Program Overview

The online MSN degree program from West Virginia University equips graduates with the skills and advanced training needed to give high quality nursing care in a specialized role. The program offers three areas of emphasis to suit students' personal interests and professional goals:

  • ​Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • ​Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
  • ​Nursing Leadership

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program
    • Minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on all college work attempted
    • Current, unrestricted RN license in at least one state
    • Completion of 3 credits of undergraduate statistics equivalent to WVU Stats 211 and 3 credits of health assessment with a grade of C or better
    • Resume or CV
    • Essay
    • Three letters of reference

    School Overview

    Founded as a land-grant college, West Virginia University is a public, four-year, research institution of higher education,located in the city of Morgantown, West Virginia. Almost as soon as West Virginia gained statehood in 1863, residents planned for a land-grant school. The Agricultural College of West Virginia was founded in 1867, and by 1868, the name was changed to West Virginia University. In 1889, the first ten women enrolled, in addition to two Japanese students. Though early programs focused on the sciences, humanities and social work studies were added by the 1930s. Throughout the school’s history, the student body has continued to diversify. The mission of West Virginia University states: “As a land-grant institution in the 21st century, WVU will deliver high-quality education, excel in discovery and innovation, model a culture of diversity and inclusion, promote health and vitality, and build pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation, and the world.”

    West Virginia University offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs housed in the following colleges and schools:

    • Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design
    • Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Business and Economics
    • College of Creative Arts
    • School of Dentistry
    • College of Education and Human Services
    • Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
    • WVU Institute of Technology
    • College of Law
    • Reed College of Media
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Pharmacy
    • College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
    • School of Public Health
    • Potomac State College of WVU

    WVU offers undergraduate and graduate distance learning opportunities through the WVU Online and Extended Campus. Programs vary from fully online to blended learning. Online graduate degrees include master’s and certificate programs.


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