Keiser University

Nursing, AS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following campuses:

Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Melbourne, Miami, Orlando, Port St. Lucie, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach

* An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Nursing prepares students to practice professional nursing. Professional nursing involves the performance of those acts requiring substantial specialized knowledge, judgment and nursing skill based upon applied principles of biological, physical, psychological and social sciences. The nursing practice of a professional nurse includes but is not limited to:

  • Observation, assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation of care.
  • Health teaching and counseling of individuals who may be ill, injured or infirm.
  • Promotion of wellness, maintenance of health, and prevention of illness of others.
  • Administration of treatments and medications as prescribed in accordance with the standards of nursing practice.

Program Objectives

  • Students will utilize effective interdisciplinary collaboration within a health care environment.
  • Students will integrate evidence based technologies to support clinical decision making.
  • Students will utilize clinical judgment and reasoning to promote optimal patient care.
  • Students will model behaviors of professionalism in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Students will possess the necessary breadth of knowledge and skills for obtaining entry-level employment as a professional registered nurse.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Successful completion of the TEAS tests and a personal interview with the Nursing Program Director.
  • Background check and drug screening when applicable.
  • Minimum grade of “B” for pre-requisite courses: BSC2085C and BSC2086C.
  • Minimum grade of “C” for pre-requisite courses MCB2000C, MAT1033, DEP2004 and general education courses.
  • Minimum cumulative grade average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for general education courses.

Program Outline

Note: Each course in the Nursing major is a prerequisite for the subsequent course and therefore must be passed with a minimum “C” grade in order to proceed successfully through the program.

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Nursing, students must earn 72.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Nursing Major Courses: ( 42.0 credit hours )
Fundamentals of Nursing 8 credit hours
Nursing Pharmacology 4.0 credit hours
Basic Adult Health Care 8.0 credit hours
Maternity Nursing Care 4.0 credit hours
Pediatric Nursing 4.0 credit hours
Advanced Adult Health Care 8.0 credit hours
Nursing Roles Practicum 6.0 credit hours

General Education Courses ( 30.0 credit hours )

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