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
    Program Plan-Course Rotations - Fall (Excel) (PDF), Spring (Excel) (PDF)

    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 (ACEN)
    3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
    Atlanta, GA 30326

    NURSING: LPN Bridge to ASN (0208) A.S. Degree
    Program Plan-Course Rotations (Excel) (PDF)

    NURSING ASSISTANT - Long Term Care (0206) Vocational Certificate
    NURSING ASSISTANT - Articulated (0207) Vocational Certificate

    Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) information sessions:
    May 3, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. and
    May 10, 2017 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Call 386-312-4176 for more information
    or view the CNA Flyer (PDF)
    SJR State Palatka Campus,
    Library Building, Room L-130

    PHLEBOTOMIST (0210) Vocational Certificate

Nursing Faculty and Staff Contacts:
Dr. Mary Anne Laney, Ph.D., RN, CNE - Dean of Nursing and Allied Health
Diane Pagano, RN, MSN, MBA, CCRN, NE-BC ā€“ Director of the BSN Program
Sandra Dotson-Kirn, Ph.D., RN, CCRN-K, CNL - Instructor
June-Marie Mair, RN, MSN - Instructor
Patricia McAnnally, RN, MSN, BSN - Instructor
Shasta Ware, RN, MSN - Instructor
B. Michele Pate, RN, MSN, ARNP - Instructor
Mona Stanley, RN, MSN - Instructor
Charlene Z. Velasco, RN, MSNED - Instructor
Colleen Hollister, RN, MSN - Instructor
Michele Sink, RN, MSN - Instructor

Olivia Luke - Workforce Specialist - Palatka Campus
Lori Gaskin - Workforce Assistant - Palatka Campus
Libby Burckhard - Workforce Assistant - Orange Park Campus

Questions? Contact the Nursing Department
Palatka - (386) 312-4176 or e-mail Lori Gaskin
Orange Park - (904) 276-6863

Anatomy and Physiology courses must be completed within seven years of application date to the nursing program. Any student with a passing grade for courses over seven (7) year limit will need to repeat the course with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better.

The policy will be enforced beginning with the May 2015 nursing application period. This allows students two semesters in which to repeat their coursework if older than seven years. Students that need to repeat Anatomy and Physiology must see a college counselor or workforce advisor.

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.

LPN Bridge Application:

For a complete list of admission requirements download the Program Description.

Application Deadline:
Applications will be accepted from June 1 - 30, 2018
for Fall 2018 enrollment.

Available June 1*

Nursing Application
For a complete list of admission requirements download the Program Description.

Nursing Application Deadlines:
All requirements MUST be completed by the last day of the application period.

Orange Park - Fall
Accepting applications May 1 - 31 (August enrollment)

Orange Park - Spring
Accepting applications Sept. 1 - 30 (January enrollment)

Palatka - Fall
Accepting applications May 1 - 31 (August enrollment)

NOTE: 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.

* For more information regarding the College's use of Social Security Numbers, click here.

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