Nursing R.N. (2149)
THIS IS A LIMITED ACCESS PROGRAM. The registered
nurse is a member of the health care 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 take the National
Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to qualify for licensure
as a registered nurse.
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. Admission to the program is limited and is based
on academic performance and other criteria.
The deadline to apply to the nursing program
is: June 1 for an August start, October 1 for a January start,
and February 1 for a May start. Classes are offered both during
the day and at night.
Expected Job Growth:
High. By 2020, Florida will need 61,000 more nurses than what
is projected to be available.
national average is $49,000.
Graduates will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure
Examination (NCLEX) to become licensed as a Registered Nurse.
The program is accredited by the National
League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway,
New York, New York, 10006, 212.363.5555.
Prerequisites: The following
five courses must be completed before submitting an application:
- One year of high school chemistry or any
- BSC 2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- BSC 2086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- MCB 2010C Microbiology (completion or current
- MAC 1105 College Algebra (or higher)
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.
It is recommended that students have a conference
with a counselor or the nursing advisor prior to applying to the
nursing program. A physical examination will be required upon
acceptance to the program. To be considered as a qualified applicant,
- Be accepted for admission to Florida Community
College, be currently enrolled or a former student.
- Be at least 17 years of age and have earned
a high school diploma or equivalency degree.
- Have completed, by the application deadline,
a college or high school course in chemistry with a grade of
C or better (When using high school chemistry, an official high
school transcript must be submitted with application).
- Have submitted current Psychological Services
Bureau Revised Nursing Aptitude Exam (PSB-NAT) scores by the
- Provide evidence of current CPR certification
- adult, child and infant - that includes hands-on simulated
experiences. Certification must be earned through an American
Heart Association-approved Basic Life Support (BLS) Course for
Health Care Providers.
General Education Courses
**BSC 2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
ENC 1101 English Composition I (3)
PSY 1012 General Psychology (3)
***MAC 1105 College Algebra (3)
Credit hours: 16
**BSC 2086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
**MCB 2010C Microbiology (4)
SYG 2000 Introductory Sociology (3)
DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development (3)
(Students may only enroll after being admitted to the program)
NUR 1110 Nursing Concepts (3)
NUR 1060C Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (2)
NUR 1022C Nursing Techniques (4)
NUR 1140 Pharmacology/Nutrition in Health and Illness (3)
NUR 1823 Leadership in Nursing (1)
NUR 1210C Adult Health Nursing I (4)
NUR 1524C Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (4)
NUR 2421C Nursing Care of Women and Infants (5)
NUR 2310C Nursing Care of Children (5)
NUR 2710C Adult Health Nursing II (8)
NUR 2810C Role Transformation (3)
Credit hours: 56
Total Credit Hours: 72
*Refer to A.S. degree General Education
**A minimum grade of "C" required in science courses.
***Students who qualify may substitute a higher-level mathematics
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 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.
Clinical agencies may require students to undergo
drug screening and criminal background checks prior to placement
in the agencies for clinical experiences. Students whose drug
screening and criminal background checks are unsatisfactory may
be denied access to clinical experiences by the clinical agencies.
Withdrawal from the program may be necessary if students cannot
be placed for clinical experiences.
This associate in science degree program allows
students to complete an associate's degree and become employed
or pursue a bachelor's degree. See your advisor for details on
university transfer requirements.
Estimated cost of tuition*, books, materials and fees is $6,100
(*tuition rated for Florida residents, as of 7/04)