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Nursing-BSN

BS in Nursing
Old Dominion University

Nursing is a rapidly changing, highly rewarding profession. Today's nurse must have a strong academic background, balanced with deep, nurturing values to deliver quality healthcare and shape the future of the profession. Today's nurse must understand the importance of developing partnerships within the community to provide health care to its constituents, and understand individuals' cultural and genetic differences. Today's nurse must also understand the interdisciplinary nature of the modern health care team and learn to work effectively within the team environment. Old Dominion University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is the program for today's nurse. There are three programs within our BSN degree programs. The Prelicensure Program is ideal for students from a variety of educational backgrounds: high school graduates, those with associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees in fields other than nursing, and military and civilians who are making career changes. The Post-licensure track is for those who are already licensed as an RN and who want to advance their career by earning a BSN. The Post-licensure program has been successfully delivering quality nursing education to RNs at a distance since 1987. Lastly, the Concurrent Enrollment program is an entry-level BSN program that allows students to complete their degree while remaining in their community. The Concurrent Enrollment program blends ODU RN-BSN course work with the AAS curriculum thus, each semester students will have a schedule that includes AAS nursing courses at the affiliated institution and online ODU RN-BSN courses.


Program Credit Requirements
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Program Requirements, Course Recommendations, and Cost to Complete features are coming Summer 2022

If you wish to see how your credits may apply, you can: If you are interested in the cost of attending this institution, please visit the institution's cost page to review costs
Applicable Admissions Agreements
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The table below lists admissions agreements between Old Dominion University and partner institutions that may guarantee admission to this program if you meet the required criteria. Click on the title name of the agreement to view a summary of those criteria.

Institution Name Type Title
Wytheville Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Virginia Western Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Virginia Highlands Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Tidewater Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Virginia Peninsula Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Southwest Virginia Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Southside Virginia Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Rappahannock Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Piedmont Virginia Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Paul D. Camp Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Patrick & Henry Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Northern Virginia Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
New River Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Mountain Empire Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Laurel Ridge Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Brightpoint Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Germanna Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Eastern Shore Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Danville Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Mountain Gateway Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Central Virginia Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Blue Ridge Community College GAA Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System

You can view the full text of these Agreements in the Resource Center

Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Web Page
External Link
Delivery Mode
In-Person
Delivery Mode
Online
Delivery Mode
Hybrid
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me?
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

Due to the application requirement for the BS in Nursing, students interested in pursing this major should work closely with academic advisors to plan accordingly to meet application deadlines and requirements.

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Old Dominion University within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses? A separate admissions process is required for all students pursing a major within the College of Health Sciences at Old Dominion University. Acceptance to the University does not constitute or guarantee acceptance into a health science major. Course requirements, application deadlines, and more detailed information can be found in our univeristy catalog and our transfer maps.
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Program Successes & Highlights
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Completion of the general education certificate or a transfer-oriented associate degree program will guarantee completion of the University Core general education component of the ODU undergraduate curriculum but may not fulfill specific departmental requirements or prerequisites needed for the major.

With a completed transferrable Associate Degree from VCCS, students may enter ODU as a junior with lower division education requirements considered met as indicated in the pathway map.
Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School With a completed transferrable Associate Degree from VCCS, students may enter ODU as a junior with lower division education requirements considered met as indicated in the pathway map. Even if the Associate Degree was completed concurrently while completing their high school requirements.
Credit for Prior Learning The Office of Prior Learning exists to aid ODU students in translating their professional work knowledge into academic credit. Through the use of various mechanisms, we are able to offer students the opportunity to have their prior learning assessed and applied for academic credit. This path may save the students both time and money as they work toward their degree. If you have military experience, please use our course by course equivalency tool to see how your experiences will transfer.
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Old Dominion University
College Level Information
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Transfer Center
External Link
Transfer Admission Application
External Link
Transfer Student Aid
External Link
Number of Transfer Students
1923
Percent of Transfer Students
N/A
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? With transfer pathways to all majors with transferable associate degrees, plus 200+ guided pathways specific for applied associate degrees, Old Dominion University is the most transfer-friendly university in Virginia.
Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions Guaranteed Admission (GAA) Submit a Letter of Intent to Transfer. Apply to ODU after completing 15 credit hours at a VCCS institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Apply to ODU for the term following the expected completion term of your associate degree. Follow application processes and deadline dates for special programs, i.e. nursing. https://www.odu.edu/transfer/guaranteed-admission
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Northern Virginia Community CollegeNursing, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in Lpn To Rn BridgeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Rappahannock Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Rappahannock Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences in Pre-BSNAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Blue Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Science in Nursing, Major in NursingBachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Norfolk State UniversityBachelor of Science in Nursing - Online (RN to BSN) Completion TrackBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Norfolk State UniversityBachelor of Science in Nursing - Traditional (Pre-licensure) Baccalaureate Completion TrackBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Danville Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing - Hybrid Distance EducAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Radford UniversityBSN in NursingBachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
Southside Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science with a major in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Patrick & Henry Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Physical TherapyAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Southwest Virginia Community College Associate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Eastern Mennonite UniversityBachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSNBachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
Eastern Mennonite UniversityBachelor of Science in NursingBachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Mountain Gateway Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
New River Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Paul D. Camp Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Nursing AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Patrick & Henry Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBachelor of Science in NursingBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Science in NursingBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Science in NursingBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityNursing, Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Piedmont Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Mountain Empire Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Marymount University Nursing (BSN)BachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
Germanna Community CollegeNursing Associate of Applied Science DegreeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeLPN To RN - Nursing Associate of Applied Science DegreeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeGeneral Studies - Specialization Pre-BSN Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
29-1141.01Acute Care NursesProvide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
29-1141.02Advanced Practice Psychiatric NursesAssess, diagnose, and treat individuals and families with mental health or substance use disorders or the potential for such disorders. Apply therapeutic activities, including the prescription of medication, per state regulations, and the administration of psychotherapy.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
29-1141.04Clinical Nurse SpecialistsDirect nursing staff in the provision of patient care in a clinical practice setting, such as a hospital, hospice, clinic, or home. Ensure adherence to established clinical policies, protocols, regulations, and standards.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
29-1141.03Critical Care NursesProvide specialized nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
25-1072.00Nursing Instructors and Teachers, PostsecondaryDemonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
29-1141.00Registered NursesAssess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations