Associate degree in Nursing Program is open to all persons who meet the following requirements.
- Applicants must present evidence of a high school diploma or GED.
- Applicants must pass the TEAS Entrance Exam
- Provide evidence of good physical and mental health (through evidence of a physical performed by a licensed healthcare provider).
- Provide evidence of meeting immunization requirements, including immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella; evidence that you are free of active tuberculosis.
- Provide evidence of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Level 2 Background Check and Drug Screen
- Provide proof of current certification by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross Affiliated of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers.
- TEAS (Nursing Entrance) Test – Total adjusted score of 60% or higher. *(limited to 3 tries in one year)
- Written essay on selected topic – score of 7/10 or better. *(limited to 3 tries in one year).
- Interview with the Program Director.
The Application Process
The application for admission process is as follows:
- Complete an admission application.
- Complete a personal interview with a school representative.
- Tour the school facilities/orientation.
- When necessary, take the TEAS test.
- Receive and read all required pre-enrollment disclosures.
- School Catalog with the Program Outline
- Drug-Free School Disclosure
- Read and sign the Enrollment Agreement
- Make financial arrangement to cover tuition and fees
Upon completion of the application process, the school will consider the prospective student’s application in totality. Once accepted, the applicant will be responsible for arrangements for tuition payments, signing the Enrollment Agreement, and paying for the criminal background check and registration fees. Once the enrollment Agreement has been signed, the student will be required to attend a comprehensive orientation held prior to the first day of class.
Prospective students with denied admissions, and would like to review their file may submit a written request. Access to the file will be granted within 24 to 48 hours of the request.
Licensure for Registered Nurse by Examination
The requirements for licensure by examination include:
- Graduation from a Florida approved or accredited nursing education program.
- Graduation from an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited nursing program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.
- Graduation from a nursing education program that is approved or recognized by the jurisdiction in which it is based and that has been issued an NCLEX code by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
- Graduation from a military nursing education program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.
- Graduation from a generic Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or higher program that has been issued an NCLEX code by NCSBN.
- Graduation from a non-NCSBN jurisdiction, i.e. Puerto Rico, or international nursing education program that the board determines to be equivalent to an approved program (NON-NCSBN/International Grads)
Students who voluntarily withdraw from a program may re-enroll for the next available program. To re-enroll, a student must follow the required admission procedures. A re-enrollment fee is required. Maximum of three re-enrollments permitted into the ASN Program.
Grades are based on classwork, written examinations, and evaluation of skills and clinical. If you have difficulty maintaining progress, you will receive individual counseling. The grading scale is as follows:
|A||90 – 100%|
|B||80 – 89%|
|C||70 – 79%|
|D||60 – 69%|
|F||0 – 59%|
Measurement of Academic Program
The school measures all its academic programs in terms of credit hours. EHA awards Semester Credits.
Hours of Instruction Semester Credits
- 15 Hours of Lecture – 1 Credit
- 30 Hours of Laboratory – 1 Credit
- 45 Hours of Externship/Clinical – 1 Credit
A “class hour” (or contact hour) is defined as 50 minutes of supervised or direct instruction and 10 minutes of break. The Florida Board of Nursing recommends that a student plan to dedicate at least two-to-four hours of independent reading and/or study for every hour of class s/he attends. Estimated hours spent on out of class activities will be defined in more detail by the course syllabus and are not applicable to the total credit hours of the program.
The CGPA is a weighted average calculated by multiplying the credit hours for each course by the grade point equivalent received for that course, summing the results, and dividing that sum by the total credit hours attempted. Students must achieve a CGPA of 2.0 or above to be eligible for graduation from their program of study. Letter grades, numeric grades, grade point equivalents, and sample CGPA calculations follow.
|Course Number||Credit Hours Attempted||Letter Grade / Point Value Earned||Total Point Earned||Total Points Earned|
|NUR 101||7||4.0 (A)||28||12.0|
|NUR 102||2||2.0 (C)||4||8.0|
|NUR 103||1||4.0 (A)||4||12.0|
|NUR 104||2||3.0 (B)||6||15.0|
|42 points earned / 12 credits||= 3.5 (cgpa)|
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS
The institution must monitor the student’s academic progress in their program of study. Students who are not meeting the minimum satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards will be subject to sanctions. Evaluation periods for measurement of Satisfactory Academic Progress are:
- Quantitative Progress – Credit Completion: The total number of credit hours the student has earned divided by the credit hours the student has attempted.
- Qualitative Progress – Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): The minimum standard is determined by the program and the number of attempted credits. The minimum CGPA required to graduate is 2.0 for all programs.
If a student does not meet the minimum SAP standards, the student will be placed on a warning status for the following term.
- If at the end of the warning term, the student meets the minimum SAP standards, the student will be returned to active status. A student may not have two consecutive warning terms.
- If the minimum SAP standards are not achieved by the end of the warning term. The student may continue taking classes for one additional term but will be placed in a status of probation.
- If the student does not meet the minimum SAP standards after the additional term (probation), the student will be dismissed from EHA.
The student will be notified in writing of each change in their SAP status.
The school’s attendance policy approximates the expectations found in a work situation. It is essential that each student learn the discipline of regular and prompt attendance, as well as the skills involved in the workplace. At the time the student moves from education and training into a career, employers will be very interested in dependability and punctuality. No matter how skilled the person, an employee is valuable only when present on the job.
Though regular and punctual attendance to scheduled classes is expected, the school understands that emergencies and unforeseeable life situations occur that may lead the student to miss class. Students must maintain a minimum of 80% attendance in class and clinical. If a student misses a class or clinical, the hours recorded for the absence will be the number of hours listed on the schedule. If a student is not on an approved leave of absence and is absent more than five (5) consecutive school days, the student will be dismissed.
After an extended illness of more than three (3) days, a student is required to present written clearance from a physician to return to school. If for any reason a student is not able to attend a scheduled class or clinical, the student must call the school at least two (2) hours prior to the scheduled class or clinical. A record of attendance is kept for each student as a part of the student’s permanent records. Student records are available to students upon request.
The Associate Degree Nursing program is designed to train students in all of the relevant aspects of patient care. Upon completion of this program, graduates will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the state license exam for NCLEX-RN.
The Associate Degree Nursing will prepare students for an entry-level position as a Registered Nurse. The Nursing program is designed to train students in all of the relevant aspects of patient care, including personal care, physical comfort, home health care needs, providing post-operative care, geriatric care, and other critical functions. Graduates of this program will be prepared to work in hospitals, home health agencies, clinics, laboratories, and other healthcare settings. Associate Degree nurses may supervise other nurses, practical nurses, and nursing assistants. Upon completion of this program, students will receive an Associate degree in Nursing.