Online RN to BSN Nursing Program

 Davis & Elkins 100% Online RN to BSN Baccalaureate Completion Program

Designed with Working Adults in Mind

Davis & Elkins is pleased to make our RN to BSN Program available online for working adults. Davis & Elkins prepares students to succeed through programs that combine the latest knowledge in the field with ongoing skill development.

We provide adult learners with an opportunity to complete a degree in a timely manner.  We make it possible for those enrolled in the program to learn, work, and honor other important commitments in their lives. With Davis & Elkins’ 100% online campus, adult learners can pursue their Bachelor of Science degree from the comfort of their own home. Because students can tend to their class obligations when it’s most convenient for them, conflicts with work and family are kept to a minimum.

Through D&E’s RN to BSN online programming, working professionals are:

  • able to master the latest knowledge in their field
  • achieve increased competence in core skill areas
  • and earn a degree to advance their career.
Nurse Pinning
RN-BSN #1 in WV

Davis & Elkins College was voted #1 in WV for RN to BSN program by Registered The following were listed as Quick Facts about D&E’s program and some of the reasons for the award:


Quick Facts:
  • Students complete clinicals at work
  • Receive professional experience credit
  • Recognized as one of the South’s best colleges

Get Your RN to BSN at D&E

“I obtained both my Associate’s and my Bachelor’s in Nursing from D&E. Being a non-traditional student and going back to school for my second career was challenging. Having attended courses at other institutions, I was impressed by the quality and commitment of the nursing professors to teach and mentor their students. There was not one time when any of them would not drop what they were doing to assist a student. The high expectations and requirements of the program guarantee that each student is receiving a solid nursing foundation.” – David Gidley, BSN, RN & Senior Charge Nurse, Emergency Department, Class of 2012​

the degree

that’s right

for working professionals

Program Requirements

Course work in Davis & Elkins’ online RN to BSN program is designed to enhance your nursing skills and prepare you for career advancement all while maintaining your current career obligations.

  • Number of courses: 12
  • Number of coursework credits required: 40 (36 + 4 practicum hours)

Nursing Courses: 28 credits

  • Transition to Professional Nursing – 3 credits
  • Quality and Safety in Nursing – 4 credits
  • Health Assessment – 4 credits
  • Community Nursing – 4 credits
  • Evidence-based Practice – 3 credits
  • Nursing Leadership – 4 credits
  • Trends and Issues – 3 credits
  • Integrated Concepts in Nursing Practice – 3 credits

Gen Ed Courses: 12 credits

  • Health, Healing and the Fine Arts – 3 credits
  • Ethical Perspectives in Health Care – 3 credits
  • Statistics and Data Analysis – 3 credits
  • History of the U.S. Health Care System and Health Care Reform – 3 credits


Professional Experience Credits
Up to 24 credits can be awarded to nurses who enter the program with two years of experience working as an RN.
Clinical Requirements
No “traditional” clinicals; these are practicums completed within students’ work environments.

Learn more about our one year degree program:


Why D&E?


As a traditional, nonprofit institution, D&E takes pride in having provided students with a high quality education since 1904.


Online programs can be completed in 12 months.


No application fee, no hidden fees, and only $400/credit hour, keeping costs predictable and affordable. Scholarships are available.


100% online with no required login times.


Students are able to build relationships with other students and faculty members that facilitate their learning.

NLN The Davis & Elkins College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program, delivered via distance education, is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

On October 26, 2018, the Davis & Elkins College Online RN-BSN program received initial accreditation from National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).

Effective July 12, 2021, the RN-BSN program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on July 12, 2023.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

You are invited to meet with ACEN site visit team and share your comments about the RN-BSN program in person or virtually.
When: 3:15-3:45 PM on September 29, 2022
Where: Portico Room
Halliehurst Building
100 Campus Drive,
Elkins WV 26241
Virtual access: Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 445-426-581

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Or email:

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by September 14, 2022.

Davis & Elkins College, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the West Virginia Human Rights Act is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, gender identification, or genetic information  or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, admission to and enrollment with the College, including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, scholarship and loan programs, housing, athletic and other College-administered programs and activities. Inquiries regarding Title IX and/or 504 compliance and the filing of a complaint should be referred to Amy Kittle, Title IX Coordinator, Liberal Arts Hall 209, office: 304-637-1244, cell: 304-621-1316