NOTE: Effective Fall 2021, the Nursing will implement curriculum changes to the
Traditional Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN) program. Read More

Accelerated Track in Nursing

Associate in Science (A.S.) (CIP# 1351380100)


This option is designed for LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses), Paramedics, Registered Invasive Cardiovascular Specialists (CVTs), and RRTs (Registered Respiratory Therapists) who want to earn an A.S. Nursing degree. Some Prerequisite for Admission Courses may be available online. Graduates of this track are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse. All theory components of the nursing courses (the courses with the prefix NUR) are offered primarily in an on-line format with course orientation and testing being completed on campus; all nursing courses have a clinical component to be completed in a Central Florida healthcare facility.

The R.N. Accelerated Track in Nursing is a limited-access program. Admission to Valencia does not imply acceptance to the R.N. Advanced Standing Track of the Nursing Program; students must apply and be accepted to the program. General admission procedures for this program are found in the Admission Section of this catalog. The Nursing program provides specific information about the admission process to this track. Estimated program expenses are given in the Financial Section of this catalog.

This program has been coordinated with local healthcare agencies, the State Department of Education and the State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326.


Program Overview

Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.


Program Length

Program lasts for 3 semesters, after all the pre-admission course requirements have been met.


Alternative Credit

Did you know that you may already be eligible to receive college credit toward this program? You may receive college credit for approved Industry Certifications.


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Information Sessions

Attend a Health Sciences Information Sessions for an overview of the limited access Health Science programs at Valencia College and the procedures for enrolling in them.

Admission into Accelerated Nursing Track (ATN)

Important Information

Application Information

Application cycles for ATN are every Fall, Spring, and Summer.

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to review the ATN Program Guide to confirm all admission requirements are met before applying.

  • Starting with the January 2023 application deadlines for Summer 2023 program-start, TEAS scores must be less than 2 years old by the application deadline. Review the Program Guide for admission criteria details.

Application: Available September 2024

Deadline: September 15, 2024

Begins: Spring 2025

For application questions, please contact us:

Health Sciences Advising

Health Sciences Advising

The advising staff can answer program-specific questions, assist in career and educational planning, and offer expert educational guidance for students seeking career opportunities through the completion of an A.S. or B.S. Degree or a Certificate program.

Location, Hours and Contact

West Campus, Building 1, Room 130
Mon-Thur: 8am-5pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Summer Hours Friday: 9am-12pm

Steps for Admission to Program

1 Attend a Program Information Session. Please bring a copy of the program guide for your desired track with you. If you are not local and cannot attend the information session, review the  program guide and read the Frequently Asked Questions.
2 Apply to Valencia College.

3 Complete required general education courses before applying to the program.

4 Once your transcripts have been received and evaluated, and if you meet eligibility requirements, you can apply to the program.