Nursing (Associates of Science in Nursing)

Program Description

The Nursing (Associate of Science in Nursing) Degree program incorporates theoretical instruction and clinical experience. The student must complete clinical and laboratory rotations in Maternity, Pediatric, Medical Surgical Community, Geriatric, Mental Health nursing units and Leadership and Management. This program is designed to prepare students with skills necessary for entry level employment into the field of registered

Program Objectives

The outcomes for degree program are as follows. The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as Registered Nurses. The program prepares students for work in Acute, Sub acute, Community and long-term facilities. The following below are other program objectives

  • The student must be able to provide individualized comprehensive care based on principles of nursing.
  • The student must be able to demonstrate leadership and collaboration in healthcare
  • The student must be able to communicate effectively with patient populations and other healthcare providers.
  • The student must be able to integrate clinical judgment in professional decision-making
  • The student must be able to demonstrate responsibility for continued personal and professional development through enrollment in graduate education, continuing education programs, professional reading, participation in professional organizations and service to the community.

Credential Awarded

The student receives an Associate of Science in Nursing degree once all program competencies and objectives are fulfilled and the required basic skills have been demonstrated. Students will also be eligible to take the Florida Board of Nursing Registered Examination.

Length:

Day Program 76.5 Credits
Night Program: 76.5 Credits
Online Program: 76.5 Credit
Clock hours 1,650.00

Program Delivery

The Associate of Science in Nursing program is delivered using a combination of residential (on campus), distance learning (online), and hybrid learning (on campus & online) courses.

Additional Information

Required: For Clinical Rotations students must complete a Physical Examination, TB test and a MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccine or proof of immunity must be completed prior to the Clinical Rotation. Students are required to wear dark blue Scrub uniforms at all times, while on campus and during clinical rotations.

Required Courses

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Theory Clock Hours Clinical/Lab Simulation
REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 45
ENC1101 English Composition I 3 45
MAC1105 College Algebra Math 3 45
HUM1100 Cultural Diversity and Elementary Logic 3 45
AHM1020 Modern American History 3 45
PSY1012 Principles of Psychology 3 45
TOTAL 15 225
HCC101 Basic Healthcare Worker

(transferable from another Program)
4.5 16
BSC108 Anatomy and Physiology I

(transferable from another Program)
3
MCB200 Elements of Microbiology and Lab 4 10
Pharmacology Module
NUR210 Nursing Care: Pharmacology and Lab 4.5 58.5 32
NUR211 Nursing Care: Pharmacology Math 1 21.5
BSC109 Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab

(transferable from another Program)
4 45 30
BSC102 Health and Nutrition through the Life Span

(transferable from another Program)
3 45 3
NUR200 Transition to the Registered Nursing 1 15 75
NUR220 Nursing Care: Fundamentals of Nursing 6.5 76 10
NUR230 Community Nursing 3 45 63
NUR240 Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing and Lab 8 98 39
NUR241 Nursing Care: Maternity and Pediatric Nursing 5 63 8
NUR242 Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing 2 30
NUR243 Management and Leadership in Nursing 3 50 273
NUR250 Clinical Competencies in Nursing and Examination I 6 140
NUR251 Clinical Competencies in Nursing II 3
TOTAL 76.5 951 699
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