Associate of Science (Nursing)

The Associate of Science in Nursing will deliver quality, innovative, nursing education, and typify excellence in nursing practice. It has been developed and endorsed in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Bermuda Hospitals Board, and other key stakeholders in nursing throughout the Island. The curriculum was developed utilising the American Nurses Association standards and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) standards. It integrates a strong liberal arts core, and a nursing core alongside sound clinical practice, ensuring graduates receive superior instruction and deliver high quality care, along with critical palliative skills that respect the dignity of all patients.

The programme includes clinical opportunities both locally and overseas, hence students must commit to travelling to obtain clinical exposure with key clinical partners overseas. Students must possess the appropriate travel documents and identification required for the overseas clinical experience.

Students will be admitted into the first nursing course Introduction to Professional Nursing (NUR 1101) upon completion of the Arts and Science requirements for the nursing programme if they have met the following:

  • Programme (Enrolment) GPA of not less than 2.67 or higher in the Arts and Science prerequisites.

Once accepted into the nursing programme students must submit the following:

  • Current Health Insurance and Travel Insurance
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life
  • Support (CPR & AED)
  • SCARS Certification
  • Moving and Handling completion card
  • Hair Follicle Drug Screening results (to be provided annually)
  • Current Immunisation Record
  • Bermuda Police Record Check
  • Completed Medical Form

To satisfy requirements for graduation students must achieve a final programme (enrolment) GPA of at least 2.67 in the nursing programme. Upon successful completion, graduates will be competitively equipped with the knowledge and competencies to function as a professional nurse, and have the ability to apply for licensure through examination.  


Programme Details


Please note: Admission to the nursing programme requires successful completion of CIS 1120, CSC 1110, ENG 1111, ENG 1112, MATH at 1100-level or higher+, PSY 1101, BIO 1121 AND BIO 1122 under the AA-ARTSC programme.

Year 1 

Summer semester – 2 credits

NUR 1101 Introduction to Professional Nursing 2

First semester – 15 credits

NUR1150 Nursing Fundamentals 8
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology I or
SOC 1102 Introduction to Sociology II 3
BIO 2211 Anatomy and Physiology I* 4

Second semester – 16 credits

NUR 2200 Psychiatric Nursing 5
NUR 2201 Medical Surgical Nursing 7
BIO 2212 Anatomy and Physiology II* 4

Summer semester

NUR 2235 Pharmacology 2

Year 2

First semester – 14 credits

NUR 2240 Family Health Nursing 5
NUR 2250 Adult Health 5
BIO 2222 Medical Microbiology* 4

Second semester – 15 credits

NUR 2251 Adult HealthPracticum 8
BIO 2250 Medical Nutrition* 4
Humanities course (1100-level) of your choice 3

*Before one can be enrolled in any course one must satisfy the prerequisites.
+MAT 1107 cannot be used to fulfil this requirement
A grade of “C” or better is required in all non-nursing courses to transfer credits to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.

A grade of “B-” or better is required in nursing courses (NUR). Nursing (NUR) courses can only be repeated once.

Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Science Options


  • Art and Design
  • Art History
  • Education
  • Film
  • French
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish
  • Religious Studies
  • English Literature at 2000 level

Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work;
  • Earth & Environmental Studies at 2000 level

Natural Sciences

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Environmental Studies
  • Physics

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