Major Goal of the Associate Degree Nursing Program
The graduate will receive the Associate in Science Degree in Nursing and be prepared to pass the Florida State Board Examination in order to assume the role of the entry level registered nurse. The Associate Degree Nurse will use the nursing process to assist clients with actual or potential commonly recurring health problems. The graduate will function as a member of the health care team and assist clients to meet their bio-psychosocial and spiritual needs. The graduate will be prepared to practice in entry level registered nurse positions in a variety of health care settings.
The graduate will be prepared to pursue advanced nursing education as career goals change.
How to Apply
Students may enter the Nursing Career Transition Track Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program each May during the Summer Term. Lecture content is offered in a hybrid format (classroom meetings with some online learning activities), and clinicals are held at area hospitals. Clinical hours and times may vary per semester. Students must also attend on-campus labs.
Complete the following steps to apply to Seminole State's Career Transition Track Program:
- Apply to Seminole State College. You must complete the steps for admission as a degree-seeking student at Seminole State College before you can be considered for admission into a limited-access nursing program. For more information on Seminole State's application procedures, visit the Admissions Office home page.
- Have all official high school, college and AP/IB/CLEP transcripts sent to: Seminole State College, Records Office, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773.
- Review the Transition Track Information Packet and the nursing website for admissions criteria, course sequences and program requirements. Bring additional questions to your mandatory information session, described in step 4.
- Attend a mandatory nursing information session. You cannot apply to a Seminole State nursing program without attending an information session. You will receive important application information and instructions during your session.
- Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®, version V).
- The TEAS® is offered on a walk-in basis at Seminole State's Assessment and Testing Center. Visit the Assessment and Testing website for testing hours and locations.
- You can prepare for the test using a TEAS®, version V study manual and/or the online practice assessment found on the Assessment Technologies Institute website. The study manual is available in Seminole State's bookstores and libraries.
- You must earn at least a 73 percent adjusted individual total score before you can be considered for admission into the Nursing Transition Track A.S. degree program.
- Scores are valid for two years.
- A maximum of three attempts is permitted within a 12-month period.
- You must allow 31 days between retakes.
- Complete and submit your nursing program application packet to the Admissions Office by the stated deadline. It is your responsibility to ensure that all admissions requirements have been met, so be sure to follow the application instructions carefully. The Nursing Department does not keep a waiting list from year to year. If you are not admitted to a nursing program on your first attempt, you must submit a new application during the next application period.
- Submit to a criminal background check. All students entering a healthcare program with a clinical component are required to complete a criminal background check after admission. Students must be free of offenses that could potentially disqualify them from working in a healthcare environment (Florida Statute 400.211). Admission into clinicals is at the discretion of the clinical agencies.