RN to Bachelor of Science

RN to BSN Program | WVU School of Nursing

Our 100% asynchronous online RN to BSN program offers licensed registered nurses who are graduates of nationally accredited diploma and associate degree nursing programs the opportunity to complete requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN).

Applicants with a current, unencumbered RN license and a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 are encouraged to apply. Applicants with an overall GPA of 2.0 to 2.49 may be considered for provisional admission.

The RN to BSN program is designed for completion in as little as three semesters of study once all general education requirements are completed. All nursing courses are offered as web courses and a total of 30 credits of nursing coursework via enrollment are required to complete the RN-BSN program. 

Throughout their academic experiences, students will focus on the five core competencies that provide the framework for the RN-BSN curriculum, including critical thinking, nursing interventions, professional role, caring, and communication which are outlined in more detail in our Student Handbook

*The School offers in-state tuition for all students enrolled in the RN-BSN program, regardless of residency.

RN to BSN Progression Plans

Depending on if you enter the RN to BSN program as a full- or part-time student, the progression plan will vary.

Clinical Experiences

Although RN to BSN students are required to complete direct and indirect clinical experiences, these are embedded within the WVU School of Nursing RN to BSN curriculum. Clinical assignments are designed to enrich coursework and differ from pre-licensure clinical assignments in that they are not precepted by a faculty member and can be completed at the student’s individual location. The purpose of these clinical experiences is to advance professional growth and assist students in demonstrating proficiencies essential to BSN-prepared nursing practice.

Community Service 

All RN to BSN students will be required to complete 25 hours of community service during their time in the program. The purpose of community service is to foster civic responsibility, enhance hands on learning experience, and assist students in identifying and meeting health and social needs of the community. Students can complete hours at their leisure in a variety of settings. Online community service opportunities are also available through WVU iServe.

Information Request

Our Student Services staff will be glad to answer your questions in person or by phone/e-mail. Please fill out the information request form via WVU Online and someone will be in touch.

There is a recorded information session available here.

For more information about the program please contact:

Ruthie Watts.

The online program is set up to work at your own pace and it is a blessing to be able to continue your education and be able to work to help your family without losing pay to do so.

Ruthie Watts
RN to Bachelor of Science