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Nursing, AS


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Graduates of the Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN) Degree are prepared to become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The role of a RN is to assess client health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and document client responses to interventions. Nurses administer care to people who are ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled. Nurses often counsel clients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum incorporates classroom instruction, laboratory, simulation education, and clinical practice in the care of diverse populations. Local health facilities are utilized for clinical practice, including community agencies, acute care institutions, and long-term care facilities. Graduates of the program possess the knowledge, values, and skills essential to practice in a dynamic and rapidly changing health care environment.

Current occupational employment and wages data for Registered Nurses are published by the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics at www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm.

Edison State College offers several options for students to apply, enroll, and complete the Nursing AS degree program:

  • Entry Level Admissions - applicants who do not hold the licensure/credentials list above for Advanced Placement admissions
  • Advanced Placement Admissions - Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse/LPN
  • Advanced Placement Admissions - Current licensure/certification as a  Paramedic, Registered Respiratory Technician/RRT, Cardiovascular Technician/CVT and Current licensure/certification as a Certified Nurse Assistant/CNA
  • Program Start Terms: Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters
  • Three Campus Locations: Charlotte County (Punta Gorda), Collier County (Naples), and Lee County (Fort Myers)
  • Day Program
  • Evening/Weekend Program.

 

 

 

  Charlotte Campus

   

    Collier Campus

     

      Lee Campus

 

 

    

     Day

 

 Evening/

 Weekend

    

     Day

 

 Evening/

 Weekend

   

    Day

 

 Evening/

 Weekend

 

Entry Level Admissions

  SUMMER

 

    N/A

  SUMMER

    FALL

     N/A

  SUMMER

    FALL

 

    FALL

Advanced Placement Admissions

    FALL

    N/A

     FALL

     N/A

   FALL

  SPRING

 

ACCREDITATION:

The Edison State College Associate in Science in Nursing is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing, Inc. (Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850

Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Telephone: 404-975-5000

The Edison State College Associate in Science in Nursing is approved by the:

Florida Board of Nursing

4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin CO2

Tallahassee, FL 32399

Telephone: 850-488-0595

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

Fall Semester Start - Application due by May 15 

Spring Semester Start - Application due by October 1

Summer Semester Start - Application due by February 15

The Associate in Science in Nursing program has limited enrollment due to the rigorous clinical education requirements for the program. Acceptance to Edison State College does not imply acceptance into the AS Nursing program. Each applicant must meet specific criteria which are listed in the admission policies. The Criteria for Admission Policies are available through the School of Health Professions Nursing office on each campus.  Admission information and applications are located at http://www.edison.edu/academics/programs/asnursing.

Admission to the program is determined by admissions points and academic transcript evaluation. Admissions points are awarded for the completion of General Education coursework. Pre-admission requirements include satisfactory completion of the following:

  • Pre-admission HESI standardized examination
  • College-approved criminal records check and drug testing at the applicant's expense. Note that applicant should consult Florida Board of Nursing if they have any criminal offenses, beyond minor traffic violations, which may limit RN licensure eligibility.

After acceptance, students must complete the following:

  • Immunization and health report
  • Screening for tuberculosis (TB)
  • Certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED).

The AS Nursing program takes five (5) semesters to complete for students who are admitted at entry level and three (3) semesters to complete for students who are admitted at advanced placement. General Education Core Coursework requirements are included in the required course sequences. Some students prefer to take most or all of their General Education Core Coursework before entering the nursing sequence.

Curriculum Sequence Notes:

  1. MAC 1105 (or higher) or STA 2023 and BSC1093C must be completed prior to Entry Level application to the AS Nursing program.
  2. In addition to #1 above, ENC 1101 and BSC 1094C must be completed prior to Advanced Placement application to the AS Nursing program.
  3. BSC 1010/BSC 1010L are required prerequisites for BSC 1093C and MCB 2010C at most institutions.

BACCALAUREATE DEGREE OPPORTUNITY:

Edison State College also offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) for students to advance from the AS, Nursing Degree to the BS, Nursing Degree. Graduates of the AS, Nursing Degree program with the RN credential may enroll in this degree completion program and complete remaining courses for the baccalaureate degree. For more information, please contact the School of Health Professions BSN Program.

BSN CURRICULUM SEQUENCE NOTES: 

Students who plan to advance to the BSN degree, should consider completing the following coursework: Students who plan to advance to the BSN degree, should consider completing the following coursework:

  • ENC 1102 English Composition II
  • STA 2023 Statistical Methods I
  • HUM any Humanities Part A, writing intensive course
  • WOH World History Part A, writing intensive
  • SPC 1017, SPC 2023, or other Speech course
  • Foreign Language Competency (8-10 semester credits in one foreign language or CLEP)
  • Science, additional elective, if needed

Nursing, AS Degree Program Study:


General Education Coursework: 23 credit hours


Courses must be selected from those listed in the General Education Program Guide

Program Specific Coursework: 7 credit hours


Entry Level and Avanced Placement Admission


Nursing Core Coursework: 42 Credit Hours


Total Degree Program, Nursing, AS: 72 Credit Hours


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