LPN-RN Transition Nursing Program

The LPN-RN Transition Nursing Program is specifically designed for the qualified Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who demonstrates current knowledge and skills so that advanced standing may be attained without unnecessary duplication of course content and experiences.

For complete information about this program, please attend a nursing information session.   

Semester Application Period TEAS Deadline

Fall 2024
(August Start)

March 1, 2024 - May 15, 2024

May 15, 2024
  • Mandatory Orientation for Conditionally Accepted Fall 2024 Applicants:
    • June 17, 2024
    • Lakwood Ranch Campus  
Spring 2025
(January start)

Application dates are subject to change. Please monitor this page for the most current program information.

The Evening/Weekend program is offered exclusively at the LWR campus and is contingent upon sufficient enrollment.

Program Application Requirements

The Associate in Science in Nursing Degree is a limited enrollment program. Completion of all of the academic courses required for the degree does not guarantee acceptance into the program.


The following four prerequisite courses MUST be completed and posted to Degree Works by the application deadline. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75-3.0*** or better in the four prerequisite courses is required to apply. 

Course Description Hours
BSC 2085C w/lab Anatomy & Physiology I with lab 4
BSC 2086C w/lab Anatomy & Physiology II with lab 4
ENC 1101 Written Communication I 3
Mathematics Any Category A, Area II, A.A. Mathematics course 3
 Total 14


In addition to completing the four prerequisites with the required GPA, applicants must also take and pass the ATI TEAS exam by the TEAS deadlines. Follow this link to review the TEAS requirement  information.

General Academic Requirements

Students are strongly encouraged to complete as many of the general academic requirements as possible, listed below, prior to entry into the A.S. in Nursing Program to ease their academic load.

 Program Overall GPA is the four prerequisite courses plus the five General Academic Requirements combined.  Applicants must maintain a Program Overall GPA of 2.75, or better, to remain eligible for the nursing program.  

Course Description Hours
POS-1041 or AMH-1020 Civic Literacy Requirement 3
Humanities Any Category A, Area IV, A.A. Humanities course 3
MCB 2010C w/lab Microbiology with lab 4
PSY 2012 Psychology 3
DEP 2004 Human Development: Life Span 3
Total 16

Metrics of Qualification***

Primary Metrics:  
Nursing Prerequisite GPA: 3.0+
Program Overall GPA:  2.75+
TEAS Total: 58.7%+
Secondary Metrics:  
Nursing Prerequisite GPA: 2.75-2.99
Program Overall GPA: 2.75+
TEAS Total: 65% +
TEAS Science: 65% +

Additional Transition Program Entrance Requirements

  • A current Florida license as a Practical Nurse that is unencumbered and is unrestricted.
  • An OFFICIAL transcript from the Practical Nursing program must be submitted directly to the SCF Office of the Registrar during the application period.
  • Working LPNs: a letter from your employer, on company letterhead, indicating current employment as a LPN during the last 12 months, listing skills required of the job.  It is recommended that LPN applicants have work experience in acute or extended care medical/surgical inpatient settings.
  • Recent LPN school graduates: you are not required to show proof of employment if you enter the AS, Nursing Transition program within twelve (12) months of graduation from LPN school. However, you must show proof of recent graduation by providing a copy of your diploma. 
  • A completed Nursing Transition Program application, with the appropriate fee, submitted during the posted application period. Dates are posted at the top of this page. A separate application is required for admission/readmission to SCF.
  • The TEAS exam is required. 
  • Send employer letter (working LPN)/diploma (recent grad) to by the application deadline.

Associate in Science Transition Nursing Program

A grade of ‘C’ or better is required for all coursework for the Nursing program

Course Description Hours
NUR 2703C Nursing Transitions 10*
NUR 2731C Nursing Practice III 10
NUR 2732C Nursing Practice IV 10
NUR 2813 Nursing Seminar 2
Total 42**

* NUR 2703C Nursing Transitions is taken in lieu of NUR 1023C Nursing Practice I and NUR 1730C Nursing Practice II.

** The LPN transition student is awarded an additional 10 credit hours upon successful completion of the Nursing program.  

NOTE: Students will be contacted via their SCF student email account regarding nursing admission decisions. Qualified applicants who are not admitted to a specific semester will have the opportunity to submit a new application for another admission period.

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