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WVU School of Nursing receives more than $1.2 million to train advanced practice nursing students

A $1.2 million grant from HRSA will enable the WVU School of Nursing to help train advanced practice nursing students to address complex health issues in rural and underserved areas. The School of Nursing also will collaborate with new and expanded healthcare partners around the state to strengthen the education of family nurse practitioner students to care for the needs of the vulnerable, rural and underserved of West Virginia, while enhancing the advanced practice role of nurses in the state.

Improving Health and Quality of Life

The Mission of the WVU School of Nursing is to lead in improving health in West Virginia and the broader society through excellence in student-centered educational programs, research and scholarship, the compassionate practice of nursing, and service to the public and the profession. Start your journey with WVU SON today!

Our Progress Speaks For Itself

In our MSN programs we have 97-100% pass rates on national certification exams for Advanced Practice Nurses in all tracks. We were one for the first four DNP programs accredited in the country and continue to be a leader in distance education programs. Our undergraduate students are required to log 1100 clinical hours, 950 of these clinical experiences take place in an Academic Medical Center with Level I Trauma designation, while the remaining 150 clinical hours are performed in the community.

Research and Scholarly Activity

The focus of West Virginia University School of Nursing's research is reducing health disparities among rural Appalachians. It is through this ongoing work with adults, families, and communities that WVU's nurse researchers are positively impacting the health of West Virginians.

  • Dr. Laurie Theeke

    Dr. Theeke’s research focuses on loneliness as a biopsychosocial stressor that affects the health experience by contributing to inflammatory and immune responses linked to chronic illness, functional decline and mortality.

  • Dr. Kari Sand-Jecklin

    An Associate Professor in the WVU School of Nursing. As a nurse researcher and educator who is certified in advanced holistic nursing, her research interests are related to teaching/learning methodologies, holistic and complementary nursing care, and health literacy.

Start your future with WVU School of Nursing

The WVU School of Nursing remains committed to providing the highest levels of undergraduate professional nursing education, while expanding opportunities for graduate education.