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Transition to Registered Nursing (R.N.), A.S. (2164) 



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Program Purpose:
To prepare Florida-licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and Florida-certified paramedics for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to function effectively and safely in entry-level registered nursing positions.

Employment Types:
Registered nurses are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, home health, public health, schools, physician’s offices, nursing homes, educational organizations and other settings.

Program Length:
72 credit hours

Admission Requirements:
Applicants must be Florida-licensed practical nurses or Florida-licensed paramedics.Two years of full-time employment as an LPN or paramedic within the last five years.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and meet all admission requirements of the College.

Prior to submitting the application for admission, students must complete all prerequisite courses and the Health Education Systems, Inc., Admission Assessment (HESI A2 ).

  • Grade Point Average (GPA for Nursing ). Students must earn a grade of C or better in each pre-requisite course and have an overall minimum pre-requisite GPA of 2.5. Points are earned by multiplying the GPA x 10. For example, a student earning a 3.2 GPA would earn 32 points towards admission (e.g., 3.2 x 10=32). The maximum number of points granted for GPA is 40.
  • HESI A2. A minimum score of 75% on each subtest of the HESI A2 is required to be considered for admission. The test scores are translated into points. For example, a score of 81% provides 81 points toward admission. Only scores on the following subtests are considered for admission: reading, vocabulary, grammar, math.

    Students may earn additional points by achieving certain subtest scores. The score ranges required to earn additional points for a subtest are as follows:
    • 80.0-89.99% = 3 additional points
    • 90.0-100% = 5 additional points

A total of 20 additional points toward admission may be earned in this manner.

The total number of possible points = 120

The points earned from the HESI A2 and GPA are added together, and this total determines who is offered admission. The total maximum points possible = 160.

If two or more students have an equal number of points, residents of TCC’s service district and veterans will receive first consideration.

Click here to view admission information for transfer students .

Program Application:
The program accepts students for the Summer semester only. This is a limited-access program with a limited number of seats per class; applicants are accepted based on the admission requirements point system (described above). There is no waiting list for this program.

Applicants must submit a TCC admissions application and a separate healthcare program application by the published deadline.

See Additional Healthcare Program Requirements  for more important information.

Program Division:
Healthcare Professions, Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education

Visit, contact the Healthcare Programs Coordinator at (850) 558-4523 or contact the Healthcare Professions Division Office at (850) 558-4500 or

Course Information

Program Prerequisites (30 credit hours)

Semester I (7 credit hours)

Semester II (11 credit hours)

Semester III (10 credit hours)

Course Exemptions (14 credit hours)

Note: During the final semester of the program, students will be granted a block of 14 credit hours for the following courses, from which they are exempt:

  • NUR1020 Fundamental Concepts of Nursing
  • NUR1020L Fundamental Concepts of Nursing Lab
  • NUR1022L Fundamental Concepts of Nursing Clinical
  • NUR1141 Pharmacology I
  • NUR1213 Nursing Concepts I
  • NUR1213L Nursing Concepts I Lab
  • NUR1214L Nursing Concepts I Clinical
  • NUR1440 Family Nursing
  • NUR1440L Family Nursing Lab
  • NUR1441L Family Nursing Clinical
  • NUR1520 Mental Health Nursing
  • NUR1520L Mental Health Nursing Clinical

Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail

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