BSN- Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degree programs focus on the development of critical thinking and judgment, understanding of health systems and economics, interdisciplinary care, public health and communications in a variety of health care settings. This program is for the student that has already met the prerequisite requirements for the BSN completion program and consists of eleven (11) Semesters of nursing courses with both didactic theory and clinical components. Graduates are prepared to apply to take the CXC-Regional Examination Nurse Registration Licensure and the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN®) in the USA on successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.

Aim and Objectives of School of Nursing

The aim of AIMU School of Nursing is to provide a sound Nursing program for students who are desirous of practicing Nursing in Saint Lucia, other Caribbean countries, USA and Worldwide. AIMU School of nursing is committed to addressing the global needs of Health care Professionals and to train Nursing Professionals. This would be achieved through:

Delivery of an effective and efficient Nursing program

Preparation of students for the licensing examinations

Prerequisite for BSN

High School Certificates CXC English, Math’s, Biology, Chemistry, Grades 1, 2, 3 or GCE-ABC or Equivalent

Admission Requirement for BSN

Successful completion of prerequisites courses.
Successful competition of Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) courses previously done.

Internal Transfer Admission

Current AIMU-ADN students who have successfully completed the AND program, can be eligible to transfer into BSN program for the duration of 4 Semesters.

Transfer Admission from Other Universities

Prospective Students who have already started their studies at another college or University may apply a transfer student.

Duration of the Program

The duration of certified study for Undergraduate Degree in Nursing shall extend over a period of four academic years (11 semesters) including integrated practice.

BSN Curriculm

Theory Credit Hours: 92
Lab and Clinical Credit Hours: 37
Total Program Credit hours: 129
Each Semester = 16 weeks
Elective courses are mandatory

Credit Hours and Contact Hours Equivalent to

1 credit hour of lecture time = 1 hour of class time.
1 credit hour of lab or clinical time = 3 hours of lab/clinical time

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, a student should be prepared to:
Provide direct and indirect care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations
Design, manage, and coordinate nursing care
Base practice on current knowledge, theory, and research
Assume responsibility and accountability for practice
Form partnerships with patients, family, and other healthcare professionals
Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the delivery of care

General Education Outcomes

Students achieve general education outcomes as they:
Develop creative and critical analytical skills across a wide range of clinical and human knowledge situations
Develop skills in written, technical, and oral communications
Demonstrate evidence of and caring for a diverse and multicultural society
Develop skills for independent decision making and leadership.
Function ethically and meet professional standards with integrity