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Program Requirements FAQs

Where would students find information about all the nursing program requirements?

The information about the nursing program can be obtained by:

What are the ramifications of failing a drug screening of a background?
An unsatisfactory Level II FBI background check and/or drug screen may delay the admission process and lead to possible ineligibility for admission into the nursing program. Dependent upon the type and time of an incident, per Florida State Board site and clinical agencies mandates may be subject to further scrutiny. Individuals who fail to meet the requirements of the screenings and deemed ineligible for enrollment would be required to drop the courses and termination from the program.


Application FAQs

How and where do students submit the application for nursing admission consideration?
Students can submit their application at a Health Science Admission Office located at both the North and Central campuses. The admission staff are located in Bldg. 19/Rm. 101 on Central campus, and Bldg. 46/Rm. 253 on North campus. Students may mail their completed application to the campus addresses and program locations listed on the admission application.

NOTE: Meeting the minimum admission requirements provides prospective nursing applicants eligibility to submit applications for admission consideration yet does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
When can I apply?
The Generic students” admission is three (3) times a year for each term August, January, May. Dates in table below:
 
Application Dates for the Generic Program
Term
Application Submission Dates​
Term 1 Fall (August Admission)
Open Ended (Open until all seats are filled)
Term 2 Winter (January Admission)​
Open Ended (Open until all seats are filled)
 
Term 3 Summer (May Admission)
Open Ended (Open until all seats are filled)
 
 
 
The LPN-RN Transitional students’ admission is one (1) time a year in Summer Term, May. Date is in table below.
 
The application period for the LPN-RN Transition Program is Open Ended. The May Open-Ended Application Period means that students are allowed to submit an application for consideration to the LPN-RN Transition Program until all available seats are filled.
 
Application Dates for the LPN-RN Transition Program
Term
Application Submission Dates​
 
Term 3 Summer (May Admission)
 
​ Open Ended application submission
If a student previously applied to the nursing program, will they be required to pay the $20 application fee again if students re-submit the application for nursing admission consideration?

Each application submitted must be accompanied by a $20.00, non-refundable Health Science application fee. 

Can students submit their application for admission to a health science program prior to completing the program’s pre-requisites?
No. Students who submit their application prior to completing the pre-requisites will not be considered for admission.  
Is there a required entrance test for the Nursing Program?
Yes. The required test is the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Test. The HESI Test is offered only on Central Campus in Building 17 (Library) on the 2nd floor Learning Resource Center (LRC). Testing can be scheduled Monday-Saturday by appointment only. For further information call 954 201 6134 or email hesi_testing@broward.edu .
Can students defer their seat for admission to the next available admission?
Students that have applied for a particular term and decide they cannot attend that term will be guided to apply to the next available class in the nursing program. Students have a one-time deferral.  All Applications are subject to current admission requirements
What are the requirements to apply to the LPN-RN Transition nursing program?
The LPN applying to the LPN-RN Transition nursing program option requires a current Florida Practical Nurse License (LPN), without restriction/obligations/public complaint. The requirements are otherwise the same admission requirements for the LPN-RN Transition program as the generic ADN program that they select to attend the nursing program.  All Applications are subject to current admission requirements. 
How are students selected for the program?
Please visit the Health Sciences Admissions page for the specific selection information for nursing.
Is there a waiting list for the Nursing Program?
NO. There is no wait-list. Students not selected for a specific class in the Nursing program must re-apply in order to be considered for the next incoming class.



After you've applied FAQs

How will I know the status of my application?
Application status can be tracked on the myBC area of the college website.  Log on with your student ID and password.   Select “Limited Access Application Status.” 

Students selected for the program will be notified by the admissions department via their BC e-mail account 3 weeks after the application deadline date.  Students selected will be required to respond to the e-mail notice to accept or decline the admission by deadline date provided in the email.  Failure to reply with any response will forfeit the considered seat for admission and will require students to reapply for the next available admission.
What happens if I am not accepted?
Students that want to reapply could submit an application with the application fee during the designated time frame deadline to be considered for admission.​  All re-applicants require to meet current admission requirements.
What must I do if I am accepted?
Follow the instructions contained within the acceptance e-mail sent to you by the Admissions Department. The e-mail communication will inform Students of a required, on-campus, pre-admissions orientation session.
 
At this mandatory admission orientation the needed information will be provided with steps and further requirements  for all students toward registration for the nursing program;  information on the criminal background and drug screening; physical examination with immunization verification; certificates .
 
 
See the Health Science Program & Policies section of the College Catalog.



About Nursing Program FAQs

What is the curriculum schedule for Nursing Program like?
The table below is the layout of Nursing Program Curriculum Generic Program

Associate in Science Degree in Nursing, Generic Track
ADN GENERIC NURSING PROGRAM
SAMPLE CURRICULUM SCHEDULE
FIRST SEMESTER Session 1
HSC 1149 Pharmacology 2 credits
FIRST SEMESTER CREDIT FIRST SEMESTER CREDIT
NUR 1020 Nursing Process
NUR 1020L Nursing Process I Clinical Lab
MTB 1370 Math for Health Care Professionals
3
2
1
NUR 1210 Nursing Process II
NUR 1210L Nursing Process II Clinical Lab
3
2
SECOND SEMESTER​ SECOND SEMESTER
NUR 1220 Health Alterations I
NUR 1220L Health Alterations I Clinical Lab
3
2
NUR 1421 Health Care of Women
NUR 1421L Health Care of Women Clinical​
3
2
THIRD SEMESTER THIRD SEMESTER
NUR 1524 Nursing Care of the Psychiatric Patient
NUR 1524L Nursing Care of the Psychiatric Patient Clinical Lab
3
2​
No Courses
FOURTH SEMESTER FOURTH SEMESTER
NUR 1310 Pediatric Nursing
NUR 1310L Pediatric Nursing Clinical Lab
3
2
NUR 2221 Health Alterations II
NUR 2221L Health Alterations II Clinical Lab​
3
2
FIFTH SEMESTER FIFTH SEMESTER
NUR 2222 Health Alterations III
NUR 2222L Health Alterations III Clinical Lab
3
2
NUR 2811 Trends, Practices and Roles
NUR 2811L Trends, Practices and Roles Clinical Lab
3
2
 

Associate in Science Degree in Nursing, LPN-RN Transition
NURSING PROGRAM
SAMPLE CURRICULUM SCHEDULE
FIRST SEMESTER Session 1
HSC 1149 Pharmacology 2 credits
FIRST SEMESTER CREDIT FIRST SEMESTER CREDIT
MTB 1370 Math for Health Care Professionals 3
2
1
NUR 2000 Nursing Transition 1
NUR 2000L Nursing Process I Clinical Lab
2
2​
SECOND SEMESTER​ SECOND SEMESTER
NUR 1220 Health Alterations I
NUR 1220L Health Alterations I Clinical Lab
3
2
NUR 1421 Health Care of Women
NUR 1400L Health Care of Women Clinical​
3
1
THIRD SEMESTER THIRD SEMESTER
NUR 1524 Nursing Care of the Psychiatric Patient
NUR 1500L Nursing Care of the Psychiatric Patient Clinical Lab
3
2​
No Courses
FOURTH SEMESTER FOURTH SEMESTER
NUR 1310 Pediatric Nursing
NUR 1304L Pediatric Nursing Clinical Lab
3
1
NUR 2221 Health Alterations II
NUR 2221L Health Alterations II Clinical Lab​
3
2
FIFTH SEMESTER FIFTH SEMESTER
NUR 2222 Health Alterations III
NUR 2222L Health Alterations III Clinical Lab
3
2
NUR 2811 Trends, Practices and Roles
NUR 2811L Trends, Practices and Roles Clinical Lab
3
2​
Does BC offer a part-time Nursing program?

No, the nursing program is only offered as a full-time day program.

Does BC offer an on-line nursing program?
Yes. BC offers an online nursing program option that is considered as Hybrid Online Program Option for students. It is considered as a Hybrid Online program for students may be required to come on campus for orientation, the administration of exams, and in other instances on other certain dates for a prescribed period of time for clinical courses that are held in the hospital and lab setting. 
What hospitals partner with BC Nursing Program to offer clinical experience?
Broward College Nursing Program partners with Broward County clinical agencies/hospitals. Clinical Courses are usually offered at hospitals in the campus location registered.  North and Central Campus utilize HCA, TENET & Broward Health Care System; and Memorial Health Care System.
Who could a student contact for further needed questions about nursing program?
Admissions-contact the admissions department Link .

Academic Status and readiness for entry to Broward College and/or the nursing program- Contact Academic Advisors Link.

Nursing Program: Contact the Nursing Department for specific questions regarding the Nursing Program. Link
Where is the Nursing Program Located?
The Nursing program is offered on the 3 major campus sites. The North Campus located in the Health Science Building 41 at Coconut Creek,   Central Campus is located in the Health Science Building 8 at Davie, and South Campus located in Building 72 at Pembroke Pines.
When does the Nursing Program Start?
The Generic RN program starts every term in August, January and May.  The LPN-RN program begins with the Summer term in May.  The official start dates for the terms are located on the Broward College Web Calendar with link to “Calendars”.
Can students work while completing the nursing program?
The decision should be made by the student based on the demands of the program.
Can a student start the Nursing program at one campus and take subsequent term courses at another campus?
No, Students will continue to enroll for nursing classes at the campus they attended during their first semester in the nursing program.
What is the estimated cost of the nursing program?
Nursing Credit Courses
In-State Fees
Out-of-State Fees
Tuition - Generic Program 45 Credit Hours
$4,675.50
$16,065.00
Lab User Fees / Liability / Accident Insurance - Generic
$1,018.97
$1,018.97
Total
$5,694.47
$17,083.97
Tuition - LPN Transition Program 36 Credit Hours
$3,740.40
$12,852.00
Lab User Fees / Liability  / Accident  - LPN Transition
$872.99
$872.99
Total
$4,613.39
$13,724.99
 
Books & Supplies
In-State Fees
Out-of-State Fees
Books
$2,083.30
$2,083.30
Supplies
$322.00
$322.00
Uniform - top, bottom, lab coat
$75.00
$75.00
Total
$2,480.30
$2,480.30
Exam & Licensure
In-State Fees
Out-of-State Fees
Exam A2 Evolve Assessment by HESI
$60.00
$60.00
Total Expenses
In-State Fees
Out-of-State Fees
Total Generic Program
$11,693.66
$29,847.84
Total LPN - RN Transition Program
$10,311.94
$26,509.07

 

 

Additional FAQs

What type of degree would I receive at the completion of the BC Nursing Program?
You will be awarded an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing.
How many credits are in the program?
You must complete - with a grade of "C" or above - 72 credits to be awarded the AS degree.
What types of Program options are available in the Registered Nursing Program?
There are two entry-level programs into Nursing for a Registered Nurse.
  1. Generic Nursing Program
  2. LPN-RN Transition Nursing Program. Each of these entry level paths establishes students eligible to apply with the State Board of Nursing for approval to sit for the State Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN).
What are the options of delivery methods for the Nursing Program?
Available is the Online program considered as a Hybrid method of delivery or the Traditional Classroom method of delivery.
What is the length of the program?
The Generic program is five (5) semesters in length. It is considered a two-year curriculum (20 academic months). The LPN-RN Transition Program is five (5) semesters in length, consisting of 17 academic months.
Should I submit my application by a certain date?
At the three campus locations, admission is limited to available seats in the program.  Applications time frames for the application period are posted on the Health Science Admissions web page and FAQ nursing webpage. Confirmation of a student’s acceptance into the program is confirmed within 3 weeks after the deadline for applications and review of the applicant pool is completed.
When do the first classes begin?
Yes. The Student Financial Services office located on each campus can offer financial counseling to you and may be able to provide needed funds.
 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available in which a local hospital will pay your tuition and costs in return for service after graduation a job is provided at the health care institution providing the scholarship/sponsorship.
When and where are classes in this program offered?
General education courses are taught at varied times (days, evenings, weekends) at all campus locations.   All NUR theory courses are offered during the day only. NUR theory courses are scheduled for students enrolled for a specific campus program you select at North Campus, Central Campus and South Campus.  All NUR courses are to be registered for at one program location for the Nursing program. Clinical/Labs are scheduled for one to three days per week for various shift hours that would include day, evening and day through evening hours.
Will I be attending clinical rotations in local hospitals or other health care agencies as part of my course requirements?
Yes. As part of the clinical practicum curriculum, you will be required to attend several clinical rotations at various Broward County Health Care Agencies. The clinical agencies vary with the campus registered for the nursing program.
What is the approximate total cost of the program - including tuition, books, uniforms, supplies, special fees, etc.?
The total cost of the program is estimated to be approximately $11,694 for in-state residents and $29,848 for out-of-state generic program applicants.  The LPN-RN Transition program total cost of the program is estimated to be approximately $10,312 for in-state residents and $26,509 for out-of-state applicants. Health Sciences Program Prerequisites Chart
Are uniforms required?
YES.  There is a required lab uniform for all clinical/laboratory sessions which is available for purchase at the bookstore. Prior to attending clinicals, you will be required to purchase uniforms through the College bookstores.
Do I need to take a licensing examination after I graduate?
Yes. To practice nursing in the State of Florida, you must have a RN license. Historically, the program has exceeded the national average with regard to pass rates on the licensing examination.  
How does the current job market look?
There is data that indicates a shortage of RN’s will be increasing in the job market.  The outlook for Registered Nurses as the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics now indicates.

Department of Labor   

Florida Central for Nursing
Can this curriculum be used to further my education towards a bachelors or masters degree in nursing?
YES. The ADN nursing curriculum provides some of the needed prerequisites required for admission with the AS degree and your RN License into a post-licensure baccalaureate nursing program. Please check with the university of interest for specific admission requirements
What salary can I expect after I graduate?
The national median 2010 annual wage of registered nurses was $64,690 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half of the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $44,190 and the top 10 percent earned more than $95,130.
The Florida annual wages for Year 2012 nurses at entry level is $49,049, the average wage is $65,127 and the experienced nurse annual wage is $73,166.
Is the program accredited?
YES.  The Associate Degree Nursing Program offered by Broward College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (FBN).  Broward College is accredited through the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).
Does Broward College offer the continuing education courses required by the nursing program?
Yes. Locate information for the Health Science Continuing Education website at http://www.broward.edu/academics/ce/health/Pages/default.aspx
Does the program provide job placement services?
No. The program does not offer any type of job placement.  Affiliation with local Health Care Systems offer sponsorship opportunities through the Broward Health Care System and the Memorial Health Care system that provide job placement for scholarship recipients in their clinical facilities.  Also the Job posting of employment opportunities at Broward College Job Board

 

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