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Nursing Degree Programs

UVa-Wise Nursing Degree Programs: Pre Licensure Program

Description of Major

The UVa-Wise Nursing Program offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. It requires completion of specific general education requirements that all students who graduate from UVa-Wise must meet, as well as completion of upper division nursing major requirements. Learn more about our nursing program, admission requirements and required courses.


Applicants to the Pre-Licensure Program in Nursing should follow the application procedures outlined earlier in this Catalog. Students who are offered admission to the College must also be formally admitted to the UVa-Wise nursing major.

In order to progress to the courses in the major, students must successfully complete the following general education requirements:

• BIO 1010 and BIO 1011, CHM 1005 (or other equivalent chemistry course and laboratory)
• Enrollment in Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BIO 2310 and BIO 2320)
Note regarding science courses: All transfer courses for the sciences must transfer as UVa-Wise course transfer equivalencies. Exceptions are only available from the Chair of the Nursing Department. A 2000-level Anatomy and Physiology sequence is required.
• Completion of English sequence
• Completion of, or exemption from, SEM 1010-1020
• Completion or in sequence to complete the following courses prior to entering the nursing program:
• PHI 1030
• PSY 1100
• SOC 1100
• ECO 1050 or other course to meet social sciences requirement
• MTH 1180
• Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for all general education requirements in the nursing major.
• Minimum science GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for Chemistry, Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology
• No grade less than a “C-” will be accepted for any general education course required for the
nursing major.
• Students must complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to admission with an overall minimum score of “proficient.”

Candidates may be awarded provisional acceptance following the application process. All general education and prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning the clinical nursing courses in the fall semester of the junior year. All general science courses must be completed by the end of spring semester of sophomore year. The student must maintain the minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in all
course work prior to beginning the junior clinical nursing courses. Science courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.75 with no grade in any science course less than “C-”.

semester hours
General education requirements 51 – 53
BIO 2310 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 2320 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Nursing major 65

Required Courses

NUR 2100 Health Promotion and Nutrition Across the Lifespan (3)
NUR 3000 Fundamentals of Nursing (3)
NUR 3010 Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical Laboratory (3)
NUR 3030 Basic Nursing Simulations and Skills Laboratory (2)
NUR 3100 Pathophysiology (3)
NUR 3130 Health Assessment (2)
NUR 3140 Health Assessment Lab (1)
NUR 3300 Pharmacology I (3)
NUR 3310 Pharmacology II (3)
NUR 3400 Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing (3)
NUR 3410 Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical (3)
NUR 3500 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (3)
NUR 3510 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Clinical Laboratory (2)
NUR 3530 Intermediate Nursing Simulations and Skills Laboratory (1)
NUR 4030 Advanced Nursing Simulations and Skills Laboratory (1)
NUR 4300 Advanced Concepts in Clinical Nursing (3)
NUR 4310 Advanced Concepts in Nursing Clinical Laboratory (3)
NUR 4400 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families (3)
NUR 4410 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families Clinical Laboratory (3)
NUR 4600 Community Health Nursing (3)
NUR 4610 Community Health Clinical Laboratory (3)
NUR 4710 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (3)
NUR 4800 Healthcare Leadership and Management (3)
NUR 4810 Healthcare Leadership and Management Clinical (1)
NUR 4930 Synthesis of Professional Nursing Practice (3)
NUR 4940 Synthesis of Professional Nursing Practice Clinical Laboratory (2)