Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is designed to facilitate career mobility for the Registered Nurse. The program is designed to provide educational and clinical experiences leading to employment in beginning positions as registered nurses in hospitals or comparable facilities.
This educational program builds on the vocational knowledge and experience of the licensed practical nurse. The program is designed to provide the licensed practical nurse with a method to complete an associate of science degree in nursing and be eligible to take the State of Florida NCLEX-RN exam.
The program is nine (9) quarter long comprising of six (6) general and pre-requisite courses, twelve (12) professional nursing courses totaling 109 quarter hours. This translates to 820 clock hours of didactic instruction, 100 clock hours of supervised laboratory experience and 630 clock hours of supervised clinical experience for a total of 1550 clock hours.
Areas of Study
Nursing values and roles, fundamental nursing concepts and techniques, adult health nursing, gerontology nursing, mental health nursing, gynecology, obstetrics and pediatrics nursing, community health concepts, medical and surgical nursing and pharmacology, with nutrition integrated throughout the program.
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