Keyser Campus to host Nursing Academy for Mineral County 9th graders

To help introduce participants to the profession of nursing, the WVU School of Nursing Keyser Campus is hosting a Nursing Academy for Mineral County School System 9th graders in August. 

Sponsored by the WVU School of Nursing in collaboration with WVU Potomac State College and WVU Medicine Potomac Valley Hospital, the event will offer fun, engaging activities such as simulation, group work and a visit to Potomac Valley Hospital. All participants will be provided nursing scrubs to wear for the academy, and snacks, beverages and lunch will be provided each day.

The nursing academy will be held Monday, Aug. 5 through Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the WVU School of Nursing Keyser Campus, located at 400 Kelley Drive in Keyser. 

To apply, the interested student must: 

  • Be a Mineral County School System student who is entering the 9th grade
  • Have at least an overall 3.0 or 80% grade average

Ten participants will be selected for the academy. The Nursing Academy is funded by a grant from the WV Center for Nursing and is free to participants. 

For more information or to receive an application, please contact Dr. Diana Niland at