Associate Degree in Nursing

Today’s nurses play a crucial role in the healthcare system. People in need of medical attention rely on nurses not only for their extensive nursing knowledge, but also for their support and caring nature. If you have a natural inclination to help others and a desire to work in the healthcare field, our Associate degree in Nursing is for you.

Program Overview:

  • ACEN Accredited 
  • Can be completed in less than 2 years
  • Consists of hands-on instruction from experienced professionals
  • Offers flexible scheduling. Day and evening classes available
  • A set of required materials and textbooks are provided at no additional cost

Why Southern Technical College:

  • Day and evening classes available
  • Small class sizes
  • Accredited
  • Faculty of industry professionals
  • Resume building and interviewing prep
  • Financial aid available to those who qualify

Nursing Curriculum Overview

At Southern Technical College, our Associate Degree in Nursing program can be completed in less than two years and is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. In the Nursing degree program, you will receive specialized training in critical care. Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse. After passing the exam, you can seek employment in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, physician’s offices, and more.

EOPSLO (End of Program Student Learning Outcomes)

  1. Apply the nursing process in the care of the client.
  2. Promote a safe and effective care environment.
  3. Collaborate in the promotion and maintenance of client health in inter-disciplinary and intra-disciplinary teams
  4. Provide nursing care that supports the emotional, mental, and social well-being of the client, while demonstrating cultural competence.
  5. Use evidence-based practice to manage physiological integrity of the client across the lifespan.
  6. Prioritize client care using clinical reasoning and decision-making skills.

Is a Career as a Nurse Right for You?

Take the STC “Nursing Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Nursing Career Training Readiness Score Now.

If you’re considering nursing programs, contact Southern Technical College today to learn more about our Associate degree in Nursing.

The Associate of Science Nursing program at Southern Technical College at the Fort Myers campus located in Fort Myers, FL is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000     

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science in Nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

Notice to students and prospective students: The Associate of Science in Nursing program at Southern Technical College – Fort Myers, FL has been placed on probation by the Florida Board of Nursing, due to noncompliance with its first time NCLEX passage rate standard.

Notice to current and prospective nursing students: This serves as formal notification that action was taken by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at its meeting in April 2023. The Board of Commissioners, as a result of the focused visit following a decline in licensure examination pass rates, affirmed continuing accreditation with conditions to the associate nursing program, as the program is in non-compliance with Standard 4 Curriculum and Standard 6 Outcomes.

Career options upon graduation

  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Case Management
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Educational Services
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Offices of Physicians
  • Public Health Department
  • Travel Nursing
  • Government Surgery Centers

Nursing program is available at these locations:

Why Southern Tech?

At Southern Technical College we strive to provide an education that will prepare students to pursue successful careers and lead enriched lives.

Based on the current market demands, we seek to provide the most relevant knowledge to our students and strive to ensure that our technology, our curriculum and our faculty are in-touch with today’s and tomorrow’s industry needs.

Financial Assistance Options

This is most often the scariest part of your decision to go to college, but don’t worry, our staff will walk you through the process step-by-step. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
  • Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students
  • Veterans’ Benefits and Assistance

Career Training Readiness Quiz

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report which identifies your strengths and social style. Plus you will discover the training and positions you’re best suited for.