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Nursing (RN) Generic Program—Associate in Science

Nursing Student's Perspective

From maternity wards and emergency rooms to home health agencies and doctors' offices, registered nurses (RN) enjoy many options for employment, as well as flexible work schedules, competitive salaries, employer incentives, and good benefits. Nurses provide care through assessment, the implementation of treatment plans and by monitoring patient progress.

Effective nurses are organized, efficient, empathetic individuals who have a firm knowledge of health sciences and strong interpersonal skills. RNs often perform administrative duties and supervise LPNs and CNAs.

Accreditation

The nursing program (RN) is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing's contact information can be found at www.nlnac.org or they may be contacted at the following address:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA, 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000

Purpose

To prepare individuals to provide direct nursing care to patients in hospitals and other comparable health agencies and to transfer to a Florida state college or university. Upon successful completion, the graduate receives an Associate in Science degree in nursing and is eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses in accordance with the regulations set forth in the Nurse Practice Act, Chapter 464.008 and 464.018.

Length

This program can be completed in two years not including prerequisites.

Location

Courses are offered on the East Campus in Dade City, West Campus in New Port Richey, and Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel. Clinical sites are located throughout Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Students are required to travel to any assigned clinical sites.

Format

Courses and clinical components are part of the curriculum. This program is offered during the day.