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Hi, 

I recently got accepted in Valencia nursing program for summer semester. I was checking the job openings and noticed that most companies hire or prefer BSN. I have 2 very young kids and one of them gets therapies 25 hours of week which makes me very busy during the day. I have a GPA of 4.0 and have about 2 weeks left to retake the TEAS and apply for UCF, but UCF program is very intense and will put a lot of pressure on me and my family. I was wondering if I really will struggle to find a job in Orlando with ASN? Is it true that most hospitals don't hire ASNs anymore? 

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Hey! When did you apply and when did you get your acceptance letter? I applied back in December and still waiting to see if I got in! Also yes, by 2020 80% of clinicians will mostly be hiring BSN nurses, however, I just plan on jumping straight into my BSN after I graduate with Valencia and letting my employer know that I will be in the process of getting my degree while working. Hospitals now fund nurses to be able to go back and get their BSN. It's not true that they don't exactly hire ASN nurses, but they would obviously prefer BSN. It's more or so which department or unit you're applying for. Obviously for more intense units like ER, Trauma, ICU, PICU, etc, they'd probably only hire  BSN at this point, but don't quote me on that. With the demand for nurses right now, theres NO reason why you won't get hired. I would suggest, however, that with your two children, you start with the ASN. You have nothing to worry about! I'm hoping to see you in class this summer! 🙂

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2 hours ago, Jenna1962 said:

Hey! When did you apply and when did you get your acceptance letter? I applied back in December and still waiting to see if I got in! Also yes, by 2020 80% of clinicians will mostly be hiring BSN nurses, however, I just plan on jumping straight into my BSN after I graduate with Valencia and letting my employer know that I will be in the process of getting my degree while working. Hospitals now fund nurses to be able to go back and get their BSN. It's not true that they don't exactly hire ASN nurses, but they would obviously prefer BSN. It's more or so which department or unit you're applying for. Obviously for more intense units like ER, Trauma, ICU, PICU, etc, they'd probably only hire  BSN at this point, but don't quote me on that. With the demand for nurses right now, theres NO reason why you won't get hired. I would suggest, however, that with your two children, you start with the ASN. You have nothing to worry about! I'm hoping to see you in class this summer! 🙂

Hi Jenna, 

I was accepted for spring 2019, but I asked them to deffer me (I'm not sure if this is the word 🙂 ) to summer semester. I guess we will hear from them around Feb 15th. My plan was also jumping to BSN but it takes time to get our N-CLEX and start the BSN program. 

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20 hours ago, Farrah 34 said:

Hi, 

I recently got accepted in Valencia nursing program for summer semester. I was checking the job openings and noticed that most companies hire or prefer BSN. I have 2 very young kids and one of them gets therapies 25 hours of week which makes me very busy during the day. I have a GPA of 4.0 and have about 2 weeks left to retake the TEAS and apply for UCF, but UCF program is very intense and will put a lot of pressure on me and my family. I was wondering if I really will struggle to find a job in Orlando with ASN? Is it true that most hospitals don't hire ASNs anymore? 

Hi Farrah,

Congratulations on getting accepted!!

How were you able to go about deferring your acceptance into the program? Did they give you that option and then guarantee you a spot in the summer? 

 

Thanks!

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46 minutes ago, Farrah 34 said:

Hi Jenna, 

I was accepted for spring 2019, but I asked them to deffer me (I'm not sure if this is the word 🙂 ) to summer semester. I guess we will hear from them around Feb 15th. My plan was also jumping to BSN but it takes time to get our N-CLEX and start the BSN program. 

Valencia accepts us into their BSN program during out last semester of the ASN, and I took all of my pre-reqs for the BSN already, so I was gonna jump straight into that because most of it is online! 

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Congratulations, I was worried when I saw your post. I saw that you posted in the spring 2019 forum, that you applied in May. I just seen you differed it for the summer, I first thought that's how long the waiting list was. Which program did you choose?

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1 hour ago, rae23 said:

Congratulations, I was worried when I saw your post. I saw that you posted in the spring 2019 forum, that you applied in May. I just seen you differed it for the summer, I first thought that's how long the waiting list was. Which program did you choose?

Thank you,

I applied in May and got waitlisted for spring 2019. Then I decided to take a semester off and spend more time with my family, so I emailed them and asked them if it's possible for me to start in summer. They emailed me back and said yes it's ok, and they are going to inform me about the orientation when they start sending the acceptance letters for summer semester. 
Typically the waiting list is just for one semester, but many people don't get waitlisted. 

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2 hours ago, Jenna1962 said:

Valencia accepts us into their BSN program during out last semester of the ASN, and I took all of my pre-reqs for the BSN already, so I was gonna jump straight into that because most of it is online! 

Are you sure? Has their BSN program started? I remember they said the program starts on fall 2018 but couldn't find any more info on their website.

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2 hours ago, BSN2277 said:

Hi Farrah,

Congratulations on getting accepted!!

How were you able to go about deferring your acceptance into the program? Did they give you that option and then guarantee you a spot in the summer? 

 

Thanks!

Hi 

Thank you. I emailed them when I saw my acceptance email and asked them if it's possible for me to start in summer. They emailed me back and said yes it's ok, and they are going to inform me about the orientation when they start sending the acceptance letters for summer semester. They didn't guarantee anything though. 

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Quick Question,

I graduate from one school in April and plan to start at Valencia in May. I have about a semester worth of pre-reqs to complete before applying to the Nursing program. Do you know roundabout the wait time for acceptance? 

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12 hours ago, Ciethekid said:

Quick Question,

I graduate from one school in April and plan to start at Valencia in May. I have about a semester worth of pre-reqs to complete before applying to the Nursing program. Do you know roundabout the wait time for acceptance? 

Hi Ciethekid,

For the traditional ADN program- the application dates are Sept 15, for the Spring, Jan 15 for the Summer and May 15 for the Fall. Once the applications are in, they take the applicants first-come first-serve, if all of the requirements are met. Now having said that, it depends on how many people apply for that term as to the wait. Looking back at this past year, those who applied for the Fall of 2018 from May-June got in the Spring of 2019 and those who applied in July on, got wait listed until the Summer. Valencia has opened more seats, 160 from the previous 120, so that should cut the wait times down. And, one more thing, the wait can also depend on which campus and time of day to which you apply. I would suspect daytime, west campus, to be the most requested. 

For the concurrent program, they have different application dates and it is competitive. You would need to apply both to Valencia and to UCF. You would need to meet their requirements. AA degree must be finished and a TEAS score of at least 78 I believe. 

According to the Valencia website, TEAS scores are good for 5 years. 

Good luck to you! 

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@BSN2277 Question, I applied back in June 2018 and I was waitlisted for Summer 2019, does that mean I have a good chance at getting into the Summer program? & yes I did meet all the requirements!

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