About Nursing

Students who earn an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in nursing can move directly into today's workforce or continue their education. You’ll grow personally as you help meet the needs of those you care for, their families and your community. Whether you go to work in a hospital, clinic, doctor’s office or patient’s home, the demand for nurses is expected to grow enormously.

Tallahassee Community College offers a number of different degrees and certificates leading to professional licensure.  Some professions require both a degree and the successful completion of additional criteria such as licensure exams, field placements, or clinical hours. If your future plans include achieving licensure or certification, you should know that requirements vary by state.

For the Associate Degree in Nursing Program, completion of program requirements may make you eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) RN in Florida or one of the other 27 nursing compact states if you apply for a multi-state license under the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). A list of current compact states can be located on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website (https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-compact.htm). If you are a student who resides outside of Florida or one of the compact states, Tallahassee Community College cannot confirm whether this degree program meets educational requirements for professional licensure in your state. Since the ASN program at Tallahassee Community College is nationally accredited, the curriculum should meet the requirements of other states; however, some states have requirements in addition to the program’s curriculum.  If you wish to take the NCLEX-RN in a non-compact state, please contact the board of nursing in that state to determine whether this degree will meet their licensure requirements. 


The AS Degree nursing program at Tallahassee Community College (which includes the Healthcare Professional-to-RN) located in Tallahassee, Florida is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000 

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the AS degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm