School of Nursing
Generic Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The generic BSN Program is designed to prepare the student to pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), a requirement for obtaining a license as a registered nurse. Prospective students should be aware that the Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure will not grant permission to take the NCLEX-RN to anyone without a Social Security Number. While graduates may be able to test in another state, they will not be eligible for licensure in the U.S. Virgin Islands unless they have a Social Security number. In addition to successful completion of the NCLEX-RN Examination, licensure requirements vary so students should contact the Board of Nursing in the state or territory in which they plan to practice. Contact information can be retrieved at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website (

Applicants intending to study nursing are expected to have completed a rigorous program of study in high school, including four years of English or the equivalent, two years of college preparatory mathematics, one year of biology and one year of general chemistry.

The BSN degree is a four year degree program requiring at least 120 credits, including 59 credits of general education and 61 credits in nursing. At least three semesters of full-time study are required prior to entry into the nursing program. Students who need pre-college classes, such as ENG 100/101, may need more than three semesters to complete all required pre-nursing courses. Nursing coursework begins in the spring semester of the sophomore year.

Transfer from One Campus to Another

Students who wish to transfer to another UVI Campus must submit a letter of request to the Dean during the semester prior to the requested change.  Deadlines for requests are March 15th for Fall transfers and October 15th for Spring transfers.  The decision to approve or deny the transfer request will be based on whether space is available at the receiving campus.  Students may not transfer between campuses without written approval of the Dean.

For More Information Contact
Title Name
Dean Beverley Lansiquot, DNP, RN
Department Chair Janette Bowers, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Administrative Specialist (St. Thomas) Kendra Frett (340) 693-1290
Administrative Specialist (St. Croix) Rosalind Moore (340) 692-4010