Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (B.S.N.) is designed to prepare professional nurses to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care. Graduates are prepared to utilize a variety of roles in a multiplicity of settings for clients with minimal deficits requiring health promotion and for those with maximal health deficits. Graduates of the B.S.N. program are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as registered nurses.
Applicants intending to study nursing are expected to have completed a college preparatory program in high school which includes four years of English or the equivalent, two years of algebra or one year of plane geometry and one year of algebra, one year of biology and one year of another science, preferably general chemistry. A course in physics is desirable
The School of Nursing
The faculty and staff of the School of Nursing welcome you to our website. Information is available about a career in nursing and about opportunities available to you at the University of the Virgin Islands.
We have two generic nursing programs on two campuses. On the St. Thomas Campus we offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and on the St. Croix Campus we offer the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree. Graduates of both programs are eligible to apply to take the licensure exam, NCLEX-RN, in any state or territory. For registered nurses interested in completing the BSN degree, programs are available on both campuses.
Both degrees are fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
We hope that you will feel free to contact us or come by and visit us in person to find out more about our nursing programs.
The School of Nursing, in a learner-focused and multi-cultural environment, prepares its graduates to enter the humanistic profession of nursing which serves the client by facilitating optimal health or a dignified and peaceful death through the implementation of various roles. The graduate employs empirically based processes and theoretical formulations that guide understanding and interpretation of the client's needs, behaviors and outcomes. The School is committed to preparing graduates who demonstrate competence, critical thinking skills, commitment to societal and individual betterment and professionalism while upholding an ethical code of conduct.
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