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What will I learn?

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).

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 healthcare increases. Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 26 percent from 2014 to 2022 in our Region—faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for several reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventative care; growing rates of chronic conditions; a growing number of people with access to healthcare services; and the demand for healthcare services from an aging population. (Florida Bureau of Labor Market Statistics)

Potential Careers

Registered Nurse

Learn How To

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop nursing care plans and provide care to patients who are injured or disabled

Assist patients in their rehabilitation to reach maximum levels of functioning

Care for the physical and emotional well-being of patients

Protect patients’ safety and personal rights

Use critical thinking skills to make clinical decisions alone or in collaboration with the patient’s significant other and/or other members of the health care team.

Traditional Track

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.

Accelerated Track in Nursing

This option is designed for LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses), Paramedics, Registered Invasive Cardiovascular Specialists (CVTs) and RRTs (Registered Respiratory Therapists) who want to earn an A.S. degree in Nursing.

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

This track provides a unique dual enrollment opportunity, allowing students to seek the Associate of Science in Nursing (A.S.N.) from Valencia and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) from the University of Central Florida simultaneously.

Which department am I in?

Valencia College

Study options

Full Time (72 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$9,576.00 per year
USD $390.96 per credit hour.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 January 2023, 15 May 2023

Start date

9 January 2023, 8 May 2023

Venue

Valencia College

West Campus,

1800 South Kirkman Road,

ORLANDO,

Florida,

32811, United States

Full Time (72 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$9,576.00 per year
USD $390.96 per credit hour.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 January 2023, 15 May 2023

Start date

9 January 2023, 8 May 2023

Venue

Osceola Campus

1800 Denn John Lane,

KISSIMMEE,

Florida,

34744, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the equivalent of a high school diploma in the United States.

For international students

U.S. high School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

Applicants must have a minimum overall college GPA of 3.0 (including transfer coursework).

English Language Requirements:

Official TOEFL result (minimum score 45)

Official IELTS result (minimum score 5.5)

Official LOEP result (minimum score 86 – offered at Valencia College)

Successful completion of English Composition or its equivalent (as determined by Valencia) with a grade of C or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Valencia College

Florida means easy access to beautiful beaches, sunshine throughout the year, iconic theme parks, top restaurants and excellent shopping amenities.

  • Awarded Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
  • Year-round campus events
  • Opportunities to study abroad
  • New campus open in Downtown Orlando

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