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Who We Are

The Associate Degree (AD) Nursing program is a two year course of study that prepares graduates for nursing careers in hospitals, long term care, and ambulatory care settings. After earning an Associate Degree in Nursing, the graduate is eligible to take the national examination (NCLEX) for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Program Options

Application Details

  • Applications will not be accepted by mail or email.
  • During the application period, you are required to meet with an academic advisor to review your application. Please contact Academic Advising to schedule an appointment. 
  • Decision letters will be mailed approximately 6 weeks after the admission window closes.

May & September Applicants

Nursing applications for the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and Transition into Professional Nursing programs are accepted every business day during the month of May for classes starting in August, and every business day during the month of September for classes starting in January.

Students who plan to apply in May 2022 must take AMH2020 or POS2041 to satisfy the Civic Literacy Competency graduation requirement established by the Florida Department of Education. The Associate Degree Nursing program will no longer require Oral Communication/SPC2608. The course will be replaced with one of the Civic Literacy options in order to keep the program at 72 credits. Please contact an advisor if you have questions regarding this new requirement.

Launch your path with a Nursing Associate of Science Degree

Career Options

Registered Nurse (RN)
Cardiac Nurse
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
Critical Care Nurse
ER Nurse
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Geriatric Nursing
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Professional Student Opportunities

Florida Nursing Students Association (FNSA)

Daytona State FNSA Chapter

Nursing Honor Society (Alpha Delta Nu)

Daytona Beach Black Nurses Association at Daytona State College

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Additional Information about the Associate of Science Nursing Degree

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What do I have to include with the nursing program application?

    The submitted nursing application must include:

    1. Completed nursing application.
    2. Copy of unofficial transcripts. All official transcripts must be received by the Admissions Office at the time of application submission.
    3. Copy of passing TEAS* test scores.

    Review the How to Apply Guide for prerequisite requirements, application details, and selection criteria.

    *The TEAS test is a requirement for acceptance into the nursing program and it must be taken at Daytona State College PRIOR to submitting an application.

    Transition into Professional Nursing Applicants

    See the How to Apply Guide for additional requirements.

  • Where can I take the TEAS test and how can I prepare?
  • How does the application selection process work?

    Selection based on a point system. The applicants with the highest cumulative points are the students accepted into the program. See the criteria in the How to Apply Guide.

    Final acceptance into the program is contingent upon satisfactory results from a physical examination and both a negative drug screening and cleared Level II background check conducted through the FDLE/FBI.

Accreditation

The Associate Degree Program is nationally accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone: (404) 975-5000, Fax: (404) 975-5020, www.acenursing.org.

Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associates and bachelor’s degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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Key Dates

May 1-30

Application Period

July 15

Decision Letters Mailed

August 2022

Classes Begin

Contact Us

School of Nursing
(386) 506-3250

FAQs - Nursing, A.S. Program

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