School of Nursing

We take pride in the academic excellence of our programs, which are grounded in the sciences and liberal arts and built upon the basic competencies from your associate and bachelor degree program.

Welcome to the School of Nursing

 

Vision

As a School of Nursing, the vision is to develop leaders in nursing whose actions, discoveries, and voices lead to strengthen and transform the healthcare of individuals and communities worldwide.

Mission

The mission of the Bluefield University School of Nursing (BU SON) Program represents the mission of Bluefield University as a Christ-centered liberal arts University with the Baptist General Association of Virginia, which reflects the nursing roles of clinical practice, teaching, servant leadership, and research through a collaborative learning environment. Faculty are committed to graduating nursing leaders focused on interprofessional roles to improve healthcare for all populations. By partnering with community leaders, the gap will be bridged between academia and clinical practice. Our graduates are prepared with the breadth and depth of professional nursing knowledge, which reflects a commitment to serve their community with an enhanced focus on healthcare delivery for a diverse and global population.

Education is a journey, and as you continue on this journey within your career trajectory, always remember the time you spend with Bluefield University will open new doors to many professional opportunities. Today more than ever, you are presented with a myriad of exciting possibilities in the field of nursing and healthcare.

We are delighted to provide you with the educational foundation to support your future objectives and your lifelong journey of professional development. We believe nursing must be a force for innovation, learning, and discovery to prepare culturally proficient providers to meet the complex health care needs of a global community. We hope you will join us at Bluefield University.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree in nursing program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Bluefield University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Washington, DC 20001
202-887-6791

 

Undergraduate Programs:

Graduate Programs:

Certifications:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Leadership/Education
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Dean – School of Nursing

Dr. Jessica Sharp

Professor of Nursing / Dean of the School of Nursing

[email protected] • 276.326.4472

Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231