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What will I learn?

Graduates of the Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN) Program are prepared to become licensed as an entry level Registered Nurse (RN). The nursing curriculum incorporates classroom instruction, laboratory, simulation education, and clinical practice in the care of diverse populations. Local health facilities are utilized for clinical practice, including community agencies, acute care institutions, long-term and ambulatory care facilities. Graduates of the program possess knowledge, values, skills, and compassion; all are essential for professional nursing practice in a dynamic and rapidly changing health care environment.

There are two options available in the ASN program, traditional (day hours Monday-Friday on campus classes) and ANEW (Evening and Weekends, online and on campus blended format). The ANEW schedule is not a part-time Nursing program. It will require full-time commitment but it will be offered on a schedule that will consist of online classroom instruction with labs and clinical rotations offered on an evening (Monday-Friday) and weekend schedule.

Upon successful completion of the ASN Program, the graduate will be able to:

Advocate holistically for diverse patient populations and their families in ways that promote health, self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth as human beings
Integrate clinical reasoning, substantiated with evidence, to provide and promote safe and compassionate quality care for patients and families in a community context.
Distinguish one's professional identity in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, legal and ethical practices, and professional growth and development as a nurse.
Communicate respectfully and effectively with diverse populations and the interdisciplinary healthcare team through collaborative decision making to produce optimal patient outcomes.
Manage patient care effectively related to time, personnel, informatics and cost to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems.

Which department am I in?

School of Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (72 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $432.63 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Florida SouthWestern State College

Lee Campus,

8099 College Parkway,



33919, United States

Full Time (72 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $432.63 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Charlotte Campus

26300 Airport Road,



33950, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants who did not graduate from high school in the United States must have the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma. Other English Language Requirements accepted: Students must have a paper-based TOEFL score of 550 and a computer-based score of 213; MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) with a score of at least 77.

For international students

Applicants are required to have high school graduation.

English Language Proficiency

TOEFL (Internet): 61
TOEFL (Paper): 500
TOEFL (Computer-based): 173
IELTS: 5.5