Nursing

Contact Hours:
1,600
Instructional Weeks – Full Time:
80
Average Time to Complete – Full Time:
20 Months

Associate in Science Degree Program

74.5 Semester Hours

Concorde Career Institute, Jacksonville, is no longer enrolling students into the Nursing program. 

Program Overview

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.

Program Mission

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.

Wellness

Nursing works with individuals, families and communities to prevent and treat illnesses, promote and maintain health and improve quality of life.

Person

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.

Environment

Nursing responds to healthcare’s dynamic internal and external forces that affect individuals and groups.

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Provide safe, compassionate and competent nursing care to patients and families from diverse backgrounds across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings.
  2. Collaborate with members of the interprofessional healthcare team to manage and coordinate the provision of safe, quality care for patients and families.
  3. Utilize the nursing process, best current evidence, critical thinking and patient/family input to promote health and achieve optimal patient outcomes.
  4. Communicate effectively through verbal, nonverbal and technological methods with patients, families and members of the interprofessional healthcare team.
Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
845
165
590
74.5
Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours

*These courses are offered online.

** Transfer Credit Option for LPN/LVN Applicants An applicant who has passed the NCLEX-PN exam, holds an active, unrestricted Practical or Vocational Nursing license, and who graduated from their PN/VN program less than two years prior to the anticipated start date of the Nursing program, may be eligible for transfer credit. If the applicant graduated more than two years prior to enrollment, the applicant must demonstrate a minimum of 1,000 hours of direct patient care within the last three years. This transfer credit can shorten a student’s anticipated time to graduation by up to ten weeks. During the enrollment process, the applicant must successfully complete a nursing skills assessment as well as a Foundations Specialty exam with a score of 850 or better on the first attempt. Upon successful achievement of both, the student will be scheduled for the “NRSG1030 Practical to Professional Nursing Transition” course. Upon passing NRSG1030, the student will be awarded transfer credit for: NRSG1730 and NRSG1640.

***These courses include instruction on HIV/AIDS training to include an introduction, drugs and patient care.