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Transition to Associate Degree Nursing / RN Application Procedure

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.

The Transition to Associate Degree Nursing / RN Program allows Florida Licensed Practical Nurses, Paramedics, and registered/certified Respiratory Therapists advanced standing in the Eastern Florida State College ADN program. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive an A.S. Degree and may apply to take the Nursing Examination for Registered Nurses, the NCLEX-RN.

The Transition to Associate Degree Nursing / RN Program admits up to 24 students each year. The application deadline is January 15, and the program begins every Summer (May) term. The program is located on the Titusville campus. Applicants are evaluated for admission by the ADN Selection Committee and based upon a point system explained in detail at the Selection Criteria section. Applicants are responsible for submitting and verifying all required information to the Health Science Admissions Office (currently in Melbourne, Building 15, Rm.101)  prior to the application deadline. Incomplete files will not be considered for program admission.

Transition to Associate Degree Nursing / RN - Required Documents Checklist

- Copy of license & AHA certifications     
- Unofficial Transcripts from EFSC and from all other colleges attended
- Work Experience Form
- Letters of Recommendation (1-3)
- Essay
- Online Application & $25 fee
- TEAS Scores
- Advisement Card (if applicable)
- For recent EFSC LPN Graduates ONLY:
      Proof of licensure/certification exam appointment (if recently graduated from EFSC’s LPN program)
      Letter from EFSC LPN faculty (if recently graduated from EFSC’s LPN program)

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 nationally accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 33 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326; Phone: 404-975-5000. It is also approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32399. Telephone: 850-488-0595. Website:

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Application Procedure

Apply for General Admission to EFSC

Only active EFSC students who are currently Florida Licensed Practical Nurses, Paramedics, and Respiratory Therapists may apply to the Transition to Associate Degree Nursing / RN program. If you have never applied to Eastern Florida State College or you haven't attended in over a year, you must apply for General Admission to the college first. All general admissions requirements, including official transcripts from all schools attended, must be met before students can apply to the Transition to RN program. 

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.

Complete Online Institute of Nursing Application

Complete the online Institute of Nursing Application for the  Transition to Associate Degree Nursing / RN Program. This application should be submitted no later than January 15. A $25 non-refundable fee will be charged 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 two years. The first attempt within one year will be used. (See Health Program TEAS Test for test dates, version, information and registration.) 

Submit Verification of Health-Related Experience form

Download, fill out and submit the Verification of Health-Related Experience form.  Applicants must have at least two years of work experience before applying.  (Exception:  Recent EFSC LPN graduates may apply to the Transition to Associate Degree Nursing / RN program directly after graduation.  See a Health Science Advisor.)

Other Required or Recommended  Steps