School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

ATTENTION APPLICANTS

The revised BSN program will be implemented in the 2016-2017 academic year.  (Click here for the new BSN program paradigm - 2016).  During this transition period students on the St. Thomas campus who were given provisional admission in December 2015 will be given the priority for a space in the class. Applications for the BSN program on the Albert A. Sheen Campus will be accepted, however, admission to the School of Nursing will be significantly limited.  Admission to the program is competitive and the selection is based on set criteria, including:

  1. At least a “Basic” score on the TEAS examination.
  2. Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5.
  3. At least a “C” grade on ALL required biology courses
  4. All prerequisite courses listed in Semester 1-3 on the paradigm.
  5. Computer Literacy Examination (taken during the freshman year)

Students with the highest scores in the above categories maybe accepted on the basis of available spaces.  If you do not think that you will qualify, please see your nursing faculty advisor to work on a plan of study to strengthen your application in the next admission cycle – Fall 2017.   


Entry Requirements

Application Deadline October 15th

TEAS Test must be completed for all students, except for those with an earned degree.   Please contact the School of Nursing office for more information about testing and dates.  You may go to the following link to learn more about the TEAS entrance exam at www.atitesting.com.

Admission to the University does not guarantee admission into Nursing, but is a prerequisite for admission into the BSN Program. A separate application to the BSN program must be made.

Forms are accessible from this website. Applications for the BSN Program must be mailed or hand-delivered along with all documentation to the University of the Virgin Islands, School of Nursing Education BSN Program; #2 John Brewer's Bay; St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Islands, 00802-9990 and must be received by October 15th for Spring admission. The BSN Program currently only admits in the Spring semester.

Your application will be considered by the Admissions Committee if it includes the following:

  1. Application form
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Results of TEAS (all applicants except those with an ASN, BA or BS)
  4. Photocopy of current CPR certification for healthcare providers
  5. Copy of immunization records TB testing, Hepatitis B, MMR, polio and T-Dap - not the health statement.
  6. Official letter of good standing from the applicant’s previous university or nursing program(s). This letter must indicate the applicant is in good standing and eligible for re-admission
  7. Copy of RN or LPN/LVN license (RN-BSN applicants)

 Upon acceptance into the BSN program you will be required to submit the following:

  1. Results of 5- panel Urine/Serum Drug Screen (screening and results to be submitted within 30 days of beginning of Spring semester between December 10 and January 10)
  2. A criminal background check to be completed and submitted within 30 days of first day of class. The background check must be from all jurisdictions of residency for the past five years. Background checks for the Virgin Islands must include all islands in the territory in which you have lived.

To enter into the nursing course sequence the student must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

Students on Academic Probation or suspension cannot apply to the Nursing Program.