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General Nursing Program Information

The Valencia Nursing Program was organized in 1970 with the first nursing class of 44 students admitted in September 1971. The nursing program was implemented in response to the closure of a local diploma program offered by Orange Memorial Hospital, now Orlando Regional Health Care System. The program added a Licensed Practical Nurse bridge option in the Fall of 1983. Today, Valencia's program is one of the best for preparing men and women for a nursing career, by connecting students directly to situations nurses face today. The program offers real-life lessons to help nurses build skills and confidence.


The Associate of Science in Nursing degree program at Valencia College prepares students for RN licensure, employment in healthcare, and the pursuit of advanced degrees in nursing by promoting academic excellence and high ethical standards.


Students submit applications once all of the admission criteria and Test of Essential Academic Skills requirements have been met. Valencia admits 120 students to the Traditional Nursing Track in the Fall term, 120 students in the Spring Term, and 70 students in the Summer Term.

First-term Nursing students select either West or Osceola Campus from the available offerings at the time of course registration. Nursing I and II are taught on Osceola Campus; all other Nursing courses are taught only on West Campus. The Nursing Program is full-time during the week. We do not offer an evening or weekend program.

The Valencia Nursing program, both the Traditional Track and the Accelerated Track in Nursing (ATN), have been coordinated with local health care agencies, the State Department of Education and the State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


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 Valencia College Nursing Program is approved by the State Board of Nursing and accredited by the  Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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Statement of Philosophy

The Valencia College Nursing faculty believes learning is a lifelong process. Faculty facilitates a collaborative, inclusive, safe, and supportive learning environment promoting nursing reasoning, clinical decision making, and compassionate caring among a diverse student population. The Valencia College Nursing faculty promotes a culturally competent nursing workforce by exemplifying for students the values of individual knowledge and personal beliefs.

The Valencia College Nursing faculty believes in multiple pathways to access nursing education.The Nursing Program provides students with opportunities for academic excellence, personal growth, and career development. The Nursing Program is founded on the values of honesty, integrity, professionalism, high ethical standards, and civic responsibility.

Program Educational Outcomes

Evidence of success will be demonstrated as the Valencia College Nursing graduate’s ability to:

  • Foster open communication, mutual respect and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient outcomes with respect to value, safety, preferences, needs, and diversity for patient family and multidisciplinary teams. (T, V, C, A).
  • Integrate clinical decision-making that demonstrates evidence- based practice, competent delivery of patient care, and coordination of multidisciplinary teams to achieve safe patient centered outcomes (T, V, C, A).
  • Utilize technology to communicate and promote coordination of information to mitigate errors, apply knowledge when managing resources, and facilitate safe patient care. (T, V, C, A).
  • Promote lifelong learning and professionalism through exploration of evidence-based practice and professional development. (T, V, C, A).

* Think (T), Value (V), Communicate (C), Act (A)