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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 120 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.

All students must meet the WVU residency requirement, which states that students must complete the last 30 credits earned toward the Bachelor’s degree at WVU in order to qualify for the degree. Thus, students not needing additional general education foundation (GEF) courses would take 28 credits of nursing courses and an additional 2-credit elective from WVU to meet the residency requirement for graduation.

In compliance with the Washington State Nursing Commission regulations, WVU cannot accept students who are residents of Washington into our online Nursing programs at this time.

All students pay in-state tuition rates regardless of residency.

Admissions Requirements

Diploma or associate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program. Minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.5 on all college-level work ever attempted. Unrestricted license to practice nursing.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at West Virginia University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Years to Completion

17

Courses Required

50

Total Credit Hours

Course Formats

  • Online Courses

Estimated Tuition and Fees

The Nursing requires 50 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $482.

$24,100
Residents and Non-Residents
This estimate is based on full-time tuition.

Estimated Tuition Per Semester
Semester Number of Credit Hours Cost
Fall 12 $5,784
Spring 12 $5,784
Summer 12 $5,784
Fall 12 $5,784
Spring 2 $964

Financial Aid

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.

Next Start Date: August 21, 2019    Apply Now

Careers

What can you do with a Nursing?

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Nursing R.N. to B.S.N. degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

Nursing Professor

Projected Growth: 15% or higher *Bright Outlook

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Projected Growth: 15% or higher *Bright Outlook

Acute Care Nurse

Projected Growth: 15% or higher *Bright Outlook

Medical and Health Services Manager

Projected Growth: 15% or higher *Bright Outlook

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