Norwich University Nursing School Review
Located in Northfield, Vermont, Norwich University (NU) is a private military university, which offers 30 undergraduate degrees. Norwich University is home to over 2,300 cadets, as well as over 1,000 graduate students. The University was founded in 1819.
The College of Mathematics and Sciences at Norwich University is home to the Department of Nursing, which offers a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and an Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, individuals can go on to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), in order to become a Registered Nurse and work in a number of healthcare environments, including; hospices, hospitals, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, schools, physicians’ offices and many more.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Norwich University includes a combination of in-class lectures and clinical practicum and has relationships with several facilities in the surrounding area, including Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and University of Vermont’s Fletcher Allen Medical Center. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program go on to work in US Army and Navy hospitals worldwide. Several students also pursue opportunities at Army and Navy hospitals for their summer internship.
In order to progress through the nursing program at Norwich University, students must achieve a minimum “C” grade or above in all nursing courses and a minimum “C” grade or above in all science courses throughout the duration of their education. An “S” grade is required in all practical courses.
In order to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, students must provide an official copy of their transcript or GED. Applicants must also provide their SAT I and/or ACT test scores. The writing portion of the ACT is not required, however, it is recommended for admission. Applicants must also provide a personal essay for admission, which outlines why they are passionate about a career in nursing and what makes them unique. Letters of recommendation are not a requirement, but are recommended for application.
The deadline for application to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is February for Fall enrollment and November for the following Spring enrollment. International applicants must fill out a separate application form and are evaluated under individual requirements. Individuals must first be accepted into Norwich University before they can apply to the nursing department at Norwich University.
Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN)
The Master of Science in Nursing Program at Norwich University is an online program intended for individuals who are already nurses, and wish to advance their professional careers as nurses.The MSN program is six credits in duration and eleven weeks long. All coursework for the MSN program can be completed in 18 months if desired by the individual.
Individuals who complete the Master of Science in Nursing program at Norwich University can go on to apply to write the state certification exam, in order to progress their careers in nursing.
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