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The mission of Miami Dade College Benjamin Leon School of Nursing (BLSON) is to change lives through accessible, high-quality, evidence-based education. The BLSON embraces its responsibility to serve as a diverse, civic, and healthcare leader for the advancement of our community.


The Benjamin Leon School of Nursing aspires to be nationally recognized as a leader in nursing education, innovation and strives to improve health outcomes in our diverse community.


The Vision of Miami Dade College Benjamín León School of Nursing is to be a school of excellence, renowned for its Values:

An environment that enhances students learning and professional development empowered thought innovation, state of the art technologies, teaching excellence and support programs that equip each learner with knowledge, skills, and values to succeed. The Benjamín León School of Nursing assists students to develop life-long strategies that promote professional nursing responsibilities and global citizenship.

A culture of inquiry and evidence that is characterized by the commitment of faculty, staff and students to accountability for learning excellence through scientific inquiry based on the nursing process, evidence-based practice, technology, interdisciplinary experience and community partnerships.

An exceptional work environment that makes MDC’s Benjamín León School of Nursing the “employer of choice” for an exemplary, diverse nursing faculty workforce, who benefits from extensive faculty development and educational opportunities, who engage in a true shared governance model, and who utilize state of the art technology while teaching, contributing to an exceptional quality learning environment.

Quality community partnerships with healthcare agencies in Miami Dade County to meet the community needs by educating culturally competent nurses who can provide high-quality healthcare and education to a multicultural society.

A commitment to cultural initiatives that allow students to develop an appreciation for the diversity of the individual in our global society, resulting in the delivery of holistic, culturally sensitive nursing care.

Sustainability practices that distinguish Miami Dade Benjamín León School of Nursing as leading innovator in educating our students as contributors to a healthy environment, and an understanding of the impact of our changing environment on the health of each individual.

Resource development and operational efficiencies that ensure effective support for the Benjamín León School of Nursing’s long-term efforts to provide an innovative and exemplary learning environment through the use of technology, research, and ongoing process evaluation.

Global awareness of health care issues that impact the curriculum and provide an international perspective on health.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the RN‐BSN degree, graduates will be expected to demonstrate the following:  

  • Synthesize knowledge, skills and attitudes of the professional Baccalaureate educated nurse to make decisions in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Evaluate health care delivery models, professional standards, and leadership styles to propose solutions to complex problems.
  • Translate evidence-based knowledge and the use of health care information technology in the creation of a culture of continuous quality improvement for best nursing practices.
  • Communicate effectively when collaborating and advocating for all healthcare stakeholders.
  • Provide culturally sensitive, population-specific health care to improve the individual, the community, and global health.

Student Resources

Clinical Preceptor Manual

RN-BSN Student Handbook

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