Feb 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Location(s): West Palm Beach Campus (Day), Orlando Campus (Day)

120 Credit Hours

Please visit The School of Nursing  for more information regarding the Nursing program.

Licensure and Certifications

PBA’s BSN nursing program prepares graduates to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States.  Passing the exam is a prerequisite to nurse licensure in the USA.

Program Learning Outcomes

“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018.

1. Synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge from the liberal arts, sciences, humanities, Christian faith, and nursing as a source in critical thinking and decision making to provide holistic care in a variety of nursing contexts and settings.

2. Combine the nursing process and evidenced based research in the practice of nursing across the lifespan for holistic health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention in the care patients, families, and communities.

3. Provide patient-centered, age-appropriate, culturally sensitive care that assists persons with health promotion and wellness.

4. Demonstrate effective communication, collaboration, creativity, sensitivity, and flexibility for the delivery of safe, quality, cost-effective nursing care.

5. Integrate professional nursing values based on legal, ethical, and Christian standards into nursing practice.

6. Implement professional development through graduate studies and other leadership opportunities with an emphasis on integrity as a professional baccalaureate generalist nurse.

7. Incorporate current technologies and informatics to support continued learning and support patient outcomes and quality improvement.

8. Evaluate healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory standards to support quality care outcomes in the complex continuum healthcare environment.

Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Requirements - 74 Credit Hours

Nursing majors must complete the Lower Division Nursing Degree Requirements  as set out in the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Program .

Nursing Electives - 3 Credit Hours

This requirement is met by selecting any of the following:


For more information regarding the School of Nursing, please see www.pba.edu/nursing.

Sample Degree Plan

Nursing Sample Degree Plan