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South University, West Palm Beach Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program

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Program Information

Are you looking for nursing degree programs in West Palm Beach, Florida? The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at South University’s West Palm Beach campus is designed to provide you with the nursing classes that can prepare you for entry into the nursing profession. As a nursing graduate, you will be able to incorporate the concepts of caring, communication, critical thinking, professionalism, and holism to provide care for individuals, families and communities.

The comprehensive theoretical and clinical practice components of the program allow South University, West Palm Beach Nursing degree graduates to make a smooth transition into professional nursing practice. Graduates of the South University Nursing program are encouraged to continue the educational process and are prepared for the challenges of graduate study.

The BSN degree program is designed for the nonregistered nurse student. Students may complete prerequisite nursing courses in as few as six quarters and then make application to enter the nursing program, which is taught over seven quarters. The program allows highly motivated full-time students to complete the program of study in nursing in a concentrated period of time.

After successful completion of the South University, West Palm Beach Nursing degree program, the graduate must pass the National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) in order to obtain licensure and begin practice as a registered nurse*.

*South University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University.

Authorization and Licensure

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at South University, West Palm Beach is authorized to operate by the Florida State Board of Nursing. It is licensed to award the degree of Bachelor of Science by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education.

The baccalaureate degree program in Nursing at West Palm Beach is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NM, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036-1120; 202.887.6791.

College Algebra required as a prerequisite along with two math or science electives required (instead of one).

Competencies from Nursing Classes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program will have demonstrated their acquisition of competencies and proficiencies related to the following:

  • Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice

    Synthesize knowledge from nursing, the physical and social sciences, arts, and humanities in the practice of professional nursing practice.

  • Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety

    Apply critical thinking skills in establishing priorities, delegating responsibility, formulating decisions, and maintaining accountability in the practice of professional nursing through the application of nursing standards.

  • Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice

    Integrate care and concern for humanity, with scholarly research and systematic inquiry to deliver evidenced based, comprehensive, and holistic nursing care which promotes health and quality of life.

  • Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology

    Utilize informatics and technology to adapt to the challenges of nursing practice of today and the future.

  • Health Care Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments

    Demonstrate professionalism by advocating for legal, ethical, financial and political issues involving health care.

  • Inter-professional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes

    Communicate effectively and collaboratively within nursing and other healthcare disciplines to empower patients experiencing health challenges through education and promotion of health and well-being.

  • Clinical Prevention and Population Health

    Utilize the nursing process to collaborate with consumers and other health professionals to initiate improvements in healthcare and promote health and well-being in persons, families and communities.

  • Professionalism and Professional Values

    Demonstrate a self awareness of and commitment to excellence in nursing practice through the pursuit of community, educational, and organizational opportunities to enhance personal and professional growth.

  • Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice

    Provide holistic caring to diverse patient populations, across the lifespan in a variety of settings with technical proficiency that integrates foundational, discipline-specific and interdisciplinary knowledge essential for professional practice.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of South University’s Nursing programs are prepared to seek employment in hospitals, private physician and counseling practices, nursing facilities, community clinics and agencies, and research organizations.

Accreditation Information

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing offered online and at South University, West Palm Beach is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; www.aacn.nche.edu; telephone: 202.887.6791.

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