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LPN to RN Transitional A.S. Nursing Degree

  • AS iconIf you are a licensed practical nurse, you can earn credit for your experience and education toward our Associate in Science Nursing degree. This program gives you the technical skills and scientific background you need to succeed in this lucrative field.

    Features

    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)  
    • Prepares you for the national exam to become a Registered Nurse
    • Provides lecture and hands-on clinical classes as part of your learning experience
    • Takes two years to complete
    • Fully approved by the Florida Board of Nursing
    • Offers a day or evening schedule
    • Transfers to SPC's B.S. degree in Nursing

    What You Should Know

    To be successful in the nursing program, you must be able to demonstrate these technical standards.

    Program Curriculum

    Program Admissions

    Continuing Your Education

    Our Nursing A.S. degree transfers to our Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion degree for RNs.

    To be admitted to the BSN program, you need:

    • An active, unrestricted, unencumbered RN license
    • An A.S. degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution
    • To have completed certain prerequisite courses.

    Career

    Our program trains you to become a registered nurse.

    Career Outlook

    Through 2020, registered nursing will create more jobs than any other occupation: 711,900. With many nurses retiring, the economy recovering and the health care needs of an aging population increasing, Florida may soon face a critical nursing shortage. Salaries and opportunities for advancement also are expected to continue to increase.
    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

    Career Opportunities

    • Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • Long-term care facilities
    • Physician offices

    You Will Learn

    • Theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric and geriatric nursing
    • Theoretical instruction and clinical experience in acute, long term and community settings
    • Personal, family, community and mental health concepts
    • Pharmacology and medication administration
    • Legal and ethical requirements of the profession

    Accreditation

    SPC's Associate in Science Degree in Nursing Program is fully approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road N.E., Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.

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