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 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 healthcare 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 healthcare settings.
The graduate will be prepared to pursue advanced nursing education as career goals change.
How to Apply
Students have three opportunities to enter the Nursing Generic RN Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program each year: August for the Fall Track (applications accepted in the spring), January for the Spring Track (applications accepted in the fall), and May for the Summer Track (applications accepted in the spring). The Summer Track will start in 2016.
Lecture, lab and clinical schedules vary each term, with lectures and labs being held between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. throughout the week. Clinical days can start as early as 6:30 a.m. and last eight to 12 hours. There is the possibility of a weekend clinical. Students will be scheduled for lectures, labs and clinicals three to six days per week. It is the student's responsibility to arrange transportation and childcare during clinical hours.
Complete the following steps to apply to Seminole State's Generic RN 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 as well as vocational transcripts sent to: Seminole State College, Records Office, 100 Weldon Boulevard, Sanford, FL 32773.
- Review the Generic RN information packet and the nursing website for admissions criteria, course sequences and program requirements.
- Obtain all information required to the apply to the Nursing Program by attending a face-to-face Nursing Program information session or by viewing all 9 Nursing Program information videos.
- 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 78 percent adjusted individual total score before you can be considered for admission into the Nursing Generic 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 and drug/alcohol screening. All students entering a healthcare program with a clinical component are required to complete a criminal background check and drug/alcohol screening 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.