Wesleyan and Sentara Pursue Nursing Program

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VWU pursuing a joint Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Sentara College of Health Sciences

University News | January 7, 2020

Virginia Wesleyan University is pursuing the addition of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to its academic program. The BSN could be offered as a joint degree with Sentara College of Health Sciences and would involve coursework at both institutions.

The signing of an agreement to formalize the intent of both institutions is expected shortly, followed by an in-depth application process with Virginia Wesleyan’s accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

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.

For more information, contact the Office of Enrollment at 757.455.3208 or enrollment@vwu.edu.