The Nursing Program is endorsed by the Florida Board of Nursing and prepares students to acquire an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. Students must not complete all general education courses before undertaking the nursing program, but Edison State College recommends that they do so. Graduates will gain the understanding and skills to exercise nursing in the fast-changing health care settings.
About The School
Florida SouthWestern State College is a state college located in Southwest Florida. It was founded in 1962 and has since undergone multiple name changes from Edison Junior College to Edison Community College to Edison College in 2004, in 2008 to Edison State College, and finally in 2014 renamed Florida SouthWestern State College
The college has its main campus in Fort Myers in Lee County, satellite campuses in Charlotte and Collier counties, and outreach programs in Hendry and Glades counties.
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
The Nursing program has limited enrollment due to the rigorous clinical education requirements for the program. Acceptance to Florida SouthWestern State College does not imply acceptance into the program. Each applicant must meet specific criteria which are listed in the admission policies. The Criteria for Admission Policies are available through the School of Health Professions Nursing office on each campus. Admission information and applications are located at http://www.fsw.edu/academics/programs/asnursing.
Phase I: Initial review of applications is based on a calculation of admission points using completed pre-nursing course GPA, ATI TEAS test score, and the total number of general education/program specific courses completed. Pre-admission standardized examination includes the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS).
Phase II: At the applicant’s expense, a college-approved criminal records check and drug testing must be completed. Note that applicants should consult Florida Board of Nursing if they have any criminal offenses, beyond minor traffic violations, which may limit obtaining Registered Nurse (RN) licensure.
Phase III: In this phase, applicants will participate in a panel interview to assess written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
Phase IV: Selected applicants will receive a letter of acceptance. The letter will include information for accessing the Nursing Program Policy & Procedures and Virtual Orientation. The student must submit an affidavit of acknowledgement, acceptance and compliance of the Nursing Program Policy & Procedures before the College Drop/Add Deadline.
At the applicant’s expense, the following items must be completed before the College Drop/Add Deadline:
- Health Form
- Screening for tuberculosis (TB)
- Certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED)
Edison State College – Lee Campus
8099 College Parkway
Fort Meyers, FL 33919
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