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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 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.
The five-semester program is designed to get graduates into the workforce and enrolled in graduate nursing programs more quickly.
Small clinical sections taught by supportive, experienced and engaged faculty allows for individualized students assistance.
Standardized patient experiences and our state of the art simulation center allow for realistic, hands on practice in a safe learning environment
In our Telehealth Center, students learn the use of technology to enhance care and improve patient outcomes by connecting health-care providers and patients at a distance
100% employment rate for students seeking jobs at graduation
Unique community health clinical experiences with organizations such as the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia, Norfolk Drug Court, Operation Smile, and Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
Active National Student Nurses’ Association Chapter
Study abroad opportunities
Clinical placements in all area hospitals
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This course is designed to involve the student in the application of the nursing process to clinical situations involving drug therapy. Prerequisites: NURS 304, NURS 316 and NURS 317. Pre- or corequisites: NURS 322 and NURS 323.
This course introduces the theoretical and applied concepts necessary to assist individuals with potential or actual disabilities prevent further functional dependence or restore maximum levels of function. Prerequisites: NURS 322, NURS 323, and NURS 373. Pre- or corequisite: NURS 441.
This clinical course provides opportunity for application of concepts and themes of families and communities through experience and interactions with health care coalition groups. Prerequisites: NURS 322 and NURS 323. Pre- or corequisite: NURS 462.
Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Nursing, Pre-licensure should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Admission to the School of Nursing is a competitive process. 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.
Applicants for admission to the undergraduate Nursing program must 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.
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.
Complete a School of Nursing Supplemental Application
Minimum GPA for admission to prelicensure program is 3.00. Please note that for the past several years, students admitted to the program have had at least a 3.6 GPA.
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.
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