Valencia Community College
1800 South Kirkman Road
Orlando, Florida 32811
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The Valencia Nursing Program was organized in 1970 with the first nursing class of 44 students admitted in September 1971. The nursing program was implemented in response to the closure of a local diploma program offered by Orange Memorial Hospital, now Orlando Regional Health Care System. The program added a Licensed Practical Nurse bridge option in the Fall of 1983. Today, Valencia's program is one of the best for preparing men and women for a nursing career, by connecting students directly to situations nurses face today. The program offers real-life lessons to help nurses build skills and confidence.
While all teaching programs must be approved by the State Board of Nursing, Valencia's program is also accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), which certifies that the program meets both the highest state and national standards. Many universities, including the armed forces, require transfer students to have completed their associate's degree at an NLNAC-accredited institution. Students who complete the program are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) and can go on to work in a nursing career and/or pursue higher degrees.