Students work in local healthcare organizations with School of Nursing preceptors.
Caring for our communities.
Born with a heart to care for others, we’re developing the knowledge and skills to care for dozens of people at once, all while advancing research that will improve care for all.

Forge the Future of Nursing

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

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.

Recent News

WVU study suggests loneliness can hinder management of diabetes, hypertension

Loneliness isn’t just unpleasant. It can also be unhealthy. A new study out of WVU explores how loneliness may make it harder to keep chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, under control. Lead researcher Laurie Theeke found that middle-aged Appalachians who report being lonely tend to score low on an assessment of their self-management. Lower self-management scores correlate with poorer health outcomes.

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Our organization thrives on the donations of wonderful people like you. Through the generous gifts of our alumni and friends, we have been able to help students achieve academic success through scholarships; enhance opportunities to recruit innovative, dedicated faculty; and improve the educational and clinical opportunities for our students. If you would like to contribute to our work and help improve the field of nursing, please consider making a gift to one of our funds.