What will I learn?

Nursing is a rapidly changing, ever-important profession. Today's nurse must have a strong academic background, balanced with deep, nurturing values, to deliver quality healthcare and shape the future of the profession. Today's nurse understands the importance of developing partnerships within the community to provide health care to its constituents. Today's nurse must understand individuals' cultural and genetic differences. Today's nurse must also understand the interdisciplinary nature of the modern health care team and learn to work effectively within the team environment. Old Dominion University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is the program for today's nurse.

The Prelicensure Program is ideal for students from a variety of educational backgrounds: high school graduates, those with associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees in fields other than nursing, and military and civilians who are making career changes. During the challenging five semester academic program in the major, students participate in classes, laboratory experiences and clinical experiences under the guidance of highly competent qualified faculty.

Related Experience

Internships in areas related to the program are available. Students are encouraged to assist with faculty research projects and to present their own research at regional, national and international professional communication associations. Opportunities to develop study abroad programs are available.

Careers

Patients, family and community are a nurse's first priority. However, new nursing career paths are opening in order to keep pace with change, developing treatments, and patient care. The bachelor's program prepares highly competent nurses with strong theoretical foundations and excellent clinical practice skills, ready for entry-level professional careers in acute care, ambulatory care, rehabilitation, home, and community settings. Graduates are also prepared for progression to positions that require beginning administrative and research skills, and are prepared for graduate study.

Which department am I in?

College of Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$31,700.00 per year
Estimates are based on full-time enrollment for the 9-month academic year (15 credit hours for Undergraduate/9 credit hours for Graduate). Summer semester costs not included. Costs increase annually, and are subject to change without notice
Application deadline

Expected April, October 2022

Start date

20 December 2021, 7 January 2022

Venue

College of Health Sciences

2114 Health Sciences Bldg,

NORFOLK,

Virginia,

23529, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have an all prior Secondary/High School or College/University transcripts along with Diploma or Leaving Certificate.

For international students

Traditional freshman applicants are typically under the age of 21 and currently enrolled in high school or have graduated from high school within the past two years and have not attended any regionally accredited college or university (not to include dual enrollment).

English proficiency test scores: TOEFL of 79 (550 paper based); IELTS overall band of 6.5; PTE score of 53; new SAT Reading Test of 26 or SAT Critical Reading of 480; GRE Verbal Reasoning of 152; GCSE or GCE “O” level pass in English language; CPE grade of A, B, or C.

Fall: Early Action (Non-Binding) Dec. 1; Regular - Feb. 15

Spring Regular - Oct. 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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