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.
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 606041-800-621-7440www.hlcommission.org
The ADN program is fully accredited by:
The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
90 MacCorkle Avenue Ave., SW
South Charleston, WV 25303304-744-09001-877-743-NURS (6877)
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326 1-404-975-5000www.acenursing.org
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.
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).
In order to qualify for admission into the ADN program, students are required to complete an application and meet the following criteria:
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.
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.
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.
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.
In order to be considered for admission, a transfer nursing student must submit the following requirements:
*must complete UC general admission requirements with UC Admissions Office prior to submission of this application.
The ADN Department of Nursing reserves the right to evaluate all transfer credits. Additional departmental testing may be required to determine student proficiency and placement. Transfer students enrolled in the ADN program MUST complete a minimum of 20 credit hours at the University of Charleston. All transfer students must be able to complete the program within 150% of time the first nursing course was taken.
View our Beckley Tuition & Fees page for detailed information.
View our Charleston Tuition & Fees page for detailed information.
Download the Nursing ADN Application for Beckley
Download the Nursing ADN Application for Charleston
Download the Nursing Student Handbook
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.
Download the Curriculum & Course Catalog
Learn more about the course, curriculum, admission requirements, and graduation requirements.
*Pass Rates, Employment Rates and Retention Rates for the Charleston ADN program is not available. The first cohort started August 2018.
Chair and Director Capito Department of NursingDean/Professor304-357-4835 firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Director of Nursing 304-357-4966 email@example.com
Assistant Professor ADN-Beckley 304-357-4847 firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor – ADN Beckley 304-352-0072 email@example.com
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Assistant Professor- ADN Charleston 304-352-0038 email@example.com
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Assistant Professor/Clinical Coordinator-Beckley email@example.com
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Assistant Professor, Pre-Nursing Advisor – ADN Charleston email@example.com
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