Academics

Academics

Forge the future of nursing at the West Virginia University School of Nursing. Whether you are interested in your first nursing degree or advanced studies at the graduate level, we have a program for you. Offering two ways to enter the traditional BSN program, post-master's certificate, fully accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice and others, we can help you choose the right program to get your future started. Our programs are competitive and provide you with the skills and clinical experience needed to be successful in today's ever-changing profession. 

Undergraduate Programs

Begin your career in nursing with one of our undergraduate degrees. Leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, our undergraduate programs focus on courses in the humanities, social sciences, basic sciences and nursing science in conjunction with clinical courses to prepare you for your career as a nurse.

Graduate Programs

If you want to continue to improve your skills and focus on enhancing the overall health of patients, consider enrolling in one of our advanced degree programs. Participate in important research that changes lives or influence health policy to build a better future for patients. Our programs will give you the tools and skills to prepare you for advanced roles in research, teaching and service.

Continuing Education Courses

Faith Community Nursing  

Our Faith Community Nursing certificate course is for those individuals interested in helping to address the unique needs of faith-based organizations. The professional practice of faith community nursing focuses on the intentional care of the spirit as part of the process of promoting holistic health and preventing or minimizing illness in a faith community. 

The nationally recognized faith community nursing course provides 32 continuing education credits for nurses, which is the first step in the nurse’s ability to apply for national certification in faith community nursing through American Nursing Credentialing Center. Registered Nurses can complete the course in as little as two months to gain national recognition as a trained faith community nurse.

About the Course:

The course will be offered both online or a hybrid option, which will include both online courses and a face-to-face educational session with School of Nursing faculty in Morgantown. The faith community nursing program will be offered in four units of study with 28 total learning modules, including:

  • Spirituality
  • Professionalism
  • Holistic health
  • Community 

The cost for the certificate course is $400. School of Nursing faculty will receive a 50% discount ($200). For more information about the course, please contact Angel Smothers, 304-293-4316.

Application for 32 contact hours has been made to the West Virginia University School of Nursing, Charleston Division. WVU SON-Charleston Division is an approved provider of continuing education for Registered Professional Nurses by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (WVBRN registration number: WV1997-0187RN).

Current Students

View the Current Students resource page for important information regarding your time at WVU including Student Handbooks, important forms and much more.