Traditional/Generic Program for A.S. Degree, Nursing

The Traditional/Generic Program is designed for students to obtain an Associate of Science in Nursing (RN-AS) degree. This path is offered in a full-time and part-time program option.

Full-time Program: Student have three opportunities to enter the full-time Associate in Science degree program each year: 

  • Fall Track (applications accepted in spring)
  • Spring Track (applications accepted in fall) and
  • Summer track (applications accepted in spring)

This track takes 5 semesters to complete.  

Program Hours:  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 8 to 12 hours. There is the possibility of a weekend clinical. Student will be scheduled for lectures, labs and clinicals 3-6 days per week.

Part-time Program:  Students have three opportunities to enter the part-time Associate in Science degree program each year:  

  • Fall Track (applications accepted in spring)
  • Spring Track (applications accepted in fall) and 
  • Summer track (applications accepted in spring)

This track takes semesters to complete.  

Program Hours:  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 8 to 12 hours.  Clinicals for this track are completed on the weekend.

Program Requirements

Please review the Traditional/Generic Associate of Science (RN) program requirements  before submitting a nursing application (contains prerequisites, GPA, TEAS, days/times/hours of lectures/clinicals information, etc.).

RN Information Packet

Please review the RN Information Packet  prior to submitting a nursing application.

Steps to Apply

Want to become a competitive candidate for the Traditional/Generic Program?
Follow the steps outlined below and complete the application (located in Step 7).

Step 1

Attend a Nursing Information Session

Students are responsible for the information provided in the information session. Students can find the session schedule on the Nursing Information Sessions webpage.

Step 2

Apply for Admission to Seminole State during the Recommended Timeframe

We suggest students apply for admission to Seminole State College approximately 3 months prior to submitting a nursing application.  Students must complete the steps for admission as a degree seeking Associate of Science-RN student at Seminole State College before being considered for the limited access nursing program.  For more information regarding Seminole State's application procedures, visit the Admissions Department webpage.

All Seminole State College applicants who are Florida residents for tuition purposes are required to submit residency documents with their application.  For additional residency details, please review the Registrar's residency requirements.

Step 3

Complete Program Prerequisites

Students must have a minimum recalculated/prerequisite GPA of 2.50 with a grade of "C" or better in each course. Student with all prerequisites completed have a stronger application and a better chance of being admitted. However, students may apply if they have 1-2 prerequisites in progress during the semester in which they submit a nursing application.

Course Prefix & NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BSC 2010CGeneral Biology I
(PR or CR: MAT1033 or higher)
4
BSC 2093C
(BSC1085C or ZOO3733C)
Anatomy & Physiology I
(PR: BSC2010C with a grade of "C" or higher)
4
BSC 2094C
(BSC1086C or ZOO3733C)
Anatomy & Physiology II
(PR: BSC2010C and BSC2093C witha grade of "C" or higher)
4
MCB 2010C
(or MCB2004C)
Microbiology
(PR: BSC2010C with a grade of "C" or higher)
4
MAC 1105
(or Higher Math Course)
College Algebra (or Higher Math)3
ENC 1101 or 1102English I or English II3
PSY 2012General Psychology3
DEP 2004Developmental Psychology3
HUN 2202
(HUN3011 - or - HUN1201 + HUN2015)
Human Nutrition & Diet Therapy
(PR: BSC2010C with a grade of "C" or higher)
3
HUM XXXXHumanities General Education3

Step 4

Submit All Transcripts

  • All transcripts must be in student's record prior to submitting a nursing application.  
  • Request all official high school, college, AP/IB/CLEP transcripts. 
  • Students must order AP records directly from the College Board to receive credit for those courses.  
  • Send transcripts to:
    Seminole State College of Florida
    Records Office
    100 Weldon Boulevard, Sanford, FL 32773

Step 5

Take the TEAS® Exam

Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®). 

  • Offered at Seminole State Assessment and Testing Centers (check the Testing Center schedule for locations and times).
  • Student must earn at least a 78% total adjusted score to be eligible to apply to the nursing program.
  • Official TEAS scores must be in student's record prior to submitting a nursing application.
  • Students can prepare for the test using a ATI TEAS® study manual and/or the online practice assessment.  The study manual is also available in the Seminole State College bookstores and libraries.
  • Students that take the test at other institutions must pay $27 to ATI Testing to send official TEAS® score to Seminole State College.
  • Scores are valid for two years.
  • Maximum of three attempts within a 12-month period, 31 days between re-takes.

Step 6

Submit to a Criminal Background Check

All students enrolled in a healthcare professional program with a clinical component will be required to complete a full background check with drug/alcohol screening.

Students are encouraged to review the clinical facility requirements prior to beginning their coursework:

  • Students that do not have a positive background (never arrested, no criminal charges, etc.) are required to submit to a criminal background check after they have been provisionally admitted to the nursing program.
  • Students with a positive background (have been arrested, have criminal charges, etc.) must initiate a background clearance process with the Nursing Program Manager, Dr. Lydia Gaud, via email at gaudl@seminolestate.edu. The process to be cleared by the clinical partners is a long process and must be initiated well in advance of submitting a nursing application. Students that are cleared by the program’s clinical partners will be given a signed Clinical Clearance form by Dr. Gaud to submit with their nursing application. Applications submitted without the Clinical Clearance form attached will not be processed.

Seminole State College uses community health care facilities to meet the clinical component of each nursing course. The program has an agreement with those clinical partners that indicates that the applicants must be free of offenses that could potentially disqualify them from working in a healthcare environment. The clinical facilities require any student with a positive background (arrested in Florida or any other state) to be cleared by the hospitals. The approval for clinical attendance at the different facilities is at the discretion of the clinical agencies.

Step 7

Submit the Nursing Program Application

Follow the application directions carefully (where/how to submit) as it is your responsibility to ensure that all requirements have been met. 

Complete the fillable PDF application form (download form, fill it out, save it in your documents).  Handwritten or scanned copies will not be accepted.  Submit the completed nursing program application form and a copy of your unofficial TEAS score as an attachment to nursing@seminolestate.edu during the application cycle posted on the nursing web page. Put your full name and Student ID# in the subject line. 

There is no waiting list from year to year. If you are not admitted, you may submit a new nursing application during the next application period.  Students will be notified via email regarding the status of their application approximately 6-8 weeks after the deadline. 

Late application packets will not be accepted, and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Additional Program Info

For application deadlines, previous program policy, and clinical requirements, please visit the Nursing program deadlines webpage.

Contact

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