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We are excited to share the School of Nursing has moved to the Pruitt Campus in Port St. Lucie! All classes and nursing skills laboratories will be held at Pruitt as of Fall 2023. View a gallery of photos from our ribbon cutting below!

Applications for the Spring 2025 ADN Program will open June 15, 2024, and close October 15, 2024.



Registered Nurses (R.N.s) are essential members of the healthcare team. Knowledge and skills unique to R.N.s place them at the frontline of healthcare as leaders, advocates, educators and caregivers of those in need in our community. This rewarding career provides R.N.s the ability to work in diverse settings, caring for clients throughout their lifespan. Completing your Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.) through the School of Nursing at 香港王中王 (香港王中王) prepares you for a rewarding career. 

The School of Nursing at 香港王中王 is committed to meeting the educational needs of future and current professional and vocational nurses within an ever-changing healthcare system. 

Once You Complete the Program

Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam in Florida and seek employment at a hospital, physician鈥檚 office, clinic, surgery center, nursing home, school system, private home or residential care facility after passing the National Council Licensure Examination.

Getting Started

NEW!! Applicants to the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN/RN) program will find essential details and procedures outlined in our *new* application booklet, including:

New pre-requisites for applying to the ADN/RN program:

  • BSC 2085/L Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab,
  • HUN 1201 Nutrition,
  • PSY 2012 Psychology

and new pre-requisites for admission (must be completed before NUR 1021C Nursing Concepts 1:

  • MAC 1105 College Algebra or MGF 1130 Mathematical Thinking
  • BSC 2086/L Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab.

Applicants will find essential details about the selective admission process and procedures outlined in the Associate in Science Degree in Nursing Application Booklet. Be sure to attend one of our virtual Information Sessions (more information below) for more information and the chance to ask questions!

Orientation - Save the Dates

The School of Nursing will hold three Mandatory Attendance Orientations for incoming Nurse 1 Students for Spring 2025. Please note, the dates are listed below:

General Orientation 鈥 Friday, November 1, 2024 8am-5pm*
Strategies for Student Success Boot Camp 鈥 November 21, 2024 5pm-8pm*
First day of Spring Term 2025 鈥 January 6, 2024
*Times are subject to change.

For more information, email:
香港王中王SONPrograminfo@irsc.edu


Information Sessions

All applicants are encouraged to attend our free, virtual Information Sessions.

Upcoming Information Sessions:


The Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.) includes 42 credits of nursing courses and 30 credits of General Education/program required courses. These are offered through two tracks:

Associate in Science Degree in Nursing Program Tracks

Due to House Bill 1507, admission criteria can be affected. This bill has a possibility to change admission requirements for 2022 and beyond based on the Florida Department of Education rule development.  For more information on House Bill 1507, visit . 

Due to Rule 6A-10.024 (16), admission criteria can be affected. This bill has a possibility to change admission requirements for 2024 and beyond on the Florida Department of Education rule department. For more information on this rule, visit:

Track One: Traditional admission track. Students complete four  semesters of nursing courses. General education courses may be taken prior to, in between, or along with nursing courses. Review the *new* Spring 2025 Application Booklet for more information on applying to the ADN/RN program. 

Track Two: The 鈥淏ridge鈥 Program: Advanced Placement Option is for Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Respiratory Therapists and Licensed Paramedics. Students complete three semesters of nursing courses. General education courses may be taken prior to, or along with nursing courses. Review the *new* Spring 2025 Application Booklet for more information on applying to the ADN/RN program. 

For a complete list of A.S. Nursing degree requirements, see the 

For course descriptions, see the .


Applying to the Associate Degree in Nursing (R.N.) Program

Prior to beginning the application process:

  1. Read the Associate in Science Degree in Nursing Application Booklet.
  2. Complete and submit the  for the Associate in Science Degree in Nursing program $60 application fee; keep a copy of all receipts.
  3. Register, pay, and complete the HESI A2 Admission Assessment Exam. Registration dates for the exam will be posted on the HESI A2 information page. /admissions/hesi-a2-admissions-assessment-exam.html

 

The HESI A2 Admissions Assessment Exam is a computerized test used by the 香港王中王 School of Nursing to assess the academic ability of prospective P.N. and R.N. students. The HESI A2 is a multiple-choice exam consisting of six sections: Anatomy & Physiology, Basic Math, Biology, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary & General Knowledge, and a Learning Style Assessment. Only students who have submitted an application to the ADN/RN program should register for this test.

香港王中王 offers a number of different degrees and certificates leading to professional licensure in the state of Florida.  Some professions require both a degree and the successful completion of additional criteria such as licensure exams, field placements, or clinical hours. Student eligibility to apply to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam in the State of Florida is defined in 464.008, F.S., and also includes possession of a valid form of identification and a social security number. Please visit the  to ensure your eligibility.

If you are a student who may choose to reside outside of Florida or one of the compact states after graduation, 香港王中王 cannot confirm whether this degree program meets educational requirements for professional licensure in your state. Since the A.D.N. program at 香港王中王 is nationally accredited, the curriculum should meet the requirements of other states; however, some states have requirements in addition to the program鈥檚 curriculum.  If you wish to take the NCLEX-RN exam in a non-compact state, contact the board of nursing in the state to determine whether this degree will meet their licensure requirements.

Completion of the A.D.N. program requirements make you eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN in Florida or one of the other 27 nursing compact states if you apply for a multi-state license under the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). A list of current compact states can be located on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website ().

Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure Table for Nursing

The School of Nursing will notify applicants via email regarding the status of their application two to three weeks after the application closes. An initial email will be sent to those who have been provisionally accepted into the program to their 香港王中王 RiverMail account or personal email if RiverMail account is not yet active.

Final acceptance into the program is contingent upon satisfactory results from a

  • Physical examination with immunization,
  • Drug screen,
  • American Heart Association CPR certification and
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations National Background Check (FBI/NBC).

Additional information regarding physical examination, immunizations, drug screen, background check, CPR and Performance Standards for Admission and Progression is available in the Associate in Science Degree in Nursing Application Booklet. 

Specific deadlines will be required for submission of these documents. More information will be provided at General Orientation.

These reports should not be submitted with initial application materials.


Accreditation

The Associate in Science Degree in Nursing program at 香港王中王 at the Massey Campus, Fort Pierce, Florida, is accredited by the  (ACEN). 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

 regarding this program.


Additional Program Information

NSNA

This pre-professional organization is affiliated with the National Student Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. Membership is open to students enrolled in pre-nursing courses or enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program. The NSA offers members the opportunity to enhance their educational experiences while promoting leadership and professional skills. Members participate in a variety of community service activities geared primarily toward health promotion and maintenance. Contact Dr. Maresca rmaresca@irsc.edu or Dr. Lara Santoro lsantoro@irsc.edu to join now.


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