Description

The Nursing Program is for those students who desire to become Nurses. This program is open to enrollment by students with no prior nursing or allied health education or experience. It also offers transitional enrollment options for those with a valid, active, unrestricted Florida LPN license. Students will be taught to demonstrate professional and caring behaviors, utilize therapeutic communication techniques, perform holistic assessments, assess the strengths and resources of patients and families, coordinate care for patients and families, teach necessary health information to consumers of health, apply mathematical calculations to safely administer medications, collaborate with members of the healthcare team and apply critical thinking and the nursing process consistently.

Objectives

This program prepares students for an entry-level position as a Nurse. Students will be exposed to professional nursing encompassing legal and ethical decision-making in the promotion of health in the community. Students will demonstrate the use of the nursing processes to meet multiple health needs for adults and children in a variety of health care settings, communicate therapeutically with families, groups and individuals, synthesize and communicate relevant data effectively and concisely, and utilize management skills and concepts to plan and coordinate patient care. Students will assume the role of the associate degree nurse as a member of the health care team and will integrate the theoretical content of general education classes with nursing theory and practice.

Admission Requirements

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submit Application
  • Have a high school diploma, G.E.D. , or equivalent
  • Pass Nursing Pre-Entrance Exam by obtaining the minimum proficiency level score of 58.7 on the TEAS
  • Submit written essay
  • Interview with Nursing Program Director and/or Panel

Prerequisites:

  • Provide documentation of health examination within 6 months prior to starting Nursing Program Core Courses
  • Provide TB test within one year of starting Nursing Program Core Courses or Chest X-ray Documentation within two years of starting Nursing Program Core Courses. (Must be renewed if date expires at any point during the program)
  • Provide Current Immunization Documentation as required by program and clinical sites
  • Abuse registry clearance
  • 10 Panel Drug Screen within 6 months prior to starting Nursing Program  Core Courses
  • Level II Background Check and fingerprints
  • Possess a current eight hours American Heart Association CPR Certification prior to starting Nursing Core Courses for those entering with a valid, active, unrestricted Florida LPN license and prior to the Nursing program core courses for all other students
  • Graduates of Southeastern College’s Practical Nurse Program may provide proof of a valid, active, unrestricted Florida LPN license within 90 days from the start of his/her first general education course. Failure to provide a valid, active, unrestricted license within 90 days will result in withdrawal of the student from the school.
  • Medical insurance is required prior to the first day of beginning general education courses.

Associate of Science in Nursing

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
  • Hybrid
Course Outline

To receive an Associate of Science in Nursing, students must complete 43.5 semester credit hours in their major and 30.0 semester credit hours in general education courses for a total of 73.5 semester credit hours (1913 clock hours). This Associate of Science Degree program can be completed in 23 months for all full-time students.

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Core Courses: 43.5 credit hours

Credit Hours
NUR 1023C: Fundamentals of Nursing I* 5.0
NUR 1140C: Nursing Pharmacology 4.0
NUR 1209C: Transition to Nursing 4.5
NUR 2421C: Maternity Nursing Care 4.0
NUR 1211C: Basic Adult Healthcare 8.0
NUR 2230C: Advanced Adult Healthcare 8.0
NUR 2310C: Pediatric Nursing 4.0
NUR 2817: Nursing Roles Practicum 6.0

* Upon admission to the program, 5.0 credit hours will be awarded for this course upon proof of a valid, active, unrestricted Florida LPN license.

Students will only be allowed 1 retake of a Nursing Program core course and only a total of 3 different Nursing Program core courses may be retaken.

General Education Courses: 30.0 credit hours

Credit hours in parenthesis indicate the required number of credit hours in each discipline. The courses listed are not all inclusive.

AML 1000**: American Literature OR 3.0
ENL 1000**: English Literature 3.0
BSC 2085: Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3.0
BSC 2085L: Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1.0
BSC 2086: Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 3.0
BSC 2086L: Advanced Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1.0
CGS 1060: Introduction to Computers 3.0
DEP 2004: Lifespan Development 3.0
ENC 1101: English Composition I 3.0
MAT 1033: Intermediate Algebra 3.0
MCB 2010: Microbiology 3.0
MCB 2010L: Microbiology Lab 1.0
SPC 1017: Speech 3.0

** Non Pre-requisite general education course, must be completed prior to graduation.

Students will only be allowed three (3) attempts to retake a General Education Course when a grade of D, F, F., or W has been attained.