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 R.N. to 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.
Graduates of this program are prepared to administer nursing care as general staff nurses and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) to become 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 Board of Nursing for permission to sit for the licensing exam. Completion of the program does not ensure permission to sit for the licensing exam.
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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 3343 Peachtree Road N.E., Suite 500, Atlanta, GA. 30326.
Nursing is a limited-access program. Admission to Valencia 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.