2021-22 Catalog

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 GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of C:

ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I (GR) +*~ (GR)3
BSC 1010CGENERAL BIOLOGY I +*4
HumanitiesSee Gen. Ed. Requirements3
MGF 1106LIBERAL ARTS MATHEMATICS I (GR) +*~3
or
Mathematics
Any Gen. Ed. Requirement
PSY 2012GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY +~3
BSC 2093CHUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I +*4
DEP 2004DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY +*3
HUN 2202ESSENTIALS OF NUTRITION WITH DIET THERAPY +*3
MCB 2010CMICROBIOLOGY +*4

• Satisfy all of the entrance requirements (including a minimum score of 65 on the Test of Essential Academic Skills) 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 career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.

Contacts

Future Students

To learn more about this program, contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu or 407-582-1507 or visit valenciacollege.edu/nursing/.

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: https://valenciacollege.edu/academics/programs/health-sciences/index.php Accepted, in-program students will meet with their assigned Career Program Advisor after confirming acceptance.

Full-Time Pathway Plan

Program Outcomes

1. Evaluate evidenced-based nursing care to appraise client safety.

2. Interpret data from information technology to inform decision-making.

3. Interpret subjective and objective data to coordinate safe client care.

4. Employ legal and ethical standards of nursing conduct during all interactions.

5. Expand behaviors of scientific inquiry to promote client outcomes.

Traditional Track Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
Prerequisite for Admission
Term 1Credit Hours
Foundation Courses  
ENC 1101 FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~ 3
BSC 1010C GENERAL BIOLOGY I +*~ 4
HumanitiesSee Gen. Ed. Requirements +*~ 3
MGF 1106
or Any Gen. Ed. Math Requirement
LIBERAL ARTS MATHEMATICS I +*~
or
3
PSY 2012 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY +~ 3
 Credit Hours16
Term 2
Intermediate Courses  
BSC 2093C HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I +*~ 4
DEP 2004 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY +* 3
HUN 2202 ESSENTIALS OF NUTRITION WITH DIET THERAPY +* 3
MCB 2010C MICROBIOLOGY +*~ 4
 Credit Hours14
Year I
Term 1
Advanced Courses  
BSC 2094C HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II +*~ 4
NUR 1020C INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING AND HEALTH CARE CONCEPTS +* 5
NUR 1061C HEALTH AND ILLNESS CONCEPTS OF PHYSICAL AND HEALTH ASSESSMENT +* 3
NUR 1141C HEALTH AND ILLNESS CONCEPTS OF PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING +* 3
 Credit Hours15
Term 2
NUR 2522C HEALTH AND ILLNESS CONCEPTS OF MENTAL HEALTH +* 3
NUR 2221C HEALTH AND ILLNESS CONCEPTS IN ADULT HEALTH I +* 5
NUR 2420C HEALTH AND ILLNESS CONCEPTS OF REPRODUCTIVE AND SEXUAL HEALTH +* 3
NUR 2310C HEALTH AND ILLNESS CONCEPTS OF PEDIATRIC NURSING +* 3
 Credit Hours14
Term 3
NUR 2223C HEALTH AND ILLNESS CONCEPTS OF ADULT HEALTH II +* 6
NUR 2822C PROFESSIONAL NURSING AND HEALTH CARE CONCEPTS II +* 4
NUR 2811L TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE +* 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours72

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 and may not be offered every session; some are offered at the Osceola Campus.

Upon earning the A.S. degree in Nursing, eligible applicants can continue at Valencia to complete the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) or a bachelor-level Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) in Echocardiography.  The Nursing BSN degree is designed to expand your knowledge on integrated care, build nursing skills and prepare you for advanced positions withing the medical field.

Additional education at the bachelor’s level and professional experience can enhance your skills and create more career opportunities. Students who wish to continue their education should consult with their Career Program Advisor to determine the best education plan for their career goals.

Part-Time Pathway Plan 
Plan of Study Grid
Prerequisite for Admission
Term 1Credit Hours
ENC 1101 FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~ 3
BSC 1010C GENERAL BIOLOGY I +*~ 4
 Credit Hours7
Term 2
HumanitiesSee Gen. Ed. Requirements +~ 3
MGF 1106 LIBERAL ARTS MATHEMATICS I +*~ 3
or  
MathematicsSee Gen. Ed. Requirements  
PSY 2012 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY +~ 3
 Credit Hours9
Term 3
MCB 2010C MICROBIOLOGY +*~ 4
DEP 2004 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY +* 3
 Credit Hours7
Term 4
BSC 2093C HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I +*~ 4
HUN 2202 ESSENTIALS OF NUTRITION WITH DIET THERAPY +* 3
 Credit Hours7
Year I
Term 1
BSC 2094C HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II +*~ 4
NUR 1061C HEALTH AND ILLNESS CONCEPTS OF PHYSICAL AND HEALTH ASSESSMENT +* 3
 Credit Hours7
Term 2
NUR 1020C INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING AND HEALTH CARE CONCEPTS +* 5
NUR 1141C HEALTH AND ILLNESS CONCEPTS OF PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING +* 3
 Credit Hours8
Term 3
NUR 2420C HEALTH AND ILLNESS CONCEPTS OF REPRODUCTIVE AND SEXUAL HEALTH +* 3
NUR 2522C HEALTH AND ILLNESS CONCEPTS OF MENTAL HEALTH +* 3
 Credit Hours6
Term 4
NUR 2221C HEALTH AND ILLNESS CONCEPTS IN ADULT HEALTH I +* 5
NUR 2310C HEALTH AND ILLNESS CONCEPTS OF PEDIATRIC NURSING +* 3
 Credit Hours8
Term 5
NUR 2223C HEALTH AND ILLNESS CONCEPTS OF ADULT HEALTH II +* 6
NUR 2822C PROFESSIONAL NURSING AND HEALTH CARE CONCEPTS II +* 4
NUR 2811L TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE +* 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours72

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 and may not be offered every session; some are offered at the Osceola Campus.

Upon earning the A.S. degree in Nursing, eligible applicants can continue at Valencia to complete the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) or a bachelor-level Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) in Echocardiography. The Nursing BSN degree is designed to expand your knowledge on integrated care, build nursing skills and prepare you for advanced positions withing the medical field.

Additional education at the bachelor’s level and professional experience can enhance your skills and create more career opportunities. Students who wish to continue their education should consult with their Career Program Advisor to determine the best education plan for their career goals.