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Nursing (AS)

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Admission Program Objective Code NURS
State CIP Code 1351380100

The Associate in Science (A.S.) Nursing program at Northwest Florida State College located in Niceville, Florida is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

This program is a Selective Admission program subject to additional program policies. Policies are strictly enforced and students should work with a Student Success Navigator rather than self-advise. The admission criteria and process are subject to change; students should refer to the Selective Program Admissions/Nursing (AS) webpage for the most current information. All courses in the AS Nursing program, including general education and core courses, must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” to graduate with the AS Degree in Nursing.

General Education

Unless otherwise noted, select one course from each category; see the AS Degree General Education Requirements  section of catalog for specific course listings. A minimum grade of “C” in each General Education course is required.

Total General Education Credits Required: 20

Total Core Credits Required: 52

Technical Electives (Not Required)

Total Program Credits Required: 72

Suggested Two Year Academic Plan

This program admits students twice per year to being NUR courses in the fall and spring semesters. Below is a sample academic plan for these students admitted in the identified semester.

Nursing (AS) (NURS)
First Year
Summer or Fall Semester
BSC 1085C - Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Credit Hours ♦  
ENC 1101 - English Composition I 3 Credit Hours ♦ ¶  
Mathematics Core General Education course* 3 Credit Hours ♦
Total Semester Hours:  10
Fall or Spring Semester (“Semester 1 in Nursing Program”)
BSC 1086C - Anatomy and Physiology II 4 Credit Hours  
HUN 2201 - Nutrition 3 Credit Hours  
NUR 1021C - Nursing Process I 6 Credit Hours  
NUR 1021L - Nursing Process I Clinical Experience 4 Credit Hours  
NUR 1141 - Pharmacologic Principles in Nursing I 1 Credit Hour  
Total Semester Hours:  18
Spring or Fall Semester (“Semester 2 in Nursing Program”)
DEP 2004 - Human Growth and Development 3 Credit Hours  
Humanities Core General Education Course ** 3 Credit Hours ♦
NUR 1231C - Nursing Process II 5 Credit Hours  
NUR 1750L - Nursing Process II - Clinical Experience 4 Credit Hours  
NUR 1142 - Pharmacologic Principles in Nursing II 1 Credit Hour  
Total Semester Hours:  16
Second Year
Fall or Spring Semester (“Semester 3 in Nursing Program”)
MCB 2010C - Microbiology, Allied Health 4 Credit Hours  
NUR 2233C - Nursing Process III 6 Credit Hours  
NUR 2233L - Nursing Process III – Clinical Experience 4 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  14
Spring or Fall Semester (“Semester 4 in Nursing Program”)
SYG 2000 - Sociology 3 Credit Hours ❖ ♦  or PSY 2012 - Psychology 3 Credit Hours ♦  
NUR 2241C - Nursing Process IV 5 Credit Hours  
NUR 2241L - Nursing Process IV – Clinical Experience 3 Credit Hours  
NUR 2811L - Nursing Capstone 3 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  14
Total Program Hours:  72

* While any Core General Education Mathematics course is acceptable, Statistics (STA 2023) should be strongly considered because it is a required course in the RN to BSN program.

**  AS Core General Education Humanities include the Speaking-Across-the-Curriculum (SATC) requirement.  Students who already have a humanities course that does NOT include SATC, may take another humanities course that meets the SATC requirement or a speech course. 

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