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St. Mary's School of Medicine is in the process of restructuring and will not be admitting a cohort class at this time. Do contact the St. Mary's School of Medicine to inquire as to when the next cohort classes will begin.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students must have completed the pre-nursing courses at an accredited institution or at St. Mary’s School of Medicine in order to be considered for admission into the two-year (16 months) Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. Subjects / courses that have successfully passed through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DSST (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) will be accepted and awarded transfer credit.

The following pre-requisites courses must be satisfactorily completed before admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program:

Course Credits
***Language (English Composition I, alternatives) 03
***Language (English Composition II, alternatives 03
Fundamentals of Communication 03
College Algebra 03
Principles of Statistics 03
Anatomy with lab 04
Physiology with lab 04
General Chemistry I with lab 04
General Chemistry II with lab 04
Microbiology with lab 04
Pathophysiology 03
General Psychology 03
Human Growth and Development 03
Sociology 03
Medical Terminology 03
Medical Ethics 03
Research Methods 03
Personal Fitness and Wellness 03
Community and Public Health 03

 

*** Student must complete these courses at an externally accredited institution prior to admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM  - CURRICULUM

Once all the admission requirements including pre-requisite courses have been fulfilled, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program consists of Trimester One through Trimester Five. After completion of all five trimesters, the student is awarded the Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

 

TRIMESTER ONE CREDITS THEORY HOURS CLINICAL HOURS
Health Assessment 3 30 90
Foundations of Professional Nursing 5.2 60 105
Pharmacology in Nursing 3 45 0
Nursing Informatics 3 45 0
   
TRIMESTER TWO   CREDITS THEORY HOURS CLINICAL HOURS
Medical – Surgical Nursing I  4.2 45 105
Nursing Research for Evidence – Based Practice   3 45 0
Ger-ontological Nursing 4 45 90
   
TRIMESTER THREE CREDITS THEORY HOURS CLINICAL HOURS
Medical - Surgical Nursing II 4.2 45 105
Mental Health Nursing 4 45 90
Nutrition 3 45 0
Leadership and Management 3 45 0
   
TRIMESTER FOUR CREDITS THEORY HOURS CLINICAL HOURS
Critical Care Nursing 4.2 45 105
Nursing Care of the Women and the Childbearing Family 4 45 90
Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents 4 45 90
   
TRIMESTER FIVE CREDITS THEORY HOURS CLINICAL HOURS
Community Health Nursing 4.2 45 105
Ethics in Nursing Practice 3 45 0
Contemporary Issues in Nursing 3 45 0
Bridge to Professional Nurse Practice 3 37.5 45
   
   

ADMISSION APPLICATION INFORMATION

 The following documents is required to be submitted along with the application for admission and or be present at the time the application is being reviewed by the admissions committee:

  1. Completed application forms
  2. All official transcripts (transcripts must to forwarded directly from each institution attended)
  3. 4 passport size photographs
  4. Copy of birth certificate and passport
  5. 3 letters of recommendation
  6. Police report
  7. Resume
  8. Personal Statement (explain your accomplishments and reason for considering a career as a medical doctor / nurse)
  9. Physical Examination report and Immunization record

 All candidates will be interviewed in person or by telephone before a final decision is made by the admissions committee with regards to the applicant’s acceptance.

TRANSFER CREDIT INFORMATION

St. Mary’s School of Medicine does accept transfer students. The coursework that will be accepted for transfer credit will be accepted and will be evaluated on an individual basis.

 

GRADING SYSTEM:  

Examinations will be given in each nursing course throughout the trimester. Final exams are given at the end of each trimester and all the final examinations are comprehensive. The smaller examinations, quizzes, presentations etc. in a course will be at the discretion of the instructor. A score of 75% higher is required to pass examinations in the nursing courses.

Letter Grade Percentage Grade Point
A    93%-100% 4.0
A-   90%-92.9% 3.7
B+ 87%-89.9% 3.3
83%-86.9% 3.0
B- 80%-82.9% 2.7
C+ 77%-79.9%  2.3
73%-76.9%  2.0
C- 70%-72.9% 1.7 
D+ 67%-69.9%  1.3
63%-66.9% 1.0
D-  60%-62.9% 0.7
F 0%-59.9%  0
F=Fail    
I=Incomplete    
W=Withdrawal    
R=Re-examination    
RM=Re-mediation    
IP=In Progress    

Note: ST. MARY’S SCHOOL OF MEDICINE reserves the right to make any changes to the CURRICULUM indicated above at anytime. All changes will be applicable to all students.