Our Associate of Science Degree in Nursing

Today's Registered Nurse is highly skilled and is prepared to function in the roles of provider of care, manager of care, and contributing member of a healthcare team. An RN is accountable for bedside decisions that impact the healthcare outcomes for the patient. The scope of the RN's practice is defined by individual state statutes.

Florida Academy of Nursing's Registered Nursing degree program prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Graduates who pass the NCLEX-RN can enter the healthcare workforce as confident, professional, entry-level registered nurses.

Students are enrolled in general education courses, nursing theory courses, and clinical practice. The nursing courses begin with Foundations courses that introduce students to the practice of nursing, nursing theories, legal and ethical issues in nursing, and basic concepts of patient care. Students then advance through nursing courses that include more complex concepts in patient care and specialty nursing. Graduates are prepared to assume leadership and professional roles related to patient care. 

How long is the program?

Students in our Nursing program earn their degree in 65 weeks.

What skills will I learn?

  • Ethics
  • Effective communication
  • Psychology of human behavior
  • Chemistry and microbiology
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Administration of medications
  • Common disease processes
  • Preventative nursing care
  • Care coordination
  • Therapeutic nursing care
  • Maternity and newborn nursing care
  • Pediatric nursing care
  • Geriatric nursing
  • Nursing interventions for patient care
  • Mental health and community health
  • Cultural differences in caring for patients
  • Psychosocial impact of disease
  • Leadership principles

Where can I work?

  • Hospitals
  • Acute care facilities
  • Sub-acute care facilities
  • Surgical centers
  • Ambulatory care centers
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospices
  • Community health agencies
  • Schools
  • Government agencies


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We know how important information is to planning your education. We are very happy to discuss our current program details with you personally. You can call us anytime. Just tell your campus representative that you have visited our website and would like information about our program.

Financial Assistance

Our finance director can provide you with more details on available financial assistance and can help you customize a payment plan to help you.