May 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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May 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science in Nursing-Bridge to ASN-Orlando (ASNBA)

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(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus  chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)

Program Description

This bridge to ASN program is open to licensed practical nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and cardiovascular technologists. This associate’s degree nursing program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (FBON) and prepares students to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) and to begin a professional nursing career. Graduates will be prepared to integrate nursing knowledge, critical thinking, and nursing skills in the healthcare environment in order to provide a broad, holistic, and conceptbased understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the registered nurse. Courses are designed for students to attend planned clinical and laboratory experiences that will complement classroom learning and development of the critical thinking skills necessary to apply nursing concepts across the health continuum.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Manage quality, safe, evidence-based, skilled, and patient-centered care utilizing the nursing process.
  2. Engage in critical thinking necessary to provide quality nursing care.
  3. Integrate individualized teaching plans.
  4. Participate in collaborative relationships with patients, families, and members of the interdisciplinary team to provide and improve patient care.
  5. Demonstrate leadership in a variety of healthcare settings for diverse patient populations.
  6. Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
  7. Incorporate professional, ethical, and legal principles into entry-level nursing performance.
  8. Think critically, both conceptually and by using mathematical analysis; write and speak effectively; use basic computer applications; and understand human behavior in the context of the greater society.

Special Admission Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed a program in practical nursing, paramedic, respiratory therapy, or cardiovascular technology and hold a license in that discipline. Please refer to the “Undergraduate Nursing Admission Requirements” policy in the Admissions Information section of this catalog for nursing program admission requirements.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, registered nurse.

Program Content

A minimum of 72.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Courses in Nursing

All courses, 30.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Support Courses for Nursing

11.00 semester credit hours are required.

General Education Prerequisites

Students who have completed a program in practical nursing, paramedic, respiratory therapy, or cardiovascular technology in the state in which the program was completed and who hold a current license from any state will be awarded 14.00 semester credit hours toward this degree.

The following general education prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (70%) or better for a student to be continued in the nursing program.

  • Anatomy and Physiology With Lab (or Body Structure and Function With Lab)
  • College Math
  • Microbiology

All other general education courses must be passed with a grade of D (60%) or better to be continued in the nursing program.

A student who is dropped from the nursing program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the general education courses but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may reapply to the nursing program in a future cycle.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this associate’s degree must complete a minimum of 15.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education  section of the catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements. *

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity)
6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science

* Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 29.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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