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Associate of Science Degree Nursing Program Curriculum

The nursing program combines studies in general education and nursing education at the college with selected clinical experiences in hospitals and other community facilities. Nursing courses require students to spend a combined 20 to 36 hours per week in the classroom and clinical settings. The program consists of 72 credits. The ratio of clock hours to credit hours in the clinical courses is 3.5 to 1. There are 56 hours of clinical practicum for each credit and 16 hours of theory for each credit. Generic students attend 1008 hours of clinical. LPN-RN Transition students attend 728 hours of clinical. Clinical hours are a combination of nursing experiences in acute care and extended care facilities and nursing campus lab settings. All clinical hours are mandatory and it is expected that students will have made arrangements to meet the total required hours. All nursing students must have internet access and the capability to perform basic computer skills such as word.

Graduation Requirements for the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (RN):

  • Completion of 72 semester credit hours curriculum plan listed below with a degree GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or higher.
  • Refer to AS Degree Requirements outlined in the college degree audit (accessible through myBC).

Nursing Organization Chart (PDF)

ASN Student Manual (PDF)

Associate of Science in Nursing

Application Criteria:

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in the following courses with an asterisk (*):

  • *ENC1101 English Composition
  • *BSC2085 and BSC2085L Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
  • *BSC2086 and BSC2086L Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab

A general education Math Course (Area 5) MAC1105 is recommended - (Application requirement).
The grade is not calculated in the required GPA for Nursing. The grade must be "C" or better to be eligible to apply.

MCB2010 and MCB2010L Microbiology and Lab (Application Requirement). The grade is not calculated in the required GPA for Nursing. The grade must be "C" or better to be eligible to apply.

A2 HESI Test is required: Starting with the August 2019 Application Pool minimum HESI score for all sections is 80%. HESI cut scores for consideration are:

  • Reading - 80%
  • Vocabulary - 80%
  • Grammar - 80%
  • Math - 80%
  • Anatomy & Physiology - 80%

NOTE: To register for the HESI Exam

Testing can be scheduled by visiting the Exam Registration page. You must have a Broward College Student ID to register.

For further information call 954-201-6134 or email hesitesting@broward.edu

HESI Testing Fees

Application Period:

January - Full Time and Part Time Generic-RN (July 15 - September 17)

May - Full Time Generic-RN (November 1 - February 14)

May - LPN to RN Transition (Apply by March 18)

August - Full Time Generic-RN (March 28 - May 15)

Admission Selection Criteria:

Admission is based on points. Maximum number of points = 16

  • GPA - 2.5 = 1 point
  • GPA - 2.6 = 2 points
  • GPA - 2.7 = 3 points
  • GPA - 2.8 = 4 points
  • GPA - 2.9 = 5 points
  • GPA - 3.0 = 6 points
  • GPA - 3.1 = 7 points
  • GPA - 3.2 = 8 points
  • GPA - 3.3 = 9 points
  • GPA - 3.4 = 10 points
  • GPA - 3.5 = 11 points
  • GPA - 3.6 = 12 points
  • GPA - 3.7 = 13 points
  • GPA - 3.8 = 14 points
  • GPA - 3.9 = 15 points
  • GPA - 4.0 = 16 points

Selection for the RN program is based on the GPA calculated from ENC1101, BSC2085, BSC2085L, BSC2086, BSC2086L.
In the event of a tie, the Overall GPA will be used as the tiebreaker.

Admission preference is given for active military and veterans (must show DD-214 or current military ID).

Due to enrollment limitations, meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. If you are not offered admission, you will need to reapply during the next appropriate application acceptance period.