LPN-RN Transition Nursing Program

The LPN-RN Transition Nursing Program is specifically designed for the qualified Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who demonstrates current knowledge and skills so that advanced standing may be attained without unnecessary duplication of course content and experiences.

The next program begins August 2019. Semesters are Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 with graduation at the end of the Fall 2020 semester.  A minimum of 20 qualified applicants is required in order for this program to run.

For complete information about this program, please attend a nursing information session.   

Semester Application Period Notice of Application Status
Fall 2019 TBA TBA


Program Application Requirements

The Associate in Science in Nursing Degree is a limited enrollment program. Completion of all of the academic courses required for the degree does not guarantee acceptance into the program.


The following four prerequisite courses must be completed by the application deadline listed above.  A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better in the four prerequisite courses is required to make application to the Transition program.

Course Description Hours
BSC 2085C w/lab Anatomy & Physiology I with lab 4
BSC 2086C w/lab Anatomy & Physiology II with lab 4
ENC 1101 Written Communication I 3
Mathematics Any Area II, A.A. Mathematics course 3
 Total 14

General Academic Requirements

Students are strongly encouraged to complete as many as possible of the general academic requirements, listed below, prior to entry into the A.S. in Nursing Program to ease their academic load. An overall and cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better is required in prerequisite and general academic requirement courses.

Course Description Hours
ENC 1102 Written Communication II 3
Humanities Any Area IV, A.A. Humanities course 3
MCB 2010C w/lab Microbiology with lab 4
PSY 2012 Psychology 3
DEP 2004 Human Development: Life Span 3
Total 16

Additional Transition Program Entrance Requirements

  • Current Florida license as a Practical Nurse
  • Working LPNs: a letter from your employer, on company letter head, indicating current employment as a LPN during the last 2 years, listing skills required of the job.  It is highly recommended that LPN applicants have work experience in acute or extended care medical/surgical inpatient settings.
  • Recent LPN school graduates: graduation from a Practical Nursing Program within 12 months of starting the transition nursing program (provide information on application).
  • An Official transcript from the Practical Nursing Program submitted directly to the SCF Educational Records.

Associate in Science Transition Nursing Program

A grade of ‘C’ or better is required for all coursework for the Nursing program

Course Description Hours
NUR 2703C Nursing Transitions 10*
NUR 2731C Nursing Practice III 10
NUR 2732C Nursing Practice IV 10
NUR 2813 Nursing Seminar 2
Total 42**

* NUR 2703C Nursing Transitions is taken in lieu of NUR 1023C Nursing Practice I and NUR 1730C Nursing Practice II.

** The LPN transition student is awarded an additional 10 credit hours upon successful completion of the Nursing program.

NOTE: Students will be contacted via their SCF student email account regarding nursing admission decisions. Qualified applicants who are not admitted to a specific semester will have the opportunity to submit a new application for another admission period.

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