RN to BSN FAQ

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 have been out of school for one year, you will need to contact the Admission’s Office for readmission.

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

You must submit the completed RN to BSN Application which includes a background check and drug screen through the company contracted by the Marshall University School of Nursing, required documentation including transcripts verifying previous course work and graduation from an accredited associate degree/diploma nursing program.  A $30 application fee must accompany the application. Please make checks payable to Marshall University School of Nursing. For spring class the deadline is November 1, for summer it is March 1 and for fall it is July 1.  Late applications are not accepted.

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

Is the RN to BSN program online?

The program is completely online. The courses are asynchronous meaning the student is not required to be logged in the computer at a certain day and time each week.

What are the admissions requirements?

  1. Regular admission to Marshall University.
  2. Separate application to the School of Nursing.
  3. Unemcumbered nursing license.
  4. Graduation from a nationally accredited nursing program.
  5. An overall GPA of 2.5 or higher on all college work.
  6. A satisfactory background check and drug screen must be completed prior to beginning classes.
  7. Students applying for the program who are completing their associate degree/diploma upon application to the RN to BSN Program must hold an unencumbered RN license PRIOR to beginning the second semester of coursework or they will be withdrawn from the program.

Unencumbered License – Current unencumbered licensure as an RN in the United States is required. An unencumbered license has not been subjected to formal discipline by any Board of Nursing. This includes but is not limited to reprimand, revocation, probation, suspension, restriction, limitation, disciplinary action, discretionary review/hearing or encumbrance. An unencumbered license is a license that has no provisions or conditions that limit practice in any way. This applies to all current or past RN licensure in one or more states.

What documentation is required?

Documentation includes but is not limited to: CPR verification, immunization records, health form, technical standards form, unencumbered  RN license, etc.  See RN to BSN Handbook for additional requirements for admitted students.

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

The School of Nursing awards up to 40 hours of undergraduate nursing credit for RN licensure after first 12 nursing credit hours are complete.  Students are responsible for submitting  a request to the Director of the program to obtain this credit upon completion of the 12th nursing credit hour.

What are the costs for the RN to BSN program?

Undergraduate online course fees are set by the Marshall Board of Governors. Cost subject to change each semester. Please check with the Bursars Office for up to date fees.  Students must submit a request to be a distance learning student to get this discounted rate.  All classes must be taken online.  Distance Learning Enrollment Status Form

Do I need a RN license?

Students applying for the program who are completing their associate degree/diploma upon application to the RN to BSN Program must hold an unencumbered RN license PRIOR to beginning the second semester of coursework or they will be withdrawn from the program. Students who are currently licensed as a Registered Nurse must show evidence of an Unencumbered RN license.

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

Students will complete various course specific project based experiences in order to meet the course objectives.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The program is designed for the working nurse to be completed in four semesters if general education requirements have been met. However, there are two plans of study available:  Option A four semesters, Option B two semesters.  Students needing general education or program specific required courses will take longer.  Students must have completed the majority of the non-nursing hours of study to begin nursing courses. Nursing classes are offered Fall, Spring, and Summer to allow students to complete the program faster.

91.84% 2021 Pass Rate on the RN Licensure Exam
Congratulations to our 2021 Pre-Licensure BSN Graduates who received 91.84% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam!
96.43% 2021 Pass Rate on the FNP Certification Exam
Congratulations to our 2021 FNP graduates who received a 96.43% pass rate on the FNP Certification exam! Thank you to our MSN faculty who helped make this possible.

Contact Us

Location: Fourth Floor, Prichard Hall
Phone: 304-696-5272

For the Pre-licensure BSN program bsn-nursing@marshall.edu

For the RN to BSN program rntobsn-nursing@marshall.edu

For the MSN program msn-nursing@marshall.edu

For the DNP program dnp@marshall.edu

OR chapad@marshall.edu