Program Mission

The BSN Completion Program is a post-licensure degree program administered by the College of Arts and Sciences. The program’s curriculum combines the University’s mission with the recommendations contained within the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Along with seven higher-level nursing courses, the program will continue the UMW tradition of liberal arts education by including three liberal arts courses. The program will enhance the writing, critical thinking, and speaking skills of RNs whose focus is the delivery of direct patient care and prepare them for lifelong learning and professional creativity.

Students will be mentored by university faculty and nursing leaders in the community to identify and improve the delivery of patient care through the use of nursing research and evidenced-based practice. Program graduates will be able to practice nursing within a complex healthcare system and assume the roles of care provider, designer, manager, and coordinator of care. In addition, students will be prepared to continue their nursing education to the graduate level.