Nursing, A.S.N.

Program Overview

The two-year nursing program prepares individuals for nursing careers involving direct client care in settings such as hospitals, physician offices, clinics, extended care facilities, and the client’s home. Bluefield State’s Associate Degree Nursing program has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for over 40 years. Learn from subject matter experts who have extensive training in nursing & allied health that will prepare you for careers such as a registered nurse, clinical nurse specialist, or a travel nurse.


Real World Success
Registered Nurse

Our graduates can expect to earn an average income of around $72,230.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Meet general admission requirements.
  • An ACT math main score of 19, better, or eligibility to enter Math 101 by the fall semester of entrance year into the program.
  • An overall high school grade point average of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale, or a score of 45 on each of the GED exams.
  • Have completed with a “C” or better one unit of high school algebra, one unit of high school biology and one unit of high school chemistry (ACT/SAT equivalent score of 19 in mathematics will substitute for the algebra course).
    Be enrolled at Bluefield State University or another accredited institution of higher learning prior to application, having completed a minimum of 12 credit hours** and achieving a 2.8 or better grade point average. A “C” grade or better is required in each of the following: one mathematics course, one biology course and one introductory chemistry course. (Also required for college students are copies of their high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores). ** Developmental education courses will not be considered.
  • Complete the ATI TEAS Admission test with a proficient or higher overall score. Completion of ATI TEAS does not meet all requirements for admissions to the program. ATI TEAS can be taken September 1 – January 31 each year. ATI TEAS can be taken twice. Score on the ATI TEAS are valid for two academic years.
  • Completion of Health 100, with a “C” or better, prior to admission to the program is highly recommended.
  • Applicants exceeding these academic standards and course requirements will be given first priority.

What You Need to Graduate

  • Completed general studies curriculum
  • 28 credits in NURS courses
  • Aggregate 2.0 GPA in all courses