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: 2021 Graduates/Percentage Completed

     May 2021 ADN Graduates: 53/96%
     August 2021 ADN Graduates: 61/93%
     August 2021 Transition ADN Graduates: 30/100%
     Total ADN Graduates for 2021: 152/95%

First Time Pass Rate for the NCLEX-RN Licensing Exam

      ADN Class of 2021*: 68% (Florida average: 59%)
*November 2021 graduates to take NCLEX in 2022

Job Placement Rate

     ADN Class of 2020: 93% offered employment
     ADN Class of 2021: Data pending

Updated March 2022

Contact Information

Nursing Admissions & Advising Office

EFSC Melbourne Campus
3865 N Wickham Road, Bldg. 15, Rm. 101
Melbourne, FL 32935

EFSC Cocoa Campus
1519 Clearlake Rd, Bldg. 11, Rm. 228
Cocoa, FL 32922

For an Appointment:
Request Appointment for Advising

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)