West Virginia University (WVU) at Parkersburg

West Virginia University (WVU) at Parkersburg offers accredited Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) degree programs. Students Schools Scholarships

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West Virginia University (WVU) at Parkersburg, a public entity, was established in 1961.

Academic Programs

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) degree is specifically designed for students that want to become Registered Nurses (RN). Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and then become eligible for state licensure as an RN.

Admission (not all inclusive)

  • Complete a WVU Parkersburg Admissions
  • Submit a High School transcript or GED
  • Submit transcripts of any college work from another college
  • Complete the HESI Admission Assessment examination with a 75 or higher
  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA from high school and college coursework
  • Undergo/pass a criminal background check
  • Undergo/pass drug and alcohol testing
  • Current immunizations and titers as outlined by the university
  • Undergo a physical examination by a licensed healthcare provider
  • Current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (AHA)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN (online)

The RN to BSN program is specifically designed for currently licensed Registered Nurses.

Students that are not currently RNs but would like to complete their BSN are able to complete it by transitioning into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in the second year of their Associate Degree classes.

State Authorizations

Not all states authorize students to take the online program. Below are authorized states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Admission (not all inclusive)

  • Have an associate degree or diploma in nursing from an accredited school
  • Possess an active unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the United States
  • Have a valid RN license in the state in which you will be completing assignments
  • Have NOT been excluded from another nursing program for any reason, including (but not limited to) academic dishonesty, disruptive behavior, or course failure (If the student attended another nursing program they must submit a letter from the school’s Director or Dean of Nursing indicating their eligibility to return)
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 based on a 4.0 scale on all college/university courses completed before admission
  • Pass a Criminal background check
  • Pass a drug screening
  • Undergo physical exam by an authorized healthcare provider
  • Current immunization(s) and titers as outlined by the university
  • Current CPR (AHA) certification

Accreditation and Approval

The Higher Learning Commission accredited West Virginia University (WVU) at Parkersburg.

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited the WVU Nursing programs.

The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses approved the Nursing programs.


West Virginia University at Parkersburg is listed in BestColleges.com's "Best Colleges in West Virginia".

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