Associate in Science
This is a Limited Access program.
The mission of the ADN program of Florida State College at Jacksonville is to provide nursing education for culturally diverse students, preparing them to be successful on the NCLEX-RN licensure examination and to practice as entry-level registered nurses in multi-variant settings as members of the healthcare profession.
The A.S. degree Nursing bridge program combines 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 National Council for Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed as a registered nurse (RN). Admission to the program is limited and is based on academic performance and other criteria. This track is limited to employed paramedics and practical nurses with a current Florida license who have worked the equivalent of at least six months of work experience in the last two years, as a paramedic or LPN.
A minimum grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all professional nursing courses.
Certification and Licensing
If an applicant who graduates from an approved program does not take the licensure examination within 6 months after graduation, he or she must enroll in and successfully complete a Florida Board of Nursing board-approved licensure examination preparatory course. The applicant is responsible for all costs associated with the course and may not use state or federal financial aid for such costs (per Senate Bill 1036; State Board of Education, Florida Statute 464.008-Licensure by examination).
The Florida State College at Jacksonville Associate in Science Program in Nursing (R.N.) is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-975-5000.
The nurse is the heart and soul of most health care teams. Nurses specialize in one-on-one patient relationships. They perform physical assessments and carry out treatments while dispensing education and encouragement in equal measure. Nurses help patients and families cope and manage illness or injury. Nurses also supervise other members of the team and teach in collaboration with other colleagues. Successful completion of this program allows the individual to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to qualify for licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Nurses, like physicians, can choose from a long list of specialties ranging from preventative health to emergency care and end of life care. Nurses can work in small or large medical groups, fly with trauma center helicopters, or travel with humanitarian or first-response teams.
Upon completion of coursework, Florida State College at Jacksonville does not guarantee employment or salary in a given field of study. Any jobs or salaries mentioned are given as examples of potential employment not a representation of a guaranteed income. Graduates may need to seek employment outside the local area.
Clinical rotations are scheduled in area hospitals, community health and other medical centers are part of the program, so students graduate with experience as well as theoretical knowledge across the life span.
To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the Nursing program, students must:
- Gain Acceptance to Florida State College at Jacksonville.
- Have completed a nursing application by the application deadline.
- Submit official transcripts.
- Have completed a minimum of 27 credit hours of prerequisites (which include general education courses: ENC 1101 or ENC 1101C , MAC 1105 or higher, BSC 2085C or BSC 2086C , CHM 1020 or any college level CHM course, MCB 2010C , DEP 2004 and PSY 1012 ) prior to the application deadline and before admission to the program. A grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all general education courses. A GPA of 2.0 must be maintained.
- Have submitted current Health Education Systems, Inc. Admission Assessment (HESI A2/Elsevier A2 Preadmission Test) scores by the application deadline.
- Provide evidence of current CPR certification - adult, child and infant (achieved through an American Heart Association approved Basic Life Support (BLS) Course for Health Care Providers, that includes hands-on simulated experiences).
- Provide evidence of licensure in the state of Florida as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Paramedic who has worked the equivalent of at least six months in the last two years.
- Fall Term deadline - February 1 - April 1
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