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NURSING 0208/0299

Associate in Science Degree in Nursing - Limited access program

Program Details

Start Dates: Fall and Spring
Program Requirements: See Catalog
Program Plan-Course Rotation: Fall (Excel) (PDF), Spring (Excel) (PDF)

Program Length:

  • 5 Semesters: The A.S. degree program can be completed in approximately 5 semesters.
  • Four years: Complete your A.S. degree and continue your education with SJR State’s Nursing: RN to BSN - Bachelor of Science Degree. (ONLINE PROGRAM)

Location: The nursing programs are located on the Palatka and Orange Park campuses.

Questions? Contact the Nursing Department
Palatka - (386) 312-4176 or e-mail Lori Gaskin
Orange Park - (904) 276-6863

Accreditation: The A.S. degree in Nursing prepares students for careers as registered nurses. The program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). This nursing education program, Associate of Science in Nursing, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Notes: Anatomy and Physiology courses must be completed within seven years of application date to the nursing program. Any student with a passing grade for courses over seven (7) year limit will need to repeat the course with a grade of “C” or better.

Students from the college service district of Clay, Putnam and St. Johns county will be ranked first in the selection process.

The policy will be enforced beginning with the May 2015 nursing application period. This allows students two semesters in which to repeat their coursework if older than seven years. Students that need to repeat Anatomy and Physiology must see a college advisor or workforce advisor.

This notice is to update you on laws related to health care licensure and prior criminal history. The following two items will provide you information on legislative changes and the Board of Nursing's perspective on prior criminal history and disciplinary action that may impact your eligibility to complete clinical experiences in the nursing program and that may impact your eligibility to take the NCLEX licensure examination. NCLEX-RN Pass Results

As a student it is your responsibility to remain abreast of regulations and laws that impact licensure. If you have questions regarding whether this law applies to you, please consult an attorney. The college is unable to provide legal advice.

Criminal Background Alert (PDF)

How to Apply

(1) Apply to SJR State*
(2) Nursing Application*
(3) Admissions Requirements

Application Deadlines:
All requirements MUST be completed by the last day of the application period.

Orange Park Campus
May 1 - 31, Accepting applications for Fall Term enrollment (August)
Sept. 1 - 30, Accepting applications for Spring Term enrollment (January)

Palatka Campus
Accepting applications May 1 - 31 for Fall Term enrollment (August)

Note: Applications that do not make the intended semester will not "rollover" to the following semester. You must notify our office in writing prior to the next application deadline if you would like your application to be considered for the next available semester.

Questions? Contact the Nursing Department
Palatka - (386) 312-4176 or e-mail Lori Gaskin
Orange Park - (904) 276-6863

* Visit our SSN Web page for more information regarding the College's use of Social Security Numbers.

Outcomes / Salary

Year *Graduates Performance on Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) Florida State Average National Average
2018 87.5% 72.74% 88.3%
2017 84.47% 73.99% 84.24%
2016 94.12% 72.68% 81.68%

*http://floridasnursing.gov/education-and-training-programs/ Timeframe January 1 - December 31

SJR State Associate Degree Nursing Program 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
*Program Completion Rate - Percentage of students who graduate within no more than 150% of the stated program length beginning with enrollment in the first nursing course. Timeframe August 1st to July 31st 73% 70% 79%

SJR State Associate Degree Nursing Program 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
*Job Placement Rate - Percentage of graduates, six (6) to twelve (12) months after graduation, employed in a position for which the program prepared them. Timeframe August 1st to July 31st (Using FETPIP data) 91% 82% 100%

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