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Nursing – Associate in Science


Can be completed in less than 2 years

Class Times

Day and evening classes available


Graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)
Today’s nurses play a crucial role in the healthcare system. People in need of medical attention rely on nurses not only for their extensive nursing knowledge, but also for their support and caring nature. If you have a natural inclination to help others and a desire to work in the healthcare field, our Associate degree in Nursing is for you.

Program Overview:

  • ACEN Accredited (Ft. Myers location only)
  • 2023 NCLEX Pass Rate 89.36% (National Average 87.75%)
  • Can be completed in less than 2 years
  • Consists of hands-on instruction from experienced professionals
  • Offers flexible scheduling. Day and evening classes available
  • A set of required materials and textbooks are provided at no additional cost

Why ATA College:

  • Day and evening classes available
  • Small class sizes
  • Faculty of industry professionals
  • Resume building and interviewing prep
  • Financial aid available to those who qualify

Nursing Curriculum Overview

Our Associate’s Degree Registered Nurse program (RN program) is specifically designed to offer students flexibility. If you are interested in registered nursing in Fort Myers, we offer our Florida students the flexibility of day and night classes and focus on the benefit of hands-on training in our on-campus labs. ATA’s Associate’s Degree Registered Nurse program (ADN) offers a direct path to a new career as an RN in less than 2 years!

The ADN program is taught by experienced and qualified nursing faculty. Students will receive training in a classroom setting, modern on-site laboratories, a simulation laboratory, and also offsite clinical experiences! This RN program includes a wide variety of NCLEX preparation assessments to help students gain critical thinking skills and the comprehensive nursing knowledge needed to be a successful RN in the healthcare field!

Upon successful completion of the ADN program and clinical practicum, Fort Myers graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

EOPSLO (End of Program Student Learning Outcomes)

  1. Demonstrate advanced proficiency in effectively managing and coordinating patient care within diverse healthcare settings, ensuring patient safety, quality of care, and promoting positive patient outcomes through leadership, communication, conflict management and interdisciplinary collaboration while upholding legal and ethical principles and ensuring patient information technology competence and confidentiality.
  2. Demonstrate a mastery of infection prevention and control strategies, utilizing evidence-based practices to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections, safeguard patient well-being, and maintain a safe healthcare environment.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive health promotion and maintenance strategies for individuals, families, and communities across the lifespan, with a commitment to optimizing evidence-based practice methods to ensure prevention and management across the lifespan while applying the nursing diagnostic process.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to enhance therapeutic treatment with compassionate and culturally sensitive care, incorporating knowledge of psychosocial factors, mental health principles, and provide support through interventional management with therapeutic communication skills to support individuals and families in achieving optimal mental and emotional well-being.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to provide safe, effective, and evidence-based nursing care to individuals across the lifespan, considering the complex interplay of physiological systems, health alterations, and the impact of nursing interventions.
  6. Demonstrate competence in the safe and effective administration, monitoring, and management of pharmacological and parenteral therapies to promote optimal patient outcomes across diverse populations and healthcare settings across the lifespan.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to identify, assess, mitigate, and effectively communicate risks in healthcare settings to promote patient safety and prevent adverse events.
  8. Demonstrate advanced proficiency in assessing, planning, monitoring, implementing, and evaluating complex nursing care and interventions that support and manage the physiological adaptations of individuals and groups across various healthcare settings and diverse populations.

Is a Career as a Nurse Right for You?

Take the “Nursing Career Training Readiness Quiz”

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Career Choices

  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Case Management
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Educational Services
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Offices of Physicians
  • Public Health Department

If you’re considering nursing programs, contact ATA College today to learn more about our Associate in Science in Nursing.


The ATA College in Fort Myers wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 1:00 pm on August 28, 2024, at ATA College, in room 309. ATA College is located at 1685 Medical Lane, Fort Myers, FL. 33907.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted to the ACEN via email at or the ACEN office:
Attn: Accreditation Services
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta GA, 30326

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by July 20, 2024

The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, ATA College, Fort Myers, FL is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the ADN nursing program is: accredited with conditions until after the Fall 2024,  ACEN visit. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program on the ACEN website

Career Services

Upon completion of the Nursing – Associate in Science program, our Career Services team will work with Graduates to assist with career placement! Contact Us today to get started.

Find A Campus

Nursing – Associate in Science is offered at the following ATA Campuses:

ATA College - Fort Myers, FL Campus

Fort Myers, FL Campus

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