Established as a Task Force in 1993, the WVU School of Nursing Academic Faculty Practice today is an unincorporated, primarily a contractual model of nursing practice with the major purpose of supporting the educational, service, and research missions of the School of Nursing. Key elements of the school's current academic faculty practice, include a director of faculty practice, clinical track faculty guidelines for appointment and promotion, credentialing of SON Advanced Practice Faculty by The West Virginia University Hospital's Medical Staff Affairs, and joint academic appointments for faculty with The WVU School of Medicine.
Faculty Practice members are nationally certified and provide direct or indirect specialized professional nursing services for individuals, families, groups, and communities. Encompassing eighteen practice sites and twenty faculty members from both the Clinical and Tenure Tracks on the Charleston and Morgantown campuses, the WVU School of Nursing Academic Faculty Practice has clearly established itself as a partner in the health care delivery system and a leader for professional advanced nursing practice in West Virginia. In addition, the Academic Faculty Practice provides a vehicle for consultation regarding statewide issues related to advanced practice nursing.
Through the provision of clinical services, the Academic Faculty Practice enhances and maintains faculty clinical expertise, strengthens student education through role modeling, and enables faculty to incorporate practice with research to extend the body of nursing knowledge.
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For more information, contact
Sandra L. Cotton, DNP, ANP-BC, FNAP
Clinic Assistant Professor
Director, Faculty Practice
WVU School of Nursing
PO Box 9640
Morgantown, WV 26506-9640