West Virginia

Alderson Broaddus University
101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, WV 26416

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Clinical experiences for application of your classroom studies will begin in the sophomore year. These clinical experiences place you in a variety of settings, always a small group, with a high level of personal attention from the instructor. Clinicals are conducted in hospitals in Morgantown, Clarksburg, Elkins, and Weston. In addition, extended care facilities are used for basic skills experiences, and community agencies in Barbour and surrounding counties are used for community nursing, home health, school nursing, and hospice experience. The high quality of nurses graduating from A-B relates directly to the fine caliber of students who enter the program, and to the personal commitment of the nursing faculty and the excellence of the total college curriculum. At A-B your liberal studies core requirements will strengthen your general knowledge, improve your learning skills, and give you more confidence to advance in your profession.

RNs, LPNs, & Transfer Students: Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses may study for the bachelor of science degree in nursing at A-B, entering the program at a level determined appropriate upon department review of their credentials. Transfer students are also accepted upon satisfactory review of transcripts. RNs and LPNs also have the option of completing their B.S.N. through a degree completion program.

Bluefield State College
219 Rock St
Bluefield, WV 24701

Associate Degree in Nursing
The mission of the associate degree nursing program at Bluefield State College is to provide nursing students with a dynamic and multidimensional, educational experience in preparation for successful completion of the state licensure examination. Utilizing the problem solving method in promotion of critical thinking skills, this program provides its graduates to competently perform the roles of the associate degree nurse in provision of care for individuals, groups, and communities.

The accelerated LPN to RN program permits the qualifying LPN student to complete the RN nursing courses in one calendar year. These students begin nursing instruction with a 10-week summer transition course and progress into the third semester of the Associate of Science in Nursing program. Upon successful completion of Nursing 104L with a "C" or better, the student will be awarded nine additional hours of block nursing credit. The summer transition course is currently offered at the Bluefield campus only.

The BSN Program is a nationally accredited RN to BSN Program that is designed for the working registered nurse. All nursing classes are offered online and some courses require clinical experiences. Students may complete support courses and programmatic requirements at Bluefield State College or other colleges or universities. Completion of the BSN degree requires a total of 120 credit hours. The baccalaureate nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, C.C. 20036-1120, and Phone: (202) 887-6791).

Davis & Elkins College
100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241


Associate Degree in Nursing
The faculty of the associate degree nursing program of Davis & Elkins College supports the beliefs and general purposes of the College. The nursing program is in concert with the College’s mission “To prepare and inspire students for success and for thoughtful engagement in the world.” The mission of the associate degree program in nursing is to provide its students with a personalized quality education designed to prepare its graduates to practice as registered nurses and to provide a foundation for lifelong learning and future professional development.

The Associate of Science degree in nursing curriculum combines selections from the liberal arts and related cognates with courses from the professional major. Students are guided in the development of critical thinking and decision making skills. In addition, the concept of educational mobility is incorporated, allowing LPN students to enter the curriculum with advanced placement.

Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554

Associate Degree in Nursing
The nursing programs at Fairmont State have reached a peak of excellence and are recognized for their quality throughout West Virginia. The Associate Degree Nursing program has maintained continuing accreditation through the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses since the inception of the program in 1964 and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission since graduating the first class in 1966.

We employ a career ladder approach to nursing education which allows students to complete the Associate Degree in Nursing, become licensed as a Registered Nurse, and then, if desired, progress through the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Baccalaureate nursing courses are offered in the evenings and online, permitting nurses to work day shift and night shift while pursuing a degree. This program is for individuals with an associate degree in a health care program. It is a comprehensive program designed to provide health professionals with the education to become health care managers and assistant administrators. The curriculum is directed toward developing the management, problem solving, finance, and interpersonal skills that are common to a variety of health care organizations.

Licensed practical nurses who are admitted to the Associate Degree Nursing Program are eligible for the articulation process into either the Traditional or the Non-Traditional tracks. The Traditional track works best for LPNs who have not been practicing in an acute care setting, and/or have not taken most of the general education studies and support courses, and/or can attend regular day time classes and clinicals. Fairmont State University's School of Nursing offers 2 associate of science degree in nursing programs: the Traditional ASN and the Nontraditional LPN-ASN. The ASN program is two years in length, while the LPN-ASN is 12 months in length. Upon graduation, the student receives the associate of science degree in nursing and is eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The associate degree nurse is prepared as a technical nurse to care for clients with common health problems in structured settings. The associate degree or nurse practice is defined by the roles of care provider, client teacher, communicator, manager of client care and member within the profession of nursing.

Garnet Career Center
422 Dickinson Street
Charleston, WV 25301
304 - 348-6195

Practical Nursing
Our mission is to prepare individuals who are competent, ethical and compassionate caregivers; prepared to pass a licensure examination and enter the workforce. The program spans twelve months and is divided into semesters identified as PNR 101, PN 102, and PN 103. Approximately 60 students are selected annually for the June class. Theory and clinical experiences are correlated to enable the student to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet program goals. Applications will be taken November through March for the upcoming class. Entrance exams will be given in March.

Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baccalaureate nursing education provides a foundation in the humanities and the biological, social and behavioral sciences. Students are able to apply this foundation, as well as a strong base in nursing science to the professional practice of nursing. In addition to achieving the professional goals of the nursing program, students also become responsible members of society and are required to complete the University general education core requirements.

RN-BSN Online
The goal of the Online RN to BSN program is to provide nurses who have graduated from either a nationally accredited associate degree program or diploma program with a mechanism for obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. This flexible, online program allows the student to expand their capacity for critical thinking and clinical judgment. The core curriculum provides a general education with exposure to multiple disciplines including fine arts, social sciences, and humanities in an interactive, online environment. The RN to BSN nursing curriculum provides learning opportunities that foster the integration of clinical knowledge, research, and evidence-based practice.

Master of Science in Nursing
Course work in the Master of Science in Nursing program incorporates the classroom, laboratory, and clinical modes of instruction. All nursing students have experiences with rural and/or underserved populations as part of the State initiatives for primary health care. The Master of Science in Nursing program requires the completion of a minimum of 41 hours of credit for the family nurse practitioner area of emphasis, 36 hours of credit for the nursing administration area of emphasis, 36 hours of credit for the nursing education area of emphasis, 44 hours of credit for the nurse midwifery area of emphasis, and 46 hours for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner area of emphasis.

Shepherd University
Department of Nursing Education
P.O. Box 5000
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Welcome to the Department of Nursing Education at Shepherd University. We invite you to visit our 37,000 gross square foot, two-story building which houses specialized nursing classrooms, 120-seat lecture hall, four simulation labs (acute care, critical care, mother-child, and independent living), office space, conference rooms, student study center, computer lab, and general purpose classrooms. This facility was designed to provide students with the modern tools to meet success for nursing education today. The University houses the only state-supported baccalaureate nursing program in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. More than 400 students are enrolled at Shepherd University as nursing or pre-nursing majors. Our graduates have gone on to distinguished careers not only in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, but across the entire state and country.

The R.N. Track is designed to expand the registered nurse's education and be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. This program provides flexibility with a wide continuum of education and experience, based upon advisement and development of an individual growth plan. Previous education and experience is evaluated through the use of a professional portfolio. The expected competencies of R.N. to B.S.N. graduates are the same as those of graduates for the generic baccalaureate program.

University of Charleston
2300 MacCorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Building upon the mission, vision, and values of the University of Charleston, the Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Program’s mission, through a combined nursing and liberal arts education, is to prepare a professional nurse generalist for nursing practice using the nursing process to assist individuals, families, and groups to optimal levels of health in a variety of settings. Graduates are qualified to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become registered nurses. Education occurs in a liberal learning environment that develops critical thinking skills in the application of the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on the life-long development of ethical, legal, and evidence-based practice of professional nurses. Graduates learn to implement therapeutic nursing interventions using the nursing process that value and optimize health and abilities of clients.

West Liberty University
208 University Drive
West Liberty, WV 26074
(304) 336-5000

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
West Liberty University offers a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE*) accredited bachelor of science in nursing degree for high school graduates. The program incorporates various educational opportunities to prepare students to be professional nurses. The highly qualified faculty, comprehensive curriculum and clinical learning experiences in dynamic health care agencies contribute to making this a high quality nursing program.

West Liberty offers an accelerated program for studying Nursing to RNs who wish to earn a BSN. Courses in Nursing are offered completely on-line in order to accommodate the nurse who works full-time. Sequencing of Nursing courses allows students to complete these courses in three semesters if enrolled full-time. Some credit may be earned for life or work experiences as well. Each applicant is invited to meet with a Nursing faculty member and review their planned sequence of courses. Graduates of associate degree Nursing programs will be able to transfer up to 72 credits from their accredited two-year colleges. This credit transfer includes 31 credits in lower-level Nursing. Graduates from diploma schools are granted 30 credits in lower-level Nursing courses for work-life experience.

West Virginia Northern Community College
Multiple Campus Locations:

Associate Degree in Nursing
Nursing education programs include classroom instruction, supervised and precepted clinical experience in hospitals and other health facilities, and community experiences. Students take courses in biological sciences, behavioral sciences, and liberal arts in addition to nursing courses. Students must complete the required nursing courses in the program on a full-time basis within 2 years. The program has a specific application, selection requirements, background and drug screening, standard of progress policies, and abides by the WV State Board of Registered Nursing Education requirements for nursing education. Contact the Nursing Program Director for additional information. Upon the completion of this basic accredited nursing education and successful completion of the National Council Licensure Exam the student will apply to their selected state for license to practice.

West Virginia University
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
School of Nursing
P.O. Box 9600
Morgantown, WV 26506

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is recognized by health care agencies as providing students with excellent preparation for the nursing profession. Graduates are in great demand and enjoy a large number of career opportunities. The program is fully accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The program prepares college students to begin professional nursing practice with clients of all ages in any health care setting. Graduates are eligible for any position for the professional nurse at the start of his or her career. The program also provides an excellent foundation for graduate study in nursing. Students graduating from the program are eligible for licensure as registered nurses (RN) in West Virginia and all other states.

The BS-BA to BSN program is an accelerated program for college graduates who wish to become a registered nurse with a bachelor's degree in nursing. It is designed for full time study. After 18 months of continuous enrollment, successful students obtain the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree (BSN) and are eligible to take the licensing examination for registered professional nurse (RN). Upon completion of the BSN, those graduates who wish to continue for the MSN apply for admission to that program. Exceptional students who wish to pursue the MSN while completing Senior level BSN courses will be considered on an individual basis. A new cohort of students begin this program in January on the first day of Spring Semester. Applications are reviewed in September for the cohort that begins the following January.

The WVU School of Nursing RN to BSN program offers graduates of diploma and associate degree nursing programs the opportunity to complete requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) at the Charleston, Morgantown, and Montgomery campuses. Nursing courses in the RN to BSN program are designed for completion in three semesters of full-time study. All the courses are offered as web courses. If you are planning to apply to the RN to BSN program, it is recommended that you fill out a FASFA form as soon as possible so that you may potentially receive financial aid.

Master of Science in Nursing
This online program prepares advanced practice nurses in the areas of family nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, neonatal nurse practitioner, women's health nurse practitioner, and nursing leadership. All courses (except practice courses) a

Doctor of Nursing Practice
This program will prepare advanced practice nurses who will practice at the highest level of professional nursing and will advance the application of nursing knowledge for the purpose of improving health care for diverse populations. This is a 40-44 cred

West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26104-8647

Associate Degree in Nursing
Welcome to the Health Sciences Division at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Our division ascribes to the college’s commitment to provide academic excellence. We pride ourselves on the quality of education we have to offer as well as the success our graduates enjoy. We are committed to supporting the college’s mission in providing “accessible, life-changing educational opportunities in a safe and supportive environment.” Careers within healthcare are one of the fastest growing areas of opportunity. According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics (www.bsl.org) the healthcare industry will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018. Careers in health care are exciting, rewarding, and offer a lifetime of fulfillment.

West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Avenue
Buckhannon, WV 26201
(304) 473-8000


Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The goal of the nursing faculty is to prepare graduates to enter the profession of nursing as competent practitioners who demonstrate critical thinking skills, effective communication and possess a sound foundation for graduate study in nursing. Wesleyan has a 100 percent employment placement rate for its nursing graduates. The baccalaureate nursing program is a four-year course of study leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Graduates are eligible to apply for the national licensing examination (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse (RN).

Master of Science in Nursing
Welcome! Whether you are a prospective student, faculty colleague, friend or alumnus, I appreciate your interest in our graduate programs. Our Master of Science in Nursing program with concentrations in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration provides education in keeping with the college’s mission and traditions of excellence. Classes are small and intimate, and faculty and students collaborate as colleagues to help all learners achieve their personal career goals.