School of Nursing
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

 

 

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).

 Eligibility for Admission to the BSN Program:

  • Students must have (1) a 2.5 cumulative grade point average;  (2) Achieved a minimum grade of at least “C” in Science Courses and (3) a score of “Basic” or better on the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
  • Students must meet the Computer Literacy requirement during the freshman year.  Transfer students may complete 24 credits before completing this requirement.

The following courses must be completed in order to enter the clinical nursing sequence (refer to front page for course names):

  • SCI 100     
  • SSC 100    
  • ENG 120 & 201
  • BIO 151, 152 & 240
  • FDS 100 
  • MAT 140 & 235
  • PSY 120 & 202
  • HSC 100    
  • COM 119

Progression Requirements

  • To progress in the nursing sequence a students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all nursing courses and maintain a minimum of 2.0 overall average.
  • A “C” grade is defined as 75% in the School of Nursing.
  • Students must pass both the theory and clinical components of nursing courses.  Failure in any one component will result in a failing grade in the course.
  • Only ONE nursing course failure is allowed in the Nursing Sequence (i.e. courses with the NUR prefix in the course code).          

 Additional UVI Requirements:

Student must pass the English Proficiency Examination (EPE) after completing ENG 201