As quickly as one year of full-time study
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.
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.
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nursing (RN-BSN) program at the University of Charleston is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
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The RN-BSN program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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