Application Cycles

Applications for August 2019 admissions will be available from January 15, 2019 until 7:30 on May 7, 2019.  Applications received after 7:30 on May 7, 2019 will not be considered.  Students will be notified regarding selection a few weeks after the application period has ended.

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the U.S. Department of Labor, overall job opportunities for registered nurses are expected to be excellent, growing by 26 percent from 2010 to 2020, but may vary by employment type and geographic setting. Some employers report difficulty in attracting and retaining an adequate number of RNs. Employment of RNs is expected to grow much faster than the average.

Job Potential Earnings

According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, salaries for registered nurses start at approximately $23 per hour. Typical salaries for RNs are approximately $32 per hour.

Special Notice

  • 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
  • In fall, the Nursing Generic limited access program admits:
        24 students on the East Campus and Porter Campus, and
        34 students West Campus. 
  • In spring, the Nursing Generic limited access program admits: 
        24 students on the Porter Campus, and
        46 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.