Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN)
Charleston and Beckley
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.
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) 2.0 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 2.0 or above.
- All applicants must submit a copy of a high school transcript, diploma, GED or TASC
- Pre-Requisite courses which are required to be completed prior to application/acceptance into the ADN Program are as follows: BIO 212, BIO 212L, COMM 101, COMM 102, PSYC 212. Must complete the following courses at the University of Charleston (or submit equivalent transfer credit) with a grade of a “C” or higher before applying to the program.
The ADN Admissions Committee reviews all applications. 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 and email within no more than two weeks from the application deadline.
Schedule for Consideration into the ADN Program
- Fall Semester | the 4th Wednesday in May
- Spring Semester | the 4th Wednesday in August
- Summer Semester | the 4th Wednesday in January
Note: Only applications received by the published deadline will be guaranteed a review. However, if seats remain in a cohort after the application deadline, additional applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all seats are filled
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 2.0 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 requirements 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.
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.
The curriculum is designed to prepare you to succeed on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
We’ve graduated more than 3,000 nurses over our more than 50 years in nursing education.
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%
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
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 25303
The Associate Degree nursing program at the University of Charleston at the Charleston Campus located in Charleston, West Virginia is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the ADN nursing program is Continuing Accreditation with Conditions.
The Associate Degree nursing program at the University of Charleston at the Beckley Campus located in Beckley, West Virginia is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm.
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