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 of 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 of 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: 96.44%; Source: FBON, NCSBN Report 2019
Job Placement: 97%; Source: FETPIP Report 2018

Program Details

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

Broward College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Broward College.

Additional Program Accreditation

The Nursing Program is:

  1. Approved by the Florida Board of Nursing
    The Florida Board of Nursing mailing address is 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3257.
    www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing

    The Florida Board of Nursing is the state agency authorized to determine if the applicant qualifies to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Florida. 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.).

    The Florida Board of Nursing, in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Nurse Practice Act, will determine if a nursing program graduate is eligible for licensure.
    Phone: 850-488-0595 | email: MQA_Nursing@doh.state.fl.us.

    The student who has met all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate of 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 for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

  2. Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
    ACEN is located at 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326.
    www.acenrsing.org | Phone: 404-975-5000 | Fax: 404-975-5020

The ACEN is responsible for the specialized accreditation of nursing education programs (Clinical Doctorate, Master's, Baccalaureate, Associate, Diploma, and Practical programs). The Commission has authority and accountability for carrying out the responsibilities inherent in the application of standards and criteria, accreditation processes, and the affairs, management, policy-making, and general administration of the ACEN. The ACEN is nationally recognized as a specialized accrediting agency for both post-secondary and higher degree programs in nursing education.

  1. A member in both the Associate Degree Council of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN).

  2. Broward College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Broward College.

The SACS-COC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. The Commission's mission is the enhancement of educational quality throughout the region and it strives to improve the effectiveness of institutions by ensuring that institutions meet standards established by the higher education community that address the needs of society and students.

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