To prepare Florida-licensed practical nurses (LPNs), Florida-licensed paramedics, and Florida-licensed respiratory therapists for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to function effectively and safely in entry-level registered nursing positions.
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
Registered nurses are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, home health, public health, schools, physician’s offices, nursing homes and educational organizations.
72 credit hours (62 program + 10 exemption hours)
Applicants must be Florida-licensed practical nurses, Florida-licensed paramedics or Florida-licensed respiratory therapists. The license must be current and unencumbered.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and meet all admission requirements of the College.
Before 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 prerequisite course and have an overall minimum prerequisite 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.
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 (www.tcc.fl.edu/apply) and a separate healthcare program application by the published deadline. Students may access the healthcare application through their TCC Passport account.
See Additional Healthcare Program Requirements for more important information.
View Healthcare Program Application Deadlines.
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