Admission Criteria/Process

Online RN to BSN

Admission Criteria/Process

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements of Marshall University as described in the Undergraduate Catalog. The RN to BSN application deadline is

  • For Spring Semester - October 1
  • For Fall Semester - April 1

Questions about the application process, please contact the School of Nursing by phone (304) 696-3821 or by email at

Criteria for admission include the following:

  • Regular admission to Marshall University
  • Separate application to the School of Nursing
  • Unencumbered nursing license
  • Graduation from a nationally accredited nursing program
  • An overall GPA of 2.5 or higher on all college work
  • Pass a drug screen and background check

How to apply to the RN to BSN program

  1. Apply to Marshall University
  2. Print and fill out the RN to BSN Application
  3. Send the RN to BSN application by April 1 or October 1 with a nonrefundable check or money order for $30.00 payable to MU SON to:

    Marshall University
    School of Nursing PH room 421
    1 John Marshall Drive
    Huntington, WV 25755-9510
    ATTN: Student Records Assistant

Important notices when applying

Background checks and Drug screens

Prior to being fully admitted to the Online RN to BSN program, students must complete a background check and drug screen. Based upon the findings, students may not be accepted into the Nursing Program. Additionally the School of Nursing may require students to submit to a drug screen upon reasonable suspicion or cause or may impose random drug testing for students undergoing treatment and/or rehabilitation for substance abuse. All drug screens and background checks are the financial responsibility of the student.

Health Form and Immunizations

Prior to being fully admitted to the Online RN to BSN program, students must submit a completed health form and record of immunizations. It is the responsibility of the student to provide documentation as required.

Required Transcripts

Applicants must provide official transcripts to the university and the SON from those universities for the most current semester.