Health service occupations are growing twice as fast as the average rate for all occupations.
Registered nurses constitute the largest health care occupation with 2.3 million jobs.
NURSING (0208) (A.S. Degree) - Limited access program
Nursing Faculty and Staff Contacts:
The A.S. degree in Nursing prepares students for careers as registered nurses. The program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.
Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
This nursing education program, Associate of Science in Nursing, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000, www.nlnac/ACEN.
NURSING ASSISTANT - Long Term Care (0206)
NURSING ASSISTANT - Articulated (0207)
Dr. Mary Anne Laney, Ph.D., RN - Dean of Nursing and Allied Health
Dr. Billie Blake, MSN, BSN, Ed.D. - Associate Dean of Nursing
Jo-Ann R. Whitesell, CMSRN, MSN - Instructor
Mary Melfi, RN, MSN - Instructor
Jill Scott, RN, MSN, CCRN - Instructor
Jean Lamblin, RN, MSN - Instructor
B. Michele Pate, RN, MSN, ARNP - Instructor
Racheal McInnis, RN, PA-C, MSN - Instructor
Tracey Stehman, Ed.D, RN - Instructor
Shasta Melton, MSN, RN - Instructor
Kaye Walker - Administrative Assistant (Palatka)
Lori Gaskin - Palatka Secretary
Libby Burckhard - Orange Park Secretary
Questions? Contact the Nursing Department
Palatka - (386) 312-4176 or e-mail
Orange Park - (904) 276-6863
This notice is to update you on laws related to health care licensure and prior criminal history. The following two items will provide you information on legislative changes and the Board of Nursing's perspective on prior criminal history and disciplinary action that may impact your eligibility to complete clinical experiences in the nursing program and that may impact your eligibility to take the NCLEX licensure examination.
NCLEX-RN Pass Results
As a student it is your responsibility to remain abreast of regulations and laws that impact licensure. If you have questions regarding whether this law applies to you, please consult an attorney. The college is unable to provide legal advice.
For a complete list of admission requirements download the Program Description. (PDF)
Download Nursing Application*(PDF)
* For more information regarding the College's use of Social Security Numbers, click here.
Nursing Application Deadlines:
All requirements MUST be completed before the first day of an application period.
Orange Park - Fall
May 1 - 31 (August enrollment)
Orange Park - Spring
Accepting applications Sept. 1 - 30 (January enrollment)
Palatka - Fall
Accepting applications May 1 - 31 (August enrollment)
Applications that do not
make the intended semester will not "rollover" to the following semester. You must notify our office in writing prior to the next application deadline if you would like your application to be considered for the next available semester.