One of the new additions to the WVJC Bridgeport’s nursing faculty is Frank Wiechers.
Frank has worked in a number of different positions in the medical field. Originally from Hamburg, Germany, he is now a part-time instructor for West Virginia Junior College. He initially became a certified wholesaler in Germany in 1997. He then started his medical career “last century” as an EMT in the USA, working in EMS. He received a bachelor’s in marketing and in management, cum laude, in 2002. He received his associate in nursing in 2007, and his bachelor’s in nursing, cum laude, in 2009. He started working as a nurse at a local hospital’s emergency department, where he became a clinical supervisor, and worked in a supervisory position until 2018. He furthered his education, and graduated with honors with his master’s in nursing, nurse practitioner tract, in 2017. Since 2018, he has worked as a family nurse practitioner at a local office, specializing in primary care, but currently, is reassigned to the emergency department due to the pandemic.
Frank became a US citizen in 2016, and speaks German and English. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two labrador retrievers, Maja and Sky. Frank is mostly tolerated by the feline inhabitant and ruler of their house, Smokey.
Throughout the years, Frank has taught students and new graduates in the emergency department, as well as his current position. He is looking forward to teaching the upcoming generation of nurses!