in Arts Transfer Plan

  • NUTRITION - AA Degree program and Elective Courses - West and Osceola Campuses
    • The A.A. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics will prepare students for transfer to a Florida public university as a junior to complete a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Valencia also provides Nutrition courses that are available for open enrollment as an elective for interest in personal health and/or fitness. Select Nutrition courses can be used as a required course for Science degree program(s) or Nursing program admission prerequisite. See catalog for more information.
  • Kristin Bartholomew, RDN, Nutrition Discipline Coordinator - West Campus, Osceola Campus

Continuing Education

Continuing Education provides non-degree, non-credit programs including industry-focused training, professional development, language courses, certifications and custom course development for organizations. Day, evening, weekend and online learning opportunities are available.


  • ACEN SealGraduates of Valencia College School of Nursing program (NCLEX) pass rate for 2020: 91.33%
  • Job placement of Valencia School of Nursing graduates for 2020: 99% (FETPIP data)
  • School of Nursing program graduates completion rate for 2020: 99%
  • Valencia College SON is fully accredited by ACEN since 1976. Last Commission action July 2018. Next site visit Fall 2023.