Department of Education statement

St. Johns River State College offers a number of different degrees and certificates leading to professional licensure. Some professions require both a degree and the successful completion of additional criteria such as licensure exams, field placements, or clinical hours. If your future plans include achieving licensure or certification, you should know that requirements vary by state.

For the ASN and PN programs, completion of program requirements makes you eligible to apply to take the National Counsel Licensure Examination (NCLEX) RN or NCLEX-PN in Florida or one of the other 27 nursing compact states if you apply for a multi-state license under the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). A list of current compact states can be located on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website ( If you are a student who resides outside of Florida or one of the compact states, St. Johns River State College cannot confirm whether this degree program meets educational requirements for professional licensure in your state. Since the ASN program at St. Johns River State College is nationally accredited, the curriculum should meet the requirements of other states; however, some states have requirements in addition to the program’s curriculum. If you wish to take the NCLEX exam in a non-compact state, please contact the board of nursing in the state to determine whether this degree or certificate program will meet their licensure requirements.