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You may graduate with an Associate of Science in Nursing degree under any of these three options. These options are designed to accommodate various student needs. They are not different degree programs.

Generic Option

Designed for anyone who wishes to become a nurse, no prior experience or degrees required.

Prerequisite courses required for admission:

ENC1101 English Composition  3 credits
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech 3 credits
PHI2604 Critical Thinking and Ethics 3 credits
DEP2000 Human Growth & Development 3 credits
MAC1105 College Algebra (or higher level MAC or MGF college level Math course. Course must be considered College level by MDC 3 credits
CHM1033 Chemistry for Health Sciences 3 credits
CHM1033L Chemistry for Health Sciences Lab 1 credit
BSC2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 3 credits
BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab 1 credit
BSC2086 Anatomy and Physiology 2 3 credits
BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab 1 credit
MCB2010 Microbiology 3 credits
HSC0003 Introduction to Health Care 90 Clock Hours

Complete the HESI-A2 and score as follows:

  • Composite Score = 65 or higher

* BSC2085/L and BSC2086/L must be completed within the past 10 years from the date of entry to the program.

†Students are strongly encouraged to complete MAC1105 as this course will best prepare a student for Pharmacology math.

View in-program course sequence (courses) here.

Transitional/Bridge Option

Designed for students with a license or certificate in specific healthcare fields. Benjamín León School of Nursing makes final approval of license.

Prerequisite courses required for admission:

ENC1101 English Composition  3 credits
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech 3 credits
PHI2604 Critical Thinking and Ethics 3 credits
DEP2000 Human Growth & Development 3 credits
MAC1105 College Algebra (or higher level MAC or MGF college level Math course. Course must be considered College level by MDC 3 credits
CHM1033 Chemistry for Health Sciences 3 credits
CHM1033L Chemistry for Health Sciences Lab 1 credit
BSC2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 3 credits
BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab 1 credit
BSC2086 Anatomy and Physiology 2 3 credits
BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab 1 credit
MCB2010 Microbiology 3 credits
HSC0003 Introduction to Health Care 90 Clock Hours
  • Approved Health Care license
    • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – State of Florida License
    • Medical Assistant – RMA from the American Medical Technologist Association
    • Military Medic – Must show proof of DD214 and military transcript of courses
    • Paramedic – State of Florida License
    • Respiratory Therapist – State of Florida License
  • Nursing Skills Update Course NRG-051

Complete the HESI-A2 and score as follows:

  • Composite Score = 65 or higher

* BSC2085/L and BSC2086/L must be completed within the past 10 years from the date of entry to the program.

†Students are strongly encouraged to complete MAC1105 as this course will best prepare a student for Pharmacology math.

View in-program course sequence courses here.

Accelerated Option

Designed for college graduates holding a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited institution recognized by MDC.

Prerequisite courses required for admission:

DEP2000 Human Growth & Development 3 credits
MAC1105 College Algebra (or higher level MAC or MGF college level Math course. Course must be considered College level by MDC 3 credits
CHM1033 Chemistry for Health Sciences 3 credits
CHM1033L Chemistry for Health Sciences Lab 1 credit
BSC2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 3 credits
BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab 1 credit
BSC2086 Anatomy and Physiology 2 3 credits
BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab 1 credit
MCB2010 Microbiology 3 credits
HSC0003 Introduction to Health Care 90 Clock Hours
  • Have a completed baccalaureate degree prior to applying.

Complete the HESI-A2 and score as follows:

  • Composite Score = 65 or higher

* BSC2085/L and BSC2086/L must be completed within the past 10 years from the date of entry to the program.

†Students are strongly encouraged to complete MAC1105 as this course will best prepare a student for Pharmacology math.

Note: Students with a foreign degree will need to have a course-by-course evaluation by a NACES approved company. Additionally, those who graduated from an institution located in a country whose native language is not English will need to have a translation by an approved company, and passing TOEFL or IELTS scores in order to validate their foreign degree. Students who do not have the ability to have their foreign baccalaureate degrees posted to MDC must see an advisor at the Medical Campus to discuss their options. (madvisement@mdc.edu / 305-237-4141)

View in-program course sequence courses here.