Nursing isn’t just a career—it’s a professional calling that draws all kinds of individuals who have a passion for taking care of others. It’s a position that’s both essential and in-demand, with close to 200,000 openings for registered nurses projected each year on average through the next decade.

Salem University’s School of Nursing is built on core values of caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence, with a focus on the nursing practice standards and professional role behaviors identified by the West Virginia Legislature and the Boards of Examiners, the National League for Nursing and accrediting bodies. We offer Associate of Science in Nursing, RN-to-BSN, and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs. Explore our offerings below.

Associate of Science in Nursing Program

Prepare to enter the healthcare field as a skilled, professional nurse with the Associate of Science in Nursing degree program from Salem University. We recognize that nursing is a hands-on career that can’t just be learned out of a book, which is why we’ve built our registered nursing with an emphasis on measurable outcomes. We pair classroom teachings with lab and clinical experiences to help students learn the processes and competencies they need in the workplace. On top of all of this, we ensure that students have experience in caring for patients from a broad range of ages and cultures. Successful graduates are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.

RN-to-BSN Degree Completion Program

Salem’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is an RN-to-BSN degree completion program specifically designed for licensed registered nurses in order to help them advance their career opportunities. As a fully online program, we’ve made sure it fits easily into your busy schedule and can be completed in as little as 10 months. Students build on their previous nursing education and experience by learning how to apply leadership and management skills, apply nursing and healthcare theories in order to improve health outcomes, foster individualized patient-centered care, evaluate healthcare policy and services, promote quality care for vulnerable and underserved populations, and more. Additionally, nurses will take a number of general education courses that will broaden their knowledge, skills, abilities, and perspectives.

Master’s Degree in Nursing Program

Move into the next phase of your nursing career with Salem University’s Master of Science in Nursing degree. Our program is offered fully online and designed for licensed, registered nurses who already have their BSN and are interested in advancing in either the nursing administration or nursing education fields. Courses cover topics like how to analyze and critique outcome data in order to develop care strategies, promote legal and ethical principles in the service of individuals and communities, advocate for health policies and finances that promote and restore public health, design strategies that promote lifelong learning and professional role development, employ leadership and communication skills to improve quality and safety in health care systems, and other advanced topics in the nursing field. Our curriculum is intended to foster professionalism while also increasing your awareness of current theories, research, technologies, and evidence-based practices in the nursing field.

Those who enroll in our master’s degree in nursing program can select from two key specializations: Nursing Administration and Nursing Education.

If you are interested in learning more about the nursing degree programs offered by Salem University, please contact us today. Our admissions staff would be happy to answer any questions you have and discuss the opportunities Salem has to offer.