Associate of Science in Nursing
The Associate of Science in Nursing degree prepares the students to meet the requirements for the NCLEX-RN examination by the National Council of State Board of Nursing (NCSBN) and meets the standards of the Florida Board of Nursing. This program’s mission is to contribute to the health and quality of life of a multicultural society, through academic excellence and offerings that meet the needs of society in general, thus expanding students’ personal, professional, ethical, and social growth. Its commitment is to excellence in education, integration of technology, the provision of research experiences, community service, development of specific skills, and the use of information systems and teamwork, through an interdisciplinary health teamwork approach. It promotes the development of the teaching-learning process through critical thinking, clinical judgment, decision-making, problem-solving, and collaborative teamwork. These skills are within the context of the ethical-legal aspects of professional relations, and the value of life, health, and dignity of the whole person. The curriculum consists of 67 credits and 990 hours of hands-on laboratory, clinical and simulation hours.
- Nursing Assistants
- Home Health Aides
- Personal Care Aides
General Requirements for Admission:
The applicant must provide evidence of a standard high school diploma or one of the equivalents as defined by the Department of Higher Education, HEA Sec. 484(d) and detailed below:
- A GED Certificate
- A certified or other official completion documentation demonstrating that the student has passed a state-authorized examination (such as the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or a state-recognized equivalent of a high school diploma.
- A conferred associate degree.
- Successfully completed at least 60 semester or trimester credit hours or 72 quarter credit hours that does not result in the awarding of a degree, but that is acceptable for full credit toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, the applicant must provide the official transcripts from the transferring institution.
- Conditional acceptance is available for students applying while still in high school. Students must receive their high school diploma or equivalent prior to being admitted to AGMU. Students must provide evidence of a high school diploma or equivalent prior to receiving a diploma or degree from AGMU.
Applicants must provide evidence of previous credits, courses or studies documenting graduation from secondary school to an authorized University member. Only original documents will be considered as evidence. Original documents such as
- A General Education Diploma (GED) or other diploma or graduation document.
- Certification prepared by a secondary institution or agency recognized by the US Department of Education.
- Applicants who have completed previous college-level coursework must provide an official transcript from the transferring institution (this means a document issued by the institution which includes an official seal, generally with a stamp stating “official transcript”).
- Applicants who have not completed 60 semesters or 72 quarter hours at a recognized institution of higher education must provide evidence of a high school diploma or its equivalent as defined above..
If the applicant cannot leave the original document for his admission record, the officer will make a copy and certify with his initials that it is a copy from the original.
ADN Nursing additional requirements:
- Students must provide evidence of their successful completion of the HESI A2 exam with a cumulative score of 80% or better. (HESI A2 test scores are valid for 2 years). Exams taken more than 2 years from admissions will not be considered.
- A criminal background check is required before being admitted to the program.
- Students are required to submit to a criminal background check and drug testing before they participate in clinical rotations.
*If the applicant is enrolling in a bilingual program, before enrolling in any course, the applicant may be required to take a language proficiency assessment. Please refer to the AGMU Language Placement Protocol and the Transfer Credit Policy.