School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Entry Requirements

Application Deadline October 15th

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 may be requested from the BSN program. Applications for the BSN Program must be mailed or hand-delivered 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. Applicants will be notified conditional admission acceptance by November 15th.

Only completed application packets will be considered. To be complete the application packet must include:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  3. Current American Health Association or American Health & Safety Institute CPR certification (Health care providers CPR)
  4. Immunization record documenting annual TB testing, completion of Hepatitis B, MMR, polio, and T-Dap immunizations
  5. Results of a 5-panel urine or serum drug screen (screening and results are to be submitted within 30 days of the beginning of Spring semester)
  6. Federal Background Check with processed fingerprinting to be mailed directly to the School of Nursing (screening and results are to be submitted within 30 days of the beginning of Spring semester)
    1. *If you have been a resident of the Virgin Islands for less than one year, please submit a background check from your previous state or country of residence. 
  7. Letter from previous nursing program (if applicable)
  8. Results of TEAS (if applicable)
  9. Copy of RN or LPN License (if applicable)

To enter into the nursing course sequence which begins with NURS 120, the student must have: 1) achieved sophomore standing, 2) a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, 3) achieved at least a "C" (2.0) in Principles of Chemistry for Life Sciences I-II. Admission into the nursing sequence (NURS 120) is contingent upon achieving a grade of at least of a "C" in Principles of Chemistry for Life Science I.

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

Transfer Student Policies
Students who are transferring to UVI from another accredited academic institution will have to make a separate application to the nursing program.

Included in the application packet are the following:

  1. Proof of an overall GPA of 3.0
  2. Transcript evaluation form from the Office of Access and Enrollment. 
  3. Results of the TEAS exam with a composite score of 75%. Only the TEAS score submitted with the application will be considered. Once that score is submitted, the exam may not be repeated for that application period. (Those with an awarded college degree are exempted from this requirement.)
  4. Written and certified proof of good academic standing from the last institution attended. If the student was enrolled in the nursing sequence, written and certified proof in that program is additionally required.
  5. Federal Background Check with processed fingerprinting to be mailed directly to the School of Nursing (screening and results are to be submitted within 30 days of the beginning of Spring semester)
    1. *If you have been a resident of the Virgin Islands for less than one year, please submit a background check from your previous state or country of residence. 
  6. Results of a 5-panel urine or serum drug screen (screening and results are to be submitted within 30 days of the beginning of Spring semester)
  7. Students must meet the same progression requirements as generic students:

Transcripts will be reviewed for transfer credits and course placements only after items 1-5 have been completed and are on file.  Transfer students will be admitted after currently enrolled students have been placed.  No transfer student will be admitted after enrollment ceilings have been met.