BSN PL Handbook Florida


The SONHS utilizes the following Professional standards to guide the BSN Pre-Licensure curriculum: AACN Baccalaureate Essentials, the Massachusetts Nurse of the Future (NOF) Core Competencies, American Nurses Association (ANA) Standards and Professional Practice Guidelines, and the National Council of State Boards (NCSBN) NCLEX-RN Exam Blueprint.


The curriculum is designed to empower students to develop competencies to provide excellent, safe, and professional Nursing care. These critical competencies are based on knowledge, attitudes, and skills. Nursing knowledge, attitudes, and skills are based on ten competencies: patient-centered care, professionalism, leadership, system-based practice, informatics and technology, communication, teamwork and collaboration, safety, quality improvement, and evidenced-based practice. These competencies assist in preparing students for the NCLEX-RN.


The BSN Pre-Licensure program includes student access to Elsevier’s electronic resources in didactic, lab, and clinical courses.  Some courses include Sherpath, which is a personalized, integrated digital teaching, and learning ecosystem for healthcare education.