Nursing Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Bridge

2139: A.S. Degree in Nursing — Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Bridge (60 Credit Hours)

CIP: 51.1699
FL CIP: 1351380100
SOC: 29-1141

This is a limited access program. Please consult for information on limited access programs.

The bridge option is designed to build upon the LPN’s education for career mobility to Associate Degree Nursing. The program prepares graduates to provide nursing care to individuals and groups with commonly occurring health problems in institutional and community settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for licensure including taking the NCLEX-RN to become registered nurses. The program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, telephone 866-747-9965.

The Associate in Science Degree Nursing LPN-ADN Bridge Option is a limited access program.
A limited access program is one in which both program admission and course registration are restricted to a certain number of students meeting predetermined criteria. Limited access status is justified when student demand exceeds available resources or accreditation requirements (i.e., student/faculty ratios, instructional facilities and equipment, clinical sites) or the nature of the program calls for specific admission requirements. Limited access programs have admissions processes and criteria beyond general college admissions. While any student meeting the minimum criteria is encouraged to apply, not all applicants may be accepted.


Criteria for Application

• Be admitted to CF in good standing.
• Completion of this online information session.
• At the time the bridge application is submitted, the student must have completed or be currently enrolled in the last of the prerequisite courses required for the program.
• Minimum 2.0 college GPA and minimum 2.75 GPA for nursing curriculum courses.
• Placement testing, including the Psychological Services Bureau – RN School Aptitude exam and Health Sciences Reasoning Test – Numeracy exam.
• Preference is given to residents of the CF service area: Marion, Citrus and Levy county.
• Current Florida LPN License.
• Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider certification.

Additional Criteria Apply Once Admitted to the Program:

• Criminal background check.
• ADN online orientation.
• Nursing orientation.
• Physical Examination Form, Current Immunization Form, Personal History Form and minimum 9 Panel Drug Screening.
• Professional liability insurance, retained by the college and included in tuition and fees.

Application directions are explained in the required online information session. Go to for additional information.

The program policies including attendance, grading, progression, clinical behaviors and readmission guidelines are found in the student handbook that each student obtains upon beginning the ADN program.

General Education Courses*

Course No.

Course Title


HUN 1201

Human Nutrition


PSY 2012

General Psychology


MCB 2010



MCB 2010L

Microbiology Lab


BSC 2085

Human Anatomy and Physiology I


BSC 2085L

Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab


BSC 2086

Human Anatomy and Physiology II


BSC 2086L

Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab


DEP 2004

Human Growth and Development


MAC 1105 or

STA 2023

College Algebra or

Elementary Statistics


ENC 1101

Freshman Composition Skills I





One of the following:

ARH 1000

Art Appreciation


HUM 1020

Introduction to the Humanities


LIT 1000

Introduction to Literature


MUL 1010

Music Appreciation


PHI 2010

Introduction to Philosophy


THE 1000

Introduction to the Theatre


Program Core Courses

NUR 1004C

Bridge Nursing With Laboratory


NUR 1003

Socialization into Nursing for LPN to ADN Bridge


NUR 2732C

Nursing III With Laboratory


NUR 1830

Socialization into Nursing III


NUR 2734C

Nursing IV with Laboratory



Total Credit Hours


*Some students may need preparatory study before taking these courses. See individual course descriptions for criteria. Preparatory courses are not part of the nursing curriculum.


  • The required General Education course sequencing is explained in the online information session.
  • It is necessary that students have reliable transportation to the assigned hospitals and clinical facilities, which are located in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties.
  • Class and clinical hours may be between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Clinical hours may occur on Saturdays.
  • The CF service district is Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. In-district residents will be accepted into the nursing programs first before any consideration will be given to out-of-district applicants.
  • Credit for classroom/theory instruction, whether face-to-face or online, is one credit per 50-minute hour (1:1) for a 16-week semester. For nursing laboratory and clinical experience, one credit is earned for every three contact hours (1:3) for a 16-week semester. Nursing courses offered during nonstandard semesters will include this number of hours in the shorter semester.