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The NRI Institute of Health Sciences Associates of Sciences in Nursing (ASN) Degree's unique method and strategies for learning focuses on individual growth as the foundation for all courses.


Starting Spring Semester 2022, we offer two paths for our ASN Degree; a concept based program of study and a Advanced Placement Licensed Practical Nurse to ASN track.

Both tracks create unique opportunity to prepare our students for the next step in their nursing career.

Have look through the ASN Degree details below to learn more.

Nursing Assessment
Adult Students

Your Gateway to Success

The Associate of Science in Nursing Degree is designed to prepare students for the role of a professional registered nurse in a variety of health care settings.

The program of study is based on nursing concepts and skills, which enable the nurse to contribute to health promotion, maintenance, and restoration of clients across the lifespan.

Sample Curriculum

  • College Mathematics

  • Development Across the Lifespan 

  • English Composition

  • Introduction to Nursing Profession

  • Intro to Biology & Microbiology

  • Intro to Psychology

  • NCLEX Test Taking Strategies/Critical Thinking I

  • Anatomy & Physiology 

  • Anatomy & Physiology Lab 

  • Fundamentals of Speech/Communication

  • Nursing Foundations 

  • Applied Mathematics

  • NCLEX Test Taking Strategies/Critical Thinking II

  • Pathophysiology 

  • Nursing Care of the Adult I 

  • Pharmacology 

  • Health Assessment 

  • NCLEX Test Taking Strategies/Critical Thinking III 

  • Nursing of Children 

  • Geriatric/Mental Health Nursing 

  • Nursing Care of Adults II 

  • Maternity Nursing 

  • NCLEX Test Taking Strategies/Critical Thinking IV 

  • Advanced Concepts in Adult Nursing 

  • Community Nursing 

  • Professional Issues/Role Development Class 

  • NCLEX Test Taking Strategies/Critical Thinking V 

Degree Outcomes 

Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Nursing Program, graduates will:

  • Advocate for the patient, family and the community in ways that reflect self-determination and cultural diversity across the lifespan, paying close attention to patient centered care and their desired outcomes. 

  • Use clinical reasoning and knowledge obtained at NRI Institute of Health Science alongside of evidence-based practice outcomes, and research based policies and procedures as the basis for decision making and comprehensive, safe patient care.

  •  Coordinate, collaborate, and communicate with diverse patients, patient families, and interdisciplinary health care teams to deliver and evaluate care as a caring advocate of safe and qualitative care within the community context. 

  • Adhere to standards of practice within legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks of a professional nurse. 

  • Demonstrate the knowledge of delegation, management and leadership skills and behavior that reflects the values and ethics of the nursing profession. 

  • Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies and information systems that support safe nursing practice. 

  • Take and pass the NCLEX Exam. 

Career Information

Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Nursing Degree, graduates are eligible to apply for license as a

Registered Nurse (R.N.) by taking the NCLEX-RN exam.


Registered nurses are employed in a wide variety of health care settings, including, but not limited to, acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, and community-based agencies.

Graduates in the Program of Study for the Concept Based Associate of Science in Nursing Degree will be required to obtain a license from the Florida Board of Nursing or the State Board of Nursing where they seek employment.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,  employment of Registered Nurses is projected to grow 9 % from 2020 to 2030.

Minimum  Requirements for Enrollment

ASN Concept Based Degree

  • A minimum of 2.25 GPA for nursing required academic core courses if transferring

  • A minimum of 2.5 GPA cumulative high school GPA for students without prior college courses (GED will

    be used if applicable)

Advance Placement (LPN to ASN track)

In addition to the above, students who are seeking advanced placement as a current Licensed Practical Nurse in the nursing program must have:

  • Graduated from a state approved practical nursing program. If the LPN degree was completed at another school an official transcript must be sent to NRI Institute of Health Sciences before the start of the Student's first semester at NRI Institute of Health Sciences.

  • A current active license as a practical nurse.

ASN Traditional Degree (offered prior to Spring Semester 2022)

  • Achievement of the minimum required score on the nursing entrance exam. Transfer students, applicants with Associates degree or higher, and LPNs are exempt from this requirement.

  • A minimum 2.0/4.0 high school GPA or a minimum score 500 or 50 (depending on district) on the GED exam as documented on sealed unopened transcript or results of the GED exam.

  • If transferring from another university or college, a minimum of 2.0/4.0 from 12 credits or more transferring is required.

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