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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.

Major Course Requirements 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

HSC 0003/0003L – Introduction to Health Care must be successfully completed prior to applying to the program (or show proof of waiver that can be obtained through The School of Health Sciences, if applicable).

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.

Composite score of > 60% on the ATI TEAS entrance exam is required. The ATI TEAS exam must be taken with Miami Dade College Testing and Assessment department. Please visit the medical testing page for more information.


CGS 1060C- Introduction to Microcomputer Usage
This course must be satisfied for completion of the Associate in Science Degree. Course satisfaction can be accomplished through examination or by successful class attendance in the course. This requirement may also be completed for students with an AA degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution recognized by MDC.

View in-program course sequence (courses) here.

Transition Option

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

Major Course Requirements 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
  • 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

For LPNs applying to the Benjamin Leon School of Nursing's Transition program who have not practiced in the past five years, must defer to the FL Board of Nursing website for remedial course completion prior to applying.

HSC 0003/0003L – Introduction to Health Care must be successfully completed prior to applying to the program (or show proof of waiver that can be obtained through The School of Health Sciences, if applicable).

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.

Composite score of > 60% on the ATI TEAS entrance exam is required.

CGS 1060C- Introduction to Microcomputer Usage
This course must be satisfied for completion of the Associate in Science Degree. Course satisfaction can be accomplished through examination or by successful class attendance in the course. This requirement may also be completed for students with an AA degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution recognized by MDC.

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.

Major Course Requirements 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

Must hold a completed baccalaureate degree prior to applying.

HSC 0003/0003L – Introduction to Health Care must be successfully completed prior to applying to the program (or show proof of waiver that can be obtained through The School of Health Sciences, if applicable).

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.

Composite score of >60% on the ATI TEAS entrance exam is required.

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)

CGS 1060C- Introduction to Microcomputer Usage
This course must be satisfied for completion of the Associate in Science Degree. Course satisfaction can be accomplished through examination or by successful class attendance in the course. This requirement may also be completed for students with an AA degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution recognized by MDC.

View in-program course sequence courses here.