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Transition to Associate Degree Nursing RN

The Transition to Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) is designed for qualified Florida-licensed practical nurses, paramedics, or registered/certified respiratory therapists as an accelerated pathway to becoming a Registered Nurse (RN).

The Transition program is a 13-month hybrid acceleration track in Eastern Florida State College's Associate Degree Nursing program (ADN).

This program is geared towards those healthcare workers who wish to be awarded 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 will be eligible to take the national examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

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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.

Transition to Associate Degree Nursing RN

Program Overview

Degree Type
Associate in Science (A.S.)
Delivery Methods
On-Campus, Hybrid
Total Credit Hours
Academic Community
Health Sciences
Contact Information

Health Science Advising 
Email Advising 


Transition to Associate Degree Nursing COURSE CURRICULUM

The mission of EFSC nursing programs is to provide accessible, quality education to a diverse group of students for all levels of nursing from PCA to BSN. EFSC nursing programs prepare students to meet individual and community needs while providing quality patient care and modeling civic and ethical behaviors.

The Transition to RN program requires daytime class attendance. Clinical experiences are scheduled from 6:30 AM until 6:30 PM, throughout Brevard County, and may occur on any day of the week, including weekends.

The Transition program is a track within EFSC's Nursing RN Associate in Science degree so applicants should review the full nursing curriculum and the Transition to ADN catalog requirements within that curriculum.

Transition to Nursing A.S. Admissions Information

EFSC’s Transition to Associate Degree Nursing program is limited access and has a specialized application and selection process. Core courses begin every Fall and Spring Terms. The annual application deadlines are May 15th for a Fall Term start and September 1st for a Spring Term start. Follow the steps below to apply:

  1. Meet with a Health Sciences advisor to review program requirements and the selection process. The Transition program is guided by selection guidelines. Discussing this with a health science advisor before you apply is recommended as part of the process, especially because applicants must be eligible Paramedics, Practical Nurses, or Respiratory Therapists with the required Florida license.
  2. Apply for Admission: Interested students must review and complete the customized Transition to RN Application Process. Completed application files are due by the deadlines.
  3. Review complete program information. Check out all the details on this page and look over the Technical Performance Standards, plus review common questions and answers
  4. If selected or chosen as an alternate, complete Accepted Student RequirementsStudents accepted into the Transition to Nursing RN A.S. program are required to complete and pass a background check, drug screening, and comply with immunization requirements.

Brief Costs & Financial Aid Eligibility

Estimated expenses for the Transition to Associate Degree Nursing program total about $10,800 for students who are Florida residents.

The program is eligible for Federal aid and all students are encouraged to apply for financial aid and scholarships, especially the EFSC Foundation Titan Scholarships and community-based scholarships that are specifically for nursing program students.

College Courses You Would Take

The program's full catalog curriculum includes detailed guidance on all required courses and how you will receive advanced standing credit as a healthcare professional upon the completion of the two specific transition program courses. Here are just some of the courses you would take, including those transition track courses:

Related Nursing Programs

Earning the Nursing RN A.S. degree through this acceleration Transition track also prepares students for EFSC's completely online RN to BSN bachelor program. If you are not a healthcare professional who is eligible for the Transition program, consider these other degree and certifificate options in EFSC's nursing programs.