The Associate Degree Nursing program at Bluefield State University 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 University AS Nursing Program
Class of 2021 Data

Pass Rates

First Time Passage rates on the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Professional Nurses 
Class of 2021
Bluefield Campus AS Nursing                    69%
Beckley Campus AS Nursing                     65%
Bluefield Campus LPN-RN Nursing           60% 
Beckley Campus LPN-RN Nursing            80%

70% First Time Passage Rate Overall for Bluefield State Class of 2021

92% of the Class of 2021 have now passed their NCLEX RN as of 1/31/22

Employment Rates
Employment rate of graduates who are working as Registered Professional Nurses within one year 
after graduation.
Class of 2021    100%

Completion Rates
Current Statistics for students who completed the program within the designated three-year 
AS Nursing                        54% in one-year sequence
                                          65% in two-year sequence

LPN-RN Nursing                94% in one-year sequence
                                          97% 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.