Program Code: 3313
Academic Chair Rita Revak-Lutz
Associate Director *JoHanna Sunkett-McBride
Faculty V. Bone, T. Clarke, V. Cotto, D. Darby, K. Harker, J. Hutton, T. Ison, T. Jordan, S. Lindsay, S. Milner, K. Nestor, H. Richardson, J. Sullivan, R. Thomas, R. Whitton, and C. Woelfle
* Nursing Facilitator
Mission: The Nursing Programs of Santa Fe College provide quality nursing education programs that are student-oriented and accessible to a diverse student population in response to the current healthcare needs of our community. We add value to the lives of our students and enrich our community through excellence in teaching and learning, innovative educational programs, student services, community leadership, and service in healthcare.
The Associate in Science in Nursing Programs Bridge LPN (ASN Bridge) prepares students to practice nursing as registered nurses. Upon graduation, the students are prepared to sit for the NCLEX® Examination, according to Florida Rules 64B9 and Statutes Chapter 464, and upon successful completion of NCLEX® to be licensed as registered nurses.
Per the Florida Department of Education Articulation Agreement, ASN Bridge LPN students must enter the Nursing Bridge Program within five years of their completion from a Florida Practical Nursing Program and have a current Florida license as a LPN. They are awarded 10 hours of college credit. These 10 credits equal exemption from NUR 2020C - Fundamentals of Nursing , 6 credits, and NUR 2210C - Medical Surgical Nursing 1 , 6 credits; with completion of NUR 2037C - Medical Surgical Nursing 1 , 2 credits.
Nursing students spend approximately 50% of their nursing educational experience in clinical agencies and clinical simulations/labs and 50% in classroom settings. Various health care agencies are utilized including North Florida Regional Medical Center, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, UFHealth, and long-term care/nursing homes/rehabilitation centers. Students should note that clinical educational training could be Monday through Sunday, at varying hours, day or evening.
These programs are in compliance with the curriculum framework as administered by the State of Florida Department of Education. The ASN Bridge Program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.