South Florida State College has a variety of options for students who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing. Click the program below for more information:

Practical Nursing (PN) Generic Nursing (RN)
  • Career Certificate (CC)
  • 11 months (1,350 credit hours)
  • Full-time, day program
  • Graduates are NCLEX-PN exam eligible

Application Deadline: May 6, 2025

Next Program Start Date: August 2025

  • Associate in Science degree (AS)
  • 2 years (72 credit hours)
  • Full-time, day program
  • Graduates are NCLEX-RN exam eligible
  • Program accredited by ACEN

Application Deadline: October 9, 2024

Next Program Start Date: January, 2025

Transition Nursing (LPN to RN) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Associate in Science degree (AS)
  • 13 months (72 credit hours)
  • Full-time, day program
  • Graduates are NCLEX-RN exam eligible
  • Student must be an LPN to apply

Application Deadline: March 7, 2025

Next Program Start Date: May 2025

  • Bachelor of Science degree (BS)
  • Classes taken at own pace (120 credit hours)
  • Online program
  • Program accredited by ACEN
  • Student must be an RN to apply

Application Deadline: None*
*Applications accepted year round

Next Program Start Date: Open Enrollment – Start Any Term


U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v). Completion of program requirements results in eligibility to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) RN or PN in Florida or one of the other 27 nursing compact states if you apply for a multi-state license under the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). A list of current compact states can be located on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website ( If you are a student who resides outside of Florida or one of the compact states, South Florida State College cannot confirm whether these degree programs meet educational requirements for professional licensure in your state. Since the ASN program at South Florida College is nationally accredited, the curriculum should meet the requirements of other states; however, some states have requirements in addition to the program’s curriculum. If you wish to take the NCLEX exam in a non-compact state, please contact the board of nursing in the state to determine whether this degree or certificate program will meet their licensure requirements.