Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 72 Credits)



FLORIDA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (SOUTH CAMPUS located at 11865 SW 26th St. Suite H-3 Miami, Fl 33175) wishes to announce that it will host a virtual site visit for Initial accreditation of its ASSOCIATE DEGREE in NURSING program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet with the site visit team virtually and share your comments about the program on October 7, 2020; WEDNESDAY; 3:00- 3:30 PM, EST.

Written comments are welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850

Atlanta, GA 30326

Or email:

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by SEPTEMBER 22, 2020.


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.

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Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I**
  • MAC 1105
    College Algebra**
  • SPC 1017
    Fund. of Oral Communications
  • PHI 1635
    Biomedical Ethics OR PHI 1600 Ethics
  • CHM 1033
    Introduction to Chemistry
  • CHM 1033L
    Introduction to Chemistry Lab
  • MCB 2000C
  • BSC 1085C
    Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BSC 1086C
    Anatomy & Physiology II
  • DEP 2004
    Human Growth and Development
Courses (42 credits )
Credit Hours
  • NUR 1023 C
    Fundamentals of Nursing
  • NUR 1060 C
    Adult Health Assessment
  • NUR 1211 C
    Adult Health Nursing I
  • NUR 1140 C
    Pharmacology/Drug Administration
  • NUR 2213 C
    Adult Health Nursing II
  • NUR 2420 C
    Maternal/Infant Nursing
  • NUR 2310 C
    Pediatric Nursing
  • NUR 2520 C
    Psychiatric Nursing
  • NUR 2610
    Community Health Nursing
  • NUR 2810 C
    Professional Nursing Leadership Practicum
  • NUR 2960 C
    Professional Nursing Review/Licensure Prep.

* General Education Component (see page 219).
**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 the 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 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 an 80% as a combined score in all four sections of the exam to qualify for the ADN
Program (can only be taken twice). 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
7. Upon completion of the steps above, students will be accepted based on the individual’s scores on the Admission
Rating Scale Report which includes 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.



1) Apply the ethical and core values of the nursing profession by providing culturally sensitive nursing care.

2) Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills and use of technology.

3) Apply the nursing process to optimize holistic client care throughout the lifespan.

4) Implement proficient and safe nursing practice to meet the clients’ psychosocial and physiological needs.

5) Prioritize decisions through effective critical thinking skills guided by evidence-based practice.

6) Implement client-centered education and teaching plans to promote client autonomy and facilitate self-care.


Student Achievement Data – South Campus 

2020 (2nd Quarter) NCLEX Pass Rate69.23%
2020 (1st Quarter) NCLEX Pass Rate68.75%
2019 NCLEX Pass Rate76.60%
2018 NCLEX Pass Rate55%
2019 Job placement76.25%
2018 Job placement87.5%
2017 Job placement83.3%
Grad completion 201948%
Grad completion 201840%
Grad completion 201785%
Grad completion 201673%