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
  • 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 102, STAT 211, PSYC 101, PSYC 241, and SOCA 101 (if not already taken)

WVU School of Nursing RN-to-BSN Clinical Experiences

Direct and indirect clinical experiences are included in WVU School of Nursing RN-to-BSN courses.  Clinical assignments are designed to enrich course work and differ from pre-licensure clinical assignments.  The purpose of these clinical experiences is to advance professional growth and assist students in demonstrating proficiencies essential to BSN-prepared nursing practice.  Clinical experiences include assessing and providing interventions for individuals, families, and communities; communicating and collaborating in an interprofessional manner; and designing and disseminating an evidenced-based nursing practice plan to address a health issue or problem in a community or acute care setting.  

To be considered, applicants will be required to meet all WVU admission requirements in addition to program-specific admission criteria.

Note: Any student who has been dismissed from the West Virginia University School of Nursing or any other nursing program will not be readmitted or considered for admission to the program.

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.

  • 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

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 start you will first need to Sign Up for an account.  Once that step is completed, please click on “Start a New Application.”  You will complete your application under the WVU at Morgantown Campus. For type of student, please choose Health Sciences Transfer.

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. 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:

A photo of Caitlin Rexrode.
Caitlin Rexrode
West Virginia University
Program Director, Office of Student Services



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.