• Nursing (RN-BSN)

    Online

    Why UC

    Full online program with no residency requirement.

    48 credit hours awarded for current, unencumbered RN license.

    Program may be completed in one year (three semesters).

    Program designed to meet the needs of the working RN.

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

    Solid educational foundation for career mobility, graduate education and further academic study.

    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.

    Accreditation

    The Nursing (RN-BSN) 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 RN-BSN program is fully accredited by the
    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    1-404-975-5000
    www.acenursing.org

     

     

    About the (RN-BSN)

    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 RN-BSN program is committed to providing accessible, high-quality nursing education to meet the diverse and changing health-care needs of the community.

    ADN Nursing Student

    What You'll Learn

    Our program curriculum is based on current standards and evidence-based practices, so you develop skills that are truly marketable and valuable. Courses are eight weeks long, and you will study a combination of core, foundational and nursing courses – all leading to your BSN and an enhanced ability to continue to work in a constantly changing, challenging and rewarding field.

    The entire program is completed online – with no residency requirement.

     

    • Admission Requirements
      • Submit all official college or university transcripts demonstrating a cumulative grade point average of a 2.00 or higher
      • Grade of “C” or higher in all Foundational, Health Sciences, and Nursing courses
      • Nursing and Foundational (general education) courses through a regionally accredited institution by validation or articulation
      • Graduate from a regionally accredited college or university
      • Current, unencumbered license or valid temporary license as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) in the U.S. or a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

      Admission Application Documents

      In order to be considered for admission, admission documents have to be submitted in entirety. Applications will not be reviewed until all of the following have been reviewed.

      • Proof of admission to the University of Charleston: Admission letter.*
      • Submit all official college or university transcripts demonstrating a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher to the University of Charleston Admissions Office.*
      • Proof of current, unencumbered license or valid temporary license as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) in the U.S. or a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
      • Complete and submit an RN – BSN Program application and required documents to:

        University of Charleston
        Health Sciences Department, Suite 400
        ATTN: Suzanne Summers
        2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
        Charleston, West Virginia 25304

      *Must complete UC general admission requirements with UC Admissions Office prior to submission of the program application.

      If you have additional questions you may contact Ashley Williams, MSN, RN, CEN, Assistant Professor, Assistant Director/Coordinator of Curriculum at 304-357-4960 or ashleywilliams@ucwv.edu.

     

     

    ADN Nursing

    How Much Will it Cost Me?

    View our Tuition & Fees page for detailed information.

    Nursing RN-BSN Application

    Download the Nursing RN-BSN Application

    Fact Sheet

    Download the Nursing RN-BSN Fact Sheet

    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

     

    Employment Rates

    • Data not available. First graduates completed program May 2016.
     

    Completion Rates

    • Data not available. First graduates completed program in December 2015.
     

     

    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

     

    Ashley Williams
    Ashley Williams
    MSN, RN, CEN

    Assistant Professor, Assistant Director/Coordinator of Curriculu
    304-357-4960
    ashleywilliams@ucwv.edu

    Linda Carl
    Linda Carl
    EdD, MSN, RN



    lindacarl@ucwv.edu

    Ellen Strother
    Ellen Strother
    MSN, RN

    Assistant Professor
    304-352-0082
    elizabethstrother@ucwv.edu