Nursing (Bridge Option for Paramedics and Licensed Practical Nurses

Associate in Science


Transition to professional nursing, adult health and mental health

About Nursing (Bridge Option for Paramedics and Licensed Practical Nurses) (A.S.)

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Nursing (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 or Compact State license who have the equivalent of at least six months of work experience in the last two years post graduation as a paramedic or LPN.


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

Top ranked Paramedic to RN program, a nursing advocacy program, named FSCJ’s Associate in Science (A.S.) in Nursing (R.N.) (Bridge Option for Paramedics and Licensed Practical Nurse) in their 2020 list of Best Paramedic to RN Programs.

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.


Program Requirements

Outcomes and Career Outlook

Student Outcomes
2019-20  A.S. in Nursing Program Outcomes:
Completion/Graduation Rates: 86%

NCLEX-RN Passage Rates: 87.72%

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

Program Code:  2335

Academic Roadmaps

Next Start Term

Available Summer


Feb 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

 Financial aid is available, if qualified.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition Payment Plans

Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for prior learning is available for this program.
Learn More

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