Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

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Earn Your Associate Degree in Nursing

Nursing Program in
Tampa, Florida

Do you dream of becoming a nurse and seek a nursing school in Florida? Ultimate Medical Academy offers an associate degree in nursing program that you can complete in as little as 2 years! Take nursing and general education courses at our Tampa campus located at Busch Blvd. and I-275. Once you graduate, you are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination and upon passing, you can seek your first entry-level job as a nurse. Our student support doesn’t stop with our hands on curriculum; we help you navigate the financial aid process and we offer job search assistance so becoming a nurse can be a reality.

What will I learn in nursing school clinical rotations?

Hands-on learning is part of becoming a nurse. We enhance learning in our simulation laboratory experiences included in maternal/infant, pediatric and adult health courses.  Interact with our simulation mannequin and complete assignments by practicing your critical thinking skills in a controlled environment. Learn what to do during a childbirth complication. Practice catheterizations and IV insertions. Learn to recognize symptoms of declining health. Simulation learning is a key part of healthcare education today as professionals learn in a classroom environment prior to working with actual patients. 

Patient clinical rotations at Tampa Bay, Florida, area hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other healthcare organizations are part of the curriculum. Working with actual patients solidifies learning and helps you integrate concepts learned in the classroom into the real world. Nursing program rotations may include experiences in medical/surgical, ICU, ER, cardiac catheterization, respiratory therapy, pediatrics and psychiatry. This hands-on experience with real patients and mentoring from experienced registered nurses (RNs) helps you develop nursing skills and prepare you to enter the work force. Clinicals take place during the week and on weekends, depending on the facility to which you are assigned.

Curriculum

You experience 615 hours of clinical and simulation learning.

Course Semester Credits
Fundamentals of Nursing I* 
3.5
Fundamentals of Nursing II* 
4
Pharmacology/Drug Administration
2.5
Adult Health Nursing I*
8
Adult Health Nursing II*      
6
Maternal/Infant Nursing*
4
Pediatric Nursing*  
4
Psychiatric Nursing*    
4
Adult Health Nursing III*
3
Nursing Management and Leadership  
3
Introduction to Microbiology
4
Anatomy and Physiology I    
4
Anatomy and Physiology II  
4
Human Nutrition  
3
Human Growth and Development
3
English Composition    
3
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving  
3
College Math  
3
Psychology  
3
Sociology  
3
Total Required Semester Credits
75

*Course includes a clinical rotation.

Why should I choose UMA as my school?

Along with the comprehensive, hands-on curriculum that helps you understand even the most complex nursing concepts, UMA's Associate of Science program includes instruction on how to take the NCLEX-RN, a practice examination and a three-day live review during your last week of school. Passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is required to work in the field. Go into your test feeling confident and prepared for the final step in becoming a professional nurse.

UMA Associate of Science in Nursing students have the backing of a Career Services Advisor who assists you with resume writing, job interviewing skills and your job search. You can even access this support after you graduate.

We encourage you to apply for federal financial aid to determine if you are qualified for assistance. We have financial aid experts who help you make sense of it all.

Where May I Find Employment?

Once you graduate with your Associate of Science in Nursing and pass your NCLEX-RN licensing examination, you are prepared for your first entry-level position in the healthcare field. Nurses today have an open field of possibilities on where to work. If you like working with children, consider pediatrics or labor and delivery. Like the fast-paced and technical side of medicine? Try the operating room or emergency room. Want to work with adults? Look into medical/surgical, nursing home or cardiac nursing. Nurses typically work in many areas throughout their career.

Get your nursing career started with an Associate of Science in Nursing from Ultimate Medical Academy. Contact UMA today to learn about entrance requirements, the application process and the next start date!

ADN Program Cost

To assist potential students in making an informed decision to attend UMA, the chart below provides information for this program which prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The information is based on historical data for the identified period. Students, potential students or their families should not rely on these rates as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes. UMA cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation or employment for any student. Definitions and additional explanation of the data is available at this link.

 

Q: WHAT IS THE CURRENT COST OF THIS PROGRAM?
       
A: Registration Fee $ 150.00
  Tuition (including books) $ 35,250.00

The amount quoted does not factor in individual circumstances such a transfer credits, repeated courses and/or price changes. One set of books is included in tuition but students are charged for any book replacements. UMA does not offer on-campus room and board.
Q: WHAT IS THE REPORTED GRADUATION TIME FOR THIS PROGRAM, ASSUMING CONTINUOUS, FULL-TIME ENROLLMENT?
   
A: The normal time for this program is 97 weeks. The graduation rate is unavailable because the UMA Tampa campus had no graduates in this program during the cohort year.
 
The graduation rate is calculated based on the cumulative results of UMA students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. The actual length of the program will vary from normal time based on individual circumstances such as choosing to attend part time, failing or retaking a course or courses, changing programs, or choosing to take a greater than full-time course load. Since normal time includes weeks when students may not be attending classes, it also differs from the amount of instructional time, as further specified in the UMA catalog. The graduation rate is calculated using the formula provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Q:

WHAT IS THE JOB PLACEMENT RATE FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING THE PROGRAM?
   
A: The placement rate is unavailable because the UMA Tampa campus had no graduates in this program during the cohort year.
 
This is the placement rate for students graduating from the program during the 2011-12 Award Year who were reported as placed to UMA’s accrediting agency, ABHES. The rate was calculated using ABHES methodology. Placements may or may not be in the standard occupations published in these disclosures.
Q: WHAT FINANCING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO PAY FOR THIS PROGRAM?
   
A: In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for program graduates is as follows:
 
  Title IV:   *
  Private:   *
  Institutional:   *
 
 
 
The median loan debt for Federal loans is calculated based on students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, using the formula provided by the U.S Department of Education. An individual's loan debt will vary based on individual factors such as a student's decision to pay for the program from sources other than student loans or to borrow more than is needed to pay the direct costs of education, transfer credits, course failures, and program changes. Private educational loan data are based only on information reported to UMA.

* The student debt information is unavailable because the UMA Online campus had no graduates in this program during the cohort year.

OCCUPATION SOC CODE
Registered Nurse 29-1141.00

Important Notice:
To assist potential students in making an informed decision to attend UMA, and in accordance with U.S. Department of Education requirements, Ultimate Medical Academy publishes certain information for programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The information contained in this document does not constitute a promise or guarantee of future performance. UMA reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees, modify programs of study and revise information at any time, in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations, standards and guidance. Numerous factors affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment. UMA cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation or employment for any student.

For more information on student graduation rates, retention and placement rates, and student financial obligations click here.