School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Entry Requirements

Application Deadline October 15th

TEAS Test must be completed for all students, except for those with an Associates in Nursing, a BA, BS or higher degree are exempt.  Please contact the School of Nursing office for more information about testing and dates.  You may go to the following link to learn more about the TEAS entrance exam at www.atitesting.com.

Admission to the University does not guarantee admission into Nursing, but is a prerequisite for admission into the BSN Program. A separate application to the BSN program must be made.

Forms are accessible from this website. Applications for the BSN Program must be mailed or hand-delivered along with all documentation to the University of the Virgin Islands, School of Nursing Education BSN Program; #2 John Brewer's Bay; St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Islands, 00802-9990 and must be received by October 15th for Spring admission. The BSN Program currently only admits in the Spring semester.

Only completed application packets will be considered. To be complete the application packet must include:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  3. Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification
  4. Immunization record documenting annual TB testing, completion of Hepatitis B, MMR, polio, and T-Dap immunizations. (Please do not use the Health Screen form for the application process.)
  5. Results of a 5-panel urine or serum drug screen (screening and results are to be submitted within 30 days of the beginning of Spring semester)
  6. A criminal background check to be completed and submitted within 30 days of first day of class. The background check must be from all jurisdictions of residency for the past five years. Background checks for the Virgin Islands must include all islands in the territory.
  7. Official Letter of good standing from the applicant’s previous university or nursing program(s). This letter must indicate the applicant is in good standing and eligible for re-admission. The letter must be sent directly from the administrator of the previous institution to the UVI Dean of Nursing.
  8. Results of TEAS (if applicable)
  9. Copy of RN or LPN License (if applicable)

To enter into the nursing course sequence which begins with NURS 120, the student must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

Students on Academic Probation or suspension cannot apply to the Nursing Program.