The Associate of Science in Nursing Programs (A.S.N. and A.S.N. Bridge) prepare students to practice nursing as registered nurses. Upon graduation, the students are prepared to sit for the NCLEX® Examination, according to Florida Rules 64B9 and Statutes Chapter 464, and upon successful completion of NCLEX® to be licensed as registered nurses.
Mission: The Nursing Programs of Santa Fe College provide quality nursing education that is student-oriented and accessible to a diverse student population, in response to the current healthcare needs of our community. We add value to the lives of our students and enrich our community through excellence in teaching and learning, innovative educational programs, student services, community leadership and service in healthcare.
Nursing students spend approximately 50% of their nursing educational experience in clinical facilities and 50% in lab and classroom settings. Various health care facilities are utilized including the North Florida Regional Medical Center, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, Shands at the University of Florida, clinics, rehabilitation centers and nursing homes. Students should note that clinical training could be any day, Monday through Sunday, at varying hours.
These programs are in compliance with the curriculum framework as administered by the state of Florida Department of Education. The ASN and ASN Bridge Programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.