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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program at Sentara College of Health Sciences is accredited

 through the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

AND

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036,
(202)887-6791.

Approved by:
Virginia State Board of Nursing

Early Admission for High School Seniors

July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

  • 91.5% pass rate for NCLEX
  • 96% retention rate
  • 71.19% placement rate
  • 990 hours of hands on time (clinical)
  • Small clinical groups
  • Clinical experiences are in some of the most highly technologically advanced settings
  • Currently the only program in the region available to high school students

Questions?
757.388.5745
admissions@sentara.edu

 

Registered Nurses are employed in a wide variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, clinics, long-term facilities, physician’s offices, and health agencies. Registered Nurses are one of 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 Registered 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. Registered 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.

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About the BSN Program - Early Admission for High School Seniors

  • Daytime, fulltime—Monday through Friday with an occasional Saturday clinical
  • Program offered every January
  • Graduate with your Bachelor of Science in Nursing and be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX licensure exam
  • Enjoy priority placement within the Sentara Healthcare System.
  • Have a guaranteed seat in the Sentara College Bachelor of Science Nursing Program contingent upon successful completion of preset requirements.

Application Requirements

  • Must currently be a high school senior.
  • Application window:  January 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015
  • Must have a High School GPA of 3.5 by high school graduation.  The GPA requirement must be maintained through the end of the senior year and the final official high school transcript must be submitted to the College.
  • Must have a minimum of 500 in verbal and 500 in math OR an ACT score of 21.
  • Submit your application, your high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and the $85 non-refundable administrative processing fee.

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.

After Application Submission

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)

X

Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab (4 credits)

O

Chemistry w/lab (4 credits)

X

Statistics (3 credits)

X

Developmental Psychology (3 credits)

X

English Composition I  (3 credits)

X

English Composition II (3 credits)

X

Microbiology w/lab (4 credits)

O

Health, Medical, Bio or Social Ethics (3 credits)

O

Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

O

Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

O

Oral Communication (3 credits)

O

Fine Art Elective (3 credits)

O

History Elective (3 credits)

O

Humanities Elective (3 credits)

O

TOTAL

49 credits

Please click here for information on local college general education equivalents.

Admission Decisions

  • You will receive a letter granting full admittance to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Sentara College when the above requirements have been successfully completed by June 15, 2016.
  • If the applicant does not meet the above requirements due to GPA, the applicant will be considered with the regular BSN Program applicants.
  • If accepted to the Program, a $100 class deposit due by July 31, 2016.

Tuition and Fees

  • In-state and Out-of-State tuition, fees, and expenses are the same.
  • Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.  GI Bill and VA Benefits can also be used.  Please see our Financial Aid page for more information.
  • Additional expenses such as uniforms/shoes, textbooks, supplies, parking, immunizations, BLS certification, and hospital ID badge are the responsibility of the student.  Detailed information on these items will be distributed at Registration.

Please note:  Tuition and Fees are subject to change without notice.

Total program tuition (2014) - $25,385 (71 credits)
Uniform costs -  approximately $200
Book costs (new) - approximately $2,175
NCLEX exam fees (not included in tuition) - $330