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Our students receive hands-on experience with real-life situations, so they're learning the best possible care practices before they see patients.

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96 percent passing rate for first-time takers of the BSN NCLEX exam


What is Nursing at WVU like?


Nursing is a dynamic career opportunity for both women and men. WVU's undergraduate program in nursing is recognized by health care agencies as providing excellent preparation for the nursing profession. According to projections by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Registered Nursing (RN) is among the top occupations in terms of job growth through 2024.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum includes courses in the humanities and arts, social sciences, natural sciences and nursing science. Taken concurrently with these courses, nursing clinical courses enable you to immediately apply your learning to actual client, family and community situations. Your senior year includes nursing experience at a community site, such as a public school system, county health department, individual patient home, community hospital or primary rural clinc. When you graduate, you will be equipped for a beginning professional role with clients of all ages in any healthcare setting and will have an excellent foundation for graduate study.

National accreditation of the BSN program and approval by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses qualifies graduates to take the required examination for RN licensure. Graduates are eligible to be licensed to practice nursing in any state in the nation. Graduates are also eligible to apply for certification as a school nurse and to take the American Holistic Nurses' certification examination.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at West Virginia University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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What makes Nursing at WVU unique?

Research and Academic Opportunities

The School of Nursing research program includes colleagues from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Public Health, WVU Medicine and the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Multiple funding sources — federal, state, foundation, institutional and industry — support the program.

The Office of Research and Scholarly Activity is committed to the next generation of nurse scholars and offers mentored experiences with established researchers in a scholarly, interprofessional research environment.

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What is Nursing at WVU ranked?


West Virginia's No. 1 nursing program (, 2018)


Registered nurses rank No. 18 on The Best 100 Jobs (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)


The School of Nursing's online nursing graduate program ranks No. 51 nationwide (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)


What can you do with this degree?

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Nursing major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.


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What are the courses like in Nursing at WVU?

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Cost and Aid

How much does Nursing at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $482
Per Semester $5,784
Fall and Spring Semesters $11,568
Per Credit $1,153
Per Semester $13,836
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,672
Per Credit $1,153
Per Semester $14,136
Fall and Spring Semesters $28,272
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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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What are the requirements to apply for Nursing at WVU?

Program Requirements

In addition to meeting WVU's base admission standards, first-time freshmen must also meet one of these admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year:

For admission to the Pre-Nursing program:
  • GPA: 3.20
  • ACT Composite: 23
  • ACT Math: 22
  • SAT EBRW and Math: 1140
  • SAT Math: 540
For direct admission to the Nursing program:
  • GPA: 3.60
  • ACT Composite: 28
  • ACT Math: 22
  • SAT EBRW and Math: 1310
  • SAT Math: 540
For direct admission to the Nursing program:
  • GPA: 3.80
  • ACT Composite: 26
  • ACT Math: 22
  • SAT EBRW and Math: 1240
  • SAT Math: 540

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Nursing major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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