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Nursing is a rapidly changing, highly rewarding 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 must understand 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 Post-licensure track is for those who are already licensed as an RN and who want to advance their career by earning a BSN. The undergraduate program has been successfully delivering quality nursing education to RNs at a distance since 1987. The BSN program at Old Dominion University attracts bright men and women from many walks of life and is offered through distance learning online. If you want to accept a challenge, are ready to maximize your potential and become a nurse for the 21st century, come join us!
Courses are entirely online and formatted to allow for easy navigation of course content within the Personal Learning Environment.
Course assignments are designed for nurses to demonstrate practical application of content in their actual work setting.
Small class sections taught by supportive, experienced and engaged faculty allows for individualized students assistance.
The program admits every semester (fall, spring and summer) allowing students to begin the program when they are ready.
Every required nursing course is offered at least twice per year. The final capstone course is offered every semester allowing students maximize flexibility in course scheduling.
Part-time and full-time enrollment schedules are available.
Create a professional portfolio while in the program to help you earn a promotion or admission to graduate school.
32 years of experience offering RN-BSN education using distance technologies
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This course focuses on the theories and concepts utilized in the scientific investigation of nursing practice. Content emphasizes the development of skills necessary to be a consumer of nursing research. Prerequisites: Admission to BSN program. Pre- or corequisites: STAT 130M.
This course focuses on information management and the utilization of patient care technologies to improve the patient experience of care |quality, satisfaction, safety), improve the health of populations, and reduce cost. Students will develop knowledge, skills and attitudes related to nursing informatics through readings, online discussions, case studies and exploration and use of electronic modalities. Prerequisites: Admission to the BSN program.
This introductory course to global health emphasizes the major underlying determinants of poor health and the relationship between health and political, social, and economic development. Students will be introduced to. global effects on the health of populations worldwide, current and future challenges to global health and the role of primary health care providers in meeting that challenge. |A student receiving credit for NURS 456 cannot receive credit for NURS 356.) Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Nursing, Post-licensure should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Admission to the School of Nursing is a competitive process. Students are accepted for admission fall, spring and summer semesters.
Applicants for admission to the baccalaureate program in Nursing should apply initially to the Office of Admissions of Old Dominion University to seek admission to the University. Admission to the University does not constitute admission to the School of Nursing.
Complete prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better prior to being admitted to the School of Nursing. In some cases, the admissions committee of the School of Nursing may require additional course work. Transfer students may complete the prerequisite courses at another college or university but are responsible for having transfer credit evaluation completed by Transfer Evaluation Services to determine that transfer courses are equivalent and acceptable to University requirements.
Applicants must complete a School of Nursing Supplemental Application to be considered for admission to the undergraduate Nursing program. The School of Nursing Supplemental Application may be obtained directly from the School of Nursing Academic Advising Office or the School of Nursing website.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
Click here for an extensive list of scholarships and grants offered to ODU Nursing students.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
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At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.
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