Mary Baldwin College launches area BSN Program

Mary Baldwin College’s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences now offers an opportunity for registered nurses in western Virginia and West Virginia who wish to take the next step on their career pathway with its RN to BSN program.

Registered nurses who meet admissions criteria may enter the BSN program without relocating or traveling extensively to attend weekly classes. With this format, students may also work and complete courses online, and participate in local group meetings with classmates and instructors. MBC offers student support, such as financial aid assistance and academic advising, both in the Alleghany and the Greenbrier areas.

Students in the RN to BSN program may be able to transfer up to 90 credits that they have previously completed at accredited community colleges and/or four-year colleges and universities. Program information and applications for summer and fall 2016 are now available at

In addition to offering a BSN option, MBC is scheduling similar formats in the area for those seeking a bachelor’s degree in social work or business and those interested in education and Virginia elementary teacher licensure. MBC gives every student a personalized academic plan to follow, based upon his or her educational background and employment history.

Information will be available during two time slots on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The first session will be at the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge campus, in the lobby of Scott Hall, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For West Virginia residents, MBC representatives will be available from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. A special invitation is extended to students who have taken classes at New River Community and Technical College and/or DSLCC.

Nurse aides and licensed practical nurses are also encouraged to attend and explore possible pathways to RN and then BSN levels. Those considering a career switch to nursing should plan to come and learn about the options for education and training available locally.

For information about sessions, call 540-863-2819 or email

Those who are interested but unable to attend either session may call the MBC academic advisor at 540-767-6171 or email Health care facilities such as hospitals, nursing care centers or departments of health may schedule a presentation to their employees about this program by calling 540-863-2819.