Associate of Science in Nursing
. How long will it take to complete the Associate of Science in Nursing?
. Is there a waiting list on St. Croix?
. What was the NCLEX pass rate for the most recent class?
. What will my classmates be like?
. Where will I go for my clinical experiences?
How long will it take to complete the Associate of Science in Nursing?
The clinical nursing sequence requires two academic years of study, but prerequisites must be met prior to entry, including two semesters of anatomy and physiology. This means that it will take at least three years to complete the program. For students who need additional preparation in one or more basic skills - English, mathematics, reading - additional time will be required.
Is there a waiting list on St. Croix?
Beginning with the entry class of 2010, admission into the ASN Program will be required and will be separate from admission into the University. If there are more applicants than there are places in the class, then a waiting list may be necessary.
What was the NCLEX pass rate for the most recent class?
The first time NCLEX-RN pass rate for the graduates of 2008 was 91%.
What will my classmates be like?
Nursing students on St. Croix come from many places. The multicultural nature of our student body enhances the experience for all. Many of our students are Virgin Islanders but we also have students from other Caribbean islands and from India. Students from the U.S. mainland are increasingly finding UVI a great place to study. Currently we have students from California, New York, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, Oregon, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Washington. Residence halls are available for those who prefer to live on campus while they attend UVI.
Where will I go for my clinical experiences?
The main site for clinical experiences on St. Croix is the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center. Students spend time on the medical, surgical, obstetric, post-partum, nursery, pediatric and mental heath units. Rotations through the OR, ER, ICU, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, dialysis and G.I. Lab are also included. While at JFL, students learn the computerized documentation system and medication delivery system. For more information about the hospital, visit their website at http://www.jflusvi.org
Community-based experiences are also included in the program. Students spend time at the Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged and in various Department of Health clinics. There are also experiences in home health care, school nursing, substance abuse treatment, and hospice nursing.