Students may earn a B.S. in nursing through either the
pre-licensure track for high school graduates, transfer and second-degree
students or the degree completion track available to licensed registered nurses
who graduated from an accredited program awarding an associate degree or a
diploma in nursing and have an active license as a registered nurse.
Graduates of either track are prepared to continue their
education for a master’s degree or doctorate in nursing. Because pre-licensure
students and registered nurses come with different backgrounds of preparation,
the required courses in the two tracks are not identical. However, the academic
expectations for the minimal level of achievement required to earn the degree
are the same.
Majors are expected to maintain a GPA of 2.7 for
progression and graduation in the program. Students must achieve a minimum
grade of C or Pass in the required courses of anatomy and physiology,
chemistry, microbiology, psychology, sociology and statistics as well as the
nursing courses themselves.
Students who indicate on
their Salve Regina application that they plan to major in nursing may be
accepted into the major if they meet the entrance requirements of the
University and the Department of Nursing. Due to the site requirements for
experiential learning courses, the number of students accepted into the major