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Practical Nursing

What Does It Mean To Skillify Yourself?

In recent years, many employers have started shifting toward a more skill-driven hiring method, and the healthcare field is no exception. As a result, many employers have begun requiring their employees to possess basic skills before starting a position, whether a degree or short-term training. West Virginia Junior College’s unique education approach allows our students and … Read more

Why You Should Choose An Accelerated Training Program

Have you been considering furthering your education? Perhaps you’ve been looking for a training program that allows you to balance family, work, and college. Or you want to avoid spending four to six years at a traditional school taking classes you won’t need in your career. If this sounds like you, attending one of WVJC’s … Read more

Alison Galan – Student Highlight

Meet Practical Nursing Student Alison Galan! Alison Galan started her journey at West Virginia Junior College in December of 2022. Alison chose the Practical Nursing program, which allows her to obtain her diploma in 12 months. She stated that she chose the West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport because “I always wanted to start my career … Read more

How To Perform a Lung Assessment

Dianne Phillips, the ATI and Sim Lab Coordinator, and practical nursing student Alison Galan demonstrate how to perform a lung assessment on an adult patient. Alison had already knocked on the door for permission to enter, washed her hands, and identified the patient using two forms of ID. Relying on her knowledge of the anatomy … Read more

How WVJC Offers A Different
Educational Experience

At West Virginia Junior College, we know that every student is unique and deserves an educational experience that meets their individual needs. That’s why we have created a learning environment that works for students, regardless of their unique situation. WVJC offers a different educational approach, allowing students to balance their families and work schedules with … Read more

What We Do During Back-to-School Time

Discover What WVJC Does During Back-To-School Time! On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, West Virginia Junior College in Bridgeport, WV host the 2nd annual Back to School Bash from 2-6 pm. The bash was directed by the students in the Practical Nursing program with support from the campus. This event allowed the practical nursing students to … Read more

Christy Shanabarger – Student Highlight

Practical Nursing Student Highlight – Christy Shanabarger Christy Shanabarger is a student in the Practical Nursing program at West Virginia Junior College. Before attending WVJC, Christy worked in a variety of jobs at places like Walmart, Hardees, and a few hotels. It didn’t take long after working those positions to figure out that it wasn’t … Read more

WVJC Bridgeport Graduation Day

Seeing students succeed and move on to their next adventure is something that the staff at West Virginia Junior College highly enjoys. West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport hosted its graduation ceremony on December 17, 2021, at Village Square in Clarksburg. The ceremony gave graduates an opportunity to invite family and friends to share in their … Read more

Nursing Preceptorships

West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport excels in preparing its students for careers after graduation. The practical nursing students and the registered nursing students are given the opportunity to pick an area of interest to complete their required hours of preceptorship. The college prides itself on giving the students the required experiences to mold a strong, educated … Read more

Back to School Bash

The Practical Nursing students from WVJC-Bridgeport held a “Back to School Bash” on campus on August 2, 2021. This free event was part of their community nursing curriculum and allowed students to complete the project from planning stages to implementation with the help of their instructor. An estimated five hundred people were in attendance to … Read more