A Career in Nursing
Nurses are invaluable members of any health care team. As mediators between doctors and patients, nurses are often the ones who help patients better understand their health and treatment options, in addition to providing emotional support during distressing times.
About the Associate Degree in Nursing Program
The Associate in Science Degree in Nursing is designed to prepare an individual for a career as a registered nurse. The program's mission is to prepare competent, compassionate, and culturally sensitive entry-level nursing graduates whose professional practice encompasses legal and ethical decision-making in the promotion of health in the community.
The student who meets all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing from Broward College is eligible to have their name submitted to the Florida Board of Nursing to be considered as a candidate for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The Florida Board of Nursing is the state agency authorized to determine if the applicant qualifies to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure as a registered nurse. 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.).
Student Achievement Data
NCLEX Pass Rates: 93.9% Source; FBON, NCSBN Report 2016
Completion Rates: 36% Source; Broward College Office of Institutional Research 2017
Job Placement: 96%; Source; FETPIP Report 2017