5 Nursing Campuses,
1 WVU School of Nursing.

Whether you are interested in earning your first degree or advancing your field of knowledge at the graduate level, the WVU School of Nursing has a program for you on one of our five campuses.

Morgantown Campus

A group of students gather around a volunteer standardized patient inside a WV STEPS exam area.
Students at the Morgantown Campus have access to WV STEPS, a state-of-the-art simulation facility.

One of three campuses in Morgantown, the Health Sciences Center is the primary teaching and research center for the health professions schools. The campus also includes Ruby Memorial Hospital and other clinical facilities associated with WVU Medicine, all of which serve as teaching locations for our students. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention operates a major occupational health research facility on this campus.

Programs offered at the Morgantown Campus

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is recognized by health care agencies as providing students with excellent preparation for the nursing profession. Graduates are in great demand and enjoy a large number of career opportunities. Our BSN pass rates for first-time test takers on the national licensure exam in 2022 was 99%.

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BS/BA to Bachelor of Science

The BS/BA to BSN program is an accelerated program for college graduates who wish to become a registered nurse with a bachelor's degree in nursing. The program, offered on the Morgantown and Bridgeport campuses, is designed for full-time study. After 18 months of continuous enrollment, successful students obtain the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) and are eligible to take the licensing examination for a registered professional nurse (RN).

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Master of Science in Nursing

The MSN programs at WVU offer baccalaureate-prepared nurses the opportunity to earn a master's degree with part-time or full-time curriculum options. Current programs include master’s degrees in PNP (pediatric) and FNP (family) nurse practitioner specialty tracks.

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Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA)

The WVU School of Nursing and The John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University have created the first off-campus dual master's degree program to give you the skills and knowledge to serve as a nurse leader. The MSN/MBA program is designed for registered nurses seeking career opportunities in administrative and executive level positions in the healthcare industry. Students take courses from both the MSN and MBA program concurrently (totaling 57 credit hours), allowing assimilation of advanced business management concepts into the nursing administration role.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

The WVU School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares nurses to practice at the highest level of professional nursing. Graduates of the DNP program advance the application of nursing knowledge through the translation and implementation of evidence for practice to improve health outcomes for diverse populations. This expert level practice builds on past advanced practice education, experience, and certification. The DNP program can be completed in as few as 32 credit hours.

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DNP Nurse Anesthetist

This accredited, hybrid curriculum prepares the student nurse anesthetist for certification in nurse anesthesia and will confer a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. A student enrolling in this major can expect a rigorous, challenging program of study, heavily based in sciences including anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, chemistry, and physics. This full-time program will require students to take 88 credits and at least 2,000 clinical hours over three years or nine continuous semesters.

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PhD

The Ph.D. in Nursing offers both part-time and full-time options, composed of in-person and online learning components.  Currently, three years of coursework is delivered online during fall and spring semesters, and summer courses are offered in a seminar-style, face-to-face format. Once students defend a dissertation proposal, they advance to become doctoral candidates. Students then complete the research and dissertation phase, which culminates in a written and oral dissertation defense

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Evan Estrada

I think I’ve always wanted to work in peds. Going through nursing school only reaffirmed that. The possibility of having that long lasting impact on the pediatric population is really exciting.

Evan Estrada
Bachelor of Science
Morgantown Campus

WVU School of Nursing,
where you are.

The WVU School of Nursing offers several programs through WVU Online.

Online programs

Online. Anytime. Anywhere.

When you choose an online program with the WVU School of Nursing, you can access our high-quality curriculum, expert faculty and numerous resources no matter where you are located. Our programs are tried and tested — our graduates are highly sought after, whether they chose to study in-person or online. 

Programs available online

RN to Bachelor of Science

Our online RN to BSN program offers graduates of diploma and associate degree nursing programs the opportunity to complete requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). Nursing courses in the RN to BSN program are designed for completion in three semesters of full-time study. All the courses are offered as web courses and in-state tuition rates apply to all RSN-BSN students, regardless of residency.

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Master of Science in Nursing

The MSN programs at WVU offer baccalaureate-prepared nurses the opportunity to earn a master's degree with part-time or full-time curriculum options. Current programs include master’s degrees in PNP (pediatric) and FNP (family) nurse practitioner specialty tracks.

Learn about the Master of Science in Nursing program

Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA)

The WVU School of Nursing and The John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University have created the first off-campus dual master's degree program to give you the skills and knowledge to serve as a nurse leader. The MSN/MBA program is designed for registered nurses seeking career opportunities in administrative and executive level positions in the healthcare industry. Students take courses from both the MSN and MBA program concurrently (totaling 57 credit hours), allowing assimilation of advanced business management concepts into the nursing administration role.

Learn about the Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA) program

Post-MSN Certificate

The Post-MSN certificate program is offered to professional nurses who have previously earned a master's degree or higher in nursing and who are interested in obtaining national certification in advanced practice nursing. The focus areas are Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Nurse Executive Leadership (NEL).

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

The WVU School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares nurses to practice at the highest level of professional nursing. Graduates of the DNP program advance the application of nursing knowledge through the translation and implementation of evidence for practice to improve health outcomes for diverse populations. This expert level practice builds on past advanced practice education, experience, and certification. The DNP program can be completed in as few as 32 credit hours.

Learn about the Doctor of Nursing Practice program

Stephanie Lusk

When I got to college, nursing was what I interested in. When I thought about my role models when I was younger, the strongest women I knew were nurses, and I love that caring is one of the most essential elements in being a nurse.

Stephanie Lusk
Master of Science in Nursing
Online