Florida Career College School of Nursing Programs
TRADITIONAL FULL-TIME RN OPTION is a four to six-semester Associate’s Degree program limited to students who meet the admissions requirements, including academic prerequisites.
TRANSITION LPN TO RN OPTION is a three to five-semester Associate’s Degree program for students who are already licensed LPNs and who meet the admissions requirements, including academic prerequisites.
FCC’s nursing school and its philosophy is consistent with that of the College in that we firmly believe that good education and training is the primary factor in achieving personal success.
The core values of the School of Nursing are represented by the acronym CARES:
C : Community, Cultural Competency, Communication, and Critical Thinking Skills
A : Adherence to Professional Interdisciplinary Values
R : Research and Evidence-Based Practices
E : Ethical Integrity and Patient-Centered Care
S : Science and Technology
The faculty believes that nursing education is based on a humanistic-altruistic approach and frames its philosophy and programs within the theoretical structure of Jean Watson’s caring theory. The nursing faculty bases the program on Watson’s beliefs concerning the human being, health, environment/society and nursing.
Learning is a gradual, life-long process that includes evaluating beliefs, understanding concepts and changing behaviors. Learning is most effective when the student is recognized as an individual with particular needs in a school that provides an atmosphere for student participation and evaluation throughout the learning process. Ultimately, learning is the responsibility of the student who must be an active participant and accept responsibility for his/her own growth.
Nursing responds to the needs of society which include: the prevention of illness; the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health throughout the lifespan; the alleviation of suffering; and support of the individual and family experiencing the grieving/dying process.