West Virginia University School of Nursing envisions optimal health, enhanced quality of life, and excellent health care for the people of West Virginia and the global community.
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.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is the sole accrediting agency that accredits only baccalaureate and higher degree programs. Their new accrediting process was initiated in 1998 and West Virginia University School of Nursing was in the initial accreditation cycle. The School received a full, 10 year, accreditation for the baccalaureate and masters' programs in April, 1999. In April 2009, The School received another full 10 year re-accreditation for the baccalaureate and masters' programs, with all standards met and no areas of concern. This accreditation also applies to the WVU School of Nursing programs offered at the Charleston Division, and at West Virginia Institute of Technology. It also includes the freshman course and sophomore year nursing courses at Glenville State College and the freshman course at Potomac State College. West Virginia University School of Nursing was also in the initial accreditation cycle for the new Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, receiving a full, 5 year accreditation with all standards met and no areas of concern.
Prior to seeking CCNE accreditation, the nursing programs at WVU had been continuously accredited by the National League for Nursing, with the baccalaureate program receiving initial accreditation in 1964, the year of the first graduating class, and the master's program in 1981. The last year for National League for Nursing accreditation was 1998, and the CCNE accreditation was retroactive to Fall of 1997.