School of Nursing
Associate of Science in Nursing

Entry Requirements

Application Deadline April 15th

Admission to the Associate of Science in Nursing Program, which begins with NUR 131/132, is by application. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission into nursing, but is a prerequisite for admission into the ASN Program. Admission into the Program is competitive and based on a point system which will consider GPA on prerequisites, SAT scores, current attendance at UVI, previous bachelor's degree and the score earned on the TEAS V (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam. Enrollment is limited and the applicants with the most points will be selected for admission. Applications for the ASN Program must be mailed to the University of the Virgin Islands School of Nursing; RR01, Box 10,000; Kingshill, VI 00850-9781 and must be received by April 15th of each year (October 15th for LPNs who plan to enroll in NUR 142 in the spring). Letters of acceptance will be mailed to applicants by May 15th (LPNs by December 15th). Transfer students who are admitted must pay the $100.00 non-refundable enrollment deposit by June 1st to confirm their intent to enroll (see UVI application form). The enrollment deposit is applied toward the tuition charges for that semester. Failure to pay the enrollment deposit will result in admission cancellation.

In order to qualify for admission, students must have completed, or be exempt from, Freshman Studies Courses (MAT 023; MAT 024; RCA 021/ENG 101; WAC 011/ENG 100; FDS 100; SSC 100), PSY 120 and the computer literacy exam. Students must also have completed NUR 100, BIO 151 and BIO 152 (online biology classes not accepted) with a grade of "C"(2.0) or better, NUR 104 with a grade of A- (90%) or better, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, and score at the "basic" level or better on the TEAS V. Students enrolled in prerequisites, such as BIO 152, may apply if they are on track to complete the prerequisites before the fall semester begins.

Students are not eligible for admission into the Program if they have earned a grade of "F" in two (2) of the following prerequisite courses: NUR 100, BIO 151, BIO 152 at UVI or equivalent courses at any other institution. Additionally, students are not eligible for admission if they earn two (2) grades of "F" in one of these courses.

Only complete applications will be considered. To be complete, the application and all documentation must be received by the Program by April 15th and must include:

  1. Letter of Acceptance from UVI.
  2. Application Form (click here)
  3. Copies of official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Applicants previously enrolled in a registered nursing program at another institution must submit a letter from the nurse administrator of that program indicating that they are in good standing and eligible for re-admission.

Applicants to the ASN degree program with a background in health sciences may be able to successfully challenge NUR 100 and NUR 104 by exam. Failure of either challenge exam after one attempt requires that students enroll in, and successfully complete, NUR 100 and NUR 104 prior to entry into clinical nursing.

Since space is limited, currently enrolled UVI students who apply and meet the entrance criteria will be admitted first. Students will be admitted on a space available basis. If spaces become available, additional qualified students will be admitted, based on the date completed applications are received by the Program. Applicants who are not admitted need to re-apply each year.

Upon acceptance into the program, students must clear a criminal background check and drug screen, provide evidence of current CPR for Healthcare Providers certification (photocopy) as well as an updated immunization record documenting TB testing, Hepatitis B, Varicella, MMR, polio and T-Dap (photocopy).