The program application is available on this web page only during the application window. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline or outside of the application window(s) will not be considered. Any changes to application dates are published on this page.
May 2023 Admission
The May 2023 admission application cycle for the Nursing (RN) ADN Transition Program - Paramedic is available from January 18 through March 30, 2023. Incomplete applications and applications received after 4 p.m. on March 30, 2023 will not be considered.
The program is scheduled for the West Campus in New Port Richey; however, the location is subject to change.
May 2024 Admission
The application cycle for May 2024 is tentatively scheduled for January 15, 2024 through March 30, 2024.
The 2024 program is scheduled for the Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel; however, the location is subject to change.
Note: The application fee, online application, and all supporting documents must be submitted to complete the Nursing (RN) ADN Transition Program - Paramedic Application Admission Process. All items can be found in the Application Checklist below.
- 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):
- BSC 1085 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3 credits)
- BSC 1085L Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1 credit)
- BSC 1086 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3 credits)
- BSC 1086L Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1 credit)
- HUN 2201 Science of Human Nutrition (3 credits)
- MAC 1105 College Algebra (3 credits)
- MCB 2010 Microbiology (3 credits)
- MCB 2010L Microbiology Lab (1 credit)
- PSY 1012 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
Average TEAS of selected applicants:
Average GPA of selected applicants:
|Fall 2020||Cumulative GPA: 3.17||Pre-Req GPA: 3.18|
|Summer 2021||Cumulative GPA: 3.15||Pre-Req GPA: 3.27|
|Summer 2022||Cumulative GPA: 3.32||Pre-Req GPA: 3.56|
The scores and grade point averages shown above are averages for those students selected in the initial selection of RN transition candidates.
All qualified applicants are ranked via a 100 point ranking system based on their prerequisite GPA (45%), their composite TEAS score (50%) and their county residency (5%). Residency is determined based on the mailing address listed on the driver’s license submitted with the application only. Applicants not selected maintain their score and ranking. If a seat becomes available, applicants are contacted in the order that they are ranked.
Scores listed are averages and are not associated with an individual applicant. Some applicants selected may have scores above or below the average listed.
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.
- 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.
PHSC's Nursing program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and is an accredited associate degree program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). First accredited in 1996, the PHSC Associate Degree Nursing program has most recently received continuing accreditation in 2017. ACEN can be reached for program verification information at:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Student Achievements July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
NCLEX – 95.74%
Completion – 79.38%
State Licensure Information
To determine the state(s) in which the program meets or does not meet the requirements, or if PHSC was unable to determine if the program meets the licensing requirements, see below.
- Meets: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
- Does Not Meet: Not applicable.
- Unable to Determine: Not applicable.