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.
following four courses must be completed before submitting an application
to this program.
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:
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.
year of high school chemistry or any college CHM
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.
to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.
RECORD OF CONVICTION OF A CRIME
The Florida State Board of Nursing, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Nurse Practice Act, will determine a nursing program graduates 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.
associate in science degree program allows students to complete an associates
degree and become employed or pursue a bachelors degree. For details
refer to university transfer requirements on page 50 of the catalog.