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.
The baccalaureate nursing program at West Virginia University at Parkersburg at the main campus located in Parkersburg, WV is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000. Phone (404)-975-5000 | Website www.acenursing.org.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program is Initial Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program here.
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
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:
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.
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.
NURSING RN-BSN: Part-Time Fall Admission
TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
Foundational Learning Courses (FLCs):
Composition & Rhetoric
Science & Technology
Society, Diversity & Connections
Human Inquiry & the Past
The Arts and Creativity
Elective: 3 cr.
COMM Elective 3 CR.
Elective: 3 cr.
Elective 3 cr.
Elective 3 cr.
10 CREDIT HRS.
Applications are accepted year round. In the event of space limitation, qualified applications will be offered admission for the following semester