Professional Nursing (ASN/RN)

Professional Nursing (ASN/RN)

Program Description

The Professional Nursing program provides a pathway for practical nurses to become professional nurses and exposes students to a variety of classroom, clinical, and community experiences with the goal of preparing a student to become licensed and employable in acute and long-term healthcare settings caring for children, adults, and geriatric clients in addition to serving as transformational leaders in those environments. Course work focuses on critical thinking, leadership, effective communication, body function and structure, pharmacology, and diseases and wellness of both the mind and body. Completion of this program confers eligibility to apply for state licensure by examination.

Program Length Total Contact Hours Program Cost
Clock Hours n/a Theory Hours 825 Tuition $ 19,500.00
Credit Hours 72 Lab Hours 120 Registration Fees $ 150.00
Weeks 75 SIM Lab Hours 120 Books & Supplies $ 3,850.00
Clinical Hours 525 Technology Fee $ 500.00
Materials Fee $ 1,000.00
Total Hours 1590 Total Program Cost $ 25,000.00
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Theory Hours Lab Hours Sim Lab Hours Clinical Hours
GEC 100 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 Lecture and Lab 8 90 60 0 0
GEC 120 Introduction to College Writing 3 45 0 0 0
GEC 130 Introduction to Psychology 3 45 0 0 0
GEC 140 College Mathematics 3 45 0 0 0
GEC 200 Professional, Ethical, and Moral Issues in Nursing 3 45 0 0 0
GEC 210 Human Growth and Development 3 45 0 0 0
GEC 220 Nutrition 2 30 0 0 0
GEC 250 Microbiology Lecture and Lab 1 45 30 0 0
  Total Contact Hours for General Education Courses 26 390 90 0 0
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Theory Hours Lab Hours Sim Lab Hours Clinical Hours
PN 600 IV Therapy for LPNs 2 30 0 0
NUR 100 Therapeutic Communication 1 15 0 0
NUR 110 Nursing Math and Pharmacology 3 45 0 0
NUR 120 Transition to Professional Nursing 6 90 0 0
NUR 121 Transition to Professional Nursing Lab 2 0 5 55 0
NUR 122 Transition to Professional Nursing Clinical 2 0 0 90
NUR 180 Transcultural and Community Health Nursing 3 45 0 0
NUR 181 Transcultural and Community Health Nursing Clinical 2 0 0 90
NUR 300 Maternal, Newborn, and Pediatric Nursing 3 45 0 0
NUR 301 Maternal, Newborn, and Pediatric Nursing Lab 1 0 5 25 0
NUR 302 Maternal, Newborn, and Pediatric Nursing Clinical 1 0 0 0 45
NUR 320 Neurologic and Psychiatric Nursing 3 45 0 0
NUR 321 Neurologic and Psychiatric Nursing Lab 1 0 5 25 0
NUR 322 Neurologic and Psychiatric Nursing Clinical 1 0 0 45
NUR 400 Critical Care and Emergency Nursing 2 30 0 0
NUR 401 Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Lab 1 0 10 20 0
NUR 402 Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Clinical 1 0 0 45
NUR 430 Leadership, Management, and Education 2 15 10 20 0
NUR 500 NCLEX-RN Preparation 1 15 0 0
  Total Contact Hours for ADN Nursing Courses 37 375 35 145 315

** Completion of PN600, GEC 100, 120, 130, 140, 200, 210, 220, 250, NUR 100, 110, 120, 121, 122, 180, 181, 302, 320, 321, 322, 400, 401, 402, 430, 500 and achieving a satisfactory score on the comprehensive predictor exam satisfies the requirements for the completion of DIOT’s associate of science in nursing (ASN) program and entitles the student to submission to the Florida Board of Nursing as a candidate for the Registered Nursing license. **

 

Professional Nursing is an associate of science in nursing (ADN) designed for qualified students who wish to become registered professional nurses. The program is 18 months in length and is in a hybrid format. To be considered, students who did not matriculate in DIOT’s practical nursing program must meet all admissions requirements of the associate of science in nursing (ADN) program plus the following:

  • To qualify, the following admission criteria must be met:
    • GED or high school diploma.
    • Passing of at least 70 on the entrance exam “HESI Admission Assessment from Elsevier”.
    • Transcripts of previous education as required for point of program admission.
    • Proof of routine immunizations with current titers and vaccination including measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, varicella, influenza, and hepatitis B.
    • Level 2 state and federal criminal background check.
    • Completed DIOT application.
    • Completed enrollment agreement
    • Government-issued proof of identification.
    • Dean of Nursing approval