Associate in Science


Nursing concepts and techniques, health assessment, pharmacology and nutrition

About Nursing (A.S.)

Many clinical sites utilized by FSCJ are requiring the COVID-19 vaccine and will not consider exemptions. The College does not require its students to receive the vaccination. Therefore, students who are not vaccinated may not be able to attend clinical experiences and may delay their progress in the program. Students may need to withdraw and return when a clinical site is available that accepts exemptions.

Beginning May 2019, applicants to the Associate in Science in Nursing program are no longer required to submit a supplemental paper application. In order to be considered for the program, please visit and click ‘Apply.’ Note: current FSCJ students should identify themselves as ‘Returning Students.’  

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Nursing program is a combination of general education and professional courses including lecture, laboratory and clinical education components. Graduates of the program are prepared to function as entry-level practitioners and are qualified to take the National Council for Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed as registered nurses (RN). Clinical rotations scheduled in area hospitals and other medical centers are part of the program, so students will graduate with experience as well as theoretical knowledge.


The ASN nursing program at Florida State College at Jacksonville at the North, Nassau, and Deerwood campuses located in Jacksonville, Florida is accredited by the: 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

Industry Associations

If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, click here to ensure the program curriculum meets the requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing in that state.


Admission Requirements

All students must complete the HESI A2 Admission Exam prior to applying to the Nursing Program.

Students are admitted via a point system, students receive points for their HESI A2 scores and course grades. The students with the highest point allocations are admitted each semester. Note, the point allocation changes based on the applicant pool.

Program Requirements

Outcomes and Career Outlook

Student Outcomes

2020 - 2021  Associate Degree Nursing Program Outcomes:

Completion/Graduation Rates: 78.7%

NCLEX-RN Passage Rates: 80% 

This academic program prepares you for the following careers.

Resources and Documents

If the program has documents they will appear here.

Fact Sheet
Additional Resources


QLess Connect

Program Information

Selective Access 

Program Code:  2330

Academic Roadmaps

Next Start Term

Fall, Summer, Spring


May 15, Feb 15, Sept 15

Email has become the College’s preferred method of communication. Information regarding admissions decisions has transitioned from mail to email, and it will be delivered only to your FSCJ student email account.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees: Approximately $7,551*
 Financial aid is available, if qualified.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition Payment Plans

Contact Information

Phone: (904) 766-6690

*Tuition reflects Florida resident rates and are subject to change. Certain classes that require labs may have additional fees for lab supplies. Additional fees are published in the class schedule