Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) Degree Program Details

FVI School of Nursing's Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) program prepares students for an entry-level professional nursing position. Through the program students will develop knowledge and the necessary skills to promote health and well-being while providing care for patients with alterations in psychosocial and physiological integrity.

Earning an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing typically takes 22 months of full-time study. The degree plan is a 72-semester credit program divided into six semesters, including general education requirements. Each semester is 15 weeks in length, including instruction and evaluation. This allows students to begin their nursing careers quickly as a registered nurse (RN). The Associate of Science in Nursing curriculum has been designed to meet the Florida board of nursing requirements.

Curriculum

The Associate of Science in Nursing program was designed to progressively develop student knowledge, skills and competencies as they advance through the degree plan. Courses have been developed to build on previous experiences and allow students to apply knowledge, skills and competencies in a progressive and cumulative fashion.

Course #Course TitleSemester credits
TERM I
ENC1101English Composition3
MAT1101College Math3
PSY2012General Psychology3
BCS2085Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab4
TERM II
HUM1205Human Diversity3
BCS2086Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab4
MCB2010Microbiology and Lab4
TERM III
NUR1000Nursing Concepts9
NUR1100Pharmacology for Nursing3
TERM IV
NUR1500Nursing Concepts II12
TERM V
NUR2100Nursing Concepts III12
TERM VI
NUR2500Nursing Concepts IV (Capstone)12

Clinical Experience

The curriculum includes classroom, lab simulation and hands-on clinical training. Clinical experience is provided through direct care and interaction with patients in clinical setting. Students are taught nursing skills and clinical judgement in a controlled environment using high fidelity mannequins. Students build confidence by practicing routine procedures in the skills lab and simulating crisis situations in the simulation center.

NCLEX-RN Preparation

    Our Nursing Associate of Science program curriculum was specifically developed to prepare our students for the NextGen NCLEX-RN (NGN) and the exam prep starts at the beginning of the Nursing program. A regular schedule of clinical judgment exercises and video tutorials, test student’s knowledge at every milestone within the program. When our students have completed the program and are ready to take the actual NCLEX-RN exam, it will feel like second nature, giving nursing graduates the best chance of passing on their first attempt!

Registered Nurse Job Outlook

Nurses are the unsung heroes in the healthcare field providing and coordinating patient care, educating patients and the public on various health conditions, and providing advice and emotional support to patients and their family.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), registered nurse employment will grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2026. This growth trend will occur for several factors, including an increased emphasis on preventative care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as obesity and diabetes; and demand for healthcare services from the Baby Boomer population as they live longer and lead a more active lifestyle.

The largest employers for nurses will be hospitals, nursing/residential care facilities, government and educational services at the state, local and private level. According to BLS, median pay for Registered Nurses are:

  • $71,730 — Median Pay
*Note: salary will vary by state

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