Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

General Description:

The Marshall University College of Health Professions offers an online BSN Program for registered nurses who have a diploma or associate degree in nursing and wish to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

RN to BSN Brochure


Course Information:

Nursing Courses:

Nur 305: Concepts in Professional Nursing
Nur 318: Family Nursing
Nur 333 & 333L: Health and Physical Assessment for the RN
Nur 400: Transcultural Healthcare
Nur 416: Introduction to Research for Evidence Based Practice
Nur 418: Contemporary Nursing


Nur 427 & 427L: Professional Engagement in Nursing RN to BSN Practicum

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Admission Requirements:

To be eligible for admission to the RN-BSN program the applicant must:

  • Be a graduate of an accredited diploma program or associate degree nursing (ADN) program.
  • Meet the general admission requirements of Marshall University.
  • Have an unencumbered nursing license.
  • Have an overall Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher on all college work.
  • A completed application form for both Marshall University and the RN to BSN program.
  • Official transcripts from previously attended colleges.
  • Pass a drug screen and background check.



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Additional Resources:

Contact Information:

RN to BSN program

Marshall University School of Nursing
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755-9510

Ph: 304-696-6751


Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I become a Marshall student?

You must first be admitted to the University. If you have never attended Marshall or attended another college or university after your last Marshall enrollment, then your first step is to the Marshall Admissions Office. If you attended Marshall previously but never went to any other schools, then you start by completing paperwork in the Registrar’s Office.

How do I become an RN to BSN student after admission to Marshall?

You must complete and mail the online application, provide the required documentation and the $30 application fee. All paperwork must be sent to the RN to BSN Advisor at Marshall University.

Marshall University
College of Health Professions
School of Nursing
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755-9510
Attn: RN to BSN Advisor

Please make checks payable to Marshall University School of Nursing.

What documentation is required?

Current CPR certification (Red Cross Provider for Adult and Child), 2 step TB test results, Health Form, and Verification of current RN license.

Will I receive credit for my diploma or associate nursing degree?

All RN to BSN students will receive at least 40 credit hours for their RN education upon completion of 12 upper division nursing credits.

What are the costs for the RN to BSN program?

For Face to Face (eg. lecture) for WV residents $233.25 per credit hour

Online for WV residents $202 per credit hour

Cost subject to change. Does not include additional fees.

Do I need a RN license?

Yes, all students in the RN to BSN program must have a valid, unencumbered RN license in the state that they will be completing clinical hours before taking nursing classes.

How many clinical hours are students required to complete in the RN to BSN program?

Nursing 422 has 90 hours. Nursing 421 has approximately 60 hours (30 clinical agency, 12-14 online clinical discussion, and the remainder is assessment of a community).

The clinical hours are taken close to or in the students hometown.

How long does it take to complete the program?

If all the general education requirements are completed and the required science, math and social sciences, the student may complete the program in 3 semesters (full time). Part time students or students needing general education or program specific required courses will take longer.

Is the RN to BSN program on-line?

The program will be completely online by the Spring of 2012. Currently some classes are online while others are face to face.