Registered Nursing, Associate in Science (A.S.)
The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASDN) is designed to provide students with basic nursing knowledge and skills to successfully assess, plan, and implement the care of patients. Graduates of this program enter a challenging and exciting filed with a variety of employment opportunities such as; acute, emergency, critical, home health, maternal, and infant care.
Florida Gateway College (FGC) offers a number of different degrees and certificates leading to professional licensure. Some professions require both a degree and the successful completion of additional criteria such as licensure exams, field placements, or clinical hours. If your future plans include achieving licensure or certification, you should know that requirements vary by state.
Associate Degree in Nursing (ASN) and the Practical Nursing (PN) program, completion of program requirements make you eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)RN or NCLEX-PN in Florida or one of the other 33 nursing compact states if you apply for a multi-state license under the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). A list of current compact states can be located on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website (https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-compact.htm). If you are a student who resides outside of Florida or one of the compact states, FGC cannot confirm whether this degree program meets educational requirements for professional licensure in your state. Since the ASN program at FGC is nationally accredited, the curriculum should meet the requirements of other states; however, some states have requirements in addition to FGC’s program’s curriculum. Our Practical Nursing program is state approved and follows the frameworks set forth from the Florida Department of Education however, some states may have requirements in addition to FGC’s program’s curriculum. If you wish to take the NCLEX exam in a non-compact state, please contact the board of nursing in the state to determine whether this degree or certificate program will meet their licensure requirements.
The associate nursing program at Florida Gateway College at the main campus located in Lake City, Florida is accredited by the:Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326(404) 975-5000.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation with Conditions.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
Florida Gateway College (Main Campus)
Provide ACT, SAT or PERT standardized testing scores to the FGC Enrollment Services.Complete the nursing entrance exam (TEAS) with a score of proficiency or higher. This exam is available through the FGC Testing Center.
Level II Background and 10 panel Drug/Alcohol Screen
Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. The ASDN program 4 semesters in length. This program begins each fall term with completion the following spring. * Clinicals are required for this program. Clinicals may not follow regular college schedule. Clinical assignments may include weekdays, evenings or weekends.
Tuition: Based on $103.32 per credit hour for **in-state tuition. (Based on previous year’s fees. Fees are subject to change.) Standardized tests must be taken in order to remain in the program.
(Costs will be higher if prep courses are required)
The following expenses are not paid to the college:
Program Total $12,489.32
The average Registered Nurse Salary in Florida (FL) is $66,210. The monthly salary is $5,517, which breaks down as an average of $30.96 per hour. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, and the number of years you have spent in your profession.
Career opportunities as a Registered Nurse include, but are not limited to, working in acute care facilities, critical care, emergency care, maternal and infant care, doctor’s offices, home healthcare, public health, corrections system, long term care, and hospicecenters.
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The ASDN degree qualifies the graduate to apply to the Florida Board of Nursing to take the National Council of State Board of Nursing Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse (RN)
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