- Students entering this program should have basic computer skills
- Applicants who meet minimum requirements as of the application dates will be ranked based upon prerequisite GPA and TEAS scores
- The Nursing Generic limited access program admits 24 students to each of its fall term classes on the East Campus in Dade City, Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel, and West Campus in New Port Richey. For the spring term, it admits 24 students on the Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch and 48 students on the West Campus.
- Clinical agencies require the student to submit a negative criminal background check and drug screening
- Upon successful completion of program requirements, the graduate receives an Associate in Science in Nursing degree and is eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses in accordance with the regulations set forth in the Nurse Practice Act, Chapter 464.008 and 464.018.
Pursuant to Section 456.0635, Florida Statutes, the Florida Board of Nursing, Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, and the Bureau of Health Care Practitioner Regulation shall refuse to issue a license, certificate or registration and shall refuse to admit a candidate for examination if the applicant has been:
- Convicted or plead guilty or nolo contendere to a felony violation regardless of adjudication of: chapters 409 (Social Welfare), 817 (Fraudulent Practices), and 893 (Drug Abuse Prevention and Control), unless the sentence and any probation or pleas ended more than 15 years prior to the application.
- Terminated for cause from Florida Medicaid Program (unless the applicant has been in good standing for the most recent five years).
- Terminated for cause by any other State Medicaid Program or the Medicare Program (unless the termination was at least 20 years prior to the date of the application and the applicant has been in good standing with the program for the most recent five years).
The change in Florida Statute 456.0635 indicates that if a student’s criminal background check reflects a conviction involving any of the above categories, the student will not be eligible to apply or receive a Florida license, or to sit for a certification examination if it is applicable to the program they are intending to apply for.