What Is Qsen?


What is the difference between these two nursing degrees?

"Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Florida" and "Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN Bridge"

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Florida

This bachelor of science in nursing professional program builds on a foundation of knowledge in science, humanities, and multidisciplines. Graduates will be prepared for entry-level positions as a baccalaureate-prepared registered nurse. Students graduating from this program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in order to obtain Florida RN licensure.

The curriculum is concept-based and moves from simple to complex learning and application to analysis utilizing critical thinking, the nursing process, and evidence-based practice. The curriculum is designed to facilitate complex thinking and deeper understanding of nursing concepts. The curriculum actively engages students and faculty, leading to discovery, reflection, and thoughtful application of nursing knowledge across the life-span and in culturally diverse populations. The conceptual framework for the program is based on Ida Jean Orlando's Nursing Process Theory and incorporates QSEN guidelines.

The BSNF curriculum framework encompasses The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Standards of Nursing and the National League of Nursing’s (NLN) Core Values and Educational Competencies and incorporates the adult learning theory. Graduates will be primary providers of direct and indirect care in many different settings, including acute care, long-term, and community health. In providing care, nurses will also serve as patient advocates and educators. The focus of care may be an individual, a group, or a specific population. Graduates will also be prepared to assume first-line management positions. Emphasis is placed on the importance of nursing research and evidence-based practice. The program provides an excellent foundation for graduate study in nursing.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN Bridge

The Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Bridge is a professional program that builds on a foundation of knowledge in science, humanities, multi-disciplines, and prior nursing knowledge. Students graduating from this program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in order to obtain Florida RN licensure.

The BSN curriculum is concept-based and moves from simple to complex learning and application to analysis utilizing critical thinking, the nursing process, and evidence-based practice. The curriculum is designed to facilitate complex thinking and deeper understanding of nursing concepts. The curriculum actively engages students and faculty leading to discovery, reflection, and thoughtful application of nursing knowledge across the lifespan and in culturally diverse populations. The conceptual framework for the program is based on Ida Jean Orlando’s Nursing Process Theory and incorporates QSEN guidelines.

The BSN curriculum framework encompasses The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Standards of Nursing, and the National League of Nursing’s (NLN) Core Values and Educational Competencies and incorporates the adult learning theory. In providing care, nurses will also serve as patient advocates and educators. The focus of care may be an individual, a group, or a specific population. Emphasis is placed on the importance of nursing research and evidence-based practice. The program provides an excellent foundation for graduate study in nursing.

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