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

If 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.

Please note: The deadline to apply for this program's Summer 2023 term has been extended to March 1.

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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

2021 Employment

189,120

2031

216,510

Percent Change

15

Projected Job Openings

13250

FEATURES OF SPC's A.S. NURSING - LPN TRANSITIONAL DEGREE

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

LPN-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

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 “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 Core 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 Core requirement and the Civic Literacy course requirement for this AS degree.
SUPPORT COURSES Computer and Information Literacy Competency (Complete 1 course)
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. Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer Competency requirement for this AS degree.
MAJOR CORE COURSES 1st Term in Program (Complete 20 credits)
Gold Standard articulated credit
10
MAJOR CORE COURSES 2nd Term in Program (Complete 10 credits)
MAJOR CORE COURSES 3rd Term in Program (Complete 12 credits)

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
Health Education Center
Advising
hec_advising@spcollege.edu

Florida CIP Code

1351380100: ()

Federal CIP Code

51.3801: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

ACCREDITATION

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.

Licensing

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.

HEALTH CONTINUING EDUCATION

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.

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Application Windows

Term Applications Accepted ATI TEAS Test Window Application Review Student Notified By MySPC e-mail
Spring 2023: January July 1 – Sept. 15 March 15 – Sept. 15 Sept. 16 – Oct. 31 Nov. 1
Summer 2023: May Nov. 1 – March 1 July 15 – March 1 March 2 – March 21 March 22