University of Charleston
female nursing student smiling in scrubs with stethoscope

Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN)

  • Duration

    16 Months

  • Format

    Hybrid

  • Location

    Charleston and Beckley

Program Overview

Our unique hybrid Associate Degree of Nursing program prepares you for a career as a registered professional nurse. The field of nursing is currently in high demand. This program is strategically developed to meet the diverse health care needs of our communities.

With over 50 years of nursing education experience, our program is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills to provide high quality nursing care.

nursing student in scrubs looking down

Freshman applicants with a 2.5 or higher high school GPA and transfer students with a 2.0 or higher cumulative college GPA are eligible for general admission to UC and will gain direct entry into this program. Students may apply online or download the admissions application.

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 the UC Admissions Office and gain full admission to the University before applying to the program.
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.5 or higher
  • The student will be required to take the TEAS examination with a passing score of 60% or higher. There can be a total of 3 TEAS testing attempts between January and December, and a 60 day waiting period must occur between each attempt. There is preparation available on the ATI testing site, as well as self-remediation. Read more information related to the TEAS exam. For a full listing of specific dates and times at both locations, and to register, see the registration site
  • Must submit official transcripts from any previous college or university demonstrating a grade point average of 2.5 or above.
  • All applicants must submit a copy of a high school transcript, diploma, GED or TASC
  • Must complete the following general education course with a grade of a “C” or higher before applying to the program: INTRO TO HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (BIOL 212 AND BIOL 212L)

Admission Notification

The ADN Admissions Committee reviews all applications. 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 are 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 selected 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 selected 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 selected for admission will be notified by mail within 5-7 business days.

Transfer Nursing Students

To be considered for admission, a transfer nursing student must submit the following requirements:

  • Confirmation of your acceptance as a student to UC*
  • A copy of all of your previous college/university transcripts*
  • A copy of your high school diploma, GED or TASC*
  • Transfer equivalency from the UC Admissions Office with verification of a 2.5 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 60% or higher
  • Visit our general transfer admission requirement page to learn more.

*must complete UC general admission requirements with UC Admissions Office before 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 proficiency and placement. Transfer students enrolled in the ADN program MUST complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at the University of Charleston and complete all program requirements. All transfer students must be able to complete the program within 150% of the time the first nursing course was taken.

 

Download the Nursing ADN Application for Beckley

Download the Nursing ADN Application for Charleston

 

Additional Information

Program Highlights

  • Offered in a hybrid format, this 16-month program caters to the non-traditional student. Classes and clinical are held every other weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) with online course work throughout the week.

  • Student cohorts accepted three times a year (fall, spring and summer).

  • Premiere health care facilities utilized for on-going experiences.

  • Our faculty offer professional nursing expertise in diverse healthcare settings.

Program Outcomes

  • NCLEX-RN Exam

    The curriculum is designed to prepare you to succeed on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

  • 100% Employment Rate

    100% of our graduates gain employment within a year after graduation.

  • Experience

    We’ve graduated more than 3,000 nurses over our more than 50 years in nursing education.

The Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program at the University of Charleston is accredited by 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 program is fully 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://wvrnboard.wv.gov

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
1-404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

Program Completion Rates

2019 – Charleston (first year for program) – 90%

2019 – Beckley – 90.66%

2018 – 98%

2017 – 88%

 

Program Pass Rates

2019 – Charleston (first year for program) – 100%

2019 – Beckley – 80.95%

2018 – 94.40%

2017 – 77.27%

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

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

Capito Department of Nursing Chair, Program Director of Nursing, Associate Professor

Kennita Thomas
Kennita Thomas, BS

Administrative Assistant/Pre-Nursing Advisor – Beckley

Skylar Marsh
Skylar Marsh, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

ADN Program Coordinator Charleston and Beckley, Assistant Professor

Theresa Hatten Jackson
Theresa Jackson, Ph.D.,RN

Associate Professor – ADN Charleston

Judy Majoney
Judy Mahoney, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor – ADN Beckley

Janet Lilly, MSN, RNC, NNP-BC

Assistant Professor – ADN Beckley

Melissa Anne Layne, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor in Nursing, Clinical Coordinator – Charleston

Tiffany Cornett, BSN, RN

OB/PEDS ADN Instructor – Charleston