Questions about Nursing?

For more information about Eastern Florida's Associate Degree Nursing Program or the application procedure, call:
Health Sciences Admissions 321-433-7575/7548
Health Sciences Advisor 321-433-7582/7675


Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) Application Process

Spring Term Option Two Selection Notice

Due to Hurricane Matthew, the RN Option 2 selection has been delayed.  Letters should be received by November 15, 2016.

The ADN program prepares students for entry-level positions as a Professional Registered Nurse (RN). The practice of Professional Nursing means the performance of those acts requiring substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skill based upon applied principles of psychological, biological, physical and social sciences. The professional Nurse is responsible and accountable for making decisions that are based upon the individual's education and experience in Nursing.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive an A.S. Degree and may make application to take the State Board of Nursing Examination for Registered Nurses, the NCLEX-RN. The graduate has the foundation necessary to continue his/her education in Nursing upon completion of the program.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program admits 60 students on two different deadlines annually.  Beginning in January of 2017, all two-year ADN programs will be relocated to the Melbourne campus.  Applicants are responsible for submitting and verifying all required information to the Health Science Admissions Office (currently in Cocoa, Building 20 - 211)  prior to the application deadline dates. Incomplete files will not be considered for program admission.  Application Deadlines and Program Start Dates are as follows:

Option One - Melbourne Campus - Coursework primarily presented during the daytime
      Application Deadline:  March 15th
      Program Start Date:  August
      Accept / Decline Notification: 10 weeks

Option Two - Melbourne Campus - Coursework primarily presented after 2 PM & Weekends
      Application Deadline:  August 15th    
      Program Start Date: January
      Accept / Decline Notification: 10 weeks 

Applicants are evaluated for admission by the ADN Selection Committee and based upon a point system explained in detail at the Selection Criteria section. For selection, you MUST satisfy program entrance requirements outlined below. 

There is no waiting list; non-accepted students who wish to reapply must request (in writing) their folder to be held over for subsequent deadlines. Students reapplying must submit a new online application and payment as well as  update their folder content.

The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32399. Telephone: 850-488-0595. Website:

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

Click on the categories below for information about applying.

Application Procedure

Apply for General Admission to EFSC

Complete and properly file the application for general admission to Eastern Florida State College, prior to program application deadline (if you are not already an EFSC student). There is a $30 non-refundable application fee for general admissions that must be submitted at the time of the application to the college. Students can apply online using the EFSC online application. Complete all general admissions requirements, including placement testing, with the General Admissions office.

NOTE: This step above pertains ONLY to those students who are not currently enrolled with the college. If you have not attended EFSC within the last two years, you will need to readmit to the college.

Eastern Florida State College is dedicated to providing a nondiscriminatory environment which promotes equal access, equal educational opportunity, and equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, national origin, color, ethnicity, genetic information, religion, sex, gender preference, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. 

EFSC recognizes the rights of students and applicants with disabilities, including those with hepatitis B, under the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Submit Transcripts to EFSC

ALL OFFICIAL college and/or high school transcripts or GED scores must be sent to:

College Admissions Office
Eastern Florida State College
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, Florida 32922

  1. Transfer students: Request all previous attended colleges to send a final, official copy of college transcripts to the EFSC Admission's Office. These transcripts must be received and evaluated by the application deadline. Please note that EFSC will not evaluate transcripts if courses are still in progress at your previous institution. Additionally, if you are listed as "non-degree seeking" at EFSC, request the Admissions office to indicate your minor as "the program you are applying for" (ex: Nursing RN) so that transcripts will be evaluated accordingly. Points will not be awarded for courses that do not reflect on your unofficial transcript by the application deadline.
  2. International students: If you attended high school and/or college in a country other than the United States, when you submit your transcripts you must speak to the International Student Service Advisor to determine any further steps that must be taken to evaluate your grade point average and transfer credits.
  3. If no previous college coursework: Take the College Placement Test with the EFSC testing center at your local campus. If applicable, all required prep courses must be exited prior to the application deadline.  See a general admissions specialisit for more information.

Complete Online Institute of Nursing Application

Complete the online Institute of Nursing Application for the Associate Degree Nursing Program. This application should be submitted no later than the posted deadline date for the option of your choice. A $25 non-refundable fee will be charged to your EFSC account for this application.  The fee is to be paid at the cashier's office or online, no later than the application deadline.

Submit TEAS Test scores

Applicants must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to the deadline. The test is valid for 2 years.  The first attempt within 1 year will be used. (See Health Program TEAS Test for test dates, version, information and registration.) 

Submit the Verification of Health-Related Experience form

Submit the Verification of Health-Related Experience form. Applicants who do not have any health-related work experience do not need to submit the form.

Other Required or Recommended  Steps

  • Submit Unofficial Transcripts. An UNOFFICIAL transcript of all previously attended colleges, including EFSC, is required with your application packet. Transfer students may complete the health and nursing transcript request form and submit to the Nursing & Health Science Admissions Office so that your previous college coursework can be placed in your application folder for committee review.  You must still submit a current unofficial EFSC transcript to reflect all courses taken at or transferred to EFSC. Unofficial EFSC transcripts can be accessed at
  • Attend an advisement session with a Health Sciences Advisor. You do not need to schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor. Please see here for office hours and contacts.
  • Attend an Nursing Group Orientation. You do not need to schedule an appointment to attend. Please see the Nursing Group Orientation Dates on the left-hand side of the Nursing RN program landing page.  You must attend the Group Orientation associated with your intended campus in order to receive points.