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.


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.


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

Nursing News

A nursing instructor and nursing student speaking to a young patient.
Seminole State College of Florida’s Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) baccalaureate program has been granted national accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
A smiling Seminole State College nursing student holding a red clipboard as other nursing students work in the background.
With Central Florida’s shortage of nurses, particularly those with bachelor’s degrees, this program is enhancing career opportunities for registered nurses.
RN-BSN Graduates standing together beside the RN-to-BSN banner.
Among the graduates this spring were the inaugural graduates of the RN-to-BSN (nursing) Bachelor of Science program.
Melissa Cunningham at the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship event in 2015
Melissa Cunningham decided to go back to school in 2012 following a series of hardships. She selected Seminole State College of Florida to pursue her degree, and she was one of four students from Seminole State College to earn a Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship in 2015.
A female nurse smiling and talking to a young girl patient that's resting on a hospital bed.  The College will enroll its first BSN class in the spring of 2018.
More highly trained, qualified nurses will soon join the Central Florida workforce as Seminole State College has received approval from the State Board of Education to enroll its first Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) class in the spring of 2018.


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