MDC's nursing program builds personal and professional skills needed to provide outstanding patient care. Our community health activities, clinical partnerships, and state-of-the-art Center for Learning, Innovation and Simulation ensures that our graduates are ready for real world professional nursing practice in a variety of healthcare environments.
The Benjamín León School of Nursing offers a comprehensive program of study leading to an Associate in Science degree in nursing through several options (Generic, Bridge, Accelerated).
Upon completion of any of the Associate in Science degree in nursing program options, graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The Florida Board of Nursing is the state agency authorized to determine if the applicant qualifies to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure as a registered nurse. For licensure requirements, refer to sections 464.008 and 464.009, Florida Statutes (F.S.), Rules 64B9-3.002 and 3.008, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).
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NCLEX Pass Rate: 79.22%
Source: FBON, NCSBN report 2018
Completion Rate: 79%
Source: NCSBN Report 2018
Job Placement Rate: 96%
Source: Florida College System Vocational Programs Report 2016-2017
This program provides course work in a number of areas.
Nurses are employed in a range of health-related fields in addition to direct patient care.
The Associate in Science in Nursing is designed to prepare students for immediate employment. Credits earned for courses in the ASN program are acceptable to upper division colleges should you decide to pursue a four-year degree.
Classes for the Generic Full-Time option of this program are held at MDC's Medical Campus, Baptist and Homestead Campus. All other program options are taught solely at the Medical Campus.