The Associate Degree Nursing program at Bluefield State College located in Bluefield, WV is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.


Student Achievement Data

Bluefield State College AS Nursing Program
Class of 2018 Data

Pass Rates

Passage rates on the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NCLEX-RN)

Bluefield Campus AS Nursing                    79%
Beckley Campus AS Nursing                     96%
Bluefield Campus LPN-RN Nursing           83%
Beckley Campus LPN-RN Nursing            100%

89% Passage Rate Overall for Bluefield State Class of 2018

Employment Rates

Employment rate of graduates who are working as Registered Professional Nurses within one year after graduation.

2018 – 100%

Completion Rates

Students who completed the program within the designated three-year sequence:

AS Nursing                        61.19% in one-year sequence
                                          68.65% in two-year sequence                     


LPN-RN Nursing                82.35% in one-year sequence
                                           100% in two-year sequence

The curriculum may be amended by the nursing faculty.
Math (101 or higher), BIOL 210 and 211L are Co-requisites in the first semester, PSYC 103 and BIOL 212 and 213L are Corequisites in the second semester. BIOL 107 and ENGL 101 are Co-requisites in the third semester. ENGL 102 and either COSC 102, BUSN 130 are Co-requisites for the fourth semester.