Become an R.N. with our Nursing A.S. Degree
Getting 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.
- Graduates are prepared to take the National Licensing Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).
The College of Nursing offers several options to make it convenient for you to earn your Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ASN), including:
- Traditional ASN - morning theory schedule; Fall and Spring Term admission
- Traditional ASN - afternoon theory schedule; Fall and Spring Term admission
- Traditional ASN - Evening/weekend ASN track; Fall Term admission only
- LPN-RN Bridge Track - Day theory schedule with weekday clinical, Fall Term admission only
- LPN-RN Bridge Track - Evening classes with weekend clinical; Spring Term admission only
Application for Fall admission ends May 15.
This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average
Projected employment for Florida
Projected Job Openings
Features of SPC's Nursing A.S. degree
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
- Provides blended /online instruction and enhanced simulation in conjunction with hands on clinical practice using appropriate PPE
- Takes two years to complete
- Fully approved by the Florida Board of Nursing
- Day clinical and afternoon/evening lecture schedules available
- Transfers to SPC's Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
Nursing (R.N.) Associate in Science
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2023 (615)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2023 (615), 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.
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.
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.
- 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)
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.
Dean, College of Nursing
Asisstant Dean & Professor, College of Nursing
Florida CIP Code
1351380100 - Nursing R.N.
Federal CIP Code
51.3801 - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
- Technical standards
- College of Nursing Mission and Philosophy
- End of Program Student Learning Outcomes
End of Program Student Learning Outcomes
|Year||Annual Pass rates on NCLEX-RN||Number of graduates|
2019 - 87.10%
2020 - 74.37%
2021 - 80.70%
2022 - 83.60%
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:
- Nursing Associate in Science Degree
- Transitional Nursing A.S. Degree for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
- Nursing Associate in Arts Transfer Plan
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.
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.
Program Admission Guides
Please review the program admission guide to ensure your eligibility prior to applying below.
Students accepted into the program will be required to successfully pass a background check and drug screening.
Application Windows for Nursing A.S. Degree
|Term||Applications Accepted||ATI TEAS Test Window||Application Review||Student Notified By MySPC e-mail|
|Spring: January||July 1 – Sept. 15||March 15 – Sept. 15||Sept. 16 - Oct. 31||Nov. 1|
|Fall: August||March 1 – May 15||Nov. 15 – May 15||May 16 – June 30||July 1|