Application Cycles

August 2020 Admission*

Applications for August 2020 will be available from January 15, 2020 through June 30, 2020, 7:30 p.m.**  Applications received after 7:30 p.m. on June 30, 2020 will not be considered. 

January 2021 Admission

Applications for January 2021 will be available from August 1, 2020 through September 21, 2020, 7:30 p.m. Applications received after 7:30 p.m. on September 21, 2020 will not be considered.

Applicant Requirement

All applicants must have a clear and active Florida Practical Nursing license at the time of application to be considered for this program. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

*For the safety of PHSC nursing applicants, staff, and community, applications are not being accepted in person at this time. Completed applications may be emailed to admissions@phsc.edu or mailed to: PHSC Admissions, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654.

**This date is extended from the initial application deadline date of May 21, 2020 due to a change in operations in response to COVID-19 activity. All pre-requisite admissions requirements remain unchanged and must be completed when the application is submitted.

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 Fall, the LPN to RN (ADN) Transition limited access program admits up to: 
        36 students on the North Campus, and 
        36 students on the West Campus.
        Note: on odd years, only 12 students are admitted on the West Campus. Additionally, due to COVID-19 activity, fall 2020 admissions are decreased to 20 seats for North Campus and 20 seats for West Campus.
  • In Spring, the LPN to RN (ADN) Transition program admits 24 students on the Porter Campus.
  • LPNs will receive 17 advanced college credit semester hours based on practical nursing 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.