Associate of Science Degree


“Nursing is not what I do, it is who I am.”

Enrollment at this campus for this program has been temporarily halted

Training you for today’s world!

NursingAt Florida Career College, we prepare students for today’s most sought after careers by offering quality educational programs in the fields of healthcare, technology and business. At the heart of all our programs are the experienced and caring faculty and staff who are dedicated to the professional development of each student.

The FCC School of Nursing provides students with an ultra modern facility, bright spacious classrooms and well equipped clinical laboratories. During the program students will have access to current technology, and realistic high-tech simulation manikins. Nursing students will also have the opportunity to complete their clinical rotations in some of South Florida’s premier healthcare facilities. The curriculum for the nursing program was developed by experienced nursing faculty in compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies. We provide an opportunity for our graduates to experience a fulfilling lifelong career as members of the nursing profession.

Is Nursing Calling You?

Extraordinary things are happening in healthcare today and in the nursing profession.

Advances in medical science, increasing life-spans, plus the aging of the baby-boomer population create a great need for skilled nurses and excellent career opportunities for those willing to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to join and grow in this field.

FCC’s School of Nursing was established to provide an education in today’s dynamic and expanding healthcare field.  Throughout its 30-year history, Florida Career College has come to be known as “The College That Cares.” We invite you to spend time with us and explore the possibilities an FCC Nursing education can provide.

Upon graduation from the program, students will be qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

Licensure and certification

In all States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, students must graduate from a Board of Nursing approved nursing program and pass a national licensing examination, known as the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-RN, in order to become licensed as a registered nurse. Other eligibility requirements for licensure vary by State. Please contact  the Board of Nursing for details.

FCC Nursing College Programs

TRADITIONAL FULL-TIME RN OPTION is a four to six-semester Associate’s Degree program limited to students who meet the admissions requirements, including academic prerequisites.

TRANSITION LPN TO RN OPTION is a three to five-semester Associate’s Degree program for students who are already licensed LPNs and who meet the admissions requirements, including academic prerequisites.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Florida Career College School of Nursing is to graduate culturally competent professional nurses, who can practice in ethnically diverse communities.

The School of Nursing promotes the advancement of nursing knowledge and practice through innovative patient-centered programs.  The curriculum is relevant and visionary in addressing the current issues and trends of a global society while encouraging continued professional growth.

The students are educated in a dynamic interactive setting, to be ethical, accountable and responsible graduates who will become leaders in a changing healthcare environment.


FCC’s Florida nursing school and its philosophy is consistent with that of the College in that we firmly believe that good education and training is the primary factor in achieving personal success.

The core values of the School of Nursing are represented by the acronym CARES:

C : Community, Cultural Competency, Communication, and Critical Thinking Skills

A : Adherence to Professional Interdisciplinary Values

R : Research and Evidence-Based Practices

E : Ethical Integrity and Patient-Centered Care

S : Science and Technology

The faculty believes that nursing education is based on a humanistic-altruistic approach and frames its philosophy and programs within the theoretical structure of Jean Watson’s caring theory. The nursing faculty bases the program on Watson’s beliefs concerning the human being, health, environment/society and nursing.

Learning is a gradual, life-long process that includes evaluating beliefs, understanding concepts and changing behaviors.  Learning is most effective when the student is recognized as an individual with particular needs in a school that provides an atmosphere for student participation and evaluation throughout the learning process. Ultimately, learning is the responsibility of the student who must be an active participant and accept responsibility for his/her own growth.

Nursing responds to the needs of society which include: the prevention of illness; the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health throughout the lifespan; the alleviation of suffering; and support of the individual and family experiencing the grieving/dying process.


Florida Career College is strongly committed to providing you with all the information necessary to make an informed decision. Please note that you should download or review the document(s) provided below (GE Disclosures – where applicable) and to the right (Catalog/Supplements/Addendums) in order to have a complete understanding of the programs and services offered by Anthem Education.

Program Disclosures

Information regarding placement and completion rates, tuition and fees, and other important information regarding this program can be found in the document below in accordance with 34 C.F.R. 668.6.

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