School of Nursing
Generic Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The generic BSN Program is designed to prepare the student to pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), a requirement for obtaining a license to practice as a registered nurse in the United States of America and US territories. Prospective students should be aware that the Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure (VIBNL) requires a Social Security Number to be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam in the US Virgin Islands. Graduates may be able to sit the NCLEX-RN exam in another state. Licensure requirements may vary by state. Students should contact the Board of Nursing in the state or territory in which they plan to practice. Contact information can be retrieved at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website (http://www.ncsbn.org).
Applicants intending to study nursing are expected to have completed a rigorous college preparatory program of study in high school, including four years of English or the equivalent, two years of college preparatory mathematics, one year of biology and one year of general chemistry.
The BSN degree is a four year degree program requiring at least 125 credits, with 66 credits in nursing. At least three semesters of full-time study are required prior to entry into the nursing program. Students who need pre-college classes, such as English and Reading (ENG 100/WAC011; ENG101/RCA021) and Mathematics (MAT 023 and MAT 024), may need more than three semesters to complete all required pre-nursing courses. Nursing coursework begins in the spring semester of the sophomore year.
The following Technology Specifications are required to be successful in the BSN Program:
- High speed internet access
- Desktop or laptop (Mac or PC) with functioning microphone and webcam
- Desktop or laptop must have at least 2 GB of free RAM available
- Respondus Lockdown Browser, Google Chrome & Proctorio Chrome Extension software
Transfer from One Campus to Another
Students who wish to transfer to another UVI Campus must submit a letter of request to the Dean during the semester prior to the requested change. Deadlines for requests are March 15th for Fall transfers and October 15th for Spring transfers. The decision to approve or deny the transfer request will be based on whether space is available at the receiving campus. Students may not transfer between campuses without written approval of the Dean.
For More Information Contact
|Dean||Mary Beverley A. Lansiquot, DNP, RN|
|Program Chair / Academic Supervisor||Vivian Palmer-Lewis, DNP, RN|
|Administrative Specialist (St. Thomas)||Kendra John-Baptiste (340) 693-1290|
|Administrative Specialist (St. Croix)||(340) 692-4010|