ODU School of Nursing

ODU and Riverside College of Health Careers Partnership

Students will be considered for admission to both the pre-licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Program at Old Dominion University (ODU) and the concurrent enrollment option with Riverside College of Health Careers (RCHC), Professional Nursing Program. Concurrent enrollment students will be admitted as a cohort in the Riverside AAS nursing program while also enrolled in ODU RN-BSN upper-level nursing courses.

The concurrent enrollment option blends RN-BSN course work throughout Riverside's AAS curriculum; thus, each semester students will have a schedule that includes Riverside AAS nursing courses and/or ODU RN-BSN courses. The RCHC AAS courses will be taken onsite at the RCHC campus and affiliated clinical sites. ODU courses will be delivered using an online format.

Concurrent enrollment students will first graduate from the Riverside AAS program. Graduation from ODU occurs upon completion of all BSN courses and success on the NCLEX-RN. Proof of licensure as a registered nurse must be supplied to the School of Nursing at ODU prior to the student being awarded a BSN degree. Students will be able to complete the AAS-BSN program in the same length of time as the pre-licensure ODU nursing program.

Admission requirements for the concurrent enrollment option are the same as for admission to the ODU pre-licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Program. All lower-division general education requirements must be completed and posted to students' transcripts prior to entrance into concurrent enrollment.

Students applying for admission to the BSN program should download the updated supplemental application to indicate their preferences:

  • ODU Pre-licensure Nursing Program only
  • ODU-Riverside Concurrent Enrollment only
  • Either program

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Contact Information:
ODU College of Health Sciences Advising Center
757-683-5137, ODU Advising