• Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN)

    Charleston | Beckley

    Why UC

    Complete your degree without interrupting your busy schedule.

    Offered on alternate weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) so you can continue to work while getting your degree.

    Revised nursing curriculum based on current standards and evidence-based practices.

    Simulation and Skills labs on campus so you get hands-on experience.

    More than 50 years’ experience educating over 3,000 nurses.

    Faculty offers professional nursing expertise in diverse health care settings.

    Accreditation

    The Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program at the University of Charleston is accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

    The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
    230 South LaSalle Street
    Chicago, IL 60604
    1-800-621-7440
    www.hlcommission.org

    The ADN programs is provisionally accredited by:

    The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
    90 MacCorkle Avenue Ave., SW
    Suite 203
    South Charleston, WV 25303
    304-744-0900
    1-877-743-NURS (6877)
    FAX:304-744-0600
    rnboard@wv.gov
    http://www.wvrnboard.wv.gov

    This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    1-404-975-5000
    www.acenursing.org

     

     

    About Associate Degree of Nursing

    You could be working in an in-demand field – without interrupting your current job schedule. Our unique program prepares you for a career as a registered professional nurse (RN), and starts you on the path to helping meet the diverse health care needs of our communities.

    With 50 years of nursing education, UC helps you develop the knowledge and skills to provide high quality nursing to meet the ever changing health care needs of the community.

    ADN Nursing Student

    What You'll Learn

    The ADN program is unique in its structure – you meet every other weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), and complete some work online. UC-Beckley offers you the opportunity to learn and practice with both skills and simulation labs on campus. You will also have opportunities to participate in off campus programs at area health care facilities.

    The curriculum is designed to help you be able to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

     

    • Admission Requirements

      In order to qualify for admission into the ADN program, students are required to complete an application and meet the following criteria:

      • Students must complete UC general admission requirements with UC Admissions Office and gain full admission to the University before applying to the program.
      • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.75 or higher
      • Grade of “C” or higher in all Foundational, Health Sciences, and Nursing courses
      • Must have completed the standardized testing requirements (TEAS) within the accepted scoring level of the University of Charleston’s ADN program. The required minimum TEAS score for UC is a 62%. A student may take the TEAS exam up to a total of three times and a successful score will never expire. Students wanting to prepare for the TEAS exam prior to testing may order a study guide from http://www.atitesting.com. To register for the TEAS exam at the University of Charleston, please click the following link: http://www.ucwv.edu/Academics/Services-Programs/Academic-Success-Center/Standardized-Testing/TEAS
      • Must submit official transcripts from any previous college or university demonstrating a grade point average of 2.75 or above.
      • All applicants must submit a copy of a high school transcript, diploma, GED or TASC
      • Must complete the following general education courses with a grade of a “C” or higher prior to applying to the program: (Anatomy and Physiology I and II with the accompanying labs, PSYC 212-Life Span Development and COMM 101-Freshman Writing)

      Admission Notification

      All applications are reviewed by the ADN Admissions Committee. We will respond to your application with a letter of decision within no more than two weeks from the application deadline.

      Schedule for Consideration into the ADN Program

      Fall Semester

      The 2nd Wednesday in July- A completed application and all required documents are to be in the Admissions Office in Beckley or Charleston. Only the complete files where the students meet the admission requirements will be sent to the ADN Program Admissions Committee for review. The committee will score each applicant and choose the top candidates for fall admission. Those students chosen for admission will be notified by mail within 5-7 business days.

      Spring Semester

      The 1st Wednesday in November - A completed application and all required documents are to be in the Admissions Office in Beckley or Charleston. Only the complete files where the students meet the admission requirements will be sent to the ADN Program Admissions Committee for review. The committee will score each applicant and choose the top candidates for spring admission. Those students chosen for admission will be notified by mail within 5-7 business days.

      Summer Semester

      The 3rd Wednesday in March - A completed application and all required documents are to be in the Admissions Office in Beckley or Charleston. Only the complete files where the students meet the admission requirements will be sent to the ADN Program Admissions Committee for review. The committee will score each applicant and choose the top candidates for summer admission. Those students chosen for admission will be notified by mail within 5-7 business days.

       

      Transfer Nursing Students

      In order to be considered for admission, a transfer nursing student must submit the following requirements:

      • confirmation of your admission as a student to UC*
      • an official copy of all of your previous college/university transcripts*
      • an official copy of your high school diploma, GED or TASC*
      • transfer equivalency from the UC admissions office with verification of a 2.75 cumulative transfer grade point average
      • a copy of your score on the Nursing Entrance Exam (TEAS), applicants must achieve a minimum TEAS score of a 62% or higher

      *must complete UC general admission requirements with UC Admissions Office prior to submission of this application.

      Evaluation of Credits

      The ADN Department of Nursing reserves the right to evaluate all transfer credits. Additional departmental testing may be required to determine student retention level and placement. The ADN faculty will assess competency levels for placement in the program.

     

     

    ADN Nursing

    How Much Will it Cost Me?

    View our Beckley Tuition & Fees page for detailed information.

    View our Charleston Tuition & Fees page for detailed information.

    Nursing ADN Application

    Download the Nursing ADN Application for Beckley

    Download the Nursing ADN Application for Charleston

    Fact Sheet

    Download the Nursing ADN Fact Sheet for Beckley

    Download the Nursing ADN Fact Sheet for Charleston

    Find out more about this program by downloading our Fact Sheet – a brief view of what our program is all about.

    Curriculum & Course Catalog

    Download the Curriculum & Course Catalog

    Learn more about the course, curriculum, admission requirements, and graduation requirements.

     

    Student Achievement Data

     

    Pass Rates

    • 2017 - 77.27%
    • 2016 - 79.17%
     

    Employment Rates

    • 2017 - 100%
    • 2016 - 100%
     

    Completion Rates

    • 2017 - 88%
    • 2016 - 86%
     

     

    Program Faculty

     
    Pamela Alderman
    Pamela L. Alderman
    EdD, MSN, RN

    Chair and Director Capito Department of Nursing
    Dean/Professor
    304-357-4835
    pamelaalderman@ucwv.edu

    Amy F. Bruce
    Amy F. Bruce
    MSN, RN, NE-BC

    Associate Director of Nursing
    304-357-4966
    amybruce@ucwv.edu

     

    Betsy Kanakanui
    Betsy Kanakanui
    APRN WHNP-BC

    Assistant Professor ADN-Beckley
    304-357-4847
    betsykanakanui@ucwv.edu

    Susan Kerr
    Susan Kerr
    MSN, RN

    Assistant Professor
    304-352-0073
    susankerr@ucwv.edu

    Ellen King
    Ellen King
    MSN, Ed, RNC-OB, CCE

    Assistant Professor
    304-352-0072
    ellenking@ucwv.edu

     

    Patricia Lewis
    Patricia Lewis
    MSN, APRN, FNP-C, MSATE

    Assistant Professor ADN-Beckley
    304-352-0074
    patricialewis@ucwv.edu

    Skylar Marsh
    Skylar Marsh
    MSN, RN, FNP-BC

    Assistant Professor/Clinical Coordinator-Beckley
    304-352-0071
    skylarmarsh@ucwv.edu

    Kennita L. Thomas
    Kennita L. Thomas
    BS

    Administrative Assistant
    304-352-0061
    kennitalthomas@ucwv.edu