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Admission Policies

Application forms for admission to the nursing major may be obtained from the office of the School of Nursing at the Riverview campus.  Students desiring to enroll in a fall semester must submit a completed application by March 1stof that same year.  The School of Nursing faculty approves admission to the nursing major.  The review of the pre-licensure applicant is based on the following criteria:

  1. Grades from high school Biology and Chemistry
    • A minimum grade of “C” in these courses is strongly preferred.
  2. GPA from your prerequisite courses
    • GPA is determined by your highest grades earned in these prerequisite courses:
      1. Introduction to Writing (ENG111) – 3 credits
      2. Principles of Math (MTH103) – 3 credits
      3. Anatomy & Physiology (BIO204 or BIO205) – 4 credits
      4. Microbiology (BIO301) – 4 credits
      5. Developmental Psychology (PSY205) – 3 credits
    • To be eligible for admission, applicants must have completed all of the above courses at the time of application. A GPA of 2.75 or higher out of these 5 prerequisite courses is required.
  3. Admission to the University
    • Admission to Averett University does not guarantee acceptance into the School of Nursing. BSN students must be admitted to the university as a degree-seeking student and to the School of Nursing.
  4. Pre-admissions aptitude testing (TEAS)
    • Preference is given to students with a minimal score of 65. Applicants may repeat the test twice within a 12-month period.
  5. A certified criminal background check
    • The School of Nursing uses a specific company to complete the criminal background checks. You will be given information on how to purchase this at the time of application.

Upon acceptance into the nursing major, the following admission requirements must be completed by August 1st:

  1. Completion of health appraisal form
  2. CPR certification
  3. PPD skin test or x-ray
  4. Flu vaccination
  5. MMR vaccine or immunity
  6. Varicella vaccine or demonstration of immunity
  7. Hepatitis B vaccination series or waiver
  8. 12-panel drug screen urine
  9. Proof of current health insurance

Progression Policies

Progression is monitored by the Assistant Dean Undergraduate Programs and the AUSON faculty.  Students must meet the following requirements to maintain continuous progression/enrollment in the nursing major:

  1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in their current degree program;
    • This means that transfer credit hours and/or courses from previous Averett degree(s) will not be included when computing your GPA as a nursing major.
  2. Criminal background check remains satisfactory per VBON regulations;
  3. Satisfactorily meet both didactic and clinical elements of each clinical course
    • If a student fails a nursing clinical course during the semester, s/he will be removed from that course and any other nursing course in which s/he is enrolled.The student will be allowed to remain enrolled in non-clinical nursing courses for the remainder of the semester.
  4. Satisfactory skills lab performance;
  5. Continued health clearance;
  6. Current CPR certification.

Failure to meet any of these requirements may result in dismissal from the nursing major.

If a student earns a grade below a “C” for any course required for the nursing major, she/he will be dismissed from the nursing major. Students who have been dismissed may reapply after one semester away – either the Fall or Spring semester. (Summer sessions do not count toward the one semester away.)  Readmission is not guaranteed; however, all applications will be reviewed by the nursing faculty.

When a student is dismissed from the nursing major, s/he is required to meet with their faculty advisor before leaving.  The purpose of the meeting is to advise the student how to best prepare for applying for readmission.

Note:  Any interruption in matriculation through the major (i.e. withdrawal, leave of absence, dismissal, etc.), may impact a student’s eligibility for financial aid.  Each student is responsible for contacting the Office of Financial Aid with regard to his/her eligibility.

Resources

BSN Curriculum/Plan of Study

Click here to see a sample Plan of Study as a nursing major at Averett.

Course Descriptions

Click here to view the BSN course descriptions.

BSN Student Handbook

Click here to view the BSN Student Handbook.

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