The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program at Sentara College of Health Sciences is accredited
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036,
Virginia State Board of Nursing
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Nurses are employed in a wide variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, clinics, long-term facilities, physician’s offices, and health agencies. Nurses are among the largest employment sectors in the United States. They are in critical shortage throughout the country, therefore, the employment need is great and stability in employment is stellar.
As a nurse you will provide and coordinate client care. Working closely with the client’s physician and other members of the healthcare team, you will assess client needs, develop plans of care, administer treatments, provide client education, and direct a variety of multi-skilled caregivers. Nursing incorporates the administration, management, and evaluation of healthcare to clients across the life span, from diverse cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, and in various healthcare settings.
If you do not meet the above requirements, please refer to the BSN Program.
Meeting the above requirements will offer the applicant a conditional acceptance to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Sentara College of Health Sciences. Once the applicant has been conditionally accepted to the Nursing Program, a recruiter will be assigned to assist with information about general education course requirements and other steps necessary for successful entry into the Nursing Program.
1. No preadmission testing required.
2. General education courses should be started on a full-time basis no later than the Fall semester directly after graduation from high school in order to stay on track with Early Admission requirements.
3. All general education coursework must be completed with a “C-” or higher. You must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale OR a GPA of 3.3 on the list of required general education courses below. (General education courses are not offered at Sentara College.)
If the applicant has been conditionally accepted into the Nursing Program, the “X” classes and 4 other “O” classes must be completed by the end of the freshman year of college (by June 15, 2016). The remaining “O” classes must be completed by January 1, 2017.
College Level Requirement
Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab (4 credits)
Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab (4 credits)
Chemistry w/lab (4 credits)
Statistics (3 credits)
Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
English Composition I (3 credits)
English Composition II (3 credits)
Microbiology w/lab (4 credits)
Health, Medical, Bio, or Social Ethics (3 credits)
Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
Oral Communication (3 credits)
Fine Art Elective (3 credits)
History Elective (3 credits)
Humanities Elective (3 credits)
Please click here for information on local college general education equivalents.
Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
Total program tuition (2015) - $26,525 (71 credits)
Uniform costs - approximately $200
Book costs (new) - approximately $2,175
NCLEX exam fees (not included in tuition) - $330