Duration: 4 Years Sit Available: TBA

Bachelor of Science in General Nursing Programme (BSN)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing prepares the graduates to take the licensing examination and assume the role of registered nurse at an entry level. The Bachelor of Science degree nursing curriculum consists of both nursing and general education courses that enhance personal and professional nursing growth. The emphasis is upon acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to perform nursing care. Carefully selected learning experiences rather than repetition serve to facilitate student learning. College nursing faculties are responsible for the selection of student learning experiences as well as the supervision of student performances. The educational process fosters critical thinking skills, enhances perceptions, and promotes competent nursing judgments.

Programme Objectives

Upon successful completion of this programme of study, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply principles of physical, biological, behavioral, social, health sciences to provide nursing care to clients in a variety of health care settings.
  2. Incorporate professional nursing standards and accountability by practicing within the legal, ethical, political, economic and regulatory framework of nursing and health care.
  3. Innovate to development solutions to real world problems through digital media.
  4. Utilize the nursing process, critical thinking and analysis, and technical skills to provide quality, holistic client and family cantered care aimed at promoting, maintaining, restoring and optimizing health.
  5. Employ effective interpersonal communication skills to develop caring relationships with clients across the life span.
  6. Practice teaching-learning and counselling processes to promote self-care and optimal health.
  7. Apply the principles of leadership and management to promote cost effective and improved health care outcomes in collaboration with members of the health team.
  8. Conduct, participate in, and use current research findings in delivery of nursing care, thus supporting evidence-based practice.

Entry Requirements

Five CXC Subjects at General Proficiency grade I, II or III after June 1998 or grade I or II before June 1998 including three compulsory subjects: English, Mathematics, and One Science subject (Biology or Chemistry Preferred).

GCE in any of the subjects at Grade A, B or C. GCE Human and Social Biology will be accepted.


Pre-college or access courses offered at SALCC. Pre-college or access courses are educational courses enabling those without traditional qualifications to become eligible for higher education. The SALCC pre-college or access courses are designed to provide persons with an opportunity to complete the required minimum competencies for completion of the secondary school syllabi in the respective subjects. These courses are non-credit courses that may be used to meet entry qualifications. Whereas a college course is a course offered by a college or university. These courses carry credits and are usually part of a programme leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree or a certificate.

Applicants to the programme should possess English A, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry PLUS one other CXC subject course (Social Science preferred). A maximum of two (2) access and/or college courses will be accepted as part of an applicant’s entry qualifications. The acceptable year of certification of the Access and College courses is within 5 years of the year of application.


Entry as a mature student. A mature student is a person who begins his/her studies at university or college a number of years after leaving school, so that they are older than most of the people they are studying with. The College will consider for admission as mature students, persons whose previous school performance, private study, and/or recent work record and experience suggest a strong possibility of academic success. Such learning and/or experience must therefore be comparable in scope and extent to the prerequisites of the programme. To qualify as a mature student, applicants must be 21 years of age before the date of application. Mature Students are accepted providing that there is “adequate documentary evidence of learning and experience to the satisfaction of the (Department of Health Sciences)”, without the required CXC passes. Mature students may also present evidence of successful completion of Access Courses in English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology; and, successful completion of at least one college level course


Entry as a transfer student: An applicant who commenced a programme at another university or college can apply to the B.Sc. in Nursing. Consideration of the application will be guided by the college’s policy on transfer of credits and assessment of prior learning.

Foreign students are required to show academic achievements that are equivalent to that mentioned above.


Bacher of Science, General Nursing

Programme Courses

Course Title Credits
Mathematical Reasoning Logic 3
Critical Reading Writing 3
Introduction to Psychology 3
Anatomy Physiology I 4
Foundations in Chemistry 4
First Aid Basic Life Support 1
Anatomy Physiology II 4
Introductory Sociology 3
Introduction to Nursing as a Profession 3
A Survey of Saint Lucian History Heritage 3
Biochemistry 4
Foreign Language 3
Concepts Applied to Nursing 3
Clinical Nursing Skills I 2
Epidemiology 3
Microbiology 4
Nutrition in Health 2
Applied Clinical Nursing Skills 2
Pathophysiology in Nursing 4
Health Assessment 3
Health Promotion and Maintenance of Wellness 3
Pathophysiology 3
Population and Community Health Nursing 3
Self, Speech and Society 3
Clinical Nursing Skills II 2
Population and Community Health Clinical Practicum 3
Statistical Applications 4
Health Informatics 3
Adult Health Nursing I (20-64 Years) 3
Mental Health Nursing 4
Adult Health Nursing II(20-64 Years) 3
Nursing Care of the Child Bearing Family 4
Research Design and Methods 3
Nursing Care of the Older Adult 65+ 3
Adult Health Nursing I (20-64 years) Practicum 3
Adult Health Nursing II(20-64 years) Practicum 3
Mental Health Nursing Clinical Practicum 3
Nursing Care of the Older Adult (65+) Practicum 3
The Research Project 3
Nursing Care of the Child and Adolescent (1 month -19 years) clinical Practicum 3
Nursing Care of the Child Bearing Family Practicum 3
Leadership and Management in Nursing Practicum 3
Nursing Care of the Child and Adolescent (1 month to 19 years) Practicum 3
Specialized Care Nursing 3
Leadership and Management in Nursing Clinical Practicum 3
Specialized Care Practicum Clinical Practicum 4
Nursing Internship Clinical Practicum 3

Please contact Student Services about tuition fees for this programme.

Now that you know that this is the right course for you let us begin your application process.

To ensure that the process goes smoothly you will need the following: Scanned certified copies of your acdemic certifcates Digital passport photos Your Birth Certificate Marriage Certifcate (where applicable) Police Record (for ALL Teacher Training and Nursing programmes)


Programme Info

  • Start Date: September, 2020
  • Class Size: TBA
  • Programme Duration: 2 years


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