Online Healthcare Degree Programs

Go Further With An Online Healthcare Degree From Bluefield University

Whether you want to serve others in the human services, counseling, or nursing fields, we have online healthcare degree programs that will help you build your skills. Go Further in your career by helping others with an online degree from Bluefield University. Earn a B.S. in Psychology and Human Services or a B.S. in Nursing degree. Already working in the healthcare field and ready for graduate school? Choose from an M.A. in Human Services, an M.S. in Nursing, or an M.A. in Counseling degree. Change the lives of others with an online healthcare degree from Bluefield University!

Psychology & Human Services (BS / MA)

Counseling (MA)

Nursing (BS / MSN)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Human Services

Undergraduate Degree

Time to Complete: 2 years*
Credits: 120
Format: Online
$395 per credit hour (Financial Aid available)

The B.S. in Psychology and Human Services online degree offers 8-week courses that allow you to engage with faculty and fellow students. You will study topics including human development, family dynamics, case management, and counseling. Faculty in the program are experienced human services professionals dedicated to your success. A personal student success coach will support you every step of the way to graduation.

* Time to complete is a measurement of the major requirements for this degree. Transfer and prior learning credits are required to complete this program in 2 years

Master of Arts in Human Services

Graduate Degree

Time to Complete: 10 months
Credits: 30
Format: Online
$495 per credit hour (Financial Aid available)

A brand-new program launching in the fall of 2022, the M.A. in Human Services is designed to prepare you to lead a human services or social services organization. Building upon your skills in serving vulnerable populations, your courses will include treatment systems, organizational leadership, diversity, and equity, understanding addiction, and human resource management. The M.A. in Human Services is an online 30-credit program that can be completed in 10-12 months.

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Master of Arts in Counseling

Graduate Degree

Time to Complete: 2 years
Credits: 60
Format: Online
$495 per credit hour (Financial Aid available)

Our world needs more mental health professionals. If you are interested in supporting the mental wellness of individuals and families, our Master of Arts in Counseling online degree program prepares you to help others. You can choose School Counseling or Mental Health Counseling as your concentration. The School Counseling option leads to licensure in Virginia as a school counselor. The Mental Health Counseling option leads to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), upon completion of coursework and required clinical hours. You will study counseling theories and techniques, lifespan development, addiction counseling, career counseling, and crisis counseling in addition to your concentration and field experiences.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

Undergraduate Degree

Time to Complete: 12 Months
Credits: 120
Format: Online
$395 per credit hour (Financial Aid available)

Earn credit for your nursing license and maximize your earning potential by obtaining your online Bachelor of Nursing degree. Registered nurses can enhance their skills by completing courses like professional nursing, health assessment, nursing research, women’s health, and nursing care for communities. Bluefield University’s mission of servant leadership aligns with the commitments you have already made as an RN. Your courses will be offered in an 8-week format and will be taught by working nurses. Nursing students also have opportunities to serve on mission trips.

Master of Science in Nursing

Graduate Degree

Time to Complete: 2 years
Credits: 44-55
Format: Online
$495-$665 per credit hour (Financial Aid available)

Nurses with a BSN are invited to enroll in Bluefield University’s MSN program with specializations in Family Nurse Practitioner, Leadership/Education, or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The MSN program is a hybrid program with most of the coursework completed online and a few days of in-person meetings spread throughout the year. Students excel in their classwork and on board exams thanks to the support provided by Bluefield University’s nursing faculty, who are all working nurses. You will receive one-on-one support every step of the way as you maximize your leadership potential. MSN students also have opportunities to join nursing faculty working in the region and serving on mission trips.

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Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231


Meet our core Counseling faculty

Dr. Challen Mabry

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Dr. Kristen Moran

Associate Professor of Counseling

Brandy Smith

Assistant Professor of Education & Counseling,
Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling Program,
Title IX Confidential Counselor

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