The goal of the course is for students to obtain an active RN license and to be qualified to work as a Registered Nurse. It is designed for individuals who hold an active RN license who do not have 5 years of recent clinical nursing experience; individuals who have failed the Florida NCLEX on three attempts; individuals who do have an inactive RN license and need to reactivate; individuals who possess an RN license in another country and need to sit for the NCLEX in Florida.
At this time, you must live in Florida. Clinical rotation will take place in a local Tampa Bay hospital.
This course will provide an extensive review of medical-surgical nursing and maternal-child nursing. It will include special topics including, but not limited to: geriatric, mental health nursing, pharmacology, and RN nursing procedures. It will include both theory and clinical practice. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing for graduate nurses who have been unsuccessful in passing the NCLEX-RN three times and are required to take a remedial course. The goal is to help you pass the NCLEX-RN and help you transition into a safe and competent nurse.
This is a combined course. The online didactic course is (19) weeks long; theory is 100% online.
There will be two face-to-face skills lab days at SPC’s HEC campus. Dates will be prior to clinical rotation. There will be several associated deadlines to meet for practice NCLEX exams completed on a separate platform. All assignments must be completed and submitted as satisfactory by the end of the didactic online course component.
Required Textbooks and Online Resources (all included in cost of program):
Course Time Commitment:
- Honan, L. (2019). Focus on adult health medical-surgical nursing. (2nd ed). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health. ISBN: 9781496349286
- NCLEX-RN Passpoint. ISBN: 9781469856889
- Lippincott's CoursePoint Maternity/Pediatrics Ricci/Kyle. ISBN: 9781496352385
This online course is organized into Units, which are completed in a timely manner, due dates are provided. It is expected that you will complete 285 hours of online didactic work in the 19 weeks; approximately 15 hours per week of studying and course completion should be dedicated to this program. You will be expected to complete 96 hours with your preceptor on a Medical-Surgical Hospital following the completion of the theory and simulation components.
Clinical Placement Eligibility:
Students who successfully complete the on-line content of the course, comply with required immunizations, and pass the drug and background screenings may be
eligble. Please review the full list of clinical requirements.
is determined by the following:
- Each submitted and graded assignment is only considered satisfactory if graded at 70% or higher. Multiple attempts are acceptable in order to meet the required 70%.
- Cumulative course grade must be satisfactory.
- Cumulative grade 75% for Professional RN license re-activation
- Cumulative grade 85% for graduate nurses with 3 unsuccessful NCLEX-RN attempts
- Cumulative grade 85% for Foreign RN Graduates who want didactic and clinical preparation before taking the NCLEX-RN
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Physical and the following immunizations required:
a. TB (2 step within 12 months--proof of results)
b. Influenza (depending time of year-Summer does not need)
c. Tdap (past 10 years)
d. Proof of Rubella and Rubella immunity by history of chickenpox OR proof of Varicella immunization
e. Hep B (or declination form)
*Please note that other student issues, such as plagirism and/or unprofessional behavior is cause to be ineligible for clinical placement and/or dismissal of the program, with no refund.
You are not required to be an SPC student to register for this program. Please visit https://spcollege.augusoft.net/
and “Login/Create Account.” You will be able to add the course to your cart, and pay on-line.
Fees are refundable if a student withdraws in writing
prior to the first class meeting or prior to the second meeting of a class lasting more than one day. However, fees are not refundable once the student has logged in to the online content for the course.
For a refund, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax us at 727-341-3186. All course materials (books, assessments, handouts, disks, unique online codes, etc.) must be returned, unused, within three days of the refund request in order for full refunds to be processed. If course materials are used or not returned within the three day time period, a partial refund (the cost of course minus the cost of course materials) will be given.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Who is the program for?
A. This program is designed for the following individuals:
- Failed NCLEX on 3 attempts, does not hold RN license in Florida
- Out of country nurse, does not hold RN license in Florida
- IPN Remediation, currently holds RN license in Florida
- No recent bedside experience, currently holds RN license in Florida
- Let RN license lapse, does not currently hold RN License in Florida
Please visit the Florida BON website for additional information:
Q. Do I need to provide any documentation to register for this program?
. It is the student’s responsibility to choose if this is the appropriate program for their specific situation. It is required for certain students (failed NCLEX) a BON letter be provided. If you are unsure if this is program for you, then I advise contacting the BON.
Q. When is the program?
The program is offered once a year beginning in January and ending mid-summer. Please note:
SPC has the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment, a transfer or refund will be available if the class is cancelled. A notification one week prior to the “first day” of class will be announced if a cancellation is necessary.
Q. This program requires a home computer system, is my computer/laptop ready?
Q. What is the program structure?
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The program is comprised of theory, simulation labs, and a 96 hours clinical preceptorship.
Theory is delivered in an online format. All coursework is completed and graded by the instructor. Due dates for assignments must be followed. The online portion is not
an “at your own pace” component. The curriculum includes Medical-Surgical Nursing, OB/GYN, and Pediatrics, as required by the Florida Board of Nursing.
is delivered in a two-day format, and is face-to-face with an instructor. A skills competency check-off is required to attend the clinical preceptorship. If a student does not successfully complete the check-offs within the two-day lab, then s/he will be responsible for paying an additional fee for another simulation lab day. Each day is 8 hours and will be held on Saturdays at SPC’s Health Education Center in Pinellas Park, Florida.
consists of 96 hours in a local hospital on a Medical-Surgical Adult Unit. A clinical instructor is assigned to each student, and will conduct interviews with the preceptor and student. Pending successful completion of the program, the instructor will be write the required letter of completion to the BON.
Q. What are the hours required for the program?
Q. What am I required to attend face-to-face?
|| HEC--2--8 hours days
|| Theory (15 hours/wk)
|| New Program & Clinical
|Total Student Contact Hours
The following orientations and labs are required
Q. How much is the program?
- New Program Orientation
- Saturday, December 7th; SPC Clearwater Campus, NM 160; 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
- January offering will be available, TBA
- Simulation Labs (2 days)
- Dates TBD
- 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- SPC Health Education Center
- Clinical Preceptorship
- Clinical site, 96 hours
- Dates TBD (after theory component)
A. The cost of the program is $3,195. Which includes the following:
Q. Is there a payment plan option?
- Supply fees
- On-line access fees
A. Yes, there is a payment plan option. The payment will be installed into three (3) separate payments, the first to include a non-refundable $40 fee. Please contact Washington.email@example.com
to setup a contract.
Q. Are there additional fees associated with the program?
A. BLS/CPR and immunizations are not included in the cost of the program. Additional fees will only be included for the following:
- Extension of online curriculum (did not complete theory on time)
- Additional lab day (if skills competency is not met in the two days provided)
- Additional clinical day due to tardiness or absent (case by case basis)
Please note: if a student does not complete the online component on-time, then that could affect the student attending clinical rotation on time. An extension fee would be applied to each item separately. If additional clarification is needed, please contact the program manager.