The Baccalaureate of Science in
Nursing (BSN) Program is accredited by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered
Professional Nurses (WVBOERN) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
(accredited with two year warning).
Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process that uses peer review to determine if academic programs meet public confidence. Students benefit from accreditation through qualification to attend other accredited schools when pursuing higher degrees, and a competitive edge in the job market. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) with warning.
Having our on- going accreditation placed on warning status means that concerns were
identified during an accreditation visit in 2013 that required attention and further development.. When a program is placed on warning it is awarded accreditation for a shorter period than is otherwise typical and is subject to a full site visit in two years following the most recent comprehensive program evaluation. Not receiving full accreditation for this program is unprecedented by the University. The nursing
program has had a long history of NLN and NLNAC accreditation, holding continued accreditation status since 1987.
The BSN faculty believes that our nursing program is outstanding and we are proud of the successes we have had to date. Our graduates have 100% job placement after graduation and the program has had an average 97% NCLEX – RN passage rate for the past four years. The program remains fully accredited by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses.
The BSN program and the University understand the areas of concern raised by the ACEN and is working diligently to meet all ACEN standards by the time of the next scheduled evaluation visit which will be in the fall 2015. If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Debra Mullins, BSN Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete accreditation confirmation
is available at:
West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Requirements for RN Licensure in
- Good moral character
- High school graduation or equivalent
- Completion of basic nursing education program
Note: The West Virginia Board of
Examiners for RNs may deny licensure of an individual convicted of a felony.