Associate in Science Degree Program
74.5 Semester Hours
Concorde Career Institute, Jacksonville, is no longer enrolling students into the Nursing program.
The Nursing program prepares students for entry-level, Registered Nurse positions. Successful completion of the Nursing program leads to the award of an Associate in Science degree and permits the graduate to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses® (NCLEX-RN) and to the State Board of Nursing for licensure. Licensure may be denied by the Board of Nursing for reasons that include, but are not limited to, fraud/deceit in making application, felony or misdemeanor convictions, issues with drugs or alcohol, or charges pending in any state.
Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing this examination are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take this exam, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
The mission of the Associate in Science in Nursing program is to prepare competent, safe nurses who possess sound ethical principles and collaborate with the healthcare team to provide caring services to clients and families.
Program Philosophy Nursing
Nursing is an art and a science as a practice discipline that provides ethical, holistic, and compassionate care to diverse individuals in a variety of settings.
Nursing care, the outcome of practice, is founded on the nursing process, which encompasses assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Nursing involves professional accountability while delivering competent, culturally sensitive nursing care with clients and groups.
Nursing works with individuals, families and communities to prevent and treat illnesses, promote and maintain health and improve quality of life.
Nursing views each individual as unique with value and dignity.
Nursing views education as a lifelong process that starts with undergraduate studies and continues with professional development and education.
Nursing responds to healthcare’s dynamic internal and external forces that affect individuals and groups.
End of Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Provide safe, compassionate and competent nursing care to patients and families from diverse backgrounds across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings.
- Collaborate with members of the interprofessional healthcare team to manage and coordinate the provision of safe, quality care for patients and families.
- Utilize the nursing process, best current evidence, critical thinking and patient/family input to promote health and achieve optimal patient outcomes.
- Communicate effectively through verbal, nonverbal and technological methods with patients, families and members of the interprofessional healthcare team.