The Valencia College School of Nursing offers a two-year Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program as well a four-year Nursing Bachelor's of Science (B.S.N.). Both degrees offer opportunities for specialization. Because of the current shortage of skilled nurses, there are tremendous opportunities in nursing. The nationally accredited programs at Valencia College are among the best for preparing men and women for nursing careers, by connecting students directly to situations nurses face today. These programs offer classroom curriculum together with real-life clinical experiences to help nurses build skills and confidence.

The Nursing program at Valencia College 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 programs. Upon completion of the A.S. program, you will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Exam to become a registered nurse (RN).

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Programs and Degrees

Associate in Arts

An A.A. degree takes about two years to complete and will prepare you to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior. With an A.A. Degree Pathway, you can meet most upper-division prerequisites for a specific major.

Associate in Science

This program is designed for students who seek employment in the field of nursing and who may decide to continue to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree in nursing through a R.N. to B.S.N. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program.

The School of Nursing offers three Limited Access options:

Bachelor of Science

This option is designed for students who have earned an A.S. degree in Nursing, and want to earn a B.S. degree in Nursing.

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.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education provides non-degree, non-credit programs including industry-focused training, professional development, language courses, certifications and custom course development for organizations. Day, evening, weekend, online and distance learning courses are available.

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Nursing Lab

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Nursing, Traditional Track

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Nursing, Accelerated Track in Nursing

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Nursing (RN to BSN)

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