Accelerated Track in Nursing

New Student Admission Information

Effective April 3, 2020: In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Nursing will postpone Fall 2020 New Student Admission into the Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN) Accelerated and Traditional Tracks – to include the Daytime and Evening/Weekend. The accepted new student cohort, originally scheduled to begin in Summer 2020, will have a delayed start time of Fall 2020.

Applicants that have applied for a Fall 2020 admission will be deferred to a Spring 2021 program start consideration. Consequently, interested students who are considering applying to the ASN Accelerated or Traditional program may apply by the September 15, 2020 application deadline for a possible Spring 2021 program start.

Nursing Students

Please monitor Atlas e-mail for communication 6 – 8 weeks after September 15, 2020.
For questions, please contact us.

Please review these changes/updates to the program before you apply.

Program Changes/Updates

Date Updated Effective Date Change

Effective Spring 







Spring 2019

Applicants who are Paramedic, Registerd Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Registered Invasive Cardiovascular Tecnologist you no longer need documentation verifying completion of Florida Board of Nursing approved Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program or proof of a valid Florida Board of Nursing CNA certification to satisify the Patient Care competency requirement.  

Only the following will be accepted to meet  the Patient Care Competency requirement:

1.  Documentation verifying employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Advanced clinical Technician, Patient Care Technician, or Clinical Nurse technician, within the last 5 years.

2.  Submission of the Supervisor Assessment of Patient Care Role form (see Program Guide for details).

3.  Documnetation verifiying military experience delivering direct patient care in an acute care facility within the last 5 years.


Submission of all official transcripts from all institutions, include High School transcripts or GED score report and AP/IB/CLEP transcrips must be submitted to Valencia and posted on your record before submitting a program application.   Missing transcripts will jeopardize your acceptance. 

Transfer courses may need to be reviewed by an Advisor for potential course substitution or equivalency. NOTE: courses taken at other institutions may not be equivalent to Valencia Allied Health Program course requirement (see Program Guide for details). Course substitution or equivalency must be on your Valencia record before submitting program application or your acceptance will be jeopardized.

  Fall 2019

Students will no longer need documentation of full‐time (6 months) or part‐time (1 year) work experience as an LPN, Paramedic, RRT or CVT within the last five years.

Instead, All applicants must provide ONE of the following:

  • Documentation of completion of a LPN, Paramedic, RRT or CVT program (completion of program must be prior to application deadline and submission of official transcript is required).
  • If you hold a LPN license, but did not graduate from an LPN Program, contact the School of Nursing to determine eligibility