The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as a Nurse, the student can apply to the Florida Board of Nursing to take the RN-NCLEX exam to acquire a Florida Nursing License. This will allow students to work at a professional level of nursing. The student will be able to seek employment in hospitals, clinics, home health centers, schools, and doctor’s offices.
This program will prepare the student in the following subjects: fundamentals of nursing, medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, geriatric nursing. Theoretical Instruction and clinical experiences will take place in acute care, long term & in the community setting. Theoretical instruction and concepts include nutrition, human growth and development over the lifespan, body structure and functions, interpersonal relation skills, family relations, mental health concepts, pharmacology and administration of medication, legal aspects and practice. The program entails clinical & simulation experiences, skills laboratory and nursing theory.
Refer to the general admission requirements on page 8; in addition, the applicant will be required to obtain a passing score on the nurse entrance exam within 12 months of admission. Proof of the following will be required: medical and drug clearance, active BLS Certification, Level II background screening. Evidence of flu shot may be required to meet clinical agency guidelines
PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-time students will complete this program in 24 months.
Students are required to pass the RN-NCLEX exam to before working as a registered professional nurse.