Nursing (for Registered Nurses) B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

The program for registered nurses has been designed in light of changes in the health care delivery system and to better serve the registered nurse returning to school. In this program, the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 121 credits in part-time study. The major components of the curriculum are: required non-nursing courses, elective courses, and major nursing courses. The curriculum plan may vary for each student depending on the type and number of credits transferred to UVM. The focus of the baccalaureate program component is on health and health promotion for individuals, families, groups, and communities; and the factors that influence delivery of health care services. 

The baccalaureate nursing courses include:

PRNU 111Research in Nursing3
PRNU 113Health Assessment3
PRNU 260Chronic Disease Management3
PRNU 263Prof Nursing Pract&Soc Justice3
PRNU 264Public Health Nursing for RN3
PRNU 265Intro Health Care Fin & Policy3
PRNU 266Theories for Nursing Practice3
Additional NURS/HLTH courses6

The baccalaureate non-nursing courses include:

Quantitative Sciences18
STAT 111QR: Elements of Statistics3
or STAT 141 QR:Basic Statistical Methods 1
HDFS 005Human Development3
Philosophy, Religion, or Ethics3
English Elective3
Psychology Elective3
Sociology Electives6
General Electives18
Diversity courses (3 credits D1 designation and 3 credits D2 designation or 6 credits D1 designation)6
Sustainability course (3 credits SU)3

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Vermont are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.