RN to Bachelor of Science

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

The RN-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. 

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

RN-BSN Progression Plans

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

Community Service Guidelines and Report Form

Community service is required of all Health Sciences students, including part- and full-time undergraduate students. It is expected that a minimum of 25 hours will be completed during a student's rural health experience but only the community service, not the clinical or research activities, will count toward meeting requirements.

For a list of examples, acceptable organizations and other information, view the Community Service Guidelines.

Community Service Opportunities

International Student Admission to RN-BSN Program

Information for International Student Admission for WVU RN-BSN Program

Minimum Computer Requirements

All nursing course work is offered online via SOLE. All courses are offered in an "asynchronous" format; i.e., students need not attend coursework at a particular time of day. Basic computer skills are required of all students, and access to adequate computing equipment is required. Please view WVU's Recommendations for minimum computer requirements.

WVU Portal

All students in the University have access to email, STAR and other programs vial the WVU Portal. You must use this email system for RN to BSN coursework. No other email addresses will be used by faculty to contact you or to notify you of course related or program related information. You can access MIX from any computer where you have internet access.

The MIX homepage has a great tutorial that you may want to complete before your classes begin. Use MIX to your best advantage during your program!

Visit MIX Homepage

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.

For more information about the program please contact:

A photo of Melanie Whelan.
Melanie Miranda Whelan, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE
West Virginia University
Teaching Assistant Professor, WVU School of Nursing Charleston Campus