University of Charleston

Nursing (RN-BSN)

Nursing student in scrubs in simulation lab
  • duration

    As quickly as one year of full-time study

  • format

    Online

  • location

    Online

Program Overview

Advance your nursing career with our online RN-BSN program. A BSN can help you broaden your nursing career options, be a better candidate for promotion, and enhance your skills and nursing techniques.

Our program curriculum focuses 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 continually changing, challenging and rewarding field.

Nursing student in scrubs listening to mock patient

Program Highlights

  • Fully online program with no residency requirement.

  • 50 credit hours awarded for current, unencumbered RN license.

  • Our revised nursing curriculum focuses on current standards and evidence-based practices.

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

  • Our program ranks #3 out of 26 registered nursing programs in West Virginia by RegisteredNursing.org.

  • Ranked in the 2019 Best Online Colleges for nursing programs by SR Education Group.

  • Start faster. Current Associate Degree Nursing students may enroll in Health Sciences courses prior to graduation.

Program Outcomes

  • Senior-Level Nursing Skills

    A BSN degree provides current nurses with more in-depth knowledge about the challenges within the healthcare field and increases their career opportunities. Topics covered include patient education, community health, management and leadership, clinical decision-making and more.

  • Advance in your Career

    Our well rounded educational foundation will offer you career mobility, a graduate-level education, and the opportunity to further your academic study.

Meet the Faculty

 

Meet the Faculty

 

Pamela Alderman
Pamela L. Alderman, EdD, MSN, RN

Dean of Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences, Chair of Capito Department of Nursing, Professor

Ashley Williams
Ashley Williams, MSN, RN, CEN

Assistant Professor, Assistant Director/Coordinator of Curriculum

  • Submit all official college or university transcripts demonstrating a cumulative grade point average of a 2.0 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 

To be considered for admission, admission documents have to be submitted in their entirety. Applications will not be reviewed until all of the following have been completed:

  • 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.

Additional Information

How Much Will It Cost?

View our Tuition & Fees page for more detailed information on cost.

Curriculum & Course Catalog

Nursing RN-BSN Application

The Nursing (RN-BSN) 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 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