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Nursing Degrees

B.S.N. - Bachelor of Science in Nursing*

Applications accepted April 1-July 1; classes begin in August (Fall Term)

NFC’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed for Registered Nurses who have completed an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ADN-RN) and desire to enhance their credentials with a baccalaureate degree. To be eligible for the BSN program, students must have a current RN license and an ADN-RN degree.


A.S. Degree - Registered Nursing*

Applications accepted July 1-Oct. 1; Classes begin in January (Spring Term)

Graduates of our Registered Nursing Program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Achievement of a passing score on this exam and licensure by the Florida State Board of Nursing will enable the graduate to seek employment as a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida. Graduates not residing in Florida are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN in the state in which they reside and register with that state's board of nursing.


A.S Degree - LPN to RN Bridge Program*

Applications accepted March 1-June 1; Classes begin in August (Fall Term)

Take the next step. Become a Registered Nurse. The LPN to RN Bridge Program at NFC is a one year/three term accelerated bridge program leading to an Associate Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.) for individuals holding a current degree and licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Graduates of NFC’s LPN to RN Bridge program are well prepared for careers and employment as Registered Nurses.

  • LPN to RN Bridge Program Brochure

LPN to RN Articulation*

Applications accepted July 1-Oct. 1; Classes begin in May (Summer Term)
Students who currently hold an unencumbered LPN License in the state of FL issued within three years of program start date or have completed a Florida Practical Nursing Program and hold an unencumbered LPN License in the state of Florida within five years of program start date are eligible to articulate 10 credit hours toward the ASRN.

Practical Nursing (LPN)

NOTICE: NFC is now accepting new student applications for the Spring Term 2021 Practical Nursing program. Deadline to apply is Oct. 1. Classes begin in January.

The Practical Nursing Program at NFC is designed to prepare students to function as members of the health team in the prevention of illness and in the care and rehabilitation of the sick and injured. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to the Florida State Board of Nursing to take the National Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses for licensure as an LPN in the state of Florida. Graduates not residing in Florida are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN in the state in which they reside and register with that state's board of nursing.


ACEN Logo Image*Accreditation

The associate degree programs and the baccalaureate program are both accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The AS degree programs and the BSN program received initial accreditation from the ACEN Board of Commissioners in 2018 with the next evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2023.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org


Professional Licensure Disclosure:

Successful completion of NFC’s Associate in Science Registered Nursing and Practical Nursing programs makes graduates eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)RN or NCLEX-PN in Florida or in one of the other 33 nursing compact states if applying for a multi-state license under the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). A list of current compact states can be located on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website (https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-compact.htm).

If you are a student who resides outside of Florida or outside of one of the compact states for multi-state licensure, North Florida College cannot confirm whether this degree program meets educational requirements for professional licensure in your state. Since the ASRN program at NFC is nationally accredited by ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing), the curriculum should meet the requirements of other states; however, some states have requirements in addition to NFC’s program curriculum.  NFC’s Practical Nursing program is state approved and follows the frameworks set forth from the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Board of Nursing; however, some states may have requirements in addition to NFC’s program curriculum. If you wish to take the NCLEX exam in a non-compact state, please contact the Board of Nursing in the state you seek licensure to determine whether this degree or certificate program will meet their licensure requirements.


Admission, program and degree requirements are subject to change. Contact the NFC Nursing and Allied Health Advisor or NFC Admissions for the most current information.