Application Cycles

May 2023 Admission

The Nursing (RN) ADN Transition Program – Paramedic application cycle for May 2023 is tentatively scheduled for January 17, 2023 through March 30, 2023. Incomplete applications and applications received after 4 p.m. on March 30, 2023 will not be considered.​ The program application is available on this webpage only during the application window.

The program is scheduled for the West Campus in New Port Richey; however, the location is subject to change.

Application Checklist

  • PHSC application with a $25 non-refundable fee for new students or a PHSC Readmission application for returning PHSC students not enrolled for more than 3 consecutive terms.
  • AS Degree in Nursing (RN), ADN Transition for Paramedic application.
  • Copy of receipt of payment of the $25 non-refundable limited access application fee payable at college store.
  • Clear, enlarged copy of current driver’s license indicating a physical mailing address (PO Box addresses will not be used for residency preference in the selection process).  If a driver’s license, or equivalent, does not prove Pasco or Hernando County residency, it will be processed as a non-resident (out-of-county) application.
  • Copy of current Florida Paramedic license.
  • Copy of current TEAS test scores with Proficient or Higher in the ATI Academic Preparedness Category.  Applicants may only submit ONE valid set of scores taken within the past two years of the application submission.  Scores submitted with the application will be the only ones considered.
  • Official high school transcript with graduation date indicating receipt of a standard high school diploma or an official transcript of GED scores indicating receipt of a high school equivalency diploma, if not already submitted.
  • Official transcripts from each U.S. College and university attended other than PHSC.
  • Official scores from external agencies as appropriate for prerequisite courses (i.e. AP, CLEP, IB, etc.).
  • Confirmation that any needed course substitutions or credit shortages have been approved by the application deadline date.
  • Transfer Credits: If the course prefix and number of an evaluated transfer course is not equivalent to PHSC’s course prefix and number (ex. transfer course does not indicate BSC1085), then you will have to meet with an advisor to complete a course substitution.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Complete the following prerequisite courses with a combined GPA of 2.5 or higher with at least a grade of “C” or higher (must be complete prior to applying for the transition program):
    • BSC1085    Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3 credits)
    • BSC1085L  Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1 credit)
    • BSC1086    Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3 credits)       
    • BSC1086L  Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1 credit)
    • HUN2201   Science of Human Nutrition (3 credits)
    • MAC1105   College Algebra (3 credits)
    • MCB2010   Microbiology (3 credits)
    • MCB2010L Microbiology Lab (1 credit)
    • PSY1012    Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

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 about $32 hourly.

Special Notice

  • Students entering this program should have basic computer skills
  • Applicants who meet minimum requirements as of the deadline dates will be ranked based upon prerequisite GPA and TEAS scores
  • In Summer (May) of odd number years, the Paramedic Transition program admits 24 students on the West Campus.
  • In Fall (September) every year, the program admits 12 students on the Porter Campus.
  • Paramedics will receive 11 advanced college credit semester hours based on Paramedic education.
  • Clinical agencies require the student to submit a negative criminal background check and drug screening.
  • Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate receives an Associate in Science in Nursing degree and is eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in accordance with the regulations set forth in the Nurse Practice Act, Chapter 464.008 and 464.018, and to transfer to a Florida state college or university.

Student Achievements July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

NCLEX – 95.74%​
Completion – 79.38%