Nursing, Traditional Track

Associate in Science Degree (CIP# 1351380100)
(A.S. to B.S. Career Path)

Limited-Access

This program is designed for students who are seeking employment as registered nurses. 

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN), which measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry level nurse registered nurses. According to the laws governing state licensure, any candidate who has been arrested or convicted of any offense other than minor traffic violations will be required to petition the State Board of Nursing where they will take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam for permission to sit for the licensing exam. Completion of the nursing program does not ensure permission to sit for the licensing exam. Graduates of this traditional A.S. program may transfer to any Florida public college or university to complete a B.S.N (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Program. Students wishing to transfer any credits from this program to another institution must accept responsibility for securing approval from the transfer institution.

This program has been coordinated with local healthcare agencies, the State Department of Education and the State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road N.E., Suite 850, Atlanta, GA. 30326.

The Nursing Programs at Valencia College are a limited-access program. Admission to Valencia College does not imply acceptance to the Nursing Program; students must apply and be accepted to the program. General admission procedures for this program are found in the Admissions section of this catalog. The Division of Nursing provides information about specific admission criteria. Estimated program expenses are given in the financial section of this catalog.

Admission requirements that must be satisfied prior to submitting an application to the A.S. Degree Program in Nursing, Traditional Track are:

  • Submit a completed Valencia Application for Admission; satisfy the requirements for Degree-Seeking Status and be in active student status
  • Satisfy the college entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which you are placed
  • Satisfactorily complete the general admission requirements for Health Sciences programs in the Admissions section of this catalog

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

Students are strongly encouraged to consult their campus based health sciences advisor for assistance in determining the best education plan for their career goals.

Complete the following prerequisites with a minimum combined GPA of 3.0 (and a minimum grade of C):

PSY 2012GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY +~3
DEP 2004DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY +*3
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I (GR) +*~ (GR)3
HUN 2202ESSENTIALS OF NUTRITION WITH DIET THERAPY +3
Humanities See Gen. Ed. Requirement3

Complete the following science prerequisites with a minimum combined GPA of 3.0 (and a minimum grade of C):

BSC 2093CHUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I +*~4
BSC 2094CHUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II +*~4
MCB 2010CMICROBIOLOGY +*~4

• Satisfy all of the entrance requirements (including admission examinations) for Health Sciences/Nursing programs

• Submit the completed Valencia Nursing Program application with the application fee

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take ENC1101 (3 credits), and if applicable, SLS 1122 (3 credits) or HSC1004 (3 credits) for students pending acceptance to a health sciences program and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits).  The remaining courses will be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.S. degree programs. For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, see your Career Program Advisor or create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Potential Careers

  • Registered Nurse

Salary & Earnings Information

For salary and wage information, visit: www.floridawages.com.

Contacts

Future Students

Contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu or call 407-582-1507

Current Students

Active Valencia students who are pending program acceptance may meet with the pending Nursing Program Advisor in the campus Student Services department. For Information Sessions, Admission Guides, Program Applications, and the most updated information, visit the website at: http://valenciacollege.edu/west/health/ Accepted, in-program students will meet with their assigned Career Program Advisor after confirming acceptance.

Program Outcomes

  • Foster open communication, mutual respect and shared decision making to achieve quality patient outcomes with respect to values, safety, preferences, needs and diversity for patient/family and multidisciplinary teams
  • Integrate clinical decision-making that demonstrates evidence-based practice, competent delivery of patient care, and coordination of mulitdisciplinary teams to achieve safe patient centered outcomes.
  • Utilize technology to communicate and promote coordination of information to mitigate errors, apply knowledge when managing resources, and facilitate safe patient care.
  • Promote lifelong learning and professionalism through exploration of evidence-based practice and professional development.

Traditional Track Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
Prerequisite for Admission
BSC 2093C HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I +*~ 4
BSC 2094C HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II +*~ 4
MCB 2010C MICROBIOLOGY +*~ 4
PSY 2012 General Psychology +~ 3
DEP 2004 Developmental Psychology +* 3
ENC 1101 FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~ 3
HUN 2202 Essen Nutrition w/Diet Therapy + 3
Humanities See Gen. Ed. Requirement ~ 3
 Credit Hours27
Year I
Term 1Credit Hours
NUR 1021C NURSING I +* 10
 Credit Hours10
Term 2
NUR 1032C NURSING II +* 9
 Credit Hours9
Term 3
NUR 1401C NURSING III +* 9
 Credit Hours9
Year II
Term 4
NUR 2204C NURSING IV +* 9
 Credit Hours9
Term 5
NUR 2823C NURSING V +* 4
NUR 2832L NURSING VI +* 2
HSC 2151 Pharmaclgy and Clinical Decis +* 2
 Credit Hours8
 Total Credit Hours72
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

~

This is a general education course.

Notes:

All accepted applicants are required to submit applications through Valencia for a criminal background check and drug testing. Applicants for Valencia’s Health Sciences Programs must be free of offenses that would disqualify them from a student clinical experience in a healthcare setting and must have their civil rights intact. This policy is in response to requirements by clinical agencies and state/federal regulations.

All specialized program courses are offered on the West Campus; some are offered at the Osceola Campus.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

Upon earning the A.S. degree in Nursing, eligible applicants can continue at Valencia to complete a bachelor-level Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) in Echocardiography or Leadership in Healthcare. Additional education at the bachelor’s level and professional experience can enhance skills and create more career options.