Wesleyan and Sentara Pursue Nursing Program
VWU pursuing a joint Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Sentara College of Health Sciences
University News | February 7, 2020
In a ceremony held at Virginia Wesleyan University on February 7, VWU President Scott D. Miller and Sentara College of Health Sciences President Dr. Angela Taylor signed an agreement formalizing the institutions’ commitment to pursue a joint Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program.
The institutions will now participate in an application process with Virginia Wesleyan’s accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and Sentara College of Health Science’s accrediting body, Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Once approved, the BSN would be offered as a joint degree and would involve coursework at both institutions. Ten slots would be guaranteed on a competitive basis to students who meet defined admission standards, and additional applicants would be considered.
Virginia Wesleyan currently offers several preparatory programs for the medical field, including pre-professional tracks in pre-nursing/allied health, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, art therapy and counseling. VWU also has an articulation agreement with Sentara College of Health Sciences whereby students may be guaranteed admission to Sentara's Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice (MENP) program, and a Joint Program in Medicine and an Early Assurance Program with Eastern Virginia Medical School.
The University's undergraduate degrees include a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Social Work with 36 majors, 30 minors, and 12 pre-professional tracks. Graduate degrees include a Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Education.
Founded as the first nursing program in Norfolk, Sentara College of Health Sciences has grown and advanced over its 127-year history to bring students the best in healthcare education. The College’s connection to Sentara Healthcare allows students to learn from expert clinicians in world-class healthcare centers. Sentara College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.
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