Nursing Programs

The Nursing Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in the nursing field. Due to the current shortage of skilled nurses, there are tremendous opportunities in nursing. Valencia’s nationally-accredited program is one of the best for preparing men and women for nursing careers, by connecting students directly to situations nurses face today. The program offers classroom curriculum together with real life clinical experiences to help nurses build skills and confidence. Valencia’s Nursing program is limited-access, meaning that admission to the college does not imply acceptance to the Nursing program. Students must apply and be accepted to the program. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Exam to become a registered nurse (RN).

Nursing Traditional, Daytime

Associate in Science (A.S.)

This program is designed for students who seek employment in the field of nursing and who may decide to continue to any Florida public university as a junior to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree in nursing through a R.N. to B.S.N. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program. Courses for this program are offered during the daytime. A separate program exists for courses offered during evening & weekend hours.

Nursing Traditional, Evening/Weekend

Associate in Science (A.S.)

This program is designed for students who seek employment in the field of nursing and who may decide to continue to any Florida public university as a junior to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree in nursing through a R.N. to B.S.N. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program. Courses for this program are offered during the evening & weekend hours. A separate program exists for courses offered during daytime hours.

Accelerated track in Nursing (ATN)

Associate in Science (A.S.)

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. degree in Nursing.

Valencia/UCF Concurrent A.S.N. to B.S.N. Option

Associate in Science (A.S.) to Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

This option is designed for students who would like to earn an A.S. degree in Nursing, while also taking BSN courses offered by UCF. When complete, students earn their A.S. degree from Valencia and over half of their BSN credits at UCF.

Nursing

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

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. degree in Nursing.