The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers the RN-BSN Baccalaureate degree and the Associate degree in Nursing. It also offers the Baccalaureate degree in Imaging Science and the Associate degree in Radiologic Technology.

The Baccalaureate in Nursing (RN-BSN) and Imaging Science may be completed as 2+2 programs.

The School emphasizes quality instruction and individualized advising leading to timely completion of degree requirements and high placement rates for its graduates.


Our mission is to provide a quality, affordable and geographically accessible foundation in nursing, a variety of imaging modalities, and studies in allied health.

Students are exposed to a full range of clinical experience, including all stages of the lifespan.

Professional codes of conduct and ethics are emphasized strongly.

How to Apply

Enrollment in Allied Health programs is restricted to specific times of year in order to comply with accreditation standards. The Radiologic Technology and accelerated LPN-to-RN programs begin with Summer terms. The Associate degree in Nursing begins Fall semester.

Applications must be submitted September 1 through December 15 annually for the A.S. Nursing, Accelerated LPN-to-RN and A.S. Radiologic Technology programs, as well as the Sonography concentration.

The application file must be completed by January 31 of the year for which admission is sought. The student is responsible for confirming completion.

The application for the RN-to-BSN program is available year-round. The Fall class is accepted beginning in the Spring semester of the year for which admission is sought.

A physical examination, immunization records and background check are REQUIRED prior to admittance. The background check will be completed at the student’s expense through Castle Branch.

Drug screening will be completed upon admission/enrollment and thereafter as dictated by the individual program.

Health insurance is REQUIRED and MUST be presented with all other documentation.

Students must purchase uniforms and other equipment required by their degree program.

Students are responsible for transportation to and from the University, as well as to health agencies utilized for clinical experiences.

Student Testimonials
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"I'm going to go after a degree that I will always have a job...there is just so much here that is offered that you're not going to have access to in larger colleges."


All programs are accredited by their corresponding national organizations.

For the Baccalaureate degree in Nursing:


The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,

655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC  20001

(202) 887-6791

For the Associate Degree in Nursing:


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The Associate Degree nursing program at Bluefield State University located in Bluefield, WV is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 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 Continued Accreditation.

Dr. Marsal P. Stoll, Chief Executive Office


West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

Contact information for the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses:

Dr. Sue Painter, MSN RN 
West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses 
5001 MacCorkle Avenue, SW
South Charleston, West Virginia 25309
Or by email at Sue.A.Painter@wv.gov

For the Associate degree in Radiologic Technology:

The continuing accreditation status of the program was considered at the February 2022 meeting of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.  The program was evaluated according to the Standards for an Accredited Education Program in Radiography (2021). The JRCERT found all program documents in compliance with relevant Standards; therefore, the JRCERT awards: 


The maximum duration that may be awarded by the JRCERT in this category is eight years.


20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

Email: mail@jrcert.org
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304

JRCERT Accreditation Award Letter

JRCERT Program Information for Bluefield State University


West Virginia Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners


Albert T. Summers Center

1124 Smith Street

Suite B300

Charleston, WV  25301-1312

Phone: 304-558-4012

Toll Free:  877-609-9869

Text: 304-558-4012

Fax: 304-957-0177

E-Mail:  rtboard@wv.gov