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College of Nursing

Associate in Science

Nursing (R.N.)

NURSE-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2016 (510)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2016 (510), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Susan Baker, Dean - College of Nursing, 727-341-3640

Program Summary

Fully transferable to Bachelor's Degree at SPC or to any state university in Florida. Program begins in August and January with a day and evening format.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.


Admission Rules

Before entering the first term of the Nursing "program courses" students must complete a minimum of 11 credits from the general education and/or support courses listed below. Prior to admission, students must complete:
BSC 2085
BSC 2085L
BSC 2086
BSC 2086L
PSY 1012 (or PSY 1020H)
Computer and Information Literacy Competency Requirement

General education and support courses do not have to be completed in the order listed. Candidates will also complete the Health Programs Application form. Please see a counselor or advisor. Access to a computer is helpful!

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

Any student who makes a grade of less than "C" in a course in the nursing program that is a prerequisite to a nursing course will be ineligible to continue in the nursing program. Likewise, the clinical component of any nursing rotation must be satisfactorily passed. An overall 2.0 average is required to enroll in sophomore nursing courses. Credit must be earned in or prior to the prescribed sequence.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition I

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Mathematics (Select 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement for this AS degree.
Elementary Statistics *
3
Honors Elementary Statistics
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Ethics (Select 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Ethics requirement for this AS degree. Students are strongly advised to select the Healthcare Ethics topic when they register for PHI 1600.
Studies in Applied Ethics
3
Honors Studies in Applied Ethics
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Social/Behavioral Science (Select 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Social/Behavioral Science requirement for this AS degree.
General Psychology
3
Honors General Psychology
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Other (Complete 12 credits)

Human Anatomy & Physiology I
3
Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I
1
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
3
Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II
1
Microbiology
3
Microbiology Laboratory
1

SUPPORT COURSES
Computer and Information Literacy Competency (Complete 1 course)

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required. Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer Competency requirement for this AS degree.
Basic Computer and Information Literacy
1
Computer Applications
3
Introduction to Educational Technology
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
1st Term in Program (Complete 9 credits)

Nursing I
9

MAJOR CORE COURSES
2nd Term in Program (Complete 11 credits)

Application of Pharmacology Concepts in Nursing Therapy
1
Nursing II
10

MAJOR CORE COURSES
3rd Term in Program (Complete 10 credits)

Psychosocial Nursing
1
Nursing III
9

MAJOR CORE COURSES
4th Term in Program (Complete 12 credits)

Nursing IV
8
Role Transition in Nursing
1
Nursing Care Management Practicum
3

* *Acceptable substitutes: STA 2014, STA 2122, STA 2022

72
Total Credits