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. Today's nurse must 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. 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 undergraduate program has been successfully delivering quality nursing education to RNs at a distance since 1987. The BSN program at Old Dominion University attracts bright men and women from many walks of life and is offered through distance learning online. If you want to accept a challenge, are ready to maximize your potential and become a nurse for the 21st century, come join us!
Courses are entirely online and formatted to allow for easy navigation of course content within the Personal Learning Environment.
Course assignments are designed for nurses to demonstrate practical application of content in their actual work setting.
Small class sections taught by supportive, experienced and engaged faculty allows for individualized students assistance.
The program admits every semester (fall, spring and summer) allowing students to begin the program when they are ready.
Every required nursing course is offered at least twice per year. The final capstone course is offered every semester allowing students maximize flexibility in course scheduling.
Part-time and full-time enrollment schedules are available.
Create a professional portfolio while in the program to help you earn a promotion or admission to graduate school.
32 years of experience offering RN-BSN education using distance technologies
Acute Care Nurses
Provide 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.
Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.
Assess 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.
Critical Care Nurses
Provide advanced nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.
Admission to the School of Nursing is a competitive process. Students are accepted for admission fall, spring and summer semesters.
Applicants for admission to the baccalaureate program in Nursing should apply initially to the Office of Admissions of Old Dominion University to seek admission to the University. Admission to the University does not constitute admission to the School of Nursing.
Complete prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better prior to being admitted to the School of Nursing. In some cases, the admissions committee of the School of Nursing may require additional course work. Transfer students may complete the prerequisite courses at another college or university but are responsible for having transfer credit evaluation completed by Transfer Evaluation Services to determine that transfer courses are equivalent and acceptable to University requirements.
Applicants must complete a School of Nursing Supplemental Application to be considered for admission to the undergraduate Nursing program. The School of Nursing Supplemental Application may be obtained directly from the School of Nursing Academic Advising Office or the School of Nursing website.
At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...
Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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