Nursing is a rewarding career for individuals dedicated to helping others. If this sounds like you, please read the "Preparing to Enter a Nursing Program" webpage for an overview of what is required. Qualified applications accepted during specified period as stated in online information sessions.
The Associate Degree Nursing program focuses on the preparation of qualified individuals without previous nursing experience to become registered nurses. The two-year program includes performance of basic, direct nursing care to clients in hospitals, nursing homes and community-based agencies. Emphasis is given to preventive and restorative nursing care of clients with acute and chronic diseases in all stages of the life span and of those experiencing physical and mental illness.
Required testing for this program are the PERT or ACT or SAT and the HSRT and PSB-RN. Visit our Testing homepage for specific test information. Applicants are required to maintain a 2.50 minimum grade point average. Approximate length of program (after acceptance into program) is 2 years to completion.
Approximate cost to an in-state resident is $11,562. Visit Financial Aid for information on how to pay for college and what types of funding may be available for you.
The approximate average starting salary for someone with an Associate in Science degree in Nursing is $31,000-$47,000.
This is a limited access program. Full-time classes begin at both the Ocala and Citrus Campuses in August. Full-time and part-time begin at the Ocala Campus only in January. Remember to complete the online information session.