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Nursing FAQs June 2015

ASDN 2017 packetTraditional LPN-RN Bridge 2018 | LPN-RN Fast Track Bridge 2018

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Florida Gateway College was established in 1964.  The ASDN program options are highly ranked in excellence as evidenced by a consistent state board passing rate above state and/or national levels for over five years.

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates:
Year:             Florida Rate:           National:                 FGC:
2013                   76.77%                  81.43%                 84.62%
2014                  72.61%                   79.26%                 87.8%
2015:                 72.02%                   82%                      79.8%
2016:                 72.68%                  81.68%                  83.33%
2017:                 73.76%                  85.34%                  93.10% 

Retention Rates:
2012 Cohort: 62.5% Traditional,  90% Bridge options
2013: Cohort: 67.3% Traditional, 84.4% Bridge options

2014: Cohort: 62.8% Traditional, 58% of those who left are returning to the 2015 cohort, 89.9% Bridge options
2015 Cohort: 59.5% Traditional, 92.9% Bridge options to date
2016 Cohort: In progress, 68.8% Bridge options to date

The graduates are widely recruited and consistently demonstrate a strong clinical competence.  Many of the area hospitals are predominately staffed by these graduates.  The experienced nursing faculty is well prepared both academically and clinically.  Students receive individual guidance in the simulated lab of the Medical Technology Building along with small group supervision in clinical facilities.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student receives an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing.  Graduates of the program are qualified to enter a variety of careers as staff nurses in acute care settings, home health centers or nursing homes.

Job Rates gathered from the completed Graduate Surveys:
2013: 100%
2014: 100%
2015: 100%
2016: in progress

Advancement in nursing education to Bachelor Degrees is encouraged through RN to BSN programs.  The Florida Gateway College graduates have demonstrated consistent success with advancement through these programs.

It is highly recommended that students plan to work no more than twenty hours a week during the time he/she is completing the requirements for the Nursing program.

All students who graduate from a nursing program and wish to sit for the examination in Florida for the Registered Nurse will be reviewed in accordance to state law Chapter 464.008 and 464.018 by Florida State Board of Nursing.  Applicants are required to provide related information of past convictions or no contest pleas-regardless of adjudication for any offense other than minor traffic violations.  Arrest and court records must be sent to the board.  Your application will not be considered complete until these records are provided.

A criminal records search is conducted on all applicants.  Any misrepresentation can result in delay or refusal of license.  The Board has the authority to withhold licensing as a result of their investigation.

Florida Gateway College nursing program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (1964), 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C02, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252, 850.245.4444.

The Associate of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta Georgia 30326, (404) 975-5000, www.acenursing.org

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 ASDN 2017 packet  Traditional LPN to RN Bridge 2018 packetLPN to RN Fast Track 2018 packet