Degree in General Nursing
The Department of Nursing & Allied Health Sciences offers a degree in general nursing. You will discover a rich academic experience that combines a foundation in theory and practice with hands-on learning and leadership development in a variety of healthcare settings. You will also get the benefit of being a part of the greater undergraduate and medical school community at St George’s University. With strong international connections, the SGU nursing graduate will be prepared to practice in a number of settings and areas.
This three-year program leads to graduates being eligible to sit the RENR examination for licensure as a registered nurse to work in the CARICOM member states.
The program includes nursing, science and liberal arts courses. And is a minimum of 121 credit hours.
Class sizes are small, facilitating close interaction with faculty and active participation in the classrooms, as well as promoting mutual support and a ready exchange of ideas among fellow students. As a practice, professional nursing classes are interactive, utilizing the simulation lab and clinical practicums.
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To qualify for admission into a St. George’s University School of Arts and Sciences undergraduate degree program, you must meet the following requirements:
- British-model of education students will need 5 CSEC or ordinary level passes, which includes English Language, mathematics and 1 Science subject (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Integrated Sciences, Human & Social Biology and Agricultural Sciences).
- North-American model students and others must successfully complete 12 years of primary and secondary school education.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
St. George’s University nursing students complete 3 years of study to obtain a 126 credit degree. Typically, students carry a course load of 5 courses per term during the Fall and Spring semesters and 1 or 2 courses during the Summer and Winter semesters.
There are possibilities for student experiences abroad, depending on your interests and focus. Nursing and Allied Health Sciences students can gain hands on experience in study-abroad programs in the following areas: San Jose, California (USA); Boston, Massachusetts (USA); Cardiff and Northumbria (UK) as well as others though our affiliate universities and hospitals.
- Direct admission to the nursing program.
- Nursing classes begin in your first semester.
- Clinical placements start in your second semester, with study-abroad opportunities in the sixth semester.
- Nursing students graduate with 1500 hrs of clinical experience.
- Learning in a multi-disciplinary environment, taking classes with preclinical and medical students.
- Learn alongside visiting international nursing students.
- Acquire skills and knowledge through highly kinetic curriculum, featuring a state-of-the-art simulation lab
- Enjoy the full undergraduate experience with robust undergraduate university life experience.
DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
The following course listing indicates the required electives for the nursing degree:
- Introduction to University Life
- Foundation Chemistry with lab (if needed)
- Foundation Mathematics (if needed)
- Foundation English (if needed)
- Introduction to Sociology
- Introduction to Psychology
- Computer Concepts and Applications
- College Mathematics
- College Writing
The following course listings indicate the required non-nursing core courses for the nursing degree:
- Human Biology with lab
- General Chemistry I
- General Chemistry I Lab
- Biochemistry for Life Sciences
The following course listings indicate the required nursing core courses for the Nursing degree:
- Introduction to Professional Nursing
- Fundamentals of nursing with lab
- Community and Population-Based Health & Practicum
- Microbiology for Nursing with lab
- Adult Health I with lab
- Nursing Childbearing Family – Obstetrics with lab
- Pediatrics – Nursing Care: 1 month – 19 years
- Adult Health II with lab
- Specialized Nursing & Informatics
- Gerontological Nursing: Fundamentals of Aging
- Collaboration & Communications in Health Care
- Mental Health Nursing with practicum
- Global Nursing & Health Care Issues
- Research & Evidence-Based Practice
- Nutrition Health & Wellness
The following course listing indicates the required clinical nursing core courses for the Nursing degree:
- Practicum II
- Practicum II Pediatrics
- Gerontological practicum
- Global Service Learning & Professional Development Practicum