Advance from your LPN with our Nursing A.S. Degree - L.P.N. transitional

best of the best nursing college tampa bay timesIf you are a licensed practical nurse (LPN), you can earn credit for your experience and education toward SPC's Associate in Science Nursing degree. This program gives you the technical skills and scientific background you need to succeed in this lucrative field.

The College of Nursing offers several options to make it convenient for LPNs to earn their Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ASN), including:

  • 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 closes May 15.

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

Registered Nurses

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What you Will Learn in SPC's Nursing A.S. degree for LPNs

  • Theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric and geriatric nursing
  • Theoretical instruction and clinical experience in acute, long term and community settings
  • Personal, family, community and mental health concepts
  • Pharmacology and medication administration
  • Legal and ethical requirements of the profession

Nursing (R.N.) - LPN Transitional Program Associate in Science

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

This program is fully transferable to a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at SPC or to any state university in Florida. The day program begins in May. The evening program begins August and January. If admitted in May, you will have needed to complete additional general education courses prior to admission in order to graduate within the three semesters. Access to a computer is helpful!

Graduation Requirements

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

Any student who makes a grade of less than ā€œCā€ 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

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)

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

Health Education Center
Leah Olsen
Program Director
Dr. Jean Lee
Acting Dean

Florida CIP Code

1351380100 - Nursing R.N.

Federal CIP Code

51.3801 - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.



SPC's Associate in Science Degree in Nursing 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.


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

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.


We also offer health continuing education through the Workforce Institute.

Nursing B.S. Degree

Program Admissions

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

Health Programs Application

Application Windows

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