Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at Valencia College provides an opportunity for individuals who hold an A.S. degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution to further their education and increase their potential for career advancement.

The curriculum offers courses that cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Nursing theories and research
  • Foundations of health care policy
  • Community health assessments
  • Leadership in health care
  • Effective use of patient care technologies
  • Pathophysiology for common disease conditions
  • Scientific evidence for nursing practices

The RN to BSN degree program is a limited-access program and admission to Valencia College does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants must have completed an eligible nursing degree program, and provide proof of a current Florida nursing license or eligibility to obtain a Florida nursing license. Students are admitted to the program each term and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Applications that are submitted before the priority deadline are more likely to be processed for the upcoming term; however, you may submit an application after the priority deadline.

Designed for working professionals, this is an online program with the exception of two 20-hour face-to-face clinical experiences (which can be split up to accommodate your schedule). Students must complete at least 30 degree credits at Valencia College to be awarded this degree.

CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Valencia College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Our Degrees That Transfer to this Bachelor’s

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program is designed for individuals who have completed an Associate of Nursing Degree (A.N.), Associate Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.), Associate in Science in Nursing (A.S.N.), or Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (A.A.S.) from a regionally accredited institution.

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Program Details

Learn How To

  • Create a culture of safety and caring through the use of leadership concepts, skills and decision-making within complex organizational systems.
  • Incorporate evidence in collaboration with other team members to improve patient outcomes through the use of theory and research in daily practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of health care policy, finance and regulatory environments, and the effect they have on planning and implementing patient care.
  • Understand population-focused care by identifying health deficits, and prioritizing disease prevention and health promotion interventions.


Lower-division Coursework

To fulfill the lower-division (first half) of the Nursing bachelor's degree, you must complete an Associate in Science degree from a regionally accredited institution in the following area.

A.S. in Nursing
Through this path, you will complete the general education requirements and prerequisites for the Nursing bachelor's degree. The A.S. in Nursing program will teach you about the fundamentals of the health care field, and will give you experience working with medical equipment and assessing patients.

Upper-division Coursework

After completing the lower-division coursework, you may move on to the upper division (second half) of the Nursing bachelor's degree.

Program Details

Nursing is a limited-access program. For admission requirements and updates, program application and deadlines, see the following.

Course Catalog

Program Guide and Student Handbook

The purpose of the online RN to BSN Program Guide and Student Handbook is to familiarize the student with the policies of the program and to provide direction to the student throughout their course of study.

Program Guide and Student Handbook


120 credits

(30 for BSN, 30 for supporting courses)

You can complete the entire BSN degree program in as little as one to two years.

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Nursing, Valencia/UCF Concurrent A.S.N. to B.S.N. Track

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Nursing (BSN)

Steps for Admission to Program

  1. Attend a Nursing Information Session and review and program requirements in the online Valencia catalog:
  2. Complete the Bachelor's Degree & ATC application for admission to Valencia College and select B.S. Nursing as planned course of study.
  3. Submit final official transcripts from high school and all previously attended colleges and universities with one denoting completion of an Associate of Nursing Degree (AN), Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN), or Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) from a regionally accredited institution.
  4. Receive notification from the Valencia Admissions Office of acceptance to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.
  5. Following program admission, complete the online Bachelor's New Student Orientation.
  6. Confer with the Bachelor's Nursing Advisor if assistance is needed relative to course selection, registration and/or getting started in the program.
Information Sessions

To learn more about this program, including application requirements, attend one of our information sessions. Please bring a copy of the program guide with you. If you are unable to attend, refer to the program guide and the resources available at Health Sciences.

International Students

Please note: Online BSN programs do not meet immigration requirements for students holding an F1 or J1 Visa to maintain status. If you have questions, please contact International Student Services.

Career Outlook

Job Outlook

Registered Nurses are projected to gain the second largest number of new jobs among all occupations in Florida over the next decade as demand for health care increases. Between 2019 and 2035, employment for registered nurses in Florida is expected to increase by 31% with 6,600 new jobs added. The growth rate is much faster than other industries due to factors, including changes in health care requirements, an aging population and the rising rates of chronic conditions.

Potential Careers

  • Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Research Nurse
  • Nurse Navigator
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Surgical Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Patient Advocate
($30.28 per hour)

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