ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (ASN)

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ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (ASN)

Upon Completion of this program graduates will: Exhibit critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and decision making through the use of the nursing process and evidence-based practice in promoting optimal health outcomes across the lifespan and in the delivery of care to culturally diverse individuals, their families and community. Utilize the nursing process to provide culturally competent individualized care to clients, significant others, and family throughout the lifespan. Participate in lifelong learning and maintain competencies in nursing. Model professional nursing behaviors, provide safe, effective, and holistic patient care, and demonstrate quality, skills, knowledge for successful employment within the profession. Communicate using therapeutic communication skills when interacting with clients, family, and other interdisciplinary health care team members. Advocate for health promotion and disease prevention through active participation in community organizations. Utilize various forms of technologies and nursing informatics for the delivery of quality, safe and effective, client care.

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Total Number of Quarter Credit Hours 89
Total Number of Clock Hours 1540
Total Number of Quarters / Weeks / Months 7 / 70 / 17
Credential awarded Associate of Science
Course Code Course Description Clock Hours Credit Hours
General Education Courses
ANP100 Anatomy & Physiology I 50 4
ANP200 Anatomy & Physiology II 50 4
CHM102 Chemistry 50 4
ENG101 English Composition 30 3
HUM100 Human Growth & Development 40 3
MAT201 College Algebra 30 3
MHC100 Math for Health Care Providers 40 3
Core Nursing Courses
NUT100 Nutrition 30 3
NUR135 Foundations of Nursing + Lab + Clinical 120 6
NUR145 Geriatric Nursing + Lab + Clinical 120 6
NUR155 Medical-Surgical Nursing + Lab + Clinical 120 6
NUR165 Pharmacology + Lab + Clinical 120 6
NUR175 Health Care for Women + Lab + Clinical 120 6
NUR185 Pediatric Nursing + Lab + Clinical 120 6
NUR195 Mental-Health Nursing + Lab + Clinical 120 6
NUR200 Advanced Medical Surgical + Lab + Clinical 120 6
NUR220 Leadership Management + Lab + Clinical 120 6
NUR230 Graduate Integration: Nursing Practicum 70 4
NUR240 NCLEX Review 70 4

*The courses shown above may not be offered in the same order in which they are listed. ** Quarter Credit hour conversion: 10 Lecture hours = 1 credit / 20 Lab hours = 1 credit / 30 Clinical hours = 1 credit

This course focuses on the normal structure and function of the human body and its parts as a living organism. In addition, disease processes are discussed. The course begins with basic cellular structure and function, then progresses through the following body systems: Integumentary, skeletal, nervous, and muscular and senses. Emphasize is based on medical terminology, a structured laboratory, out of class work, projects, practice and practical application.

This course is a continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I and focuses on the normal structure and function of the human body as a living organism and the relationships of its parts. The course progresses through the following selected body systems: endocrine, blood, circulatory, lymph, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive. Emphasize is based on medical terminology, a structured laboratory, out of class work, projects, practice and practical application. Prerequisite: ANP100

This course will provide beginning students with certain basic knowledge and skills, which will enable them to be successful in the first semester in Chemistry. The students will learn elementary principles of modern chemistry, including basic measurements, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, concentration of solutions, and chemical nomenclature.

This course will allow students to develop an understanding of good, college level writing with an emphasis on exposition and the research essay. Written communications of impressions and judgments concerning assigned readings in the essay and allied genre are required. Stress on the building of an active vocabulary and on correct sentence and paragraph structure.

This course provides students with an introduction to human growth and development process, the course explores the different stages of human life- Prenatal, Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood- and the biological, psychological and social changes occurring in individuals during that process. Topics include theories of development, genetics and development, birth and the neonate, cognitive and brain development, early experience, attachment, motor and language development, social, sex-role and moral development, aging and death.

This course provides education on the following: polynomial and rational equations and inequalities, graphs of functions, rate of change, transformations, extreme values, modeling, combining functions, one to-one and inverse functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, laws of logarithms, exponential and logarithmic equations, modeling, systems of equations, linear systems in three variables. Nonlinear systems of equations and linear and nonlinear systems of inequalities.

This course provides a review of mathematical concepts designed to develop skills in basic applications that includes conversion involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals. In addition, the student is also introduced to math pertaining specifically to health care providers.

This course introduces the beginning nursing student to the fundamental nursing concepts and skills required to provide basic patient care. Students will learn the basics of documentation, teaching/learning, critical thinking, communication, and the nursing process in order to provide safe and competent nursing care. Foundation of nursing course provides concepts that guide the basic care of patient. Documentation, teaching/learning, critical thinking, communication, will be learned as well as the nursing process in order to provide safe and competent nursing care.

  1. This course introduces the beginning nursing student to the fundamental nursing skills required to provide basic patient care in the clinical environment. Students will learn the basics of documentation, teaching/learning, critical thinking, communication, and the nursing process in order to provide safe and competent nursing care. Throughout this course students will gain experience in caring for patients in the healthcare environment and will be practice simulation scenarios in the nursing simulation lab. Emphasis placed on skills ability demonstration in the clinical environment. Focus placed on the practice of safe, culturally competent, ethical care of patient’s in the long term or acute care environment.
  2. This course introduces the beginning nursing student to the fundamental nursing skills required to provide basic patient care. Students will learn the basics of documentation, teaching/learning, critical thinking, communication, and the nursing process in order to provide safe and competent nursing care. Foundation of nursing course provides students with the knowledge required to provide basic care of the patient. Emphasis placed on skills ability demonstration in the Laboratory environment.

The primary focus of this course is on the role of the nurse in assessing and managing the aging individual and family adaptation to the aging process. Emphasis placed on evidence-based information that is pertinent to providing holistic oriented care for the older adult. Theories and current practices in gerontological nursing will be explored.

  1. This course introduces the beginning nursing student to geriatric nursing skills that are required to provide basic patient care in the clinical environment. Students will learn the basics of documentation, teaching/learning, critical thinking, communication, and the nursing process in geriatric nursing in order to provide safe and competent nursing care. Throughout this course students will gain experience in caring for patients in a particular environment and will be practice simulation scenarios in the nursing simulation lab. Emphasis placed on skills ability demonstration in the clinical environment. Focus placed on the practice of safe, culturally competent, ethical care of patient’s in the long term or acute care environment
  2. This course introduces the beginning nursing student to the gerontological nursing skills required to provide care for the older adult. Students will learn the basics of documentation, teaching/learning, critical thinking, communication, and the nursing process in order to provide safe and competent nursing care. Geriatric nursing course provides students with the knowledge required to provide care for the older adult with clinical application in personal, family, and community health concepts. Emphasis placed on skills ability demonstration in the Laboratory environment.

This course introduces students to the essentials of safe and effective practice in medical-surgical setting. Students will explore the different body systems and focus on medical-surgical conditions along the health-illness continuum. Application of the nursing process for the delivery of care and nursing interventions will be the focus throughout the course. Emphasis placed on providing culturally competent evidence-based care.

  1. This course provides student with the knowledge base of appropriate nursing interventions employed when providing care for adults exhibiting a human response to actual or potential health problems in a variety of clinical settings. Students will practice caring for patients with a variety of medical-surgical conditions along the health-illness continuum. Application of the nursing process for the delivery of care and nursing interventions will be the focus throughout the course and in the clinical setting. Emphasis placed on providing culturally competent evidence-based care and on the practice of maintaining patient confidentiality.
  2. This course introduces the nursing student to the medical surgical nursing skills required to provide care for the patient. Students will learn documentation, teaching/learning, critical thinking, communication, and the nursing process in order to provide safe and competent nursing care. Medical surgical nursing course provides students with the knowledge required to provide care for the patients. Emphasis placed on skills ability demonstration in the Laboratory environment.

This course provides students with an overview of the pharmacotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of illness and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of wellness in diverse individuals across the lifespan. The course further explores indications, side effects, contraindication, interactions and modes of action of various drugs. The focus is on concepts of safe administration and monitoring the effects of pharmacotherapeutic agents.

  1. This course begins the nursing student’s education on medication administration and understanding the concepts of human functioning emphasizing pathophysiology structured on the steps of the nursing process. Students will utilize the nursing process and the five concepts of human functioning to assess appropriate and inappropriate response to therapy.
  2. This course provides students the hands on expereince and the ability to identify the roles of the professional nurse in relation to medication administration and education in both acute and community health settings.

This course focuses on health care of women as a normal life processes with family members as co-participants in care. Students will be introduced to all key aspects of maternal-newborn nursing. The nursing process will be utilized to delineate nurse’s roles throughout the process of labor, pre-natal, post-natal and newborn period of care. Emphasis placed on using critical thinking skills to conduct thorough assessments and clinical decision making along with caring for mothers and newborn during complications that may arise. Cultural competence, complementary alternative therapies and health promotion will be explored.

  1. This course focuses on maternal-newborn nursing as a normal life processes with family members as co-participants in care in the clinical setting. Students will be introduced to all key aspects of maternal-newborn nursing. The nursing process will be utilized to delineate nurse’s roles throughout the process of labor, pre-natal, post-natal and newborn period of care. Emphasis placed on using critical thinking skills to conduct thorough assessments and clinical decision making along with caring for mothers and newborn during complications that may arise in the clinical setting. Cultural competence, complementary alternative therapies and health promotion will be explored. Focus on care of the mother-child couplet in various clinical settings.
  2. This course introduces the nursing student to the maternal / new born nursing skills required to provide care for the women throughout the process of labor, pre-natal, post-natal and newborn period of care. Students will learn documentation, teaching/learning, critical thinking, communication, and the nursing process in order to provide safe and competent nursing care.

    Health care of women course provides students with the knowledge required to provide care for the patients with clinical application in personal, family, and community health concepts. Emphasis placed on skills ability demonstration in the Laboratory environment.
  1. This course concentrates on critical concepts related to pediatric nursing. Emphasis placed on principles of nursing care of children and the ability to think critically within various healthcare environments. Broad scope of topics related to common issues of pediatrics and pediatric specific content, including normal growth and development will be explored. The nursing process will be explored in guiding the nursing practice for children and their families. Cultural and ethical implications related to providing care to the child will also be explored.
  2. This course concentrates on critical concepts related to pediatric nursing and the care of children in various settings. Emphasis placed on principles of nursing care of children and the ability to think critically within various healthcare environments. Broad scope of topics related to common issues of pediatrics and pediatric specific content, including normal growth and development will be explored. The nursing process will be explored in guiding the nursing practice for children and their families. Cultural and ethical implications related to providing care to the child will also be explored.
  3. This course introduces the nursing student to the pediatric nursing skills required to provide care for the pediatric patient. Students will learn documentation, teaching/learning, critical thinking, communication, and the nursing process in order to provide safe and competent nursing care. Pediatric nursing course provides students with the knowledge required to provide care for the patients with clinical application in personal, family, and community health concepts. Emphasis placed on skills ability demonstration in the Laboratory environment.

The course introduces the nursing student on the care of the patients diagnosed with psychiatric disorder and who reside in psychiatric and nonpsychiatric settings. Students will use the nursing process to guide the care of each of the mental health disorders explored throughout the course. The course focuses on the fundamental concepts of psychiatric-mental health nursing and the treatments utilized in the psychiatric-mental health nursing practice. Nursing theories and conceptual models in relations to mental health will be discussed.

  1. The course introduces the nursing student to the fundamental concepts of psychiatric-mental health nursing and how to provide care to this client population in the clinical setting. Students will experience caring for patients diagnosed with a variety of psychiatric disorders and will explore the treatments utilized in psychiatric-mental health nursing practice. Students will use the nursing process to guide the care of each of the mental health disorders explored throughout the course. The course focuses on care in the clinical setting. Ethical and legal issues will be discussed as well as the various therapies provided in the clinical setting.
  2. This course introduces the nursing student to the mental health nursing skills required to provide care for those with psychiatric disorders. Students will learn documentation, teaching/learning, critical thinking, communication, and the nursing process in order to provide safe and competent mental health care. Mental health course provides students with the knowledge required to provide care for the patients. Emphasis placed on skills ability demonstration in the Laboratory environment.
  1. This course is a continuation of medical-surgical nursing and builds on student learning of caring for adults with various diagnosis and disease processes. Advanced-medical surgical nursing focuses on more complex body systems with emphasis on intensive and critical disease processes affecting adults. Application of the nursing process for the delivery of care and nursing interventions will be the focus throughout the course. Emphasis placed on providing culturally competent evidence-based care.
  2. This course is a continuation of medical-surgical nursing and builds on student learning of caring for adults with various diagnosis and disease processes in various settings. Advanced-medical surgical nursing focuses on more complex body systems with emphasis on intensive and critical disease processes affecting adults. Application of the nursing process for the delivery of care and nursing interventions will be the focus throughout the course. Emphasis placed on providing culturally competent evidence-based care. Student will experience providing care to patients in the clinical setting.
  3. This course introduces the nursing student to the advanced medical surgical nursing skills required to provide care for the adult. Students will learn documentation, teaching/learning, critical thinking, communication, and the nursing process in order to provide safe and competent nursing care. Advanced medical surgical course provides students with the knowledge required to provide care for the patients. Emphasis placed on skills ability demonstration in the Laboratory environment.
  1. This course introduces the student to concepts of leadership and management. Emphasis is placed on the value of leadership and leadership qualities that prepare students for nursing professional practice and development. Focus on topics such as time management, leadership theory, nursing today, technology, finance and conflict management. The role of culture and ethics in decision making will be discussed.
  2. This course emphasizes on the nursing student leadership and management nursing skills required to provide care for the patient within and outside of the clinical environment. Students will learn the skills of documentation, teaching/learning, critical thinking, communication, and the nursing process in order to provide safe and competent nursing care throughout the lifespan. Throughout this course students will gain experience in caring for patients in the healthcare environment and will be practice simulation scenarios in the nursing simulation lab. Emphasis placed on skills ability demonstration in the clinical environment. Focus placed on the practice of safe, culturally competent, ethical care of patient’s in the long term or acute care environment.
  3. This course focusses on the nursing skills required to provide patient care throughtout the lifesapn. Students will learn leadership management, documentation, teaching/learning, critical thinking, communication, and the nursing process in order to provide safe and competent nursing care. Leadership managementf nursing course provides students with the knowledge required to provide nursing care at a leadership managerial position, interpersonal relationship skills, legal aspects of nursing, professional role and function and health teaching and counseling skills. Emphasis placed on skills ability demonstration in the Laboratory environment.

Graduate integration provides students with ability to demonstrate achieved clinical skills, knowledge, health promotion, critical thinking, and patient education using therapeutic communication. Students will practice in various clinical settings and will work closely with one nurse to integrate all acquired skills in the care of patients across the continuum. Emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to synthesis and integrate knowledge from humanities, leadership, behavioral, informatics, and nursing sciences in developing the professional role as the students prepares to enter professional practice.

This course is designed to prepare the student for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Emphasis is placed on test taking strategies, critical thinking, designing study strategies for reviewing content for the NCLEX-RN. NCLEX –RN test plan content will be thoroughly reviewed. Focus is placed on transition of students into employment as a Registered Nurse.

This course prepares students on nutritional health for patients, their families, and their communities. Review factors that affect the food choices of individuals across cultural groups. Basic information on the classification, chemistry, functions, and metabolism, and deficiency symptoms and dietary sources of essential nutrients are discussed. Students will learn basic issues of energy balance and utilize diet-planning guides.

  • Understand and apply the natural and social sciences of a nursing program.
  • Demonstrate entry level competencies for the registered nurse candidate as outlined by the national test plan for registered nurses.
  • Apply appropriate skills at a proficient level in assessing patients and formulating care plans using theory, laboratory procedures and sound clinical judgment within the framework of the eight clients’ needs categories.
  • Eligible to have their names released to the Florida Board of Nursing in order to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination.


  • Registered Nurse (RN): After passing NCLEX Exam.

*PENDING APPROVAL FROM ACCREDITING AGENCY: ACCET
**PENDING APPROVAL FROM FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (FL-DOE)

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