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Licensed registered nurses who are graduates of diploma and associate degree programs can further their education and enhance their careers by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from West Virginia University. The RN-BSN is offered online. This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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.

For a downloadable program sheet with curriculum, costs, deadlines, and other details, click on the Request Info button.

International students will not be eligible for an I-20 student visa form from West Virginia University for this program.

State laws regarding distance education vary from state-to-state. Residents of other states can check the state authorization page to see if there are approvals for their enrollment at West Virginia University.