Nursing Degrees & Programs
Seminole State College of Florida's nursing programs offer different degree options to help you achieve your nursing career goals.
|A.S. in Nursing (RN-AS)|
|A.S. in Nursing (RN-AS) while pursuing a B.S. in Nursing from University of Central Florida|
|B.S. in Nursing|
Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Florida Board of Nursing. Students accepted into this limited-access "Nursing Generic ADN Track" program study a broad range of subjects from sciences, nutrition and medical terminology to courses in medical-surgical, mental health, maternal-newborn and pediatric nursing. Additionally, required clinical experiences take place at area hospitals, extended-care facilities and community health organizations.
Graduates are qualified to take the national licensure examination (NCLEX-RN) to practice as registered nurses and seamlessly admitted into Seminole State's RN-to-BSN program.
Students should be aware that acceptance to the College does not guarantee admission to the A.S. nursing program.
RN Program Clinical Requirements
The policies contained in the Nursing Student Handbooks, including all policies regarding criminal background checks, immunizations and CPR certification, apply to all students in Seminole State's nursing programs. Nursing students are also expected to comply with all Seminole State policies, which are outlined in the College Catalog and the Seminole State Student Handbook.
All students must be Fit for Duty to be admitted into the Nursing Program. Fit for duty includes being physically and emotionally healthy so that safe patient care can be provided. Clinical sites have the authority to deny the use of their facilities to students when the safety of patient care could be compromised. Light duty (for example “no lifting” or “no standing for prolonged periods”) designations cannot be accommodated in a clinical setting.
Seminole State's RN-to-BSN Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program is delivered fully online with experiential learning in the capstone course. This flexibility enables students to continue working while pursuing their BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree. With the ability to be completed in as little as one year, our RN-to-BSN program is designed specifically for current registered nurses (RNs) and those who are currently eligible to take the NCLEX-RN.
RN-to-BSN Admission Requirements
Prospective students can gain admission into the program upon completion of an Associate in Science degree in Nursing or a Diploma in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university. Candidates must also:
- Hold a current RN license or be eligible to sit for the NCLEX RN
- Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
RN-to-BSN Clinical Requirements
The policies contained in the RN-to-BSN Nursing Student Handbook apply to all students in Seminole State's RN-to-BSN program. Nursing students are also expected to comply with all Seminole State policies, which are outlined in the College Catalog and the Seminole State Student Handbook.
An Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree helps students seamlessly transition into a bachelor's degree program at one of Florida's four-year institutions.
Nursing students will complete the common prerequisite courses for an upper-division nursing major as part of their general A.A. degree program. After graduating from Seminole State, they can continue their studies at a state college or university with junior standing.