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Associate of Science in Nursing

Program Overview

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program provides  students with the knowledge and skills required for entry into nursing practice.  The focus of the program is to build the personal and professional skills needed to provide outstanding patient care.

As an entry level nurse, graduates are prepared to provide safe care and promote the health and well-being of patients and families. Graduates of the ASN program will acquire the foundation for nursing education and continued professional development. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the National  Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).  

The ASN curriculum is built upon a foundation that incorporates the  institution’s mission and vision, professional nursing standards and  guidelines, and the nursing faculty’s experiences and beliefs concerning  person, health, environment, nursing, and nursing education.  The program provides course work in a number of areas:

  • Nursing Skills
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Obstetrical Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Community Health
  • Medical Surgical Nursing

All courses are offered on campus.


To be considered for acceptance into the program, applicants must meet some initial requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have completed the program entrance test with a score of 70% or greater
  • Must have a post-secondary transcript from an accredited school or a high school diploma or equivalent GED certificate verifying proof of high school graduation. 


Additional Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Complete a basic CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) course and submit a copy of the completion certificate.
  • Have a physical examination verifying acceptable health status. Appropriate boosters must be completed. Proof of immunity must be submitted by official documentation only. Official medical records from a doctor, the health department, or public schools are acceptable. If official documentation is not available, then blood titers are necessary to determine immunity for Hepatitis B, Varicella (Chickenpox), Mumps, Rubella, and Rubeola (Measles). Vaccinations may be necessary if immunity cannot be confirmed with the blood titer. The vaccine for Hepatitis B is highly recommended. If a student opts out of the vaccine they will be required to sign a waiver agreement.
  • Pass a criminal background check consisting a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Applicants must be free of offenses as listed in sections 435.04 and 408.809, Florida Statutes.
  • Have student liability insurance following acceptance into a program and throughout the duration of the program
  • Attend nursing student orientation on a specified date
  • Complete the following certificates: Domestic Violence (2 contact hours); HIV/AIDS (4 contact hours); OSHA/TB/Hepatitis (6 contact hours); Prevention of Medical Errors (2 contact hours). 

Applicants must be proficient in verbal and written English. All programs are conducted in the English language.

Program Details


The Jay College of Health Sciences Inc. ASN Program welcomes all applicants. The nursing program has two options of entry (Generic and LPN-ASN) into the program depending on the applicant's needs and current training status.

Applicants who have no previous nursing education enter the program as generic students.  Jay College of Health Sciences Inc. accepts a maximum of 25 semester transfer credit hours for the Associate of Science in Nursing. Acceptance of transfer credits is at the discretion of the institution


The LPN-ASN program is designed for applicants who are currently  practicing as LPNs in the state of Florida and desire to continue their education to become registered nurses. 10 experiential learning credits for up to 10 credit hours may be accepted.

 Jay College of Health Sciences does not guarantee employment as a Registered Nurse upon graduation.


Tuition: (In-state - $292/credit hour; Out-of-state - $315/credit)

Generic In-State              $21,024

Generic Out-of-State      $22,680

LPN-ASN In-State            $18,104

LPN-ASN Out-of-State    $19,530

* The tuition listed above is only an estimate based on a student completing a program in its entirety at Jay College of Health Sciences, Inc.  The difference between the total amount listed and the amount a student might pay may be less depending on the amount of credits that a student transfers into the institution. All tuition fees are subject to change.


Entrance Exam                 $35

Application                    $25

Registration                      $150

Externship Fees                $4,000

Other Costs                       $600



Generic ASN - 18 months

LPN-ASN - 12 months

ASN Tuition Overview

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