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

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.


Career Center

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Job Opportunities

Targeted job listings for Valencia Nursing students & alumni, provided by AfterCollege Healthcare.


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

Important Information

Application Information

Effective Summer 2022

The Traditional Nursing (ASN) program will no longer have a first-come, first-serve admission process, and there will NOT be a waitlist. The program has changed to a selective, points-based admission. Eligible students are required to apply for the term of interest for admission consideration and must reapply if not selected for program acceptance.

  • IMPORTANT UPDATE: The opening date of the Traditional Nursing application for Summer 2022 admission consideration has been postponed. It is anticipated that the application will become available on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 with a deadline of Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 (by 11:59PM). The School of Nursing greatly appreciates your patience at this time, and we look forward to receiving your application soon.

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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.