Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing prepares graduates for the requirements of the NCLEX-RN examination offered by the National Council of State Board of Nursing (NCSBN). The BSN is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. The curriculum integrates professional standards and competencies from the NLN Outcomes and Competencies for Graduates of Nursing Programs, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice, QSEN, Florida Board of Nursing Guidelines, and Healthy People 2030. Students will utilize the nursing process in assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation of persons, families, and communities in diverse health care environments. The development of the teaching-learning process through critical thinking, clinical judgment, decision-making, problem-solving, collaborative teamwork, and telehealth is promoted. 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. A concentrated focus on the nurse as a leader to advocate for improved quality care, systemic change, and the unique role nursing contributes to the healthcare system is included. The curriculum consists of 120 credits and 825 combined clinical/simulation hours in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, geriatric, psychiatric/mental health, and critical care nursing experience in appropriate facilities.
- Registered Nurse
- Career/Technical Education Teachers
- Critical Care Nurses
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 Certificates.
- 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 admission’s officer will make a copy and certify with their initials that it is a copy from the original.
BSN 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.