Nursing — Associate Degree
2137: A.S. to B.S. Degree in Nursing (72 Credit Hours)
The Associate Degree Nursing, ADN, program prepares graduates to provide nursing care to individuals and groups with commonly occurring health problems in institutional and community settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for licensure including taking the NCLEX-RN to become registered nurses. The ADN program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, telephone 866-747-9965.
Application directions are explained in the required online information session. Go to CF.edu/health for additional information.
The program policies including attendance, grading, progression, clinical behaviors and readmission guidelines are found in the student handbook that each student obtains upon beginning the ADN program.
For more information about our Associate Degree Nursing Program, visit CF.edu/health.
General Education Courses*
*Some students may need preparatory study before taking these courses. See individual course descriptions for criteria. Preparatory courses are not part of the nursing curriculum.
The Associate Degree Nursing program may be completed through either the full-time or the part-time option. In the full-time option, nursing courses are completed over four semesters. The student may take specific General Education courses with the nursing courses. In the part-time option, the student takes fewer nursing credits per semester, but takes nursing courses over summer as well as fall and spring semesters. In the part-time option, students take all nursing curriculum General Education courses before beginning Introduction to Nursing/Nursing I. Students are admitted to the part-time program in the summer and take Introduction to Pharmacology and Socialization into Nursing I in the fall semester along with General Education courses. Full-time students have an option to do this, also. Part-time students take Introduction to Nursing/Nursing I in the spring semester. See the comparison of nursing courses for full- and part-time options.
First Clinical Semester — Spring*
Second Clinical Semester — Fall
Third Clinical Semester — Spring
Fourth Semester — Fall
*The full-time program also begins First Clinical Semester in Fall.
** These general education courses may be taken before beginning NUR courses.
Fall semester with any remaining prerequisite courses
First Clinical Semester — Spring
Second Clinical Semester — Summer
Third Clinical Semester — Fall
Fourth Clinical Semester — Spring
Fifth Semester — Summer
Sixth Semester — Fall
1Students in the part-time program begin Introduction to Nursing/Nursing I in spring semester only. Students must have completed all general education courses (pre- and corequisites).