Associate Degree in Nursing Program News


Applications for the Fall 2017 Associate Degree Nursing Program will open

                                           January 3, 2017 to March 1, 2017


There will be an information session for students interested in applying for the Fall 2017 RN programs on Thursday, December 1st at 6:00pm at the Fort Walton Beach Campus in Building 48, Room 888 (auditorium).  There is no registration or sign-up for this event, everyone is welcome.

Please contact the Nursing Department at (850) 729-6400 if you have further questions about our upcoming information session.


                                                 RN to BSN Program News

  • Admits in Fall, Spring, and Summer 

  • Designed for licensed registered nurses who want to earn a B.S.N. degree 

  • Offered online with guided practice experiences (clinical) 

  • Up to 90 credits may be awarded for an RN License and prior coursework 

  • Part-time or full-time study plans available

  • If you are interested in scheduling an appointment to speak with a RN to BSN advisor, please call (850) 729-6444.


Nursing Programs are Nationally Accredited

The Associate in Nursing program at Northwest Florida State College has been awarded national accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

In addition, the RN to BSN program has been accredited since 2009 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and went through the reaccreditation process in 2013-14 and was awarded an additional 10 years for continued accreditation until 2024. For information go the RN to BSN webpage.

The nursing programs at NWF State College have maintained continuous accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) since their inception.


For more information about ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing):

Accreditation Commission For Education In Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326 
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020

Or for information about CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-887-6791 

Your Future is Now.

Spring 2012 RN GraduatesBegin today to prepare for a career as a Registered Nurse (RN). We will help you embark on a fulfilling career as a professional member of the healthcare team, working with others to meet the needs of the broadly diverse populations present in the continually changing healthcare environment of today's society. RNs are found caring for patients:

  • in hospitals, physicians' offices, health clinics, and outpatient procedure clinics
  • in the ER, OR, ICU, and a variety of other settings
  • who are babies, children, adults, new moms, and the elderly

RNs enjoy dependable employment, competitive salaries, flexible work schedules, and good benefits.

The Northwest Florida State College Nursing Program creates an innovative learning environment that prepares students to provide professional, ethical, and compassionate care based on scientific knowledge, advanced technology, and specialized clinical skills.


Pursue your dreams!