Nursing Traditional, Daytime

Associate in Science (A.S.)

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).

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.

 

Program Overview

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

 

Program Length

Program lasts for 5 semesters, after all the pre-admission course requirements have been met.

 

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Job Opportunities

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

A unique dual enrollment opportunity, allowing students to seek an AS in Nursing from Valencia and a BS in Nursing from the University of Central Florida simultaneously.

 

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 Nursing Traditional, Daytime

 

Application Information

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Students who meet all the admission requirements are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis for a specific campus. Once a campus enrollment is filled for the upcoming term, students will continue to be reviewed for future program start dates for that campus.

Decision updates for the upcoming term will be communicated 6-8 weeks after January 15th, May 15th and September 15th.

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply immediately after meeting all admission requirements.
  • Term Begins: Fall, Spring and Summer

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

Steps for Admission to Program

  • 1Attend 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 theFrequently Asked Questions.
  • 2Apply to Valencia College.
  • 3Complete required general education courses before applying to the program.
  • 4Once your transcripts have been received and evaluated, and if you meet eligibility requirements, you can apply to the program.

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.

 

Students can submit an application once all of the admission criteria and requirements have been met. Valencia College admits 120 students to the Traditional Daytime Nursing Track in the Fall, 120 students in the Spring, and 120 students in the Summer Term.  The Traditional Daytime Program is offered on the Valencia College West and Osceola Campuses.  We now offer a Evening and Weekend Program with 40 students admitted in the Fall, 40 in the Spring and 40 in the Summer Term.  The Evening and Weekend Program is only offered on the Valencia College West Campus.  Our Accelerated Track in Nursing (ATN) Program admits 40 students in the Fall, 40 in Spring and 40 in the Summer Term.

 

 

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).

Accreditation

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).

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
http://acenursing.org/
Phone:  404-975-5000
Fax:  404-975-5020

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)

Mission

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.