• Nursing (BSN)Nursing (BSN)

    Bachelor's of Science in Nursing

    Charleston

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares students for a career as a registered professional nurse (RN). Registered professional nurses practice in a dynamic health care arena utilizing an informed body of knowledge that ensures all members of the public receive safe and quality care. The BSN program is committed to providing accessible, high-quality nursing education to meet the diverse and changing health care needs of the community. Graduates of the BSN program are qualified to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

    • UC Offers
      • More than 50 years’ experience educating over 3,000 nurses
      • Revised nursing curriculum based on current standards and evidence-based practices
      • Accessible, high-quality education intentionally designed to meet diverse health care needs of the community
      • Solid educational foundation for career mobility, graduate education and further academic study
      • Faculty with professional nursing expertise in diverse health care settings
      • Interdisciplinary education
      • Small clinical/lab/simulation sections with an 8-10:1 student/faculty ratio
      • Simulation lab on campus
      • Clinical experiences in the state’s only Level I trauma center and the only free standing Women’s and Children’s hospital
      • Premier health care facilities utilized for clinical rotations less than ten minutes from campus
       
    • Student Achievement Data

      Pass Rates

      • Passage rates on the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NCLEX-RN)
        2016 – 95.24%
      • Passage rates on the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NCLEX-RN)
        2015 – 88.46%

      Employment Rates

      • Employment rate of graduates who are working as Registered Professional Nurses within one year after graduation.
        2016 – 100%
      • Employment rate of graduates who are working as Registered Professional Nurses within one year after graduation.
        2015 – 100%

      Completion Rates

      • Students who completed the program within the designated three-year sequence:
        2016 – 91%
      • Students who completed the program within the designated three-year sequence:
        2015 – 66%
       

    Student Testimonial

    My experience as a nursing student at the University of Charleston prepared me to live out my dream. The three year program allowed me to practice hands on nursing skills and taught me critical knowledge that prepared me to become the registered nurse I am today. Most importantly, I met wonderful professors (who are now colleagues) and life long friends.

    — Elle Martin, BSN Student, 2017