Questions about Practical Nursing?

Health Sciences Admissions:
Melbourne Campus
Building 15, Room 101
3865 N Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935

Health Sciences Advisors:
321- 433-7582



Applying for Practical Nursing

Note:  Due to the storm-related closure the week of September 3, the Practical Nursing deadline has been extended to 11:59 PM on Monday, September 9, 2019. Students may turn in application paperwork via email to or fax to 321-433-7579.
Practical Nursing student

Thank you for your interest in the Practical Nursing Program, a twelve (12) month clock-hour certificate program which prepares students to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The deadline to apply is every September 1st, and the program begins in January. Classes are held on the Melbourne Campus.

For selection, students MUST satisfy entrance requirements.  Applicants are evaluated for admission based upon the Selection Criteria and Point System.

Applying to Practical Nursing

1. Complete the online application for the Practical Nursing Program

Complete the Practical Nursing online application with the Institute of Nursing. A $25 non-refundable fee for this application will be charged to the student's EFSC account, which can be paid online or at the cashier's office, no later than the deadline.

Please Note:  Applicants must be active EFSC students.  Students who have never attended EFSC or have not attended EFSC in over a year should apply or readmit to EFSC online and contact General Admissions for more information.

2. Submit TEAS Test scores

Applicants must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills prior to the deadline. The test is valid for 2 years.  Only the first attempt within 1 year will be used.  (See TEAS Test page for test version, dates, information and registration.)  Students must submit their scores to the Health Science and Nursing Admissions office before the deadline.

3. Submit Verification of Health-Related Experience form

Submit Verification of Health-Related Experience form. Applicants without health-related work experience do not need to submit this form.

4. Take the TABE test

Applicants should take the Test for Adult Basic Education (Level A) prior to the deadline and submit a copy of their results with their application packet. See TABE testing for details.

5. Complete application files by September 9 (Updated due to storm closure)

After the deadline, applicants will not be allowed to submit any additional information for their file. Incomplete files will not be considered for program admission. All applicants will be notified by mail of their status in the program 6-8 weeks after the deadline.

An UNOFFICIAL copy of  every college transcript is required with Health Science application by the deadline. Unofficial EFSC transcripts can be accessed at Please see the  Selection Criteria for additional application material required.

A file ready for the Admissions Committee review must include:

  • Online Application to the Practical Nursing Program.
  • All college transcripts, including EFSC.
  • TABE scores 
  • TEAS scores
  • Work Experience form (if applicable)
  • Military Experience (if applicable)

The Applicant is responsible for providing all required information prior to the deadline date, including all photo copies.

6. Equal Access Policy

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.