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