Associate of Science in Nursing
The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) is an educational degree program offered by Advance Science College to people wanting to be specialists in Nursing Sciences and become a licensed Registered Nurse (RN) by Florida Department of Health (DOH). The program courses are designed to ensure scientific breadth in the student’s academic experience, while at the same time affording flexibility in satisfying Florida Board of Nursing requirements. One of the primary goals of this associate degree in nursing curriculum is to foster a spirit of free inquiry into humane values, while developing the student mind as an instrument of analysis, synthesis, and holistic integration embedded in an evolving social system that is always something more than the sum of its parts.
The program prepares students to become Registered Nurses that will coordinate, plan, and provide nursing care in hospitals, schools, armed forces, community settings, home health agencies, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and geriatric settings. Students will be trained to assist clients with personal care, to provide teaching and counseling to prevent illness and promote health, to dynamically break the chain of medical accidents, and to perform specialized nursing treatments and procedures. Students will have clinical simulation and rotation opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in areas involving populations across the lifespan of inpatient acute, inpatient restorative or long term, outpatient, and community facilities or agencies under the supervision of registered nurse instructors and preceptors. To graduate, students must take and pass all General Education courses, Nursing Specialization courses, labs, clinical simulation, and externship clinical rotations.
As future Registered Nurses, students will learn to function as team leaders directing the care provided by Licensed Practical Nurses, Patient Care Technicians, Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides, as well as unlicensed health-care workers. Students will be trained to work in entry-level nursing positions, and qualified to provide direct care to individuals and families in a variety of health care settings.
Must Take NCLEX-RN to become a Registered Nurse
The School does not register ASN graduates as a Nurse. According to Florida Board of Nursing (BON) all School ASN graduates must take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN) before becoming a Registered Nurse licensed by Florida DOH.
Florida Senate Bill 1036
Effective July 1, 2014, any graduate of an approved nursing program who fails to take the licensure examination within six (6) months after graduation must take and pass an examination preparatory course prior to taking the NCLEX-RN exam.
Transfer of Professional Earned Credits
The School’s Nursing Division may accept previously earned credits related to nursing sciences per case basis. All applicants must furnish official or U.S. homologated transcripts for academic analysis. Yet, credit acceptance is not automatic, and will be in compliance with Rule 6E-2.0041, F.A.C. and School Standards of accreditation.
Advance Science College also offeres an academic bridge to Associate of Science in Nursing.
please click on the LPN-RN Bridge Link for further information.
Florida License Requirements
Students enrolled in the Associate of Science in Nursing program are not “registered” by Advance Science College upon completion and graduation of the nursing program. Hence, all nursing graduates must follow Florida State Registered Nurse Licensing requirements. The Florida Department of Health is responsible for the regulation of health practitioners for the preservation of the health, safety, and welfare of the public. One of the main tasks of Florida Board of Nursing (BON) is licensing all nursing graduates as Registered Nurses. BON Licensing and Regulation section provides information to the public relating to professional, facility, and permit licensing along with information on enforcement. All additional costs involved in Florida NCLEX-RN licensing are solely the student responsibility.
ASN SOC CODE: 29-1141
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