Application Information

Our online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) program offers graduates of diploma and associate degree nursing programs the opportunity to complete requirements for the BSN degree at the Charleston and Morgantown campuses. 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.


Applicant must have:

  • Diploma or associate's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.5 on all college-level work ever attempted. Cumulative GPAs of 2.0-2.49 may be considered for provisional admission.
  • Unrestricted license to practice nursing
  • Completion of WVU’s General Education Foundation requirements. These can be completed while enrolled in the program - required GEF’s for the RN-BSN program include - ENGL 101, ENGL 102, STAT 211, (if not already taken)

Note: Students who have been dismissed from any nursing program (WVU or otherwise) are ineligible for admission to any of the WVU BSN programs; however, students who have received degrees or additional credentialing post-academic dismissal from a nursing program are eligible for admission to the BS/BA to RN, RN to BSN, or graduate programs provided that they meet all other admission requirements and based on space available. Students who have withdrawn from the WVU SON may be considered for readmission and may apply in accordance with guidelines and criteria found in the undergraduate handbook.

Apply To WVU

Once you have reviewed the qualifications you can begin the application process. Below is a button that will take you to the WVU application page. To get started you'll first need to create an account on that page. Once you have done so, click "Start Application" and review your admission type prior to completing enrollment information. You will complete your application under the WVU at Morgantown Campus. For type of student, please choose Health Sciences Transfer.

  • The application period for the Spring (January) term will open on May 1 and close on November 1. All transcripts must be received no later than November 15.
  • The application period for the Summer term will open on September 1 and close on March 1. All transcripts must be received no later than March 15.
  • The application period for the Fall term will open on December 1 and close on July 1. All transcripts must be received no later than July 15. 

Create Account At WVU

Applications must be submitted electronically using the Application for Undergraduate Admission above. Nonrefundable application fee must also be paid. Official college transcripts from each college or university attended must be sent directly from the institution to the WVU Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 6009, Morgantown WV 26506. or via an online, secure service such as eScrip-Safe, National Student Clearinghouse, or Parchment to Please note, if you are a current or former WVU student, you do not need to have transcripts sent from the Morgantown, Beckley, or Keyser campuses. The application and all supporting materials must be received by the deadline date.


Applicants accepted to the program can expect to receive a letter from the Dean of the School of Nursing welcoming them to the RN-BSN program. Specific information including licensure requirement, HIPAA training, advisor, review of requirements to maintain good standing in the program and date for confirmation of seat in the program will be outlined in the acceptance letter.

In programs with limited capacity and competitive admissions, the most qualified students are selected among those that meet the minimum requirements. Students who want to appeal the Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions Committee decision as unfair, arbitrary, or capricious may contact the Director of Admissions and Enrollment for the School of Nursing. The request will be forwarded to the committee for consideration, and the student will receive detailed information regarding the formal appeal process.

Contact info for Director of Admissions and Enrollment:



Accepted students will receive a welcome letter from the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and the RN-BSN Program Coordinator. This letter will provide an orientation to the online program providing information on the following: progression planning, email access, course registration, textbook purchases, course access, required computer skills, website resources, contact information for course faculty and instructions for online registration.