Training to be a Nurse

Helping students turn their nurturing natures into rewarding careers.

UMA Nursing Student

Nursing students at UMA

Students in the UMA Nursing program in Tampa learn how to assess patient health, react to medical situations, provide needed care and communicate vital information to other healthcare professionals.

This program is not currently enrolling new students. We recommend our online programs or programs at our Clearwater campus.

Real-world experience through clinicals.

Nursing is a hands-on profession. That’s why we integrate patient care scenarios throughout our curriculum. Students practice giving injections in the skills lab, perform emergency procedures on simulation mannequins and participate in 615 hours of clinicals.

Helping you prepare for the nursing licensure exam (NCLEX-RN).

Classes at UMA help prepare students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN)1. Ultimate Medical Academy has a team in place, ready to help students focus on exam-relevant material and tutor them in areas where you might need extra help.

Job outlook for nurses.

Nurses today work in a number of different specialties including pediatrics, emergency care, geriatrics and more. Possible work environments include labor and delivery, operating room, emergency room and nursing homes just to name a few. Nurses typically work in many areas throughout their career.

Which program is right for you? Try our fun and informal personality quiz for inspiration.

  • Degree – Nursing Courses

    How long is the nursing program? 22 months (may vary according to individual student).

    Associate of Science in Nursing

    Required Courses:
    Fundamentals of Nursing I 3.5 Credits
    Fundamentals of Nursing II 4 Credits
    Pharmacology/Drug Administration 2.5 Credits
    Adult Health Nursing I 8 Credits
    Adult Health Nursing II 6 Credits
    Maternal Infant Nursing 4 Credits
    Pediatric Nursing 4 Credits
    Psychiatric Nursing 4 Credits
    Adult Health Nursing III 3 Credits
    Nursing Management and Leadership 3 Credits
    Introduction to Microbiology 4 Credits
    Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Credits
    Anatomy and Physiology II 4 Credits
    Human Nutrition 3 Credits
    Human Growth and Development 3 Credits
    Total 60 Credits
    General Education Courses:
    English Composition 3 Credits
    Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3 Credits
    College Math 3 Credits
    Psychology 3 Credits
    Sociology 3 Credits
    Total 15 Credits
    Program Total 75 Credits

Frequently Asked Questions About Schools for Nursing

How do you become a nurse?

How do you become a nurse?

Make sure that being a registered nurse is right for you. You’ll need good communication skills, excellent organization and a cool head under pressure, among other traits. You’ll also want to have an idea of where you’d like to work. Nurses can work in a variety of different environments with different types of patients. Once you decide on these factors, you’ll want to look for hands-on training in a nursing program at an accredited institution. After successfully completing a nursing program, you’ll then need to pass the NCLEX-RN exam as well as satisfy other eligibility requirements.
What will I study in UMA’s nursing program?

What will I study in UMA’s nursing program?

If you’re comparing nursing programs, you might want to understand exactly what you’ll be studying. At UMA, nursing students study the fundamentals of nursing, drug interactions and administration (pharmacology), caring for patients of various ages, the human body (anatomy), leadership and more. For a complete list of UMA nursing courses, see the section above entitled “Degree – Nursing Courses.”

Is there a difference between nursing schools?

Is there a difference between nursing schools?

While the basic training may be similar among schools with nursing programs, UMA offers a list of student services, all included in our competitively priced tuition.2 UMA’s nursing program includes one-on-one tutoring, on-the-job training (through unpaid externships), help with writing a resume, job interview coaching and job search assistance.

How much does a registered nurse make?

How much does a registered nurse make?

You can find a registered nurse salary range by visiting the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. The salary for a position in this career field depends on the answers to several questions including where you live and work, your experience, if you specialize in a certain kind of care, and other related factors.

What’s the best school for your needs?

What’s the best school for your needs?

Of course you’re looking for the best school—for you. So we recommend taking a look at your individual needs. If you’d like to talk, UMA is here to listen and walk you through deciding which program is right for you. The more we understand about your unique situation, the more we can try to help. Call us at 888-213-4473. Let’s talk about you.

What should I look for in top schools for nursing training?

What should I look for in top schools for nursing training?

Different people have different ideas of what makes a top school. To us, top schools that offer nursing programs should provide personal assistance every step of the way with services like one-on-one and group tutoring. Top schools that offer nursing training should also provide career services such as job search assistance. To learn about the learner and career services offered by UMA, visit our Ultimate Student Services℠ page.
Where can I find more info about nursing?
I am a mother of three, and working in the medical field is something that I always wanted to do. Attending UMA was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. The staff and school are wonderful in every way. They are there for you whenever you need assistance.

—Leslie H., UMA Student

1Graduates of UMA’s Nursing program must pass the NCLEX-RN licensing exam to become employed as an RN  2According to research conducted by UMA comparing a variety of career schools with similar programs.

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