Nursing Associate Degree

2137: A.S. to B.S. Degree in Nursing (72 Credit Hours)

CIP: 51.1699
FL CIP: 1351380100
SOC: 29-1141
Entry Wage: $20 – $22/hour


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.

This is a limited access program.

Application directions are explained in the required online information session. Go to CF.edu/explore/programs/limited-access 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*

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

HUN 1201

Human Nutrition

3

PSY 2012

General Psychology

3

MCB 2010C

Microbiology With Laboratory

4

BSC 2085

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BSC 2085L

Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1

BSC 2086

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BSC 2086L

Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1

DEP 2004

Human Growth and Development

3

MAC 1105 or

STA 2023

College Algebra or

Elementary Statistics

3

ENC 1101

Freshman Composition Skills I

3

 

 

 

One of the following:

ARH 1000

Art Appreciation

3

HUM 1020

Introduction to the Humanities

3

LIT 1000

Introduction to Literature

3

MUL 1010

Music Appreciation

3

PHI 2010

Introduction to Philosophy

3

THE 1000

Introduction to the Theatre

3

 

Total Credit Hours

30

*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.

Note:

  • The required general education course sequencing is explained in the online information session, as are the admission process and dates.
  • Before entering the program a professional level CPR card is required which must remain current while in the program.
  • All Health Sciences candidates must undergo a criminal background check. Candidates with a criminal record may not be eligible for any CF Health Sciences program.
  • Upon acceptance into the program, a medical examination documenting sound physical and mental health, TB testing and proof of immunization are required.
  • All students are responsible for their own health/hospitalization insurance. Professional liability insurance is included in college fees.
  • It is necessary that students have reliable transportation to the assigned hospitals and clinical facilities, which are located in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties.
  • Class and clinical hours may be between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Clinical hours may occur on Saturdays.
  • The CF service district is Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. In-district residents will be accepted into the nursing programs first before any consideration will be given to out-of-district applicants.
  • Credit for classroom/theory instruction, whether face-to-face or online, is one credit per 50-minute hour (1:1) for a 16-week semester. For nursing laboratory and clinical experience, one credit is earned for every three contact hours (1:3) for a 16-week semester. Nursing courses offered during nonstandard semesters will complete these hours within the shorter semester.

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.

Full-Time Program

First Clinical Semester — Spring*

**HUN1201

Human Nutrition (if not completed)

3 credits

NUR 1011

Socialization into Nursing I

1 credit

NUR 1142

Introduction to Pharmacology

2 credits

NUR 1022C

Introduction to Nursing

4 credits

NUR 1024C

Nursing I

3 credits

 

Total Credits

13

Second Clinical Semester — Fall

**DEP 2004

Human Growth and Development (if not completed)

3 credits

NUR 1730C

Nursing II

9 credits

NUR 1012

Socialization into Nursing II

2 credits

 

Total Credits

14

Third Clinical Semester — Spring

**HUM 1020

Introduction to Humanities or equivalent (if not completed)

3 credits

NUR 2732C

Nursing III

9 credits

NUR 1830

Socialization into Nursing III

2 credits

 

Total Credits

14

Fourth Semester — Fall

NUR 2734C

Nursing IV

10 credits

 

Total Credits

10

*The full-time program also begins First Clinical Semester in Fall.

** These general education courses may be taken before beginning NUR courses.

Part-Time Program1

Fall semester with any remaining prerequisite courses

NUR 1011

Socialization into Nursing I

1 credit

NUR 1142

Introduction to Pharmacology

2 credits

 

Total Credits

3

First Clinical Semester — Spring

NUR 1022C

Introduction to Nursing

4 credits

NUR 1024C

Nursing I

3 credits

 

Total Credits

7

Second Clinical Semester — Summer

NUR 1210C

Nursing II A

5 credits

 

Total Credits

5

Third Clinical Semester — Fall

NUR 1733C

Nursing II B

5 credits

NUR 1012

Socialization into Nursing II

2 credits

 

Total Credits

7

Fourth Clinical Semester — Spring

NUR 2751C

Nursing III A

5 credits

NUR 1830

Socialization into Nursing III

2 credits

 

Total Credits

7

Fifth Semester — Summer

NUR 2752C

Nursing III B

5 credits

 

Total Credits

5

Sixth Semester — Fall

NUR 2713C

Nursing IV A

8 credits

 

Total Credits

8

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).