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Nursing Associate of Science

Next Start Date:
January 1, 2020

Associate Degree
24-month program

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Licensure Prep Included

We’ll help you prepare for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN), which helps validate your ability to safely perform requirements of a practicing registered nurse.

2018 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*


Median Salary

Lowest 10%: $50,800 or less

2018-28 projected growth*


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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited 9/10/2019).

Program Highlights

As a registered nurse, you’ll have the chance to make patients feel at ease and improve the quality of their health. Every day brings new challenges with the opportunity to learn and grow as a professional.

This program focuses on theories and concepts of nursing while developing professional skills, including situational leadership and management principles. As a graduate of this nursing program, you’ll be able to deliver culturally proficient care while meeting the physical and psychosocial needs of clients.

This program is approved for state licensure by the Florida State Board of Nursing. You’ll be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam for registered nurse licensure through the Assessment Technologies Institute® (ATI).

  • 24-month Associate of Science degree program
  • 108 credits
  • 760 classroom hours + 240 lab hours
  • 600 clinical hours

Learn what it’s like to work in a real hospital or clinic with modern tools and technology used in today’s healthcare settings. You’ll practice CPR, diagnose health problems from basic assessment to advanced life-support skills and practice labor and delivery care using simulation manikins for scenario-based learning. Learn how to check vital signs, track patient care, recognize and respond to respiratory emergencies, shock and cardiopulmonary arrest and use SimMan and SimBaby alongside SimCenter to provide standardized scenarios to ensure you have a consistent educational experience to provide quality patient care.

The thought of paying for school can feel overwhelming. Institutional grants and scholarships can be a great way to reduce your student loan debt and relieve some of the financial burden. You can see if you qualify through financial aid counseling at no additional cost including:

  • Answers to your federal student loan questions
  • Information on your loan servicer
  • Clear explanations of all your federal student loan repayment options
  • Information on how to reduce or postpone your monthly payment
  • Information on scholarships and grants

The Zenith Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Altierus schools — owned by Zenith Education Group — who demonstrate financial need.

This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify. Give us a call to see what your financial aid options are and we can help you get started (888) 223-8556.

Flexible Blended Learning to Help Balance Life and School

This program features a blend of online and on-campus learning to help make going to school work for you. Depending on your schedule, you’ll spend 2-5 days per week on campus with additional online coursework for your general education classes so you can learn on your own time. This allows you to work more closely with your instructors when you’re on campus to practice hands-on learning and ask questions.

All-Inclusive Tuition for Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you’ll receive a professional nursing bag with stethoscope, reflex hammer, thermometer, penlight, and more. All-inclusive tuition also covers a brand-new iPad (which is yours to keep after graduating), books, Altierus branded backpack, and school scrubs. Test preparation and fees for your National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) is also included.

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What You'll Learn

  • Manage care for patients in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Record patients’ medicines and treatments
  • Collaborate with doctors, coworkers, and other healthcare professionals
  • Observe patients and record observations
  • Explain homecare after procedures

Sample Courses

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology I Laboratory
  • Composition I
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Strategies for Nursing Success

This course will explore the physical, cognitive and social- emotional processes across the life span. Readings and lecture will focus on how individuals and defined classes develop psychologically.

This course is a scientific study of the structure of the human body and its parts including relationships and functions of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous system, special senses and the endocrine systems.

This course is a scientific study that provides an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of anatomy and physiology through a laboratory experience. It integrates the structure and function of the human body and its parts as related to cells, tissues, skeletal, muscular, nervous systems, sense organs, and stress.

This course provides instruction and practice in expository writing and emphasizes grammatical and mechanical accuracy and proper essay form.

This course will introduce you to the skills needed to think critically, make informed decisions, provide reason from evidence, and become numerically literate to understand how numbers are used to communicate in their everyday lives.

This course is a study of the structure of the human body and its parts including relationships and functions of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.

This course is designed to prepare you for transitions in their nursing education and life. The course includes introduction to the College and its resources, study skills, test-taking skills, critical thinking, medical terminology, abbreviations, math review, communication, written and personal resource management skills.

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