The RN to BSN nursing degree is delivered entirely online. New cohorts begin fall, spring, and summer semesters, with limited enrollment during the spring and summer terms. A total of 28 credit hours of nursing coursework are required.
Registered nurses are admitted directly to the School of Nursing. Acceptance and placement in the program are dependent upon the individual's academic record and upon the number of spaces available.
All registered nurses will transfer 50 hours of undifferentiated nursing credit. All RN to BSN students will be required to meet WVU's General Education Curriculum (GEC).
Students will take courses focusing on areas such as ethics in nursing, community health, health assessment, and the concepts and principles of professional nursing. The capstone course, Evidence Based Practice, focuses on understanding the concepts inherent in evidence based nursing practice, including finding relevant evidence for practice through the use of technology, critically appraising knowledge for clinical decision making, using evidence based practice tools including models and guidelines, dissemination of evidence, and motivating a change to evidence based practice in individuals and organizations. Students will analyze and evaluate theories, research, guidelines, databases, and models that illustrate these concepts.
International students will not be eligible for an I-20 student visa form from West Virginia University for this program.