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Nursing Program Track One (Traditional 2-year program)
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 health care 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.
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). In addition, this nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The Associate Degree Nursing Program has two tracks. Track One, explained in this web section, is the traditional two-year program. This is a limited access program that 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.
EFSC also offers Track Two, a 13-month hybrid Transition to RN Program which is designed for Florida Licensed Practical Nurses, Paramedics and registered/certified Respiratory Therapists who wish to be awarded advanced standing in the Associate Degree Nursing Program.