Our students learn from expert faculty, many who continue to practice, providing unique learning opportunities in various areas of healthcare. We also are engaged in clinically relevant research to better meet the needs of the citizens of our rural state, nation and world. Together, we are changing lives and addressing our complex health care environment, one step at a time.

Our Mission

The mission of the WVU School of Nursing is to improve the health of West Virginians, as well as our regional and global communities, through the delivery of excellent student-centered programs and evidence-based teaching, scholarship, and service.

Our Vision

The WVU School of Nursing envisions improving the quality of life across all populations by addressing the social determinants of health through nurse-led policy, education, research, service, and practice initiatives.

Our Values

The WVU School of Nursing is an organization that values integrity, excellence, compassion, respect, engagement, and inclusivity. We commit to addressing the unique needs of the students and populations we serve and to creating an environment where individuality is encouraged, ethics are prioritized, and learning, discovery, and innovation can flourish.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at West Virginia University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.