Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

DegreePageButton.jpg Degree for high school students to earn a four-year BSN

  • 4 year program (full-time study required)
  • 120 credits
  • Graduates eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination
  • Deadline to apply: Jan. 1 (early action deadline: Nov. 1)

 

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Overview

Who is the BSN for?
High school students usually apply to the traditional BSN program. Transfer students can also apply, either as a transfer from another college or university or as a transfer from another school or college within UVA. Working RNs can apply to the part-time RN to BSN.

Benefits

  • Clinical experiences in the second, third, and fourth years of the program
  • Small, intimate classes in your nursing core
  • The wide variety of courses and student life opportunities open to all UVA undergraduates

Objectives

  • Collaborate with interprofessional teams and/or others to promote health and reduce health risks, to deliver holistic, compassionate, and culturally sensitive care for individuals, families, communities, and populations, and to facilitate patient-centered transitions of care.
  • Provide evidence-based nursing care consistent with American Nurses Association foundation documents (Scope of Practice; Code of Ethics; Social Policy Statements) and to incorporate professional values.
  • Examine the historical and evolving role of nursing in national and global health care systems and its impact on the health status of individuals, communities, and populations.
  • Use effective health information technology and research findings to evaluate the safety and quality of patient-centered care across health care settings, incorporating principles of leadership to affect patient outcomes.
  • Accept personal and professional responsibility/accountability demonstrated through professional leadership, and participation in activities for professional growth and development.

Admissions

Admission to the School of Nursing is competitive. Students applying for admission will enter the School of Nursing in the fall semester of their first year.

Important dates

  • Application deadline: January 1 (November 1 for Early Action)
  • Notification of admissions decisions: April 1 (January 31 for Early Action)
  • Admitted students’ reply deadline: May 1
  • Enrollment: fall entry of the first year

Tuition and financial aid


Classes

Students in the School of Nursing take classes in anatomy and physiology, growth and development, pharmacology, pathophysiology, administration, and nursing practice.

All students conduct research independently, or as part of teams.

Professional nursing standards and guidelines incorporated in the curriculum: The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 2008).

Plan of study

Clinicals
Clinical nursing classes extend over the second, third, and fourth years in the BSN curriculum. Clinical experiences occur in a variety of settings at the UVA Medical Center, steps away from the School of Nursing buildings, as well as other local and regional clinical sites.  Students will have in-patient clinical experiences at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Augusta Health in Fishersville, or Western State Hospital in Staunton. Clinical experiences in the community health course occur on a variety of settings in Charlottesville and in the surrounding counties.

Prerequisites
There are no course prerequisites for the traditional BSN program.

Transfer of credit
On presentation of a school transcript, students accepted for transfer to the School of Nursing will be granted transfer credit for academic course work taken at an accredited institution if the grade earned was at least one letter grade better than the minimum passing grade, and if the courses correspond to ones offered at the University. Questions regarding acceptability of specific courses for transfer should be referred to the School of Nursing Office of Admissions and Student Services.


Contact

  • Complete our online inquiry form to be added to the mailing list.
  • You are welcome to call the School of Nursing Office of Admissions and Student Services at (434) 924-0141 / (888) 283-8703.