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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The UWI BScN degree is offered at:

The UWI Mona Campus
The UWI Western Jamaica Campus (WJC)
Three (3) Tertiary Level Institutions
This programme of theory and clinical practice consists of 120 credits and is offered in eight (8) semesters and (1) summer. Candidates successfully completing this BScN programme will be eligible to apply to sit the Regional Examination for Nurse Registration (RENR). This will enable the individual to practice nursing in Jamaica and other CARICOM Countries.

The purpose of the programme is to provide the educational and experiential foundation for entry level professional nursing practice and to provide a base on which to build a career through graduate-level study in specialist areas such as midwifery, nurse practitioner, clinical specialists and nurse administrator and educator. The aim of the curriculum is to prepare professional nurses who possess leadership skills and have the necessary competencies to meet the demands in a growing and changing health care system.

The programme will prepare graduates who will:

be eligible to apply for entry to General Registry for Nurses of the Nursing Council of Jamaica or any other nursing legislative body in the CARICOM region;
display professional responsibility and accountability for safe nursing care to individuals, families and communities along the wellness-illness continuum and at any stage of the life cycle;
apply evidence-based nursing care to clients/patients and their families at any stage of the life cycle, in primary, secondary, tertiary or extended care facilities with respect for individuals rights.
Application forms are available at the UWI Admissions Office and at any of the other campuses. Completed applications with the requirements stated are to be submitted the Senior Assistant Registrar, Admissions Office, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica

Qualifications for Admission

Candidates must be at least seventeen (17) years old at the beginning of the academic year of entry andHave at least two, 2-unit CAPE subjects at grades I to IV. One from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Biology and one subject from any of the other subject areas, as specified by the Nursing Council of Jamaica (CAPE requirements waived for applicants to the 2012/2013 academic year) and

Have at least 5 CSEC/CXC/GCE subjects (No more than two subjects at CXC General III or at GCE O’ Level C). The combination of these subjects must be taken from the categories listed below:
English Language,

one subject from Mathematics, Physics or Statistics

one subject from Biology, Human & Social Biology, Integrated Science
and two subjects from Agricultural Science, Geography, Caribbean History, A Modern Language, Social Studies, Religious Education, Food & Nutrition, Home Economic Management, Principle of Accounts, Principles of Business, English Literature, Business Studies, Information Technology, or Chemistry; andHave successfully completed 1st semester/year courses in any Tertiary Level Institution recognized for credits by the University of the West Indies or

3. Hold qualifications from Tertiary Level Institution recognized by the University of the West Indies and

Persons age 21 years and over who do not satisfy the entry requirements may be considered for entry to the programme. Applicants will be required to submit full details of their academic and professional attainments and overall experience

Please visit the UWI School of Nursing Page for more information.

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