Application Cycles

August 2021 Admissions

Application for August 2021 will be available from January 15, 2021 through May 7, 2021 by 4 p.m.  Applications received after 4 p.m. on May 7, 2021 will not be considered.

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 or mailed to: PHSC Admissions, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654.

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the U.S. Department of Labor, overall job opportunities for registered nurses (RNs) are expected to grow 12.8% by 2026, but may vary by employment type and geographic setting. Some employers report difficulty in attracting an 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 entering the profession start at approximately $24 per hour. Average salaries for RNs are approximately $31 per hour and $35 per hour for experienced nurses.

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
  • Limited Access Admissions - admits the following number of students:
    • Fall term Registered Nursing limited access program admits:
      • 24 students – East Campus
      • 24 students – Porter Campus
      • 40 students – West Campus. 
    • Spring term Registered Nursing limited access program admits:
      • 20 students – North Campus
      • 24 students – Porter Campus
      • 40 students – 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.

Student Achievements 2018

NCLEX – 90.95
Completion – 74.06
Placement – 98.0