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

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. This is a limited access program, which begins in the summer.

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.


  • Applicants must be graduates of an approved practical nursing program and have a current Florida PN license.
  • The required General Education course sequencing is explained in the online information session.
  • Before applying to the program a professional level CPR card is required which must remain current until program completion.
  • All Health Sciences candidates must undergo a criminal background check. Candidates with a criminal record may not be eligible for any CF Health Sciences program.
  • Upon acceptance into the program, a medical examination documenting sound physical and mental health, TB testing, and proof of immunization are required.
  • All students are responsible for their own health/hospitalization insurance. Professional liability insurance is included in college fees.
  • 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.