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Nursing, Concurrent Program (B.S.N.)

In keeping with changes in health care delivery and technological advances available in education, the School of Nursing has developed this innovative Concurrent Enrollment program. The Concurrent Enrollment program is an entry-level BSN program that allows students to complete their degree while remaining in their community. The Concurrent Enrollment program blends ODU RN-BSN course work with the AAS curriculum thus, each semester students will have a schedule that includes AAS nursing courses at the affiliated institution and online ODU RN-BSN courses. For consideration for this program, students must apply separately to the nursing programs of the affiliated institutions. The AAS courses will be taken on site at the affiliated campuses and associated clinical sites. The ODU nursing courses will be delivered using an online format. Concurrent Enrollment students will first graduate from the AAS program. Graduation from ODU occurs upon completion of all BSN courses and success on the NCLEX-RN. Proof of licensure as a registered nurse must be supplied to the School of Nursing at ODU prior to the student being awarded a BSN degree. Students will be able to complete the AAS-BSN course work in two years. All lower-division general education requirements must be completed and posted to students' transcripts prior to entrance into Concurrent Enrollment.

Nursing, Concurrent Program (B.S.N.)


Description


What is Nursing, Concurrent Program (B.S.N.) at ODU like?

In keeping with changes in health care delivery and technological advances available in education, the School of Nursing has developed this innovative Concurrent Enrollment program. The Concurrent Enrollment program is an entry-level BSN program that allows students to complete their degree while remaining in their community. The Concurrent Enrollment program blends ODU RN-BSN course work with the AAS curriculum thus, each semester students will have a schedule that includes AAS nursing courses at the affiliated institution and online ODU RN-BSN courses. For consideration for this program, students must apply separately to the nursing programs of the affiliated institutions. The AAS courses will be taken on site at the affiliated campuses and associated clinical sites. The ODU nursing courses will be delivered using an online format. Concurrent Enrollment students will first graduate from the AAS program. Graduation from ODU occurs upon completion of all BSN courses and success on the NCLEX-RN. Proof of licensure as a registered nurse must be supplied to the School of Nursing at ODU prior to the student being awarded a BSN degree. Students will be able to complete the AAS-BSN course work in two years. All lower-division general education requirements must be completed and posted to students' transcripts prior to entrance into Concurrent Enrollment.

Program Highlights


What makes Nursing, Concurrent Program (B.S.N.) at ODU unique?

  • Allows students to complete their degree while remaining in their community

  • Blends ODU RN-BSN course work with the AAS curriculum thus, each semester students will have a schedule that includes AAS nursing courses at the affiliated institution and online ODU RN-BSN courses

  • ODU courses are entirely online and formatted to allow for easy navigation of course content within the Personal Learning Environment

  • We offer the concurrent enrollment option with the following programs: Riverside College of Health Careers, College of the Albemarle in North Carolina, Blue Ridge Community College, Dabney S Lancaster Community College, Danville Community College, Germanna Community College, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, John Tyler Community College, Lord Fairfax Community College, Mountain Empire Community College, New River Community College, Northern Virginia Community College, Patrick Henry Community College, Paul D. Camp Community College, Piedmont Community College, Rappahannock Community College, Southside Virginia Community College, Southwest Virginia Community College, Thomas Nelson Community College, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Highlands Community College, Wytheville Community College

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Registered Nurses

$73,550

MEDIAN SALARY


Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Critical Care Nurses

$73,550

MEDIAN SALARY


Provide advanced nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.

Acute Care Nurses

$73,550

MEDIAN SALARY


Provide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

Health Educators

$59,010

MEDIAN SALARY


Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Sentara, CHKD, Armed Forces, Johns Hopkins, Massachusetts General

Courses


What are some courses offered in Nursing, Concurrent Program (B.S.N.) at ODU?

NURS 417:
Nursing Informatics


This course focuses on information management and the utilization of patient care technologies to improve the patient experience of care |quality, satisfaction, safety), improve the health of populations, and reduce cost. Students will develop knowledge, skills and attitudes related to nursing informatics through readings, online discussions, case studies and exploration and use of electronic modalities. Prerequisites: Admission to the BSN program.

NURS 456:
Global Health Perspectives


This introductory course to global health emphasizes the major underlying determinants of poor health and the relationship between health and political, social, and economic development. Students will be introduced to. global effects on the health of populations worldwide, current and future challenges to global health and the role of primary health care providers in meeting that challenge. |A student receiving credit for NURS 456 cannot receive credit for NURS 356.) Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

NURS 363:
Principles of Practice: Research as Foundation for Practice


This course focuses on the theories and concepts utilized in the scientific investigation of nursing practice. Content emphasizes the development of skills necessary to be a consumer of nursing research. Prerequisites: Admission to BSN program. Pre- or corequisites: STAT 130M.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Nursing, Concurrent Program (B.S.N.) at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Nursing, Concurrent Program (B.S.N.) should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

The concurrent enrollment program accepts applicants on a rolling basis for enrollment every Fall, Spring and Summer semester. The nursing application is supplementary to the university application. Prior to applying to the concurrent program, you must complete the online application to the university available at the following website: http://admissions.odu.edu/home.php. Official transcripts must be sent directly to ODU Office of Admissions.

Concurrent enrollment eligibility is based on the following criteria:

  • Admission to an affiliated RN program

  • Concurrent Enrollment students will first graduate from the AAS program. Graduation from ODU occurs upon completion of all BSN courses and success on the NCLEX-RN.

  • Proof of licensure as a registered nurse must be supplied to the School of Nursing at ODU prior to the student being awarded a BSN degree

  • All lower-division general education requirements must be completed and posted to students' transcripts prior to entrance into Concurrent Enrollment.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Scholarships & Grants


Click here for an extensive list of scholarships and grants offered to ODU Nursing students. 

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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Enrollment Coordinator


Name:

Todd Marville


Location:

1651 E PARHAM ROAD BURNETTE HALL, STE 162, RICHMOND, VA, 23228



Office:

757-448-3083


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Enrollment Coordinator


Name:

Mark Pryor


Location:

RAPPAHANNOCK COMM COLL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-448-3746


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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