Selective Admission Process

Registered Nurse

Associate in Science

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Nursing degree program prepares you to become a highly skilled health care professional. This program is for you if you enjoy working with and caring for people. You will learn to provide care for clients of various ages and circumstances in any setting that requires nursing services. You will learn to assess health needs of individuals, groups and communities, actively promote healthy practices, and treat humans in response to injury or disease. Whether at the bedside or in the community, career opportunities for nurses are numerous and rewarding. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to take the national licensure exam to become a registered nurse (RN).

The A.S. in Nursing is a campus based program with real life clinical experiences provided in local healthcare facilities throughout the program. The state-of-the-art Simulation Center combines technology with education to help students build skills and confidence.

This program is a selective admissions program. You must apply and be accepted to the program. Students are admitted twice a year (fall and spring). Advanced placement in the program is available to LPNs.

Program Details

Northwest Florida State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northwest Florida State College. 

Class Options

Related Certificates

  • No available certificates for this program

Career Outlook*

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 6 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.  The vast majority of new graduates begin working as Registered Nurses within a few months of graduation.

Average or Median Salary

$81,220 (Nationally)/$73,392 (Locally)

*All career data on this page, such as occupation description, career outlook and salary information reflects the national average and was sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.