BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN)
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.
- 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
- Elective courses are mandatory