Location(s): General education courses are offered at all BC locations. Program specific courses are available at A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, the Judson A. Samuels South Campus, and the North Campus. The student may select the campus site they want to attend for the duration of the program on initial registration for the first nursing courses, then all courses are taken on the selected campus. Any requests for transfer of campus must be approved by the Associate Dean.
Program Entrance Requirements: This is a limited access program. Students are required to complete a supplemental application and meet specific criteria. Admission into the Generic-RN option begins every August, January and May. After acceptance into the Nursing Program, students are required to complete a Medical History and Physical Examination. Acceptance is provisional based upon the approved health evaluation documents. Students are also required to provide a satisfactory criminal background check and HHS/OIG clearance and drug screening. Students must be able to meet the Performance Standards for the Nursing Program to ensure the safety of both the student and the patient(s) under their care. Students must be able to meet Performance Standards to enter and remain in the program. Please click here for admission information.
The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing is designed to prepare the student for a career as a registered nurse. The mission of the Broward College Program of Nursing is to prepare competent, caring, culturally sensitive, entry level nursing graduates for meaningful employment as professional registered nurses. Striving for academic excellence, the faculty provides an innovative program, recognizing both the art and the science of nursing while utilizing the Outcomes and Competencies outlines by the National League for Nursing. This framework includes advocating for clients, utilizing evidence-based practice in clinical decision making, implementing nursing care that is focused on ethical, responsible, and honest behaviors, and evaluating all care rendered, while challenging the status quo in an informed manner to bring about change where needed to enhance the care of the client. The program is committed to accomplishing this mission through the use of effective and diverse instructional methods that encompass both traditional as well as technology-based strategies. Visit program’s website for additional information.
The Nursing Program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The Florida Board of Nursing mailing address is:
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3257
ACEN is located at:
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, Georgia, 30326.
The student who has met all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from Broward College is eligible to have his/her name submitted to the Florida Board of Nursing to be considered as a candidate for the National Council Licensure Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). The Florida Board of Nursing is the state agency authorized to determine if the applicant qualifies to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Florida. For licensure requirements, refer to sections 464.008 and 464.009, Florida Statutes (F. S.), Rules 64B9-3.002 and 3.008, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)
Additional Program Information
The Nursing Program offers two program options for the Associate in Science Degree in Nursing: The Generic Option and the LPN-RN Transition Option. Both program options are offered in the traditional classroom setting.
The Generic Option is for applicants who have no previous nursing education. The LPN-RN Transition Option is for students who already hold a current Florida Practical Nursing License without restrictions. Sessions are 8 weeks in length except the Summer Term, which is 6 weeks. The Generic-RN Nursing Program can be completed in 22 months.
All nursing students must have internet access and the capability to perform basic computer skills. After admission, students are required to complete certificate courses;CAE0216 (HIV/AIDS), CAE0660 (TB/OSHA/Hepatitis), CAE0062 (CPR Basic Life Support American Heart Association approved), CAE0441 (Domestic Violence), CAE0528 (Prevention of Medical Errors), and CAE0644 (Florida Laws & Rules for Nursing and Respiratory Care). Students can take the certificate courses outside of Broward College. All Certificates are to have Florida Board of Nursing (FBN) approval shown by FBN number. The due dates for the forms/certificates are given in the mandatory, general orientation meeting that is discussed in the acceptance letter provided to students.
- Nursing (Generic-RN), Associate of Science 2127
- Bachelor of Science
|COLLEGE ALGEBRA 2
|COREQUISITE COLLEGE ALGEBRA
|HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
|HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
|HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LABORATORY
|HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
|HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II LABORATORY
|CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES 1
|General Education Humanities Core
|Take A2 HESI Test (required before application)
|Apply to the Program (Open Ended each term)
|MATH TOPICS FOR HEALTH RELATED PROFESSIONS
|NURSING PROCESS I
|NURSING PROCESS I CLINICAL LAB
|NURSING PROCESS II
|NURSING PROCESS II CLINICAL LAB
|HEALTH ALTERATIONS I
|HEALTH ALTERATIONS I CLINICAL LAB
|HEALTH CARE OF WOMEN
|HEALTH CARE OF WOMEN CLINICAL LABORATORY
|NURSING CARE OF THE PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT
|NURSING CARE OF THE PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT CL LAB
|PEDIATRIC NURSING LAB
|HEALTH ALTERATIONS II
|HEALTH ALTERATIONS II CLINICAL LAB
|HEALTH ALTERATIONS III
|HEALTH ALTERATIONS III CLINICAL LAB
|TRENDS, PRACTICES, AND ROLES
|TRENDS, PRACTICES, AND ROLES CLINICAL LAB
The prerequisite of CHM1032 CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES is not included in the overall program credit hours and therefore students may not be eligible for Federal Financial Aid for these specific pre-requisite courses.
The MAC1105C is a 5 credit course.
See General Education course information here.
In accordance with Florida Statute and Florida Administrative Code, students may need to satisfy the Civic Literacy Graduation Requirement. Visit the Civic Literacy Graduation Requirement page at broward.edu/civic-literacy.
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to create a personalized educational plan.
Credit for Prior Learning
Accelerate your path to completion with these options:
- Credit by exam
- Earned industry certifications
- Prior Learning Assessment
- And much more…
Related Industry Certifications
Upon completing this program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the following industry certifications/licenses:
- To have their name submitted to the Florida Board of Nursing to be considered as a candidate for the National Council Licensure Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
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Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates from this program will:
- Integrate culturally congruent care for the client and family across the lifespan, respectful of the diverse needs, values, and preferences of each.
- Incorporate critical thinking skills to the decision-making process in gathering of information based on evidence-based practice, interpretation of facts, implementation of best practices, and evaluation of the outcomes of nursing care provided to the client across the lifespan.
- Operationalize the core ethical, moral, and legal concepts relative to the professional registered nurse and to the practice of nursing.
- Utilize the evidence-based practice that promotes clinical nursing to intervene for patients, while integrating the nursing process, questioning underlying assumptions, and offering new insights to improve the quality of care for clients across the lifespan.
- Demonstrate nursing knowledge comprehension, critical thinking, and competency as an entry level graduate nurse.
- Demonstrate clinical skills competency including evaluation of care, clinical judgment, planned nursing implementation, and health promotion.
- Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the seven rights of patients, correct dosage calculations, Intravenous medication administration and Oral medication administration.