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 May 2016.  Semesters are Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 with graduation at the end of the Spring 2017 semester.   
Application Period
Student Notified*

Summer 2016 (May-July)

February 1 - March 15

March 20

 Program Application Requirements

A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better in the following prerequisite courses, and successful completion of the Nursing Entrance Exam (TEAS) are required to make an application to the Transition program.   

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

Prerequisites - must be completed with minimum GPA of 3.00
Course Description

Semester Hours

BSC 2085C w/lab Anatomy & Physiology I with lab


BSC 2086C w/lab Anatomy & Physiology II with lab


ENC 1101 Written Communication I


Mathematics Any Area II, A.A. Mathematics course





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 additional general academic courses.    

Course Description Semester Hours
DEP 2004 Human Development: Life Span


ENC 1102 English Composition II


Humanities Any Area IV, A.A. Humanities course


MCB 2010C w/lab Microbiology with lab


PSY 2012 Psychology





Additional Transition Program Entrance Requirements
  • Current Florida license as a Practical Nurse 
  •  A letter from your employer, on company letter head, indicating 6 months of full-time employment as a LPN during the last  3 years  OR Graduation from a Practical Nursing Program within 3 years 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 Semester Hours
NUR 2703C Nursing Transitions               8*
NUR 2731C Nursing Practice III             10
NUR 2732C Nursing Process IV             10
NUR 2813 Nursing Seminar               2

Total Hours


* 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 12 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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