Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

The goal of Eastern Florida State College's Nursing Program is to provide students with an education that will prepare them to be lifelong learners, responsible community members, and productive healthcare providers in a rapidly changing world.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program (RN), established in 1966, is designed to produce a well-rounded nurse who is able to think critically, make appropriate decisions, communicate effectively and function as a member of a health team in providing holistic care to culturally diverse clients.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the national examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is nationally accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 33 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326; Phone: 404-975-5000

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, FL, 32399; 850-488-0595

The Associate in Science Degree Nursing Program offers a traditional two-year program, explained in this web section, and a 13-month Transition to RN program, which awards advanced standing in the A.S. degree program for qualified Florida Licensed Practical Nurses, Paramedics and registered/certified Respiratory Therapists.

Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program is limited and requires a special application process. Successful applicants for the two-year A.S. program will take part in training that includes behavioral sciences, computation and humanities, as well as the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies required in the nursing profession. Technological innovations such as the Human Patient Simulator and interactive labs are incorporated within the program. Clinical experiences that emphasize the development of critical thinking skills and involvement in the community are other key aspects of the program.

Eastern Florida State College
Associate Degree Nursing Program
Student Achievement Data *

Completion Rate
Completion Rate
ADN Class of 2014 89.2%
ADN Class of 2015 90.3%
ADN Class of 2016 74.26%
ADN Class of 2017 81.5%


First Time Pass Rate for the NCLEX-RN Licensing Exam
Graduation Class NCLEX-RN Pass Rate
ADN Class of 2014 89.36%
ADN Class of 2015 95.3%
ADN Class of 2016 85.25%
ADN Class of 2017 88.89%


Job Placement
Graduation Class Employment Rate
ADN Class of 2014 98.4%
ADN Class of 2015 100%
ADN Class of 2016 96%
ADN Class of 2017 95.45%

* The data reflects the aggregate of both options for the Associate Degree Nursing Program (Traditional ADN and Transition to RN).


Nursing Group Information Sessions

January 2020 Program Start

July 15, 2019 - Application Deadline
Group Information Session Dates: 

Wednesday, May 22, 3-5 PM
Thursday, June 20, 5:30-7:30 PM

Melbourne Campus, Building 4, Room 104 (Auditorium)

August 2020 Program Start

March 15, 2020 - Application Deadline
Group Information Session Dates: TBA

EFSC Nursing Programs

Patient Care Assistant (with CNA and HHA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Registered Nursing (RN)
     Traditional RN (Two-Year A.S.)
     Transition to RN (Advanced Standing A.S. for Qualifying Health Professionals)