BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN)
It is the goal of WVU Parkersburg’s Nursing and Health Sciences Division to provide registered nurses an educational experience which will build on current nursing knowledge and facilitate professional growth. The RN-to-BSN program prepares students for advancement in professional nursing practice and provides a knowledge base for career mobility and graduate study. The program is designed to be an online degree-completion program for licensed registered nurses (RNs). Only RNs with an unencumbered license to practice nursing will be admitted to the program. The program will enable RNs with diplomas and/or associates degrees to continue their education to the bachelor’s degree without having to interrupt their education and/or employment. Nursing courses will be taught online to give nurses the flexibility to fit their academic work into their professional and personal calendars. The program will offer a broad- based general education experience. Emphasis will be placed on self-directed learning, professional and personal growth and expanded knowledge of care of the individual, families and communities.

WVU Parkersburg’s RN-BSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing,3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. Phone 404-975-5000, FAX 404.975.5020,
Website www.acenursing.org.


APPLICATION TO PROGRAM
The Nursing and Health Sciences programs have limited enrollment and a selective review process. Applicants requesting admission to the RN-BSN program must first meet the requirements for general admission to the college and be admitted to the college. In addition to meeting all general admission criteria for the college, applicants must complete a separate Nursing and Health Sciences application and provide an official copy of any prior college transcripts demonstrating completion of an associate degree nursing program or diploma from an accredited school/college. 

Applications will be accepted year round. Application forms are available in the Nursing and Health Sciences Division office and online at https://www.wvup.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/RN-BSN-Nursing-Application-Form-updated-4.2.20.pdf


For an application to be complete, each applicant must:
• Submit a completed application to the college (new and returning students)
• Submit a completed Nursing and Health Sciences application
• Submit transcripts of any college work from another college

It is important to note that completion of the application process does not imply that the applicant will be admitted to the nursing program. Acceptance and placement in the program are dependent upon the individual’s academic record and upon the number of spaces available.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

To be considered for admission to the program, applicants must submit a completed Nursing and Health Sciences application and:

  1. Have an associate degree or diploma in nursing from an accredited school.
  2. Possess an active unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the United States. Admission with conditions may be granted to an applicant to enroll in NURS 311 and NURS 320 in the semester immediately following graduation from an associate degree or diploma nursing program. Full admission is contingent upon obtaining an active license prior to the completion of NURS 311 and NURS 320.
  3. Have a valid RN license in the state in which you will be completing assignments.
  4. NOT been dismissed from another baccalaureate nursing program for any reason, including (but not limited to) academic dishonesty, disruptive behavior, or course failure.  
  5. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 based on a 4.0 scale on all college/university courses completed prior to admission.
  6. Meet requirements for general admission to college and be admitted to college.
  7. Submit completed Nursing and Health Sciences application and submit transcripts of all prior college work.
  8. No history of felony convictions.

Students who are currently enrolled in the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program and who plan to continue their education through the RN-BSN track are eligible to enroll in NURS 320, Health Assessment and Promotion across the Lifespan, with the consent of the Program Director. ADN students are still held responsible to meet all of the requirements to graduate with the Associate of Applied Science Degree Nursing at the end of their second year of nursing. To continue in the Bachelors of Science Nursing program, students must successfully complete the NCLEX and have an unencumbered license to practice nursing. Upon graduation from the ADN program, students who wish to pursue the RN-BSN must submit an application to the program  and see their academic advisor for current information regarding program requirements.  Admission with conditions may be granted to an applicant the semester immediately following graduation to permit time for successful completion of the NCLEX.

Admission Limitations

Applications will be accepted year round.  The selection of applicants is a continuous process, so early application is highly recommended.  The RN-BSN program has limited enrollment.  Qualified applicants will be admitted as applications are received.  Qualified applicants who are not admitted, due to space, will be offered admission in the next cohort.  Because of the competition for space, it is possible qualified applicants may not be selected for admission.

All general education courses must be completed prior to or concurrently with NURS 452.

With the program being 100% on-line, computer access, with internet, is required. 


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 
 
 
ACADEMIC MAP
NURSING RN-BSN: Part-Time Fall Admission

REQUIRED PRE-REQUISITES FOR PROGRAM

COURSE CR
RN LICENSURE 40
ENGL 101 ~COMPOSITION 1 3
ENGL 102 ~COMPOSITION 2 3
BIOL 107 ~ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 4
BIOL 108 ~ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 4
PSYC ELECTIVE 3
SOC ELECTIVE 3
TOTAL: 60

ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

COURSE CR
MATH 211 STATISTICS 3
PHIL 150 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS 3
COMM ELECTIVE 3
ARTS AND CREATIVITY ELECTIVE 3
SOCIETY, DIVERSITY & CONNECTIONS ELECTIVE 3
HUMAN INQUIRY & THE PAST ELECTIVE 3
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ELECTIVE 3
FREE ELECTIVE 10
TOTAL: 31

Semester 1 FALL

COURSE CR COMMENTS
NURS 311 FRAMEWORK FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Experiential Learning Field Experiences ENGL 102 (PRE-REQ)
NURS 320 HLTH ASSESS/PROMTN LIFE SPAN 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Experiential Learning Field Experiences 2nd year ADN students may take with permission from Director.
TOTAL: 7

Semester 2 SPRING

COURSE CR COMMENTS
NURS 324 TRENDS AND ISSUES OF HEALTHCARE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Experiential Learning Field Experiences
NURS 330 INFORMATICS: CONCEPTS, APPLICATION AND ISSUES 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Experiential Learning Field Experiences
TOTAL: 6

Semester 3 SUMMER

COURSE CR COMMENTS
NURS 431 LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Experiential Learning Field Experiences PHIL 150 (PRE-REQ)
TOTAL: 3

Semester 4 FALL

COURSE CR COMMENTS
NURS 440 RESEARCH IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Experiential Learning Field Experiences MATH 211 (PRE REQ)
NURS 450 EVIDENCE-BASED PRACT PROF NSG 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Experiential Learning Field Experiences
TOTAL: 6

Semester 5 SPRING

COURSE CR COMMENTS
NURS 451 LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Experiential Learning Field Experiences
NURS 452 COMMUNITY AND POPULATION BASED HEALTHCARE 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Experiential Learning Field Experiences
TOTAL: 7

The RN-BSN program prepares students for advancement in professional nursing practice and provides a knowledge base for career mobility and graduate study. The program is designed to be an online degree-completion program for licensed registered nurses (RNs)

Accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. 3343 Peachtree Road NW, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326. Phone 404.975.500, FAX 404.975.5020, WEBSITE www.acenursing.org

MILESTONE COURSE:

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE:

This course has a project-based clinical component that requires a background check on admission, active CPR card and current immunization.

CAREER PLANNING:

CAPSTONE COURSE:

This capstone course is designed to evaluate the program's Student Learning Outcomes through completion of a real-world healthcare project.

ELECTIVES:

CONCURRENT COURSES:


CERTIFICATION:


PRACTICUM and SEMINAR This course has a project based clinical component that requires a background check on admission, active CPR card and current immunization.

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER:

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING:

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
120


2020-2021

 
General Education Courses

Composition & Rhetoric

(6 CR.)

Science & Technology

(11 CR.)

Math &
Quantitative Skill

(3 CR.)

 Society, Diversity & Connections

(12 CR.)

Human Inquiry & the Past

(6 CR.)

The Arts and Creativity

(3 CR.)

ENGL 101

ENGL 102

 

BIOL 107

BIOL 108


Elective: 3 cr.

MATH 211

 

 

 

 

 

PSYC Elective


SOC Elective


COMM Elective 3 CR.


 Elective: 3 cr.

PHIL 150


 Elective 3 cr.

Elective 3 cr.

FREE ELECTIVES: 

10 CREDIT HRS.

 

 

 

 

 

Admission to Program

  • Have an associate degree or diploma in nursing form an accredited school.

  • Possess an active unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the United States.  Admission with Conditions may be granted to an applicant to enroll in NURS 311 and NURS 320 the semester immediately following graduation from an associate degree or diploma nursing program. Full admission is contingent upon obtaining an active license prior to completion of NURS 311 and NURS 320.

  • Have a valid RN License in the state in which you will be completing assignments.

  • Not been dismissed from another baccalaureate program for any reason, including, but not limited to, academic dishonesty, disruptive behavior or course failure.

  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 based on a 4.0 scale on all college/university coursework completed prior to admission.

  • Meet requirements for general admission to college and be admitted to college.

  • Submit completed Nursing and Health sciences application and submit transcripts of all prior college work.

  • No history of felony convictions.

Applications are accepted year round. In the event of space limitation, qualified applications will be offered admission for the following semester

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours equivalent with 60 credit hours os outlined in Course of Study.

  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at WVU Parkersburg.

  • Maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0.

  • Complete all coursework in the program of study with a minimum grade of “C”.

  • Complete all course work within five years after enrollment in the first nursing course of the RN-BSN program.

2020-2021

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