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Healthcare employers are increasingly seeking bachelor’s (or even master’s) degrees of their nursing hires. As a result, more and more nursing students are enrolling in four-year colleges and universities. These four-year institutions usually offer the minimum qualification of a bachelor’s degree. We’ve profiled below several of the top four-year colleges for nursing in West Virginia.

West Virginia University
WVU is home to a particularly strong master of science in nursing (MSN) program. It boasts a 97-100% student pass rate and requires students to log at least 1,100 clinical hours. The MSN program focuses its research on reducing health disparities among the rural Appalachian population. The university also holds ten years of consistent doctor’s in nursing practice (DNP) accreditation and offers a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program as well.

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University of Charleston
University of Charleston offers a BSN program that combines technical nursing skills and liberal learning outcomes. Program graduates have found employment at prestigious healthcare providers like CAMC Memorial and Duke University Hospital. Graduates have also pursued master’s degrees at local universities such as Marshall University.

Fairmont State University
Fairmont State University offers both an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in registered nursing. Students must first attain the associate’s degree before enrolling in the RN-to-BSN completion program. West Virginia’s RNs earn a median annual salary of $54,000.

If you are still undecided on which institution to attend, we have compiled below a complete list of West Virginia’s four-year nursing schools.

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Charleston

University of Charleston
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
University of Charleston Charleston
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

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Alderson Broaddus University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bluefield State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bluefield State College - Beckley
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Davis & Elkins College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Fairmont State University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Marshall University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Salem International University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Shepherd University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Liberty University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Virginia University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (GSC Collaborative)
West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Wheeling Jesuit University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Alderson Broaddus University Philippi
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bluefield State College Bluefield
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bluefield State College - Beckley Beaver
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Davis & Elkins College Elkins
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Fairmont State University Fairmont
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Marshall University Huntington
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Salem International University Salem
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Shepherd University Shepherdstown
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Liberty University West Liberty
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Virginia University Morgantown
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Parkersburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Virginia University Institute of Technology Montgomery
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (GSC Collaborative)
West Virginia Wesleyan College Buckhannon
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Wheeling Jesuit University Wheeling
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion