2000-2001 Catalog
Health Care
Nursing R.N. (2149)

Associate in Science

MISSION STATEMENT: Creating competent, ethical, confident entry-level healthcare practitioners committed to professional development through life-long learning in a positive, non-discriminatory and supportive learning environment.

THE CAREER: The registered nurse is a member of the healthcare team who offers direct patient care, supervision of other members of the team, and teaching in collaboration with other members of the team. Successful completion of this program allows the individual to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to qualify for licensure as a registered nurse.

THE PROGRAM: The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway, New York, New York, 10006 (212-363-5555) (www.nlnac.org). The associate in science degree nursing program is a combination of general education and professional courses including lecture, laboratory and clinical education components. Graduates of the program are prepared to function as entry-level practitioners and are qualified to take the NCLEX to become licensed as a registered nurse (RN). Admission to the program is limited and is based on academic performance and other criteria.

The following four courses must be completed before submitting an application to this program.

One year of high school chemistry or any
college CHM
BSC 2085C Anatomy and Physiology I
BSC 2086C Anatomy and Physiology II
MCB 2010C Microbiology (completion or current
MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra (or a higher level of mathematics)

All general education courses must be completed before the last term of the nursing program. A grade point average of at least 2.0 must be maintained.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To be considered as a qualified applicant, individuals must:

  1. Be accepted for admission to Florida Community College at Jacksonville, be currently enrolled or a former student of FCCJ (with an FCCJ student number).
  2. Be at least 17 years of age and have earned a high school diploma or equivalency degree.
  3. Have completed, by the application deadline for the term for which they are applying for continuance, a college or high school course in chemistry (minimum of one credit) with a grade of "C" or better. (When using high school chemistry, an official copy of the high school transcript must be submitted with the application.)
  4. Have completed a minimum of 13 credit hours of prerequisites prior to the application deadline. The specific prerequisites to admission are Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BSC 2085C and BSC 2086C), mathematics and Microbiology (MCB 2010C). A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in science courses. A GPA of 2.0 must be maintained.
  5. Have submitted current Psychological Services Bureau Revised Nursing Aptitude Exam (PSB-NAT) scores by the application deadline for the term for which he/she is applying for admission to the nursing program.
  6. Provide evidence of current CPR certification (eight hour course — adult, child and infant).

Note: A physical examination will be required upon acceptance to the program.

Initial Advising Courses

During their beginning semesters at the College, students should complete the following unless test scores indicate that college preparatory studies courses may be needed.

One year of high school chemistry or any college CHM
BSC 2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BSC 2086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II
ENC 1101 English Composition I
SYG 2000 Introductory Sociology

General Education
Course Number and Title
**BSC 2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I
ENC 1101 English Composition I
PSY 1012 General Psychology
MAC 1105 College Algebra
Credit Hours

Professional Core Courses
Course Number and Title
**BSC 2086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II
**MCB 2010C Microbiology
SYG 2000 Introductory Sociology
DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development

Nursing Courses

Note: Nursing is a limited access program. Students may not enroll in the following courses unless selected for continuance based on the selection criteria and available seats.
Course Number and Title
NUR 1115 Nursing Concepts
NUR 1060C Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
NUR 1025C Nursing Techniques
NUR 1149 Pharmacology/Nutrition in Health and Illness
NUR 1827 Leadership
NUR 1226C Adult Health Nursing I
NUR 1520C Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 4
NUR 2421C Nursing Care of Women and Infants
NUR 2313C Nursing Care of Children
NUR 2243C Adult Health Nursing II
NUR 2244C Role Transformation
Credit Hours

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.
**A minimum grade of "C" required in science courses.


The Florida State Board of Nursing, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Nurse Practice Act, will determine a nursing program graduate’s eligibility for licensure when there is an arrest/conviction record. Convicted felons who have not had their civil rights restored are not eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination. Students should contact the nursing department for information regarding Florida State Board of Nursing regulations.

Note: A criminal history record check may be performed prior to clinical rotations.

It is recommended that students have a conference with a counselor or the nursing adviser prior to applying to the nursing program.

This associate in science degree program allows students to complete an associate’s degree and become employed or pursue a bachelor’s degree. For details refer to university transfer requirements on page 50 of the catalog.

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