Registered Nurse

Program Description

This Associate of Science in Nursing degree in Nursing program is committed to becoming a program of excellence within the State of Florida. This program includes a bridge option in which student who has completed Practical Nursing (14) quarter credit hours, Respiratory Therapists, EMT, or Paramedic programs may transfer in ten (10) quarter credit hours. Students are provided a foundation of general education including courses in the natural sciences, and mathematics, as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to work in a healthcare environment. Theoretical instruction is complemented with clinical experience in a variety of healthcare settings in order to provide a broad, holistic, and reality-based understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse. Students will participate in planned clinical and laboratory experiences that will complement classroom learning and will stress health promotion, as well as disease processes. Upon the completion of the program, students will be able to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX RN) and to begin a professional nursing career. The profession of Nursing is a nurturing, relationship-oriented discipline in which the importance of perception and meaning in contexts of diversity, culture, change and quality of the influence the delivery of care to focal systems, the development of professional ethics and educational methods.

Objective

This Associate of Science in Nursing degree in Nursing program at Hebron Technical prepares the graduates to sit for the NCLEX and upon successful completion of the State exam to be licensed of excellence within the State of Florida. This program includes a bridge option in which student who has completed Practical Nursing receives (14) quarter credit hours, Respiratory Therapists, EMT, or Paramedic programs may transfer in ten (10) quarter credit hours. All certification and licensure must be current and in good standing in the state in Florida.

Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Provide accurate patient assessments.
  • Provide appropriate healthcare interventions as a member of the treatment team.
  • Function as a beginning level staff nurse in a variety of healthcare facilities to include hospitals, long-term care agencies, physician’s offices, clinics, out-patient surgical facilities and other community organizations.
  • Function as a safe practitioner, using critical thinking and communication skills to act as a patient advocate and educator.
  • Understand and utilize nursing related medical and technological equipment.
  • Demonstrate a full understanding and practice of accepted ethical and legal standards.
  • Exhibit leadership qualities in various healthcare settings.
  • Understand the unique needs of diverse populations in regard to socioeconomic, culture, and lifespan issues.
  • Promote health and wellness in order to facilitate positive growth and development.

Think critically both conceptually and by using mathematical analysis; write and speak effectively; use basic computer applications; and understand human behavior in the context of the greater society.

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