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

Standard Length of Program

6 Semesters, 24 Months


Associate of Science Degree

Program Courses

Course Code Course Titles Credit Hours
ENC 1101 English Composition 3
BSC 1086C Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BSC 1086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY 1012 PsychologyI 3
MAT 1201 General College Mathematics 3
MCB 2011C Introduction to Microbiology 4
PHI 2601 Critical Thinking 3
HUN 2201 Human Nutrition 3
NUR 2718C Mental Health 4
NUR 1030 Fundamentals of Nursing I 3
NUR 1035C Fundamentals of Nursing II 3
DEP 2004 Lifespan Development 3
NUR 1221C Adult Health Nursing I 7
NUR 1142 Pharmacology Principles in Nursing I 3
NUR 2461C Maternal and Newborn Nursing 4
NUR 2750C Adult Health Nursing II 7
NUR 2467C Pediatric Nursing 4
NUR 2900 Capstone 3
NUR 2831C Nursing Leadership & Management 4

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

Bridge Entry Option

A student currently practicing and licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse whose license is clear of any disciplinary or administrative action will have his/her credentials reviewed. When the licensing credential has been approved, a nursing skills test will be given. If the skills test is preformed successfully without assistance from the examiner, the student course requirements for NUR1030 Fundamental of Nursing I and NUR1035C Fundamentals of Nursing II will be waived. A Course Waived - CW grade will appear on the student’s transcript. If the student fails the skills test, the student will have to take NUR1035C Fundamentals of Nursing II.

Bi-Level Entry Option

Students admitted to the Practical Nursing (PN) program complete a course of study leading to a Taylor College Diploma, and once the requirements for program completion have been met, meeting progression requirements, students are automatically eligible for admittance to the Professional Nursing program the next semester term start date. All admissions requirements for the Professional Nursing program must be met prior to being accepted.

There will be an evaluation of official transcripts for any applicable General Education or Foundation courses eligible to apply for transfer of credit. NUR1030 Fundamentals of Nursing and NUR1035C Fundamentals of Nursing II will be waived only if licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) by twelve (12) weeks post completion date from the Practical Nursing program. A Course Waived - CW grade will appear on the student’s transcript.

If failing to receive the LPN licensure requirement by the deadline, the student will be allowed to complete the first semester but will be required to take the TEAS test, passing with the required minimum score to remain enrolled. If the TEAS test score is below the minimum score, the student will be administratively withdrawn from the program at completion of the first semester.

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:

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