The BSN Completion Program curriculum is designed as a completion program for registered nurses. All applicants are required to have completed either an accredited associate degree program or diploma program prior to being admitted to UMW’s BSN Completion Program. All entering students must hold a current, unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license which permits them to practice nursing in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Graduates of the UMW program will earn a BSN at the completion of coursework. As is the case for other UMW undergraduate programs, 120 credits will be required for the degree (a minimum of 30 credits must be completed at UMW). The BSN Completion Program will teach registered nurses concepts related to clinical reasoning/critical thinking, cultural sensitivity, evidenced–based practice, genetics and genomics, informatics, inter-professional teams, life-long learning, patient-centered care, patient safety, professionalism, quality improvement, and practice across the lifespan. Upon completion of the BSN degree, nurses will be able to practice as members of the profession and assume the roles of provider, designer, manager, and coordinator of care in a healthcare system of growing complexity.