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

Program Changes


Accelerated Program Changes

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

Date Updated Effective Date Change
 

2021 - 2022

NUR1060C Health Assessment Across Lifespan is no longer offered to Pending students and removed as an additional points course.

HSC1004 or SLS1122 has been added to additional points consideration; PHI2600 is now worth 2 additional points when earned with a ‘C’ or higher (see ATN Program Guide for details).

 

2021 - 2022

Successfully complete the designated entrance exam, ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), with scores posted to your Valencia record of a minimum passing Composite score of 65 (exam requirement subject to change). Scores on record may be used for admission criteria if test dates are less than five years old at the time of the application deadline. Paper copies of scores are NOT accepted. The examination fee is the responsibility of the student. More information about ATI TEAS may be found on the Assessment Center webpage. If ATI TEAS was taken at another institution, students are required to:

1.       Request official exam scores from the ATI site

2.       Then, complete the ATI Matching Request form (assists to add scores to Valencia student record)

 

Effective Spring

2021

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2019

Applicants who are Paramedic, Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Registered Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist, 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 is no longer permitted 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.  Documentation verifying military experience delivering direct patient care in an acute care facility within the last 5 years.

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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

Concurrent Program Changes

Nursing, Valencia/UCF Concurrent ASN-BSN

Date Updated Effective Date Change
  2021-2022

Starting in 2021-2022 academic year, as approved by the Valencia College Curriculum Committee, the following are the new admission course prerequisites required to be completed with a minimum combined GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of C. Students must also have an overall/cumulative college GPA of 3.0.

ENC1101 Freshman Composition I (3.0 Credits)
BSC1010C General Biology I (4.0 Credits) – Prerequisite for BSC2093C
HUM Humanities (Core or Institutional) (3.0 Credits)
MGF1106 Liberal Arts Math I, or any General Education math (3.0 Credits)
PSY2012, General Psychology (3.0 Credits)
BSC2093C Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4.0 Credits)
DEP2004 Developmental Psychology (3.0 Credits)
HUN2202 Essentials of Nutrition with Diet Therapy (3.0 Credits)
MCB2010C Microbiology (4.0 Credits)

Update: Traditional ASN Prerequisite 3.0 GPA Calculation: 
To assist students in the transition of applying to the new admission requirements for Traditional Nursing (ASN), a temporary procedure is in effect for calculating the prerequisite GPA.

If a student’s BSC1010C General Biology I grade has lowered their prerequisite GPA (calculation amounts to less than the required 3.0), then the grade from completing BSC2094C Human Anatomy and Physiology II (prior to applying) may be used in the prerequisite GPA calculation if the grade earned in BSC2094C is higher than the grade earned in BSC1010C. This does NOT replace the BSC1010C requirement. Students must have BSC1010C completed with a ‘C’ or higher to meet the program Admission and Graduation requirement.  Effective Spring 2022 through Summer 2023 admission cycles.

  2021-2022

Successfully complete the designated entrance exam, ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), with scores posted to your Valencia record of a minimum passing Composite score of 65 (exam requirement subject to change). Scores on record may be used for admission criteria if test dates are less than five years old at the time of the application deadline. Paper copies of scores are NOT accepted. The examination fee is the responsibility of the student. More information about ATI TEAS may be found on the Assessment Center webpage. If ATI TEAS was taken at another institution, students are required to:

1.       Request official exam scores from the ATI site

2.       Then, complete the ATI Matching Request form (assists to add scores to Valencia student record)

3/20/17 Fall 2017 International Students are NOT eligible to apply for this Health Sciences Program. Review the International Student Eligibility
  January 2016

Students who have completed a college Nutrition course of two or more credits (e.g. HUN 1201) that did not include Diet Therapy may request permission in the Health Sciences Advising Office (email HealthScienceApplications@valenciacollege.edu) to complete the one-credit HUN 2015 Diet Therapy for Health Care Professionals, which may be in progress at the time of program application, but must be completed with a minimum grade of C (or minimum grade needed to maintain 3.0 general education prerequisite GPA) by the program start date. If taken, HUN 2015 and the initial Nutrition course will combine to substitute for HUN 2202 unless the student has already attempted the required HUN2202 course. Therefore, if a student has HUN2202 on his/her record, then HUN2015 with the initial nutrition course is not an option to meet program entry requirements. The grade for each prerequisite must be posted to your Valencia transcript (prior to application).

For those who are in progress with HUN2015 at another college must provide proof of enrollment in the course (name and institution must be visible) by submitting a copy of course schedule.

You can email documentation to: Healthscienceapplications@valenciacollege.edu.


Traditional Program Changes

These program changes apply to both Daytime and Night/Weekend Traditional Nursing Programs. Please review these changes/updates to the program before you apply.

Date Updated Effective Date Change
  2021-2022

Starting in 2021-2022 academic year, as approved by the Valencia College Curriculum Committee, the following are the new admission course prerequisites required to be completed with a minimum combined GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of C. Students must also have an overall/cumulative college GPA of 3.0.

ENC1101 Freshman Composition I (3.0 Credits)
BSC1010C General Biology I (4.0 Credits) – Prerequisite for BSC2093C
HUM Humanities (Core or Institutional) (3.0 Credits)
MGF1106 Liberal Arts Math I, or any General Education math (3.0 Credits)
PSY2012, General Psychology (3.0 Credits)
BSC2093C Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4.0 Credits)
DEP2004 Developmental Psychology (3.0 Credits)
HUN2202 Essentials of Nutrition with Diet Therapy (3.0 Credits)
MCB2010C Microbiology (4.0 Credits)

Update: Traditional ASN Prerequisite 3.0 GPA Calculation: 
To assist students in the transition of applying to the new admission requirements for Traditional Nursing (ASN), a temporary procedure is in effect for calculating the prerequisite GPA.

If a student’s BSC1010C General Biology I grade has lowered their prerequisite GPA (calculation amounts to less than the required 3.0), then the grade from completing BSC2094C Human Anatomy and Physiology II (prior to applying) may be used in the prerequisite GPA calculation if the grade earned in BSC2094C is higher than the grade earned in BSC1010C. This does NOT replace the BSC1010C requirement. Students must have BSC1010C completed with a ‘C’ or higher to meet the program Admission and Graduation requirement.  Effective Spring 2022 through Summer 2023 admission cycles.

  2021-2022

Successfully complete the designated entrance exam, ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), with scores posted to your Valencia record of a minimum passing Composite score of 65 (exam requirement subject to change). Scores on record may be used for admission criteria if test dates are less than five years old at the time of the application deadline. Paper copies of scores are NOT accepted. The examination fee is the responsibility of the student. More information about ATI TEAS may be found on the Assessment Center webpage. If ATI TEAS was taken at another institution, students are required to:

1.       Request official exam scores from the ATI site

2.       Then, complete the ATI Matching Request form (assists to add scores to Valencia student record)

  Spring 2019

Submission of all official transcripts from all institutions, include High School transcripts or GED score report 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.

5/8/2018

Summer 2018 Starting in the summer 2018, an Evening/Weekend program will be available for the Traditional Nursing students
1/6/2016 1/6/2016

Students who have completed a college Nutrition course of two or more credits (e.g. HUN 1201) that did not include Diet Therapy may request permission in the Health Sciences Advising Office (email HealthScienceApplications@valenciacollege.edu) to complete the one-credit HUN 2015 Diet Therapy for Health Care Professionals, which may be in progress at the time of program application, but must be completed with a minimum grade of C (or minimum grade needed to maintain 3.0 general education prerequisite GPA) by the program start date. If taken, HUN 2015 and the initial Nutrition course will combine to substitute for HUN 2202 unless the student has already attempted the required HUN2202 course. Therefore, if a student has HUN2202 on his/her record, then HUN2015 with the initial nutrition course is not an option to meet program entry requirements.

For those who are in progress with HUN2015 at another college must provide proof of enrollment in the course (name and institution must be visible) by submitting a copy of the course schedule.

You can email documentation to: HealthScienceApplications@valenciacollege.edu


Bachelor of Science Program Changes

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

Date Updated Effective Date Change
06/18/2019 06/18/2019  BSN Program Guide
06/18/2019 06/18/2019  BSN Student Handbook