Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 72 Credits)

The purpose of the Associate of Science in Nursing program at Florida National University is to provide quality nursing education to a culturally, socially, and ethnically diverse community. The program achieves this mission by preparing the graduates for employment at entry-level registered nursing positions. The program further achieves this mission by ensuring mastery of affective, cognitive, and psychomotor skills so that its graduates can become successful licensed registered nurses who are able to provide holistic, safe, culturally sensitive care to a wide variety of clients throughout the lifespan. FNU awards an Associate of Science Degree upon graduation.

REQUIRED COURSES
Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I**
    3
  • MAC 1105
    College Algebra**
    3
  • SPC 1017
    Fund. of Oral Communications
    3
  • PHI 1600
    Ethics
    3
  • CHM 1033
    Chemistry
    3
  • CHM 1033L
    Chemistry Lab
    1
  • MCB 2000C
    Microbiology
    3
  • BSC 1085C
    Anatomy & Physiology I
    4
  • BSC 1086C
    Anatomy & Physiology II
    4
  • DEP 2004
    Human Growth and Development
    3
Courses
Credit Hours
  • NUR 1023 C
    Fundamentals of Nursing
    7
  • NUR 1060 C
    Adult Health Assessment
    2
  • NUR 1140 C
    Pharmacology/Drug Administration
    3
  • NUR 1211 C
    Adult Health Nursing I
    9
  • NUR 2420 C
    Maternal/Infant Nursing
    3
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Courses
Credit Hours
  • NUR 2213 C
    Adult Health Nursing II
    6
  • NUR 2310 C
    Pediatric Nursing
    3
  • NUR 2610
    Community Health Nursing
    1
  • NUR 2520 C
    Psychiatric Nursing
    4
  • NUR 2810 C
    Professional Nursing Leadership Practicum
    2.5
  • NUR 2960 C
    Professional Nursing Review/Licensure Prep.
    1.5

* General Education Component
**This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.
***Mandatory course for entering the core courses.

Nursing students are required to wear white nursing scrubs/uniforms and white shoes at all times.
Students must furnish their own uniforms. Uniform tops with FNU logo can only be purchased at FNU Bookstore.

The Associate of Science in Nursing, ADN, program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

A.S. NURSING PROGRAM ADMISSION AND ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

A prospective student must meet all admission requirements predetermined by Florida National University. In addition, the requirements for admission to the ADN Program are as follow:
1. Students must attend one of the general orientations scheduled.
2. Students must take a Diagnostic Test (students with proof of transferable credits of College Algebra (MAC 1105) and English Composition (ENC1101) from an accredited institution may be exempt). Students must also pass the KAPLAN exam with at least a 75% as a combined score in all four sections of the exam to qualify for the ADN Program. Registration for the exam is completed directly with the school
3. Complete the program’s application which includes an essay, two reference letters (from academic and professional sources), and have a satisfactory interview with the Nursing Program Director and staff.
4. Obtain a “background check” report from a local police station.
5. Students will be categorized in to one of two groups:
1. Admission to the ADN program: Requiring all/some general courses.
– Option to transfer credits from another accredited institution only if the student has a 3.0 GPA average in all pre-req. courses and a letter grade of no less than a ‘B’ in all transferable science courses. An official transcript is needed and must be mailed directly to FNU.
2. Admission to the ADN program: Completing all general courses.
– Option to transfer credits from another accredited institution only if the student has a 3.0 GPA average in all pre-req. courses and a letter grade of no less than a ‘B’ in all transferable science courses. An official transcript is needed and must be mailed directly to FNU.
6. Students must meet and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 grading scale on all science courses.
7. Upon completion of the steps above, students will be accepted based on the individual’s scores on the Admission Rating Scale Report which include KAPLAN test scores, GPA, and interview results.

Scholastic Standards of the
Associate of Science in Nursing Program

1. The ADN program is an intensive, FULL-TIME program, requiring approximately 1,462.50 clock hours per year Classes including both lecture as well as labs may be held any day from Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Clinical hours may be scheduled any time during the week/weekend from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. In addition, the students will need to dedicate at least 2 – 3 hours per each class hour to study the learned material.
2. Students are required to meet the following standards in every course:
a. Successfully meet all course student learning outcomes.
b. Complete all program core courses with at least a C (80%) or better.
c. Complete all clinical skills and evaluations satisfactorily.
d. Complete all required clinical and theory hours.
e. Meet attendance standards of the program.
f. All core courses are administered in a sequence, if a student fails a course, he/she must repeat it in order to proceed with the program.
g. Students that repeat more than one course or that do not meet the required attendance hours in both clinical and lecture will be expelled from the program.
h. Students will be eligible to receive only one “incomplete” in the nursing courses throughout the duration of the program. Students that receive more than one incomplete grade on more than one course at a time or throughout the duration of the program will be expelled from the program.
i. Students must pass the exit comprehensive exam in order to graduate.
j. Students must successfully meet the Program Learning Outcomes in order to graduate.

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