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If you are interested in one of our Nursing programs please contact:

Alyssa Evans
Academic Program Specialist
Health Sciences and Nursing Programs
Health Sciences, Room 234

2003 Application Deadlines

Practical Nursing
Spring 2023: October 20, 2022
Fall 2023: June, 30 2023
Spring 2024: October 30, 2023

Registered Nursing
Spring 2023: Start - Sept 30,2022
Fall 2023: Start- Feb 28, 2023
Spring 2024: Start – September 30, 2023

Spring 2023:  November 30, 2022
Fall 2023: July 28, 2023
Spring 2024: November 30, 2023


Division of Nursing Mission Statement: The Divisions of Health Sciences and Nursing strive to maintain high levels of academic and clinical standards while providing the allied health community with effective and highly motivated professionals who are committed to interprofessional collaboration and sensitivity to cultural diversity. This goal is to be achieved by meeting the diverse needs of all students through academic advising, recruiting, counseling, and innovative teaching and learning strategies. 

The Nursing Division at Gulf Coast State College offers a variety of degree and certificate programs to help you secure a top job in the health care field. By choosing a health career, you’re already on your way to success!

Nursing Programs Available at Panama City Campus

Nursing Programs Available at Gulf/Franklin Campus

Certified Nursing Assistant Program is now being offered at GCSC

The nursing programs are Limited Access Programs. A selective admissions process with specific selection criteria is utilized in order to select the most qualified applicants.  The strength of the applicant pool varies from year to year, with the best qualified applicants receiving first consideration.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to inquire about these specific admission and selection criteria and to ensure that all required documents are received on campus prior to the deadlines posted in the application packets.  Admission to the nursing programs is not guaranteed. Please review the application process and speak to our nursing advisors with any questions you may have regarding selection.

How Successful are Gulf Coast Nursing Graduates?

  • Over 80% of Gulf Coast State College nursing students complete the program and graduate.
  • Gulf Coast State College NCLEX pass rates for first time test takers continues to be above the state average and within 10% of the national average.
  • Over 95% of Gulf Coast nursing graduates are employed as Registered Nurses within 6 months of passing the NCLEX.
Scott Coleman

Meet Scott Coleman, RN

“I was in the United States Air Force for 26 years and now I’m starting a new career. The nursing program at GCSC is one of the best in the state and I’m learning from dedicated, trained professionals. I know I’ll find the job I want when I graduate. That’s why I chose Gulf Coast.”
– Scott Coleman, RN 

Build on Your Success

Don’t have the time or money to achieve your dream job right away? Don’t give up. Gulf Coast State College’s affordable health care programs are designed to help you succeed step-by-step.

For example: Start with the certificate program in practical nursing to get your first job, then work while you complete additional programs until you earn your BSN in nursing. You’ll make more and be eligible for promotion as you complete each program and save thousands on your education.

Division Chair:

Keri Matheus
Division Chair, Nursing
Health Sciences, Room 0204

Administrative Support Contacts:

Melissa Bois
Administrative Specialist
Health Sciences and Nursing Division
Health Sciences, Room 205
Ryan Walding
Sr. Administrative Assistant
CNA, LPN, and Weekend LPN-to-RN Programs
Building D 0101 @ G/F Campus
850.769.1551, ext. 5522
Lisa Tyus
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Registered Nursing and RN-to-BSN Programs
Health Sciences, Room 229
Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.