Nursing Registered Nurse Associate in Science (RN-AS)

Students seeking admission to the program must complete an application for both the College and the program. Admission to this program is limited by student/faculty ratios and availability of clinical resources. All application requirements must be completed before a student will be considered for admission to the nursing program. Once all admission requirements are complete applicants are ranked according to a points system based on HESI test scores, residency, current certifications, and viewing of the program information video and completion of the information quiz. A complete explanation of the points system may be found under "Weighted Point System" which may be accessed on the the menu bar on the left.

Students are required to pass a criminal background check and a urine drug screen prior to clinical experiences. Applicants who have an arrest record (other than a minor traffic violation) should be aware that they may not be permitted to sit for the licensing examination NCLEX-RN after graduation. The Florida Board of Nursing determines eligibility for NCLEX-RN after receiving an individual's application to take NCLEX-RN. Refer to for questions.

Progression to the clinical component of the program is contingent upon submission of satisfactory physical examination/immunization forms and current (American Heart Association only) CPR certification at the Health Care provider level.

 Admission Requirements

  • Complete NWF State College Application
  • Completed Nursing Online Application (Fall 2017 application period is January 3, 2017 to March 1, 2017)
  • Cumulative college Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale
  • Completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better and an overall grade point average of these courses of 2.5
  •  Completed current online NWFSC Nursing Program Information Session & submitted post-test/confirmation form by March 1, 2017

  • Minimum score of 75 on each of the HESI A² components (reading, grammar, vocabulary, math, anatomy and physiology) you have two attempts and highest score from each exam is used.  HESI  A² Nursing Admission Assessment Exam 1st attempt by January 31, 2017 – minimum score of 75% on each component is required by the end of the second attempt (2nd attempt deadline is March 1, 2017). 

    All final paperwork must be received by March 1, 2017

     College placement testing scores and all prep courses completed

     ALL transcripts (high school, other college/university, LPN program)

Requirements for Progression

  • Grade of C or higher in courses in the curriculum
  • Grade of C or higher in all corequisites courses
  • Current CPR certification at the Health Care Provider level (American Heart Association) only
  • Satisfactory level of mental and physical health, including current immunizations, Hepatitis B vaccinations; yearly TB testing and ability to meet Performance Standards
  • Passing a criminal background check and a urine drug screen prior to clinical experience.

Students who do not meet progression requirements must withdraw from the ADN program and apply for readmission.