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Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayHealth Sciences
AdvisorMartha Ruder
Coordinator, Nursing

Academic Program SpecialistConnie Pimentel

Pathway NavigatorRosemarie Wadman
850.769.1551 ext. 3471

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Nursing, AA

Have You Considered a Career in Nursing?

Do you like caring for others?  Are you interested in the anatomy and physiology of the human body?  Have you known a friend or family member with a health care problem that you truly wished you could have helped with?  If so, Gulf Coast State College can help prepare you for a career as a nurse.

Are your nursing education goals to go to a university to get a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree?  The Nursing Option, Liberal Arts AA at Gulf Coast State College will give you the foundation of general education studies to take your local degree to a higher level.


Nursing Program Course Requirements


English I & II
Visual and Performing Arts
Select one from a list of Math courses
 Gen, Organic, Biochemistry or higher
Anatomy and Physiology I
Psychology or Sociology
Anatomy and Physiology Courses
Microbiology Courses
Developmental Psychology

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with a Nursing Degree?

What jobs will you find with a nursing degree?

Home care nurse
Patient coordinator
Care coordinator
Clinical associate
Pediatric nurse
Clinical nurse liaison
Oncology RN

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

Gulf Coast State College
Florida State University
University of Florida

Nursing Student
Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.