2008-2009 Florida Community College at Jacksonville Catalog
Nursing (R.N.) (A.S.) (2149)
Associate in Science
Creating competent, ethical, confident entry–level health care practitioners committed to professional development through life–long learning in a positive, non–discriminatory and supportive learning environment.
The nurse is the heart and soul of any medical team. You specialize in one-on-one patient relationships. You perform physical assessments and carry out treatments while dispensing education and encouragement in equal measure. You help patients and families cope and manage illness or injury. You 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) to qualify for licensure as a registered nurse.
Nurses, like physicians, can choose from an A to Z list of specialties ranging from preventative medicine to emergency care. You can work in small or large medical groups, fly with trauma center helicopters, or travel with humanitarian or first-response teams. The Red Cross alone currently employs 30,000 full and part-time nurses and has a need for more.
The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway, New York, New York, 10006, (212) 363-5555. The A.S. 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 National Council for Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become licensed as registered nurses (RN).
Clinical rotations scheduled in area hospitals and other medical centers are part of you so graduate with experience as well as education.
- Have completed the nursing application by the application deadline for the term for which they are applying for continuance.
- Complete a college course in chemistry with a grade of “C” or better.
- Have completed a minimum of 13 credit hours of prerequisites prior to the application deadline. A grade of “C” or better must be achieved in science courses. A GPA of 2.0 must be maintained.
- Have submitted current Psychological Services Bureau Revised Nursing Aptitude Exam (PSB–NAT) 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).
- Fall Term deadline — June 1
- Spring Term deadline — October 1
- Summer Term deadline — February 1
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Total Credit Hours: 72