Professional Nursing

Program Description

The Professional Nursing program is designed to provide the knowledge, clinical skills, nursing values and experience necessary for an entry-level professional nursing position. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (in accordance with the regulations set forth in the Nurse Practice Act, Chapter 464.008 and 464.018) to become licensed as a Registered Nurse.
ACEN Accredited
Taylor College is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and licensed by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE). This nursing education program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000 http://www.acenursing.org/

Standard Length of Program

6 Semesters, 24 Months

Award

Associate of Science Degree

Program Courses

Course Code Course Titles Credit Hours
BSC 1085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
DEP 2004 Lifespan Development 3
ENC 1101 English Composition 3
HUN 2201 Human Nutrition 3
BSC 1086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
MAT 1201 General College Mathematics 3
MCB 2011C Introduction to Microbiology 4
PSY 1012 Psychology 3
NUR 1020C Fundamentals of Nursing 6
NUR 1142 Pharmacology Principles in Nursing I 3
PHI 2601 Critical Thinking 3
NUR 1221C Adult Health Nursing I 7
NUR 2461C Maternal and Newborn Nursing 4
NUR 2465C Pediatric Nursing 3
NUR 2716C Mental Health 5
NUR 2750C Adult Health Nursing II 7
NUR 2831C Nursing Leadership & Management 4
NUR 2900 Capstone 3

*Some courses included in this program are instructed in a distance learning (Blended online) format.

Bridge Entry Option

The Taylor College Bridge Entry Option provides the Licensed Practical Nurse with additional knowledge, clinical skills, nursing values, and experience necessary for an entry-level professional nursing position. Upon successful completion of all program and graduation requirements, Taylor College Student earns an Associate of Science degree in Nursing.

Bi-Level Entry Option

The Taylor College Bi-Level Entry Option provides the active Taylor College Practical Nursing student to apply for the Professional Nursing program. Acceptance to the Professional Nursing program is contingent upon successful completion of the Practical Nursing program completion.  The Professional Nursing program provides additional knowledge, clinical skills, nursing values, and experience necessary for an entry-level professional nursing position. Upon successful completion of all program and graduation requirements, the Taylor College Student earns an Associate of Science degree in Nursing.

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Gainful Employment

Employment Outlook

As a prospective student, we hope you are able to review each of our program’s details and find the one that best suits you. As you prepare for a future in the healthcare industry, please find the following industry-related occupation statistics useful in your research:

All employment outlook statistics were referenced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more information, please visit the website at www.bls.gov.