The one-year Accelerated Option is a three-semester comprehensive program of study designed for individuals holding baccalaureate or higher degrees from accredited institutions. This is an intensive one year program that requires a full-time commitment without any outside employment during the year.
The curriculum is geared toward people who have already demonstrated the ability to complete a college program successfully and have finished course work that prepares them for studies in nursing. Candidates for this option should be self-directed, able to set priorities and endowed with effective study skills that reflect an awareness of personal learning styles.
Students are admitted to the Accelerated Option in January or August. The application deadline for Fall term is May 1st. The application deadline for Spring term is September 1st. A total of 72 credits is required for an Associate in Science degree, of which 42 consist of the nursing credits in the nursing curriculum. The thirty (30) general education credits are waived because of the baccalaureate degree or higher. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (FBON). Graduates are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).