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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The Program Offers Students

Dedicated Faculty

Through lectures, clinical experiences, labs and cutting edge research opportunities, students learn from nationally and internationally recognized faculty who prepare them to practice in a variety of settings with a transcultural focus.

Experiential Learning

Through experiential learning, labs, and clinical, our students have the opportunity to build their clinical competencies through hands-on experiences.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

We offer students an experience that goes beyond the classroom, encouraging the excitement of discovery and a new vantage point of what working in science involves. Conducting research enables students to develop thinking skills that put them squarely in the middle of the scientific process of discovering the unknown, of asking new questions, of finding new answers, and of wondering if their own answers are correct.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at St. Thomas University, Miami are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

 

Admission Requirements

Selection of students for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is based on a number of criteria, including but not limited to, cumulative grade point average, prerequisite course grade point average, references, resumes, interviews, and an essay (written at the time of the interview). The BSN program is highly competitive and the number of spaces in the BSN program is limited. Students not admitted, or those students who do not accept an admission slot must reapply. There is no ongoing waiting list.

The BSN program is designed to ensure success based on the level of a student’s preparation at the time of application. There are two avenues for admission into the BSN program: Pathway to Nursing (Pre-Nursing) and the online-only RN-to-BSN.

 

Pathway to BSN Program

Students in the Pathways to BSN program are admitted to the University’s undergraduate program with a major of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Nursing Specialization (also known as “Pre-Nursing.”) This admission to the University does not constitute admission to the BSN program but, rather, admission to the University with the understanding that students will complete the minimum admissions requirements to be considered for admissions into the BSN program. The Pre-Nursing students must complete prerequisites for the nursing major (BSN) to apply for acceptance into the BSN program and be eligible to take BSN courses. The BSN courses are full time and completed in two years with continuous enrollment; the duration for the entire program is four years. STU students meeting the minimum requirement will be given priority for admission.

Minimum Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements for all Pre-Nursing students applying to the BSN program:

  • Completion of BSN prerequisite courses.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or higher for all prerequisite course work is required to qualify for consideration within the applicant pool. The cumulative GPA will be used as one of the criteria for competitive ranking.
  • Applicants currently enrolled at STU will need to submit a “Change of Major Form” once the prerequisites have been met to be considered for the BSN program.

 

BSN Prerequisite Courses

The following are prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to being considered for acceptance into the BSN program.

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab
  • Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab
  • Chemistry for the Health Sciences with its corresponding lab
  • Microbiology with its corresponding lab
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II and Literature
  • College Level Mathematics (College Algebra or higher)
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Statistics
  • Basic Microcomputer Applications course

BSN Student Clinical Packet / Checklist

Access American DataBank: https://stthomasuniv.complio.com – Tel: 1-(800) 200-0853

  • Select the immunization package, background check, drug screening, and SSN validation
  • Download immunization and physical examination form
  • Complete background and drug screening
  • Upload immunization records, physical examination form, CPR card, HIPAA compliance, and other records required for your clinical rotation

Download the Nursing Student Handbook:

Nursing Student Handbook

Clinical Rotation Requirements / Checklist

Prior to enrolling in any clinical course, students must submit all required documents as listed below. Students will not be eligible to register for their clinical course unless required documents are received and uploaded in American DataBank.

  • Immunization Records (Varicella, MMR, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, Influenza)
  • Completed Background Check
  • Completed 10 Panel Drug Screening
  • Completed Fingerprinting
  • Signed HIPAA Compliance Form

Submit Annually:

  • Current PPD: If currently or previously positive, documentation of negative chest x-ray or negative QuantiFERON-TB gold result; Documentation of treatment if warranted based on screening results.
  • Physical Exam (Completed on STU Form)
  • Influenza Vaccine

Submit When Renewed:

  • Upload the following in American DataBank at the time of renewal.
  • CPR Certificate
  • Active RN License

 

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