Academics

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 Fall 2022 Transition program begins August 2022. Semesters are Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 with graduation in December 2023. 

The Spring 2023 Transition program begins January 2023.  Semesters are Spring 2023, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 with graduation in May 2024.

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

Semester Application Period TEAS Deadline
Fall 2022 March 1 - March 15, 2022 March 15, 2022
Spring 2023 August 1 - August 15, 2022 August 15, 2022

 

Application dates are subject to change.  Please monitor this page for the most current program information.

COVID-19 Vaccination Notice

As a student enrolled in a Nursing & Health Professions Program, you will complete program requirements in various community-based health care facilities that may expose you to environmental hazards and infectious diseases such as but not limited to Tuberculosis; Hepatitis B; Measles, Mumps & Rubella; and COVID-19. As such, clinical facilities maintain specific health requirements for students to participate in clinical rotations, fieldwork experiences, practicum, and preceptorships.

While State College of Florida highly recommends that all students fully vaccinate against COVID-19, many clinical sites are mandating that their workforce, including students, be fully vaccinated to enter the work site, including to participate in clinical rotations, fieldwork experiences, practicum, and preceptorships necessary to meet degree requirements.

Based upon this new information, Nursing & Health Professions students not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may not meet the health requirements to enter clinical facilities utilized by the programs, and as such, may impact a student’s ability to complete program requirements, thus delaying progression in the program and/or result in a student being unable to complete the program.

SCF is highly recommending that every Nursing & Health Professions Student be vaccinated against COVID-19 to meet these clinical requirements similar to existing vaccination requirements for other communicable diseases. Inability to complete required clinical programming due to vaccination status may impact a student’s ability to complete program requirements, thus delaying progression in the program and/or result in a student being unable to complete the program.

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.

Prerequisites

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

TEAS Exam - in addition to completing the four prerequisites with the required GPA, applicants must also take and pass the ATI TEAS exam by the TEAS deadlines.  Follow this link to review the TEAS requirement  information:

https://scf.edu/Academics/Nursing/NursingA_S_/NursingEntranceExam/default.asp

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
POS-1041 or AMH-1020 Civic Literacy Requirement 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

  • A current Florida license as a Practical Nurse that is unencumbered and is unrestricted.
  • An OFFICIAL transcript from the Practical Nursing program must be submitted directly to the SCF Office of the Registrar during the application period.
  • Working LPNs: a letter from your employer, on company letterhead, indicating current employment as a LPN during the last 12 months, 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: you are not required to show proof of employment if you enter the AS, Nursing Transition program within twelve (12) months of graduation from LPN school.
  • A completed Nursing Transition Program application, with the appropriate fee, submitted during the posted application period.  Dates are posted at the top of this page.  A separate application is required for admission/readmission to SCF.
  • The TEAS exam is required. 

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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