Why WVU Nursing?

Four School of Nursing seniors were among the 50 graduating seniors honored as WVU Outstanding Seniors at May 2008 Commencement.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum offers a free NCLEX license exam review.

Once they complete their second year, nursing students qualify for internships and externships that pay considerably better than most jobs colleges students can get.

The School of Nursing offers a tutoring program staffed by other nursing students.

The WVU School of Nursing is one of the nation¡¦s first schools of nursing to undergo CCNE accreditation for a Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

The School of Nursing uses live interactive Webcast technology for delivery of its Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, allowing students to participate in class from anywhere in the world.

The job placement rate for the School of Nursing graduates is 100%.

The School of Nursing offers West Virginia¡¦s only PhD in nursing. This program prepares nurse educators and scholars and features a summer-only curriculum combined with distance education.

School of Nursing alumni hold leadership positions around the country, including the vice president for nursing and patient services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the former president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and the editor of the American Journal of Nursing.

In 2008 the School of Nursing received major grants from the U.S. Health Resources and Service Administration to support development of the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Geriatric and Women¡¦s Health Nurse Practitioner programs and from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support accelerated second-degree BSN students.

School of Nursing faculty members have won prestigious fellowships, including with the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program, the Hartford Foundation, and the Helene Fuld Trust/AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Program. One of our faculty members serves as Director of the Center for Ethics and Human Rights at the American Nurses Association. Another of our faculty members is Program Director for the West Virginia Nursing Leadership Institute.

Twenty-six School of Nursing faculty members are engaged in nursing practice at 15 sites around the state.

The School of Nursing is developing an institute to achieve our vision for optimal health, enhanced quality of life and excellent health care for the people of West Virginia and the global community. The West Virginia Quality of Life Institute includes programs focused in research/scholarship, practice, service, and education.


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