University of Virginia’s College at Wise Nursing School Review


Located in Wise, Virginia, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA-WISE) is a four-year college is one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States. University of Virginia’s College at Wise was founded in 1954 and is home to 2,000 students and offers 30 majors, 32 minors, 24 teaching licensures and seven pre-professional programs.

The Department of Nursing at UVa-Wise offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, which is full approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. In order to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, students must complete prerequisite courses in general education. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has two tracks, one for individuals who have not yet completed their nursing licensure, which is the Pre-Licensure track and another for Registered Nurses (RN) wishing to complete their baccalaureate degree.

Upon graduation from the Pre-Licensure program in nursing, individuals can apply to sit the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Virginia College at Wise, and successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination, individuals can go on to work as Registered Nurses in various healthcare organizations. These healthcare institutions include; hospitals, hospices, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, schools, physicians’ offices, and many more healthcare organizations. Individuals who complete their Registered Nursing licensure, often work for several years as Registered Nurses, and then go on to complete additional education in the field of nursing, at the Masters and Doctoral levels.

The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (RN to BSN) is for the working nurse and is offered at both University of Virginia’s College at Wise and the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon and can be completed on a full-time and part-time basis. This program is intended for nurses who work full-time hours in nursing, and wish to complete baccalaureate education on a part-time basis, in order to potentially complete additional nursing education at a later time – either at the Masters level, or at a doctoral level, as baccalaureate education is a requirement for further post-graduate education.

Admission

In order to apply to the University of Virginia’s College at Wise nursing program, individuals must complete Biology and Chemistry prerequisites and be enrolled in Anatomy or Physiology and must hold a minimum 2.75 GPA in all general education requirements. In order to be admitted into the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing track, individuals must satisfy the above, and must also submit official transcripts from previous academic institutions, as well as from hospitals. Registered Nurses must also provide their licensure number. All applicants must submit a criminal background check and a drug screening, and must provide up-to-date CPR certification and immunization records.

The University of Virginia College at Wise offers scholarship programs, and information can be found on the college’s website.

Contact:
University of Virginia’s College at Wise
1 College Avenue,
Wise, VA 24293, United States
(888) 282-9324

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