Pre-licensure BSN Program

Why Nursing?

Nursing is one of the most rewarding and challenging careers you can choose. You will have the opportunity to help patients and their families daily, and at any point in life, from birth to death. It is important that nurses be caring and compassionate, but also able to think critically to prevent and solve problems to help individuals achieve their highest level of wellness. Because of the nursing shortage, the demand for nurses and the current pay scale are higher than it has ever been. There are multiple nursing specialties from which to choose, such as pediatrics, obstetrics, psychiatric nursing, intensive care, medical/surgical nursing, and many more. During your career, you will always have opportunities to grow. You can change specialty areas or move into management positions. Going back to school to continue your education is always an option.

Why Nursing at Marshall University?

The Bachelors of Science in Nursing program at Marshall University prepares professional nurse generalists to work with individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of health care settings. Students participate in a wide variety of clinical rotations to gain nursing experience and explore options available upon graduation.  The program is available to qualified high school graduates, college students, and college graduates. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to take the registered nurse licensing examination (NCLEX-RN).

Baccalaureate nursing education provides a foundation in the humanities and the biological, social, and behavioral sciences. Students are able to apply this foundation, as well as a strong base in nursing science, to the professional practice of nursing. In addition to achieving the professional goals of the nursing program, students also become responsible members of society and are required to complete the University general education core requirements.

The pre-licensure BSN program can be completed at the Marshall University’s Huntington campus, the Marshall University’s Mid-Ohio Valley Center (MOVC) campus in Point Pleasant, WV, or at Glenville State University campus in Glenville, WV, a new cooperative nursing program with Marshall University.

The program includes a clinical practice component that gives students the opportunity to apply their nursing theory and skills in caring for individuals, families, groups, and communities in clinical health care settings. The program uses Cabell Huntington Hospital, River Park Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Hershel Woody Williams Veterans Administration Medical Center, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Charleston Area Medical Center (Charleston, WV), Thomas Memorial Hospital (South Charleston, WV), King’s Daughters Medical Center (Ashland, Kentucky), Pleasant Valley Hospital (Point Pleasant, WV), Holzer Medical Center (Gallipolis, OH), Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (Weston, WV) and others for clinical experiences. Additionally, various clinics, doctors’ offices, health departments, and schools are also utilized for clinical. Students are required to provide their own transportation to clinical experiences.

Pre-licensure BSN Program Options

  • Mid-Valley Ohio Center (MOVC) Campus
  • Marshall University/Glenville State University Cooperative Program
  • BA/BS to BSN Program
  • BSN End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

    The graduate is a nurse generalist with competence to:

    1. Use the nursing process to provide nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities in multiple settings, considering cultural diversity.
    2. Synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, natural and social sciences, and the humanities to promote, maintain, and restore health throughout the life span.
    3. Promote health care through communication and collaboration with clients and other health care providers.
    4. Coordinate comprehensive nursing care through the application of management and leadership skills, including prioritizing and delegation of care.
    5. Use clinical and critical reasoning to address simple and complex situations.
    6. Integrate evidence-based practice into nursing care.
    7. Perform as a responsible and accountable member of the profession who practices nursing legally and ethically.
    8. Examine professional activities that help define the scope of nursing practice, set health policies and improve the health of the public.

    Revised SON 5/08/2012
    Revised SON 02/04
    Revised SON 02/03
    Revised SON 2/26/01
    Revised SON Faculty 5/11/93

    Important Resources

    Program Outcomes

    BSN EPSLOs and Program Outcomes 2018 2019

    100% 2023 Pass Rate on the RN Licensure Exam
    Congratulations to our 2022 Pre-Licensure BSN Graduates who received 92.1% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam!
    85% 2022 Pass Rate on the FNP Certification Exam
    Congratulations to our 2022 FNP graduates who received a 85% 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

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