The Associate of Science Degree (ASN) Program is directed toward men and women who have the capability of, and interest in, becoming associate degree nurses. It has as its purpose the development of knowledge, attitudes, values, critical thinking, communication, and technical skills which enable the individual to assume responsibility in the role of the registered nurse. The graduate of the associate degree program collaborates with other healthcare professionals to provide safe and effective care to clients in a variety of settings. Associate degree nursing education encourages lifelong learning and professional growth.
The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program is designed to prepare the individual student for a career as a professional nurse. Hope College of Arts & Sciences mission is to prepare qualified entry-level professional nurses to work in diverse healthcare settings. Partnerships with members of the southeast Florida healthcare community are essential to the mission’s success. The programs accomplish their mission by providing a challenging education that prepares students to think logically, critically, and analytically in order to problem-solve effectively and make sound clinical decisions; communicate effectively; and to integrate knowledge, skills, values, and professionalism in the delivery of high-quality health care, based upon applied scientific principles. The graduate nurse practices holistic nursing incorporating biophysical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, and wellness concepts.
The nursing program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, and Commission for Independent Education. The student who has met all educational and institutional requirements for an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from Hope College of Arts & Sciences is eligible to have his/her name submitted to the Florida Board of Nursing to be considered as a candidate for the National Council Licensure Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN©).