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Associate in Science Degree in Nursing

This degree program is targeted to assist Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who want to take their education and skills to the next level. The LPN Bridge program will give students a jump start on earning their A.S. degree in Nursing by awarding 10 college credit hours toward the degree. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Program Details

Start Dates: August 2021
Program Requirements: See Catalog
Program Plan-Course Rotation: (Excel) (PDF)

Program Length:

  • 4 Semesters: The A.S. degree program can be completed in approximately 4 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 program is a hybrid program with nursing core classes held online and on the St. Augustine campus. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Twelve hour clinicals are usually one day during the week, at health care facilities around the SJR State tri-county service area.

Questions? Contact the Nursing Department
(386) 312-4176 or e-mail Lori Gaskin

The LPN Bridge to the A.S. degree in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, The program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and may be applied toward a BSN degree at Florida’s state colleges and universities.

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 counselor 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) LPN Bridge to ASN Application* (Apply May 1 – 31)

Tuition and Fees: See Catalog
All requirements MUST be completed by the last day of the application period.

Questions? Contact the Nursing Department
(386) 312-4176 or e-mail Lori Gaskin

* 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
2019 95% 71.86% 88.18%
2018 87.5% 72.74% 88.3%
2017 84.47% 73.99% 84.24%

* Timeframe January 1 - December 31

SJR State Associate Degree Nursing Program 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
*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 70% 79% 81%

SJR State Associate Degree Nursing Program 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
*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% 88%

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