The 12-months Accelerated Nursing Program For Foreign-Educated Physicians (MD to RN) at Azure College is a specialized, 4-quarter curriculum that transforms foreign-educated doctors into a US trained nurse.
Upon completion, students will receive an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. Graduates are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse practice (NCLEX-RN). Final determination of the applicant’s ability to sit for the licensing examination and to become licensed to practice in Florida is made by the Board of Nursing. Florida Educational Institute cannot assure licensure.
The program is offered both full time and part-time. The Full time (11 months) courses are generally taught during the day; part-time (18 months) courses are generally taught evening and weekends. The part-time track is convenient for those students who prefer to work while attending classes.
There is a growing need to provide linguistically and culturally competent healthcare to many areas of the U.S. specially Florida. Azure College answers the calls by developing the Accelerated RN/ASN Program For Foreign-Educated Physicians to aid internationally trained physicians (MD) and Dentists earn an Associate of Science (ASN) degree in Nursing.
Foreign trained doctors face immense challenges getting a license to practice in the United States. Not only must they relearn the medical profession in English, but many must also work to support themselves and their families. The problem however resides in the fact that many tend to be older by the time they arrive in the United States, sometimes too old to dedicate years to studying for exams and finding and completing a residency program.
While a good number has been able to obtain licenses and practice medicine in USA. Others have chosen to settle for work in fields that have nothing to do with medicine. For instance it is not uncommon to find neurosurgeons and other highly respected foreign medical specialists working as Real Estate agents, mortgage brokers, warehouses & factories workers or gas station attendants.
Azure College’s Accelerated Nursing Program For Foreign-Educated Physicians (MD to RN) is designed to help them secure a medical career in the US in record time. They can complete our Associate Degree in Nursing in just 52 weeks and challenge the NCLEX-RN exam.
Our 40-plus Clinical partners and businesses provide our students with a broad spectrum of opportunities to apply their classroom experience to the field. Students can work in a variety of different environments, including: Hospitals and clinics, Schools, Nursing homes, Long Term Care, imagine centers, Hemodialysis Center and Nurse-managed clinics.
The following is a sample of some of our clinical partners:
|Jackson Health System is an internationally
recognized academic medical system. …Doctors
|North Shores Medical Center Miami shores FL|
|West Gables Rehabilitation Hospital||West Palm Hospital, West Palm Beach|
|Florida Hospital Sebring, FL||Highlands Regional Hospital Sebring, FL|
|Heart of Florida||3 Hospitals and 3 Nursing Homes|
Azure College School of Nursing is approved by:
The Florida Board of Nursing.
More information about this institution can be obtained
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-10
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252
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Azure College School of Nursing is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.
All Foreign Graduated Medical Doctors or Dentists, must meet the following additional admission Requirements to be admitted to our Nursing Program for Foreign-Educated Physicians (MD to RN) program:
Student must provide the following before an admission decision is made:
Student must provide the following at the most 30 days after class start:
Admission Note for MD to RN program.
1230 Clock Hours*, 126.5 quarter credits*, 54 weeks, Associate in Science (AS)
*A total of 126.5 quarter credits are required to complete the MD to RN Program AS degree. 72 quarter credits in the core nursing curriculum will be taken at Azure College The remaining 54.5 quarter hours credits toward program completion are earned by students as follows:
General Education Courses (22.5 Quarter Credits)
Azure College considers a foreign medical degree as a first degree after high school, and is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. Therefore, students who are applying for a second Bachelor’s degree will have fulfilled the college general education requirements. Students must provide official documents that will be evaluated by Azure College Office of Admissions.
Credit for Medical Education (32 Quarter Credits)
Based on the course by course evaluation of the applicant’s Medical or Dental education (by a NACES approved agency), Azure College will award 32 quarter credit hours toward the Associate Degree in Nursing, which represent credit for knowledge gained in previous Medical or Dental education programs. Credit will be awarded for the following courses: HUM 102, PHA 100, NUR 130, HUM 102, NUR 160, NUR 170, MIC 100 to receive this transfer of credit, students must complete 100 hours of documented community nursing hours and successfully pass the College Final comprehensive Nursing Proctored Exam.
Azure Approved NACES agency
Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
World Education Services (WES)
64 Beaver St, #146
New York, NY 10004
For your convenience, Azure College offers an online application for admission, please click here
Call us toll free at 1-855-MY-AZURE (855-692-9873) and apply over the phone. The Azure College admissions team will assist you in filing your application. We’ll even request your transcripts for you.
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