University of Virgin Islands
#2 John Brewer’s Bay
St Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The Associate of Science in Nursing Degree Program is designed to prepare graduates to assess, plan, implement, manage and evaluate nursing care competently for clients with common predictable health problems.
A total of 73 credits is needed to complete the program, with 40 credits in nursing and 33 credits in general education. Prerequisite courses require at least two semesters of study and the clinical nursing sequence requires four semesters to complete for full-time students. Students wishing to progress on a part-time basis may complete the clinical nursing courses in six semesters.
Upon successful completion of the ASN Program, the graduate is eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN Examination for licensure as a registered nurse. In addition to successful completion of NCLEX-RN, licensure requirements vary, so students should contact the Board of Nursing in the state or territory in which they plan to practice.
BSN Program Details
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (B.S.N.) is designed to prepare professional nurses to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care. Graduates are prepared to utilize a variety of roles in a multiplicity of settings for clients with minimal deficits requiring health promotion and for those with maximal health deficits. Graduates of the B.S.N. program are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as registered nurses. The program is accredited by the
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500, Atlanta GA, 30326, (404) 975-5000; Fax (404) 975-5020.
Applicants intending to study nursing are expected to have completed a college preparatory program in high school which includes four years of English or the equivalent, two years of algebra or one year of plane geometry and one year of algebra, one year of biology and one year of another science, preferably general chemistry. A course in physics is desirable.