Bluefield State College

Bluefield, WV 24701

Located in Bluefield, West Virginia, Bluefield State College is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The institution is part of West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission that operates 10 campuses in Bluefield, Fairmont, Buckhannon, Charleston, Huntington, Eleanor, Shepherdstown, Clarksburg, Morgantown, Keyser.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 653 and 544 students were accepted.

Overview

Campus LocaleTown: Distant
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN

    The Bluefield State College School of Nursing offers a range of qualifications in Nursing. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

    The Nursing school accepts students once a year on a limited admissions basis in line with the requirements of accreditation.

    Applications for admission in the Associate Degree in Nursing Program in the fall semester are accepted between the 1st of September to the 15th of December and the file must be completed by the 31st of January of the year of admission.

    Applications for the BSN program are accepted from the 1st of September and the 1st of March. 

    Program requirements for students accepted into the program:

    • All students entering the nursing program are required to present documentation of a physical examination and health screening required for clinical practice (including screening for TB)
    • Current immunization records
    • Present proof of health insurance
    • All students accepted into the program are required to submit to a criminal background check
    • Students need to have current CPR certification

    Students are expected to take responsibility for transportation between the college and healthcare facilities at which clinical practice will be offered.

  2. RN to BSN
  3. BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 94
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 21

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Bluefield State College

Wyoming County Vocational Technical Center
27.39 miles away
Summers County Career Center
33.66 miles away
Radford University
38.76 miles away
Buchanan County Public Schools
42.72 miles away
Washington County Public Schools
54.6 miles away
Greenbrier County School of Practical Nursing
54.69 miles away
Logan Mingo School of Practical Nursing
57.75 miles away
Mingo County Vocational Center
60.33 miles away
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
63.2 miles away
The University of Virginia's College at Wise
75.65 miles away

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1951 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
01/01/1978 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
10/14/1997 - Current

Admissions

83%

Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading420 to 530
SAT: Math450 to 540
ACT Composite17 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)

$8,560

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$7,119
30k to 48k$8,772
48k to 75k$9,238
75k to 110k$13,131
Over 110k$15,425
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Financial Aid & Loan

Students receiving any grant or scholarship aid

80%

Recipients

$6,786

Average Amount


Students Who receive Pell Grants

58%

Recipients

$4,499

Average Amount


Federal Student Loans

56%

Recipients

$7,028

Average Amount

Student Population

1,362

Undergrads

0

Graduates

842

Women

520

Men

82%

Full-time

18%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
86%
Black/African American
8%
Two or more races
2%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
1%
Non-resident alien
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Race/ethnicity unknown
0%

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Gustavus B. Capito Fund for Nursing Education

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Eleanora G. Wylie Scholarship for Nursing

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing
Bluefield State College
219 Rock St
Bluefield, WV 24701
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