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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 (ASN)

Program Courses must be completed with a “C” grade or better

Program Number: 2127

Campus Offered: Full Time (North, Central and South Campus)

Full Time ASN Program: 5 semesters in length

APPLICATION PERIODS:

January 2023: July 15 to September 17

May 2023: November 1 to February 14

August 2023: March 28 to May 15

  • The part time ASN program will not be offered in January 2023.
2022-2023 Application Criteria (required to apply)
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher in the following courses: ENC1101, BSC2085 and BSC2085L, BSC2086 and
    BSC2086L
  • Overall GPA of 2.0
  • General Education Math Course (MAC1105 or MAC1105c is the recommended math course. We
    will accept an equivalent, or higher math course to apply if student does not have MAC1105)
    • Grade not calculated in the GPA for admission. Grade must be a “C” or better.
  • MCB2010 and MCB2010L (Microbiology and lab)
    • Grade not calculated in the GPA for admission. Grade must be a “C” or better.
  • HESI Entrance Exam
    • 80% or higher on required sections(Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Math, A&P)
    • HESIscores expire 2 years from test date
    • To register for the HESI exam, please visit: HESI Registration
    • To view the fees for the HESI exam, visit HESI Testing Fees and click on HESI A2

All courses must have a grade of “C” or better. GPA must meet the minimum required to apply.

2022-2023 Admissions Selection Criteria

Passing HESI Scores must be submitted to be considered for the ASN program

Points are awarded for the GPA calculated from the grades in ENC1101, BSC2085, BSC2085L, BSC2086
and BSC2086L.

  • 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

Please note: GPAs are not rounded
Military Service-Points awarded to applicants who are active Duty or Honorably Discharged Veterans of the US Armed Forces.

  • Military Service =  5

Points are not awarded for HESI, completion of college level math, or completion of MCB2010 and
MCB2010L.

Additional Information:

Number of Accepted Students:

January 2022:

  • Full Time ASN:
    • 150 students accepted
    • Accepted students had between 7 and 16 points
    • No alternate pool for January 2022
  • Part Time ASN:
    • 30 students accepted
    • Accepted students had between 10 and 16 points.
    • No alternate pool for January 2022
May 2022:
  • 155 students
    • Accepted students had between 1 and 16 points.
    • No alternate pool for May 2022.

August 2022:

TBD

Required admissions criteria coursesshown in the application criteria MAY NOT be covered by Financial Aid.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (notrequired to apply):

To graduate from the AS in Nursing program, students must have a Humanities Elective (3 credits), either POS2041 OR AMH2020 (as of August 2022), and writing credit(s). Please meet with your academic advisor to ensure you have taken these courses.

Starting with Fall 2022, students must take either POS2041 (National Government) or AMH 2020
(History of the United States Since 1877) to satisfy the Social/Behavioral Science elective required
to graduate with an AS degree. Please see your academic advisor for more information. More
information regarding the civic literacy requirement can be found on the Civic Literacy Graduation Requirement site.

For more information about the ASN program, please visit Nursing Program Website.
A complete, supplemental application must be received to be considered for a health science program.

The application can be found on the Health Science Admissions Homepage, understep 3.

Updated: June 2022

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)-LPN to RN Transition

Program Courses must be completed with a “C” grade or better

Program Number: 21271

Campus Offered: Campus TBD

Begins in May

LPN to RN Transition Program: 5 semesters in length

APPLICATION PERIODS: Apply by March 18th

2022-2023 Application Criteria (required to apply)

  • Active unencumbered Florida LPN license
  • One-year experience working as an LPN
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher in the following courses: ENC1101, BSC2085 and BSC2085L, BSC2086 and
    BSC2086L
  • Overall GPA of 2.0
  • General Education Math Course (MAC1105 or MAC1105c are the recommended math courses.
  • We will accept an equivalent, or higher math course to apply if student does not have
    MAC1105)
    • Grade not calculated in the GPA for admission. Grade must be a “C” or better.
  • MCB2010 and MCB2010L (Microbiology and lab)
    • Grade not calculated in the GPA for admission. Grade must be a “C” or better.
  • HESI Entrance Exam
    • 80% or higher on required sections(Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Math, A&P)
    • HESIscores expire 2 years from test date
    • To register for the HESI exam, please visit: HESI Registration
    • To view the fees for the HESI exam, visit HESI Testing Fees and click on HESI A2

All courses must have a grade of “C” or better. GPA must meet the minimum required to apply.

2022-2023 Admissions Selection Criteria

Passing HESI Scores must be submitted to be considered for the ASN program.

A copy of active Florida LPN License must be submitted to be considered for the LPN to RN Transition
Program.

Points are awarded for the GPA calculated from the grades in ENC1101, BSC2085, BSC2085L,
BSC2086 and BSC2086L.

  • 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

Please note: GPAs are not rounded
Military Service-Points awarded to applicants who are active Duty or Honorably Discharged Veterans of the US Armed Forces.

  • Military Service =  5

Points are not awarded for HESI, completion of college level math, or completion of MCB2010 and
MCB2010L.

May 2022:

  • 20 students
    • There was not alternate pool for May 2022.

Required admissions criteria coursesshown in the application criteria MAY NOT be
covered by Financial Aid.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (notrequired to apply):

To graduate from the AS in Nursing program, students must have a Humanities Elective (3 credits),
either POS2041 OR AMH2020 (as of August 2022), and writing credit(s). Please meet with your
academic advisor to ensure you have taken these courses.

Starting with Fall 2022, students must take either POS2041 (National Government) or AMH 2020
(History of the United States Since 1877) to satisfy the Social/Behavioral Science elective
required to graduate with an AS degree. Please see your academic advisor for more information.
More information regarding the civic literacy requirement can be found on the Civic Literacy
Graduation Requirement site.

For more information about the LPN to RN Transition program, please visit Nursing Program Website
A complete, supplemental application must be received to be considered for a health science
program. The application can be found here Health Science Admissions Homepage, understep 3.
Updated: June 2022