Bachelor of Science in Nursing – West Virginia University

Program Information

The BSN program is offered on WVU’s main campus in Morgantown and on the WVU Tech Campus in Montgomery. Students may also complete the freshman year of the program at Potomac State College or Glenville State College, then complete the sophomore, junior and senior years at Morgantown or Montgomery, respectively.

The curriculum includes courses in humanities, social sciences, basic sciences, and nursing science. These courses are taken in conjunction with nursing clinical courses. Students apply their learning to actual client, family and community situations that warrant nursing intervention. In keeping with the University’s commitment to improving health care for all West Virginians, all health sciences students complete a rural clinical practice as part of the degree requirements. Nursing students complete the rural clinical practice experience during their senior year.

Progression Plans

Depending on when you are admitted to the BSN program, the progression plan you follow in your time at WVU can vary slightly. Please view the different progression plans for more information. The BSN program is six semesters of clinical nursing courses after completion of all pre-requisite courses.

Simulation Experience

WVU SON offers the opportunity for students to learn in two state-of-the-art simulation facilities where students practice patient care without fear of jeopardizing patient safety.

Study Abroad Opportunities

WVU School of Nursing students can integrate study abroad into their curriculum. Currently there are two options for students to explore alternative courses in another country.

The first option is to enroll in a program that is offered on university breaks or during the summer through WVU Office of International Programs. Students can explore these programs through the WVU Office of International Programs. Programs are offered for both graduate and undergraduate credit. For undergraduate students, these courses could be counted toward general education requirements with School of Nursing approval.

The second option is to enroll in a non-credit service learning program that is offered outside of the spring and fall semesters or during breaks. There are organizations that offer these programs and provide health care related opportunities. The Coordinatory of International Programs for the School of Nursing can provide guidance on the appropriateness of these programs.

What Our Students Say About Our Program

“I feel that the experience we get in clinicals with all the hands-on experience is very valuable. I think we are getting an idea of what nursing is all about. I have many friends at schools in [neighboring states] who have no experience with patients and no idea what they are getting into.” – Marcie Hontz, Junior, Orefield, PA

“I like that the hospital is newer and that the faculty are willing to help and meet with us whenever possible.” – Heather Magyar, Junior, Shadyside, OH

“I came from a small town school, and the WVU School of Nursing is just like it – in a good way. I feel like a name here, not a number!” – Amber Somerville, Junior, Palestine, WV

“I feel confident in my field because of m excellent hands-on experience at Ruby [Memorial Hospital]. My instructors have all been experts in their field and I always feel comfortable asking them questions and asking for help. With corresponding theory classes and on-site clinicals, I have been able to ‘connect the dots’ and understand each aspect of nursing.” – Katherine Yoder, Junior, Charleston, WV

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