Nursing R.N. (A.S.)

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.

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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.

This is a Selective Access program.

Degree: Associate in Science (A.S.)
Credit Hours: 72 Credits
Online Program : No
Program Code: 2330
Financial Aid Eligible : Yes

Program Learning Outcomes


Successful completion of this program allows the individual to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to qualify for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for additional information.

Note: If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, please visit to determine if this program will meet the selected state’s requirements to sit for licensure or certificate testing.


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

Student Success Rates

Student Outcomes

2020 - 2021  Associate Degree Nursing Program Outcomes:

Completion/Graduation Rates: 78.7%

NCLEX-RN Passage Rates: 80%