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Nursing Associate Degree Program

Jacksonville, FL

We Are Not Currently Enrolling For This Program


 

Prepare for a new career sooner than you think

Want to make a difference that lasts a lifetime? Become a nurse and touch lives on a daily basis. Our Nursing program offers clinical training and knowledge needed to begin a career. Provide important care to patients in hospitals, clinics and private practices.


Become a Registered Nurse (RN) in As Few As 21 Months*

  • Train to join the largest occupation in the hospital setting with Concorde in Jacksonville.
  • Learn essential clinical care skills to treat patients across the lifespan.
  • Complete your degree in as few as 21 months* of study.

Program Overview

America’s 1.8 million registered nurses (RNs) make a difference every single day—and we need more of them. If you’re a compassionate person who’s also interested in science, nursing could be the right career path for you.

Concorde Career Institute in Jacksonville offers an Associate of Science in Nursing degree program (ASN) you can complete in as few as 21 months. This program combines classroom and lab instruction with clinical experience to equip you for skilled patient care in less than two years. After successfully completing this program, you can become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurse® (NCLEX-RN®).***

21* Mo

Program Length

9%**

National Employment Demand (2020-2030)

74.5

Credit Hours

165

Lab Hours

Take the Next Step Now

Dream of becoming a nurse? Get in touch with Concorde in Jacksonville today to take a tour or hold a virtual interview; and find out if our nursing associate degree program is right for you.

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for registered nurses 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
***Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations 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 these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

Curriculum

Our ASN degree program teaches foundational skills to help you start your nursing career right. In addition to nursing theory and practical courses, it also covers general education topics designed to improve your communication and critical thinking capabilities.

  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Nursing
  • Adult Health Nursing I and II
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Health Assessment
  • Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Families
  • Transition to Professional Practice
  • Multisystem Disorders
  • NCLEX Preparation and Capstone

Nursing Program Philosophy

Concorde nursing program is designed to prepare  nurses to function safely and effectively in the generalist role. We strive to prepare culturally competent  nurses  while demonstrating professionalism, unwavering service, disseminating evidence-based nursing knowledge, and a rigorous curriculum  with high regard to the quality and safety standards of nursing education.  


Nursing Program Goal

In congruence with Concorde's general mission statement, the goal of the nursing program is to equip students for successful employment in the field of nursing through high caliber training with practical, real world experiences along with student centered support.  


Nursing Program Purpose

The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Practice program is to:

  • Provide a learning environment  that  will  led to  successful  completion of  program objectives
  • Prepare a responsible and accountable  professional  nurse  who uses  critical  thinking while providing competent, safe, client/patient  care.
  • Prepare the graduate to provide nursing care in a variety of settings.
  • Prepare the graduate to value personal and professional growth as lifelong learners.
  • Prepare the graduate to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN® examination on first attempt and become gainfully employed.  

Graduate Student  Learning  Outcomes  

Upon completion of the program, it is intended that the students will:

  • Provide safe, compassionate, culturally competent, patient-centered, quality care in a variety of settings for patients across the lifespan in response to their changing health needs.
  • Examine the evidence that  underlies  clinical nursing  practice to challenge the status quo, question underlying assumptions, and offer new insights to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and communities.
  • Use the nursing process to make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care and promote the health of patients within  a family and community context.
  • Demonstrate excellence using evidence-based  practice  in integrity, responsibility, professional identity, and ethical decision making in the role of the nurse while advocating for patients, families, colleagues, community, and self.
  • Utilize information technology, professional standards, and professional  communication to emerge as leaders in inter-professional collaboration in the provision of safe, quality, care for patients and families. 

Nursing Program Delivery

The Nursing Practice program is delivered in a blended format. Some courses will  be delivered entirely online, entirely on-ground or with an appropriate  blend of both online and on-ground hours in the same course. The campus may have the option to deliver general education  courses either online or on-ground depending on local  need and availability. 


Clinical Experience

All nursing students, as a requirement for graduation, must complete in-person hands-on clinical hours. Concorde's clinical coordinator will help secure the necessary site hours for students.ᶛᶛ 

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes. 

Career Outlook

Job opportunities for registered nurses are projected to remain strong, especially in Florida.

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for registered nurses 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.