Workshop: School of Nursing BSN Certification

Course ID - CTD0416-2         

Short Title: BSN Certification      

 Audience    School of Nursing Faculty
Length of Workshop:       6 hours 
Prerequisite     none

This certification process will build on the faculty’s discipline expertise and enhance their ability to engage students in active learning as they progress through the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. Teaching activities will be identified that are appropriate in: A traditional classroom setting, health care setting, blended and virtual courses.
The faculty will be given the opportunity to actively engage in discussions related to the philosophy of Associate degree nursing and the MDC School of Nursing philosophy and discuss how the faculty will build on this academic preparation in educating nurses at the Baccalaureate level. Baccalaureate competencies will be reviewed.
The certification process will include the identification of the NLNAC requirements of the faculty and curriculum for Baccalaureate Degree Accreditation. This includes the standards for
Curriculum delivered on line. The faculty will critique the MDC Baccalaureate School of Nursing philosophy and explore its relevance to current community/professional expectations of the BSN graduate.  The faculty will develop strategies to meet these outcomes

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:  

  • Compare and contrast the philosophical foundation of Associate Degree and Baccalaureate Degree Nursing preparation.
  • Review position statements made by professional organizations on nursing preparation and current trends in nursing education.
  • Discuss how the MDC School of Nursing Philosophy reflects the current scope of practice and competencies necessary for a beginning nurse prepared at the BSN level.
  • Explain the NLNAC faculty scholarly requirements needed to teach in the BSN program.
  • Analyze how the curriculum design demonstrates an organizing framework and follows guidelines from a nursing organization.
  • Identify the sequential curriculum plan that demonstrates course content that increases in difficulty and complexity.
  • Identify how the program of study leads students to achieve professional ethics, values and accountability.
  • Discuss the 7 characteristics of undergraduate education and how the School of Nursing demonstrates these characteristics.
  • Identify how active learning enhances student success.
  • Identify active learning teaching techniques and how to incorporate them into your “teaching skills box.”
  • Develop a personal philosophy of nursing that reflects the mission of Miami Dade College and the School of Nursing.
  • Discuss how service learning can be incorporated into the curriculum at the BSN level.


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Online Class meets fully online with no F2F sessions. After day one of the workshop, if you haven't received log-in instructions via e-mail, please e-mail Gloria McWhirter at or Andres Caiaffa at N/A G


Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0416-2
Course Title: BSN Certification
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.