Programs that lead to careers

The Nursing & Health Sciences Institute operates districtwide, offering course work on the Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay and Titusville campuses, with its headquarters on the Cocoa Campus. We're also home to a regional training center for the American Heart Association.

EFSC provides state-of-the-art classrooms and clinical laboratory facilities where students learn to apply their specialized skills. Human Patient Simulation Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum so students can practice their newly learned skill and see the consequences of their actions before they work on a live patient.

Course work can lead to a variety of degrees and certificates — all of which will fast-track you into your desired career field. Check the menu in this section for the full list of programs. Continuing education courses are also offered on a wide array of health-related topics. Many emergency first aid and CPR classes are available through the American Heart Association.

Applicants for our programs must be 18 years of age prior to the start of their intended program's clinical courses. For more information about program requirements, please view the program links to the left and/or contact our specialized Admission and Advising office.


Important Nursing Program Notice


The following announcement provides clarification regarding accreditation of the Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) Nursing programs, and ensures accurate information is provided to current/potential students:
The Nursing programs at EFSC — Registered Nursing, Transition to Registered Nursing, Practical Nursing and Patient Care Assistant (Certified Nursing Assistant) — are all currently approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (Department of Health). Approval by the state is all that is REQUIRED to be eligible for nursing licensure. Additional accreditation by the National League of Nursing Accreditation Council (NLNAC) is OPTIONAL.

This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Please be assured that EFSC’s Nursing programs prepare students for licensure as Nurses and convey the appropriate standards and skills that students will need as a responsible member of their profession. As with any health program, students interested in re-locating to another state must ensure that they meet the appropriate guidelines to practice in that State. The college is currently in the application process for NLNAC accreditation, but, again, this is not required. If you have any concerns, please contact Nancy Montgomery via email at

Contact Us

Nursing and Health Sciences Admission & Advising Office
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922
Building 20, Room 211
Fax: 321-433-7579

Important Forms

Health Experience Form
Permission to Release Education Records
Transcript Request Form

Should Students need to make an accident claim, they can obtain claim forms and information from their instructors or download the following PDF forms:
Student Insurance Claim Form
Student Insurance Certificate
Student Insurance FAQ & Claims Handling Information


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