School of Nursing
Generic Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The School of Nursing has revised its curriculum.  Please contact the School of Nursing to learn more about the BSN Program.

The BSN Curriculum Paradigm revised Spring 2016. 

Pre-College Courses Cr. Pre (Co   Requisites) Pre-College Courses Cr. Pre (Co   Requisite)
ENG 100/WAC 011 4   ENG 101/RCA 021 4  
MAT 023 Intro Algebra 4   MAT 024 Intro Algebra 4  
Courses Cr. Pre (Co Requisites) Courses Cr. Pre/Co Requisite
Semester 1     Semester 2    
BIO 151 Human Anatomy 4 ENG 101
CHE 121 or Placement Test
BIO 152 Human Anatomy 4 BIO 151
ENG 120 English Composition 3 ENG 100/101 ENG 201 – Research & Writing 3 ENG 120
MAT 140 – College Algebra 4 ENG 100/101
MAT 023/024
PSY 120 – Intro to Psychology 3 ENG 100/101
SCI – The Natural World or
SSC 100 – Intro to Social Science
3 ENG 100/101 SCI- The Natural World or SSC 100 – Intro to Social Science 3 ENG 100/101
FDS – Freshman Dev. Seminar 1 None COM 119 –   Interpersonal Communication & Leadership Skills 3 ENG 100/101
HSC – 100 Medical Terminology 1 None      
16     16
Semester 3   Semester 4    
BIO 240 –   Microbiology 4 BIO 152 NUR 104 – Drug Dosage Calculation 2

Admission to BSN

PSY 202 – Life Span Development 3 PSY 120 NUR 208 –   Fundamentals of Nursing 6 Admission to BSN
SPA/FRE 131 – Elem Span/French I 4 None NUR 209 – Health Assessment 3 Admission to BSN
NUR 229 –   Pharmacology in Nursing 2 Admission to BSN
MAT 235 – Intro Statistics 4 MAT 140 *PLS 200 - Personal Life Skills 2 FDS 100/ENG   100/101
  15     15  
Semester 5     Semester 6    
NUR 308 – Adult Health Nursing I 6 All Sem 4 Courses
(Co – NUR 311)
NUR 319 – Adult Health Nursing II 6 NUR 308;   NUR 311
NUR 311 –   Pathophysiology 3 Admit to BSN NUR 321 – Maternal & Child Nursing 6 Sem 4   Courses & NUR 311
NUR 318 –   Mental/Behavioral Health Nursing 3 All Sem 4   Courses; (Co- NUR 308 & 311) NUR 322 – Evidence Based Practice 2 NUR 208;   Mat 235
SPA/FRE 132 – Elem Span/French II 4 Spanish/French   131
16 14
Semester 7     Semester 8    
NUR 417 – Adult Health Nursing III 6 NUR 319 & NUR 322 NUR 421 – Nursing Leadership 3 NUR 308-322; NUR 417 or 418
NUR 418 – Community Health Nursing 4 All 300 level courses NUR 422 – Nursing Seminar 2 NUR 308-322; NUR 417 or 418
HUM 115 – Intro to Humanities** 3 ENG120/COM   119 NUR 432 – Senior Clinical Practicum 5 NUR 417 & 418
(Co- All   Sem 8)
SS Elective 3   NUR 433 – NCLEX Preparation 2 NUR 417 & 418
(Co- All Sem   8)
  16     12  

Total Credits in the BSN Program:  120 (59 General Education credits; 61 Nursing credits)            

Revised BSN Program (2016) Notes:

* Students are required to take Personal Life Skills (PLS) (2cr).  PLS is required for the BSN Program and meets the UVI PE requirement.

**BSN students exempt from COM 120 (a prerequisite for HUM 115 in the catalog).

Progression Requirements for Generic and BSN Completion Students

 In order to progress in the BSN Program, students must:

  • Earn at least a "C" grade in all nursing courses, except for NUR 104 and NUR 433;     
  • Earn at least a grade of "A-" in NUR 104: Drug Dosage Calculation and NUR 433;
  • NCLEX Preparation (BSN Completion students may be exempt from these courses);
  • Score 90% or better by the second attempt on the Drug Dosage Calculation exam given each semester (if applicable);
  • Maintain an overall GPA of "C" (2.0).

Within the School of Nursing, a "C" grade is defined as 75%.  A student may only repeat one nursing course. Students who are granted an administrative withdrawal (AW) and are passing at the time of withdrawal are not considered to have failed and are permitted to re-enroll. Students who withdraw failing ("WF") or fail a nursing course are permitted to re-enroll only one time during their tenure in the program. The semester before the failed course will be offered again, the student must register to ensure a place in that course. The second failure of a nursing course results in dismissal from the program.

Additional UVI Requirements:  Student must pass the English Proficiency Examination (EPE) after completing ENG 201 and the CLE Examination.

Returning Students
Students in good standing in the School of Nursing who have an interruption in their nursing education must meet the current admission, progression and graduation requirements and notify the School of Nursing in advance of their desire to return. Returning students are required to meet with their advisor and, if eligible, register during the advisement/registration period to communicate their intent to return to the School of Nursing. Failure to register in advance means that the student forfeits their opportunity to secure a place in the course(s).