NURSING R.N. TO B.S.N.

August 16, 2017
Next Start Date
$452
Cost Per Credit Hour

Overview

The WVU School of Nursing RN to BSN program offers licensed registered nurses who are graduates of diploma and associate degree nursing programs the opportunity to complete requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). The online RN-BSN program is designed for completion in three semesters of study once all general education requirements are completed. All nursing courses are offered online, and a total of 28 credits of nursing coursework are required to complete the RN-BSN program.


Students are admitted during the Fall, Spring or Summer terms. Registered nurses are admitted directly into the School of Nursing with 50 credit hours of undifferentiated nursing credit. The RN-BSN program requires 28 credit hours of nursing coursework which can be completed in three semesters (full-time) and six semesters (part-time). To complete the 128 credit hours required for the degree, students will have to meet all of WVU’s general education requirements. The specific number required will be determined after an evaluation of the applicant’s transcript, as additional courses may be required.


Beginning Fall 2017, all students pay in-state tuition rates regardless of residency.

Accreditation

West Virginia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The program also holds additional specialized accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.



Admissions

Applicant must have:

  • Diploma or associate's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on all college work attempted
  • Unrestricted license to practice nursing
  • Completion of WVU’s General Education Curriculum requirements These can be completed while enrolled in the program - required GEC’s for the RN-BSN program include - ENGL 102, STAT 211, PSYC 101, PSYC 241, and SOCA 101 (if not already taken)

Application Requirements

Applicants can apply online. Applicants must send official transcripts to the following address:

WVU Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 6009
Morgantown, WV 26506-6009



Cost

ResidentsNon-Residents
Tuition and Fees $452

Per Credit Hour

$452

Per Credit Hour

Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.



Curriculum

Students will need 128 credits for the bachelor’s degree. Registered nurses will transfer 50 hours of undifferentiated nursing credit, then take 28 credits of R.N.-B.S.N. coursework. For the 50 general education foundations (GEF) credits, needed, advisors will review student transcripts to identify which courses meet those requirements and then develop a plan to fulfill any remaining requirements. Full-time students can complete in one year (three semesters) and part-time students in two years (five semesters).


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The curriculum consists of the following courses:


Full-time Schedule


Semester 1

NSG 361 Health Assessment
NSG 362 Clinical Health Promotion
GECs
NSG 333 Ethics in Nursing

Semester 2

NSG 465 Intro to Research and Evidence-based Practice
NSG 371 Leadership in Organizations
NSG 461 Health Policy and Finance
NSG 372 Safety, Quality, Information Technology

Semester 3

NSG 475 Applied Research and Evidence-based Practice
NSG 471 Community Concepts and Interventions

Part-time Schedule


Semester 1

NSG 361 Health Assessment
NSG 333 Ethics in Nursing

Semester 2

NSG 371 Leadership in Organizations
NSG 372 Safety, Quality, Information Technology

Semester 3

NSG 362 Clinical Health Promotion

Semester 4

NSG 465 Intro to Research and Evidence-based Practice
NSG 461 Health Policy and Finance

Semester 5

NSG 475 Applied Research and Evidence-based Practice
NSG 471 Community Concepts and Interventions



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