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Degree Programs Associate of Nursing

Program Objective

To prepare the student to meet the requirements of the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and the Florida Board of Nursing for Registered Nurse Education and meet eligibility for licensing exam (NCLEX-RN) in order to work as a Registered Nurse in a variety of settings in a safe and effective manner.

Program Description

The Nursing Program includes clinical experience and theoretical instruction in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, geriatric, and psychiatric nursing, inclusive of clinical training experience in appropriate settings such as, but not limited to, acute care, long-term care, and community settings [s. 464.019(1) (g),F.S.]. The program curriculum plan provides for theoretical instruction and clinical application in personal, family, and community health; nutrition; human growth and development throughout the life span; body structure and function; interpersonal relationship skills; mental health concepts; pharmacology and administration of mediations; legal aspects of practice; interpersonal relationships and leadership skills; the professional role and health teaching and counseling skills [s.464.019(1)(h), F.S.]. The contact hours designated for the classroom, laboratory, and clinical components correspond to the curriculum standards in Florida. Clinical rotation hours per day range from 4 to 12 hours depending on the course.

Disclosure – Licensing is required for employment.

Associate Science Nursing Degree Program 104 Credit hours

General Admission Requirements and Procedures: Applicants Must:

  • Professional Goal Statement and Essay of 2 pages with the reason for wanting to become a nurse.
  • Must have a general education diploma or equivalent verifying proof of high school graduation.
  • The student’s official high school transcript.
  • The student’s GED scores at or above the passing level set by the state agency awarding the GED, or a document from a state authority (to the situation of the school) recognizing that the student successfully completed secondary school through homeschooling (as defined by state law).
  • Have a minimum score of 75 HESI Admission Examination or equivalency examination.
  • Hold current Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association and submit a copy of the certification.
  • Have a physical examination verifying acceptable health status. Negative PPD result or chest X-ray.
  • Appropriate boosters must be completed. Proof of immunity must be submitted from official documentation only.
  • Official medical records from your physician, the health department, or public school are acceptable. If official documentation is not available, the blood titers are necessary to determine immunity for hepatitis b, varicella (chickenpox), mumps, rubella, and rubella (measles).

Vaccinations may be necessary if immunity cannot be confirmed with the blood titer. The vaccine for hepatitis “B” is highly recommended. If you choose not to have the vaccine, you will be required to sign a waiver form.

  • Must have a negative drug screen urine test prior to admission.
  • Provide a copy of his/her health insurance card: students must be covered by student liability insurance following acceptance and throughout the program.
  • Admission into the program will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a level 2 background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Applicants must be free of offenses as listed in Florida Statues.400.211.
  • The student must be able to satisfy, with or without reasonable accommodations, the physical, mental, and sensory requirements to perform the essential duties and responsibilities typically associated with the duties of a registered nurse, including, without limitation, possessing a full range of body motion, handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, eye-hand coordination, and walking and standing for extensive periods of time, as determined by the school in its discretion.
  • Interview and obtain approval from the Program Director/Instructor.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Upon the student’s satisfaction of all the above requirements with respect to the Nursing Associate Degree Program, the school will properly notify the student if he or she is admitted into the program of study at the school. If the number of applicant for admission to the nursing Associate Degree program exceed the enrollment capacity for the program, the applicants for admission will be ranked based on the composite score that each applicant received on the HESI examination. Applicant’s will be admitted into the Nursing Associated Degree Program in order based on their ranking up to the enrollment capacity of the program.
  • PIC will only accept 25% of transferring credits from another institution. PIC will accept grades of “B” or above to be transferred for credits from another institution for the general education and nursing courses. The request for nursing credits to be transferred from another institution will be reviewed to meet the following guidelines:
    • Be comparable to a PIC technical/nursing course in content and credits.
    • Be reviewed and approved by the Director of Education or Administrator.
    • Transfer of credits completed by the first day of class.
    • Transferring of PIC credits is at the discretion of the receiving college.
    • Official Transcript and a copy of the Catalog or Syllabi on courses attempting to transfer for evaluation.

It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether another institution of the student’s choice will accept the credits from PIC.

Disclosure – Licensing is required for employment.

Associate Science Nursing 104 Credit Hours for the Program

Theory Hours
Theory Hours735
Lab Hours205
Clinical/Simulation Hours608
Total Clock Hours for the Program1,548
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours Required for Each Course
GS1145Strategies for Health Care Professional4.5
MA1210 *College Mathematics I4.5
AP2530Human Anatomy and Physiology I4.5
EN1320 *Composition I4.5
AP2630Human Anatomy and Physiology II4.5
NU1210Nursing Roles I (HIV/AIDS – 4 hours)2.0
MT1110Medical Terminology1.0
NU1320Clinical Nursing Concepts and Techniques4.5
PY3150 *Psychology4.5
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours Required for Each Course
NU1421Clinical Nursing Concepts and Techniques II6.0
EN1420 *Composition II4.5
NU2530Adult Nursing I8.0
SO2550 *Sociology4.5
NU2630Adult Nursing II8.0
NU2740Mental Health Nursing5.0
NU2840Maternal Child Nursing8.0
NU2745Gerontology Nursing5.0
NU2810Nursing Roles II2.0
NU2899Nursing Capstone10.0
*General Education Course
Total Credit Hours Required for the Program104

*NOTE: Premiere International Clinical Externship may require up to 50 miles of travel away from the College.