Becoming a nurse may be a great decision for dedicated individuals determined to make a difference with their careers.
Nursing training has evolved over decades and now offers education and hands-on practice to more people than ever before. This coincides with a boom in the nursing field, with the profession growing rapidly and nurses being in high demand, particularly in states like Florida where elder health care is more prominent than ever. At Health Career Institute, you can be well on your way to a rewarding career in nursing sooner than you think.
Associates Degree in Nursing (ASN)
The nursing associates degree program consists of 72 credits worth of classes, labs, lectures, and practical work. In addition to foundational classes required for a two-year degree, students in HCI’s ASN program will gain expertise in the skills and responsibilities required to work as a registered nurse (RN).
Foundational courses included in the ASN program are English Composition I, Algebra, Speech, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Human Growth and Development, Psychology, Elements of Nutrition and Microbiology. This coursework provides the framework for general professional success as well as future nursing-specific courses.
As a whole, the ASN program seeks to educate students in the wellness of self and others, professional development, critical care, and technical skills in nursing specialties of acute and long-term care. Required courses include Intro to Professional Nursing, Fundamentals of Nursing I and II lecture, lab, and clinical, Psychiatric Nursing lecture and clinical, Nursing III clinical and practicum.
After successful completion of all coursework, students are awarded an ASN. With this degree, students must then pass the nursing exam, NCLEX.
At HCI, there are even more ways to learn. Clinical requirements are arranged to accommodate students’ unique circumstances as well as possible, opening the doors to a nursing career to anyone, despite issues that can prohibit on-campus attendance.