Become an R.N. with our Nursing A.S. Degree

best nursing collegeGetting your nursing degree from SPC's Evelyn W. Jerger Nursing Program means you've made a solid career choice. With 2.7 million jobs, registered nursing makes up the largest health care field in the United States. With many nurses retiring and an aging population, Florida could face a critical nursing shortage in the coming years. We reserve six seats for paramedics to enter the program.

Licensure

  • Graduates are prepared to take the National Licensing Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).

NEW Evening/Weekend Track starts this Fall

This part-time program track provides flexibility for students who have family commitments and/or have to continue working while studying to become a Registered Nurse. The program is designed to provide a career opportunity for those who are unable to attend the traditional ASN track because of the need to be at home with children or at work on weekdays.

Students must be available 2-3 evenings per week from 5 - 10 p.m. for theory and simulation over six semesters. Every Saturday or Sunday, students will be assigned to a 10-hour clinical rotation and must be available from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that the scheduled days for theory classes may change from semester to semester.

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This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Registered Nurses

Salary Data

Projected employment for Florida

2020 Employment

189,820

2030

220,350

Percent Change

16

Projected Job Openings

14000

Features of SPC's Nursing A.S. degree

Nursing (R.N.) Associate in Science

NURSE-AS
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

Fully transferable to Bachelor’s Degree at SPC or to any state university in Florida. Program begins in August and January with a traditional, LPN-RN and evening/weekend track.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

Any student who makes a grade of less than “C” in a course in the nursing program that is a prerequisite to a nursing course will be ineligible to continue in the nursing program. Likewise, the clinical component of any nursing rotation must be satisfactorily passed. An overall 2.0 average is required to enroll in sophomore nursing courses. Credit must be earned in or prior to the prescribed sequence.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Communications - Composition- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Humanities and Fine Arts-Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Computer/Information Literacy Competency
Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Enhanced World View
Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Civic Literacy
Competency may be demonstrated by completing at least one course from the approved General Education Civic Literacy coursework below (minimum grade of "C" required) AND satisfactory completion of an assessment (exam). This requirement is in compliance with Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code.
SUPPORT COURSES Mathematics (Select 3 credits)
Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement for this AS degree.
SUPPORT COURSES Ethics (Select 3 credits)
Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Ethics requirement for this AS degree. Students are strongly advised to select the Healthcare Ethics topic when they register for PHI 1600.
SUPPORT COURSES Social/Behavioral Science (Select 3 credits)
Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Social/Behavioral Science requirement for this AS degree.
SUPPORT COURSES Social/Behavioral Science (Select 3 credits)
Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Social/Behavioral Science and Civic Literacy course requirement for this AS degree.
SUBPLAN Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 42 credits)
GENERAL NURSING SUBPLAN 1st Term in Program (Complete 10 credits)
GENERAL NURSING SUBPLAN 2nd Term in Program (Complete 11 credits)
GENERAL NURSING SUBPLAN 3rd Term in Program (Complete 11 credits)
GENERAL NURSING SUBPLAN 4th Term in Program (Complete 10 credits)
LPN TRANSITIONAL SUBPLAN 1st Term in Program (Complete 21 credits)
Gold Standard articulated credit
10
LPN TRANSITIONAL SUBPLAN 2nd Term in Program (Complete 11 credits)
LPN TRANSITIONAL SUBPLAN 3rd Term in Program (Complete 10 credits)

* *Acceptable substitutes: STA 2014, STA 2122, STA 2022

Total Credits:
72
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Louisana Louis, DNP, RN
Dean, College of Nursing
Clare Owen, Ph.D., RN
Asisstant Dean & Professor, College of Nursing
Health Education Advising
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HealthAdvising@spcollege.edu

Florida CIP Code

1351380100: ()

Federal CIP Code

51.3801: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

Important Information

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

Passing rates on NCLEX-RN Number of graduates Job Placement rates
2013-14: 84.2% 2012: 344 2011-12: 99%
2014-15: 86.6% 2013: 327 2012-13: 97%
2015-16: 90% 2014: 327 2013-14: 95%
2016-17: 92% 2015: 257 2014-15: 97%

Sources: 
2016-17 Enhanced Comprehensive Academic Program Review
2015-16 Program Viability Report
Program office

GRADUATION RATES

2018 - Not Available
2017 - 75.7%
2016 - 72.6%

Accreditation

SPC's Nursing A.S. Degree Program is fully approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road N.E., Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.

Evelyn W. Jerger Nursing Program

This program is named in honor of Evelyn W. Jerger in appreciation for her many efforts on behalf of St. Petersburg College.

Continue your education at SPC

SPC's associate degrees in nursing transfer to our Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion degree for RNs. These include:

To be admitted to our BSN program, you need an active, unrestricted, unencumbered RN license; an A.S. degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution; and to have completed certain prerequisite courses.

Licensing

Our Nursing Associate of Science Degree prepares you the National Licensing Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).

HEALTH CONTINUING EDUCATION

We also offer health continuing education through the Workforce Institute.

Nursing B.S. Degree

Program Admission Guides

Please review the program admission guide to ensure your eligibility prior to applying below.


Program Application

Please answer the following questions to apply to our Nursing A.S. Degree program:

I am

New student at SPC

Returning to SPC

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts must be posted and evaluated by the application deadline

Cumulative GPA

Program Admission Questions

Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture and Lab

Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lecture and Lab

Microbiology and Microbiology Lab

Minimum 2.75 GPA Science

Elementary Statistics

American National Government, POS 2041, or History of the United States II, AMH 2020

Composition I: Complete ENC 1101 or an acceptable alternative from the General Education State Core List or hold an Associate in Arts or higher degree

Computer Information Literacy Competency

Minimum 2.75 GPA

Pre-entry Requirements Attempts

Nursing Technical Standards

Minimum Age Requirement

Completion of the ATI TEAS Test

Submission of Video Interview

Are you currently a Florida licensed paramedic seeking admission though the Nursing AS degree for Paramedic program with a Clear and Active Florida Paramedic Certificate?

SPC Application

You will need to complete the SPC Application and pay the non-refundable fee.

Readmission Steps

You will need to complete the readmission steps.

Official Transcripts Required

Please submit official, unopened (sealed) high school transcripts or GED transcripts as well as those from all regionally-accredited college(s) and universities currently or previously attended. If you completed an A.A.S. degree or higher at a regionally-accredited institution, we won't need your high school transcripts. Learn more about transcripts.

Cumulative GPA Requirement

You will need a cumulative GPA of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale in all postsecondary coursework for admission. Please review the admission guide and reach out to your academic advisor.

College Level Reading, Writing, and Math Requirement

This health program requires students to be at college level in Reading, Writing, and Math. Please see your academic advisor for additional details.

Program Admission Requirements

Please review the curriculum for approved options that meet this requirement.

Program Admission Requirements

Please review the admission guide for Pre-Entry requirements.

Program Admission Requirements

You must complete an approved Humanities/Fine Arts Approved Course with a grade of “C” or better or have earned an Associate of Arts degree or higher. Please Nursing A.S. Degree Admission Guide for approved options that meet this requirement.

Program Admission Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum a 2.75 GPA or higher on a 4.00 scale in all Pre-Entry, General Education and Support courses. If you are unsure of your GPA, please review the Nursing A.S. Degree Admission Guideadmission guide for pre-entry requirements and contact your academic advisor.

Program Admission Requirements

Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA in the following Pre-Entry course requirements being considered for admissions: BSC 2085, BSC 2085L, BSC 2086, BSC 2086L, MCB2010, and MCB 2010L. If you are unsure of your GPA, please review the Nursing A.S. Degree Admission Guideadmission guide for pre-entry requirements and contact your academic advisor.

Program Admission Requirements

Students must successfully complete the Pre-Entry and Support courses being considered for admission within three attempts. Please review the Nursing A.S. Degree Admission Guide for pre-entry requirements and contact your academic advisor.

Clear and Active Florida Paramedic Certificate number

To be admitted to the Nursing A.S. Program for Paramedics, students must hold a clear and active Florida Paramedic Certificate number and issue date. Please review the Nursing A.S. Degree Admission Guide or the Nursing A.S. Degree for Paramedic Admission Guide for pre-entry requirements or contact your academic advisor.

ASN Technical Standards Acknowledgement

Please review the ASN Technical Standards.

Minimum Age Requirement

Students must be at least 18 years of age to be admitted to the Transitional Nursing A.S. Degree Program. Please review the Nursing A.S. Degree Admission Guide for pre-entry requirements or contact your academic advisor for more information.

ATI TEAS Test

Please review the requirement that you must complete the ATI TEAS Test within 6 months of the Health Programs Application deadline.

Submission of Video Interview

Please review the requirement that after I submit the Health Programs Application for the Nursing AS Program application, I will receive an email confirmation to my SPC email account which will include instructions on how to submit a Video Interview and verification of healthcare experience if applicable. These items are due by the application deadline.

Continue Health Programs Application: Nursing ASN

You may now continue the Health Programs Application specifically for Nursing for Paramedics.

Continue Health Programs Application: Nursing for Paramedics

You may now continue the Health Programs Application specifically for the Nursing ASN program.


Application Windows for Nursing A.S. Degree

Term Applications Accepted ATI TEAS Test Window Application Review Student Notified By MySPC e-mail
Fall: August March 1 – May 22 Nov. 15 – May 15 May 16 – June 30 July 1
Spring: January July 1 – Sept. 15 March 15 – Sept. 15 Sept. 16 - Oct. 31 Nov. 1