College of Health Sciences

Welcome to Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences emphasizes quality instruction and personalized advising, ensuring timely completion of degree requirements, and achieving high placement rates for graduates. Our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable and accessible education in nursing, imaging modalities, and health sciences.

Our school 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, both of which are fully online. Additionally, the college offers a baccalaureate degree in allied health education that can be completed as a 4-year program or a 2+2 for working allied health professionals.

Students receive extensive clinical experience across all stages of the lifespan. Professional codes of conduct and ethics are emphasized strongly.


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

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

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



Our health science programs have limited enrollment times to comply with accreditation standards. Radiologic Technology and accelerated LPN-to-RN start in the Summer, while Associate degree in Nursing begins in the Fall.

Applications for A.S. Nursing, Accelerated LPN-to-RN, A.S. Radiologic Technology, and Sonography concentration must be submitted annually. Applications are available from September 1 to January 1. Applicant files that are completed by January 31 are given first consideration. The RN-to-BSN application is open year-round.

Prior to admission, a physical exam, immunization records, and background check are required, with drug screening conducted as necessary. Health insurance is mandatory. The background check will be completed at the student’s expense through Castle Branch.

Students must buy necessary uniforms and equipment. Transportation to and from the University and clinical agencies is the student’s responsibility.