Valencia College Nursing Program Review

Valencia College (VC) was founded in 1967 and serves over 41,000 students. With theme parks, cultural events, and over 60 student organizations, there is always a way for students to connect and stay involved in community at Valencia College. Valencia College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Nursing Degree Programs

Nursing Programs at Valencia College are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Nursing RN Program ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing)

The ADN program at Valencia College is an introductory program for students seeking a nursing career. The program also prepares students to transfer to a BSN program at a public university. Students interested in transferring should ultimately consult with the transfer institution to ensure that all transfer requirements are met. The program can be completed in 5 terms (2 years). Upon completion of the program students are awarded an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN, interchangeable with ADN) and are eligible to sit the exam for national certification as a registered nurse, NCLEX-RN. Admission requirements for the program include completing all college testing and general requirements (including courses in reading, mathematics and English). Other admission requirements are a 2.5 GPA or higher in all transfer coursework and a minimum grade of “C” in all nursing pre-requisites. The program is in high demand and limited access, meaning that all students who apply may not be admitted to the program.

Advanced Track ADN

Students who are currently working in healthcare, such as LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses) and Paramedics are eligible to enter the advanced RN track of the program due to their healthcare background. This program may be completed in 3 semesters (one year). The program is delivered in hybrid format in which students will complete their methodological and theoretical coursework online while attending weekly labs and clinical experiences in person. Students must take TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) and the Valencia College admission test with satisfactory scores that would allow participation in the nursing program.

BSN ( Bachelor of Science in Nursing) through University of Central Florida

Students at Valencia College are guaranteed admission to a bachelor’s degree program at the University of Central Florida if they sign up for the Direct Connect program. Students interested in the nursing program should sign up for the Direct Connect program to receive admission to the nursing program. Students at Valencia College who complete the RN program are also eligible to transfer to the BSN program at Florida Christian College in Kissimmee, Florida.

Valencia College Continuing Education Nursing Programs

RNs who have been out of work for some time can take the Valencia College RN Refresher program offered through continuing education programs. The program is 12 weeks long and includes a review of basic areas of the nursing practice and specialty areas including professional issues and neonatal care. Upon completing the online course, which is RN Refresher Course 1, students will complete RN Refresher Course 2, which consists of a clinical practicum that is 96 hours. The practicum is in the medical-surgery area.

Valencia College
190 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

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