Daytona State Earns No. 3 Ranking for Nation’s Best Paramedic to RN Programs

Daytona State College’s healthcare program has received another honor as the school’s Paramedic to RN transition program is ranked No. 3 nationally by Registered Nursing. The advocacy organization provides resources for those interested in pursuing a career in nursing, assisting them in both their educational needs and job search.

Nursing programs were assessed on several factors which represent how well a program supports students toward licensure and beyond. The ranking used NCLEX-RN exam pass rates for all of a school’s RN programs (ADN, BSN and Direct-Entry MSN) during the last five years. Other contributing factors weighted into the ranking include tuition cost, average program length, further educational pathways and partnerships, and the number of cohorts admitted annually.

“The students in this program are a unique group who often maintain a full-time schedule in their current discipline as well as attend nursing classes and clinicals,” said Amy Szoka, Chair of the DSC School of Nursing.

Daytona State is one of only seven colleges in Florida that offer a pathway for paramedics to move into nursing.

MORE: Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College has responded to the education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 60 years. The college enrolls nearly 28,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including health care, emergency services, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology and more. 

Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times, consistently by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks the college among the Top Tier Best Online Bachelor’s Programs eight years running. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center has ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, annually continues to feature the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. And for three years in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.

For enrollment information, visit Admissions’ Frequently Asked Questions page.

Source: Daytona State College

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