The Valencia Nursing Program was established in 1970 but admitted the first set of a nursing class numbering 44 by September 1971. This came as a fallout to the shutting down of a local diploma program offered by the then Orange Memorial Hospital, now Orlando Regional Health Care System.
The program incorporated a Licensed Practical Nurse bridge choice in the Fall of 1983. Over the years, Valencia’s program has grown to be one of the best for preparing candidates for a nursing career, by exposing students to conditions that nurses face today.
About The School
Valencia College is a state college in Orlando, Florida, United States established in 1967 as “Valencia Junior College,”
In 1971 it took the name “Valencia Community College” and finally “Valencia College,” by December 2010 as the academic scope of the school had expanded to include bachelor’s degrees.
In 2011, the Aspen Institute named it the apex community college in the United States. Valencia has several campuses in Orlando plus other campuses in Winter Park and Kissimmee.
It was awarded the first Aspen Prize for College Excellence after a year-long effort to recognize unusual achievements in various institutions of the nation’s 1,200 community colleges.
Valencia is unarguably ranked first in the United States based on the number of associate’s degrees offered.
Estimated total cost of the program is $10,922.32
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
The admission requirements that MUST be satisfied PRIOR to submitting an application for the Traditional Nursing Program are:
- Read about the Nursing, Traditional Track admission and program requirements at valenciacollege.edu/health and the Valencia Catalog http://valenciacollege.edu/catalog/; read this program guide in its entirety and confirm you are capable of meeting the Core Performance Standards listed within this guide.
- Be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. permanent resident.
- Attend a Health Sciences Information Session (strongly recommended). Information Session dates are posted on the Health Sciences website at valenciacollege.edu/health.
- Submit a completed Valencia Application for Admission via Valencia’s website at http://valenciacollege.edu/, click on Future Students, Admissions, and pay the application fee; satisfy the requirements for Degree-Seeking Status, including submission of all official transcripts, and be in Active Student Status.
- Satisfy the Valencia entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete any mandatory courses in Reading, New Student Experience, Mathematics, English and English for Academic Purposes in which you are placed (must be at college-level for Reading, Mathematics, and English). For more information about Mandatory Courses: http://catalog.valenciacollege.edu/entrytestingplacementmandatorycourses/mandatorycourses
6.Complete the following science prerequisites with a minimum combined GPA of 3.0 (and a minimum grade of C):
- BSC 2093C Anatomy and Physiology I
- BSC 2094C Anatomy and Physiology II
- MCB 2010C Microbiology
- Complete the following prerequisites with a minimum combined GPA of 3.0 (and a minimum grade of C):
- PSY 2012 General Psychology
- DEP 2004 Developmental Psychology
- ENC 1101 Freshman Composition
- *HUN 2202 Essentials of Nutrition with Diet Therapy
- Humanities (See Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirement) Continued on next page. 1 of 9 *HUN2202
– Students who have completed a college Nutrition course of two or more credits (e.g. HUN 1201) that did not include Diet Therapy may request permission in the Health Sciences Advising Office (email: [email protected]) to complete the one-credit HUN 2015 Diet Therapy for Health Care Professionals, which may be in progress at the time of program application, but must be completed with a minimum grade of C (or minimum grade needed to maintain 3.0 general education prerequisite GPA) by the program start date. If taken, HUN 2015 and the initial Nutrition course will combine to substitute for HUN 2202. The grade for each prerequisite must be posted to your Valencia transcript (before application).
- Have a minimum overall college GPA of 3.0, including all undergraduate transfer coursework.
- Complete the designated entrance exam, Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Version 5 or later version, with scores posted to your Valencia record (exam requirement subject to change). Paper copies of scores are NOT accepted. The examination fee is the responsibility of the student. Information and verification about the TEAS-V or later versions may be found at http://valenciacollege.edu/assessments/. To verify receipt of scores, email the Assessment Office at [email protected]
- After completing Numbers 1 – 9, submit a completed Valencia Nursing, Traditional Track Program application via Atlas and pay the $15 non-refundable Health Sciences program application fee. The online application can be found via Atlas (Login to Atlas, Click on Students tab, under Student Forms, Applications, Health Sciences Online Applications, then Nursing Traditional).
Valencia Community College
190 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
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