Nursing R.N. (Bridge Option for Paramedics and Licensed Practical Nurses

Associate in Science

Nursing RN

Transition to professional nursing, adult health and mental health

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Nursing (R.N.) (Bridge Option for Paramedics and Licensed Practical Nurse) degree program combines 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 NCLEX to become licensed as a registered nurse (RN). Admission to the program is limited and is based on academic performance and other criteria. This track is limited to employed paramedics and practical nurses with a current Florida license who have the equivalent of at least six months of work experience in the last two years as a paramedic or LPN.


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA, 30326
(404) 975-5000

Program Code: 2335

72 Credits

 Accelerated Program.
12 months to complete.

School of Health, Education and Human Services
Start Term

Available Summer 2019

Feb 15
Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.



(904) 766-6690


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Associate in Science in Nursing Bridge Option Summer 2019 Application
Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

This program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate in science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. This program also articulates into a bachelor’s degree program.


Career Opportunities

The registered nurse is a member of the health care team who offers direct patient care, supervision of other members of the team and teaching in collaboration with other members of the team. Successful completion of this program allows the individual to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to receive licensure as a registered nurse.

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