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:
Required Liberal Arts / Nursing Core Courses for Degree
|Subject Area||Required Credit Hours|
|Mathematics (College Algebra or higher and Statistics required for Nursing)||6|
|Biology 1010 / 1011 *||4|
|Chemistry 1005 / 1006 or 1010 / 1011 *||4|
|Biology 2310 / 2320 (Anatomy / Physiology I & II)*||8|
|Humanities (Logic required for Nursing)||3|
|Social Sciences (Psychology and Sociology Required for Nursing)||9|
|Total Liberal Arts / Nursing Core Courses||64|
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for all liberal arts core requirements in the nursing major.
- Minimum science GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for Chemistry, Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology sequences.
- No grade less than a “C-” will be accepted for any liberal arts core 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 64.
Candidates may be awarded provisional acceptance following the application process. All liberal arts core 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-”.
Students are admitted in Spring of sophomore year after completing TEAS with 64 or higher and maintaining a 2.75 GPA in science and Liberal Arts core courses.
Sophomore Year (Spring)
Junior Year (Fall)
*Students must have all Liberal Arts/Nursing Core Courses complete before beginning junior year
Junior Year (Spring)
Senior Year (Fall)
Senior Year (Spring)