Nursing (RN)

Prepare for your RN license by earning your Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Nursing from Seminole State.  Our program has one of the best NCLEX-RN licensure pass rates in the nation.  In 2020, 97.0 percent of our graduates passed on their first attempt, compared with a 68.8 percent statewide average and an 86.6 percent nationwide average.  In addition, our graduates have a 94.9 percent job-placement rate.

For the busy working professional, we also offer a part-time option for earning your associate degree in nursing. Our full-time and part-time programs seamlessly transfer into our RN-to-BSN program.

ACEN Accredited - Accreditation commission for Education in Nursing

Accreditation

Seminole State's A.S., Nursing degree is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and fully approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. Our RN-to-BSN program is also fully accredited by the ACEN.

Why Seminole State Nursing?

  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State offers a quality education at significantly lower costs than Florida's state universities.
  • Convenience:  Students have the option of a full-time day program or a part-time evening/weekend program designed for working professionals.
  • Industry-experienced faculty: Our dedicated professors are licensed healthcare professionals.
  • Seamless transition: A.S., Nursing graduates can easily transfer into our RN-to-BSN program.
  • Job placement: Seminole State's nursing program is consistently ranked as one of the best in the nation and boasts a near-perfect job-placement rate for its graduates.
  • Industry-driven curriculum: Our program was developed with direct input from Central Florida healthcare partners.
  • Web-enhanced courses: All nursing courses are web-enhanced and use the internet as a means of communication. Students are required to view videos, submit assignments and review important notices using the online portal.

FAQs

Visit the nursing frequently asked questions webpage for additional information for all of Seminole State's nursing programs.

Nursing News

Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at Seminole State's Sanford/Lake Mary Campus on Monday, May 16, to announce $125 million in funding for nursing education in Florida.
Gov. Ron DeSantis visited Seminole State's Sanford/Lake Mary Campus on Monday, May 16, to announce $125 million in funding for nursing education in Florida.
A Seminole State nursing student receives instruction from nursing faculty.
Several reports, including ones by the Florida Hospital Association, the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida, and the Florida Healthcare Association, show that the Sunshine State is projected to be short 59,100 nurses by 2035. Seminole State is working hard to do our part to address the nursing shortage to maintain quality healthcare here in Central Florida and the state.
A nursing student works in the nursing lab with an instructor.
Last summer the Florida Healthcare Association commissioned a report which painted a bleak picture, projecting that 14 years from now our state will lack 59,100 nurses including 37,400 registered nurses (RN) and 21,700 licensed practical nurses (LPN).
Seminole State Nursing students at Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital
Eight top nursing students from Seminole Stage College of Florida are starting the year getting hands-on experience caring for seriously ill patients at Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital.
Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital
Orlando Health and Seminole State College of Florida are launching a new partnership to expand the health care providers Preferred Education Program (PEP) for Orlando Health team members to pursue an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or technical certificate.

Contact

Nursing Program
Nursing Department
407.404.6196 | Fax: 407.404.6207
Altamonte Springs-ALT-301A