Build a Career with WVJC’s Nursing Program
There are many ways to give back to your community and help others, but there’s nothing quite like becoming a registered nurse.
Specifically, earning an associate degree in nursing can allow you to work as a registered nurse, travel nurse, school nurse, psychiatric nurse, and even a neonatal intensive care nurse, provided you pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses’ (NCLEX-RN).
Before you can become a nurse, however, you first need to receive well-rounded, specialized nursing education to help prepare you for the variety of patient challenges and medical situations you may encounter throughout your career.
“Wonderful experience at WVJC! Wouldn’t be where am I today without this school and the staff. Love my job and thankful for everyone who helped get my career started.”
–Toni Peer, WVJC Graduate
WVJC’s Program is Direct Admittance!
Once you make the decision to earn an associate degree in nursing, it’s time to find the right nursing program and school to fit your needs.
West Virginia Junior College (WVJC) provides a structured nursing program that will teach you the necessary information and skills to help you in your future career. West Virginia Junior College’s associate degree nursing program (Morgantown Campus) was also ranked the second best nursing program in the state by registerednursing.org, in their 2019 List of the Best Nursing Schools in West Virginia.
Our nursing program is a direct admittance program, which means you won’t waste time and money taking classes only to find out later that you are not accepted into the program.
With our program, you can earn your Nursing degree in just 18-19 months*, allowing you to take your licensing exam and enter the workforce sooner. This also means that we don’t add unnecessary courses to your nursing training. The courses you’ll take relate to your future career.
Another important aspect to note with our associate degree in nursing program is that we are accredited institutionally and approved programmatically by the West Virginia Board of Nursing (Charleston program provisionally approved as a new program). It’s extremely important when looking for nursing degree programs to find a school and a nursing program that is accredited and approved to ensure that you are learning the proper techniques and skills, as required for state licensing and by employers.
*Length of program is dependent on start date.
What to Expect from Your Nursing Courses
At WVJC, we understand that nursing is a career that requires compassion, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. We use these character traits as a basis for the lessons and skills we teach in each of our nursing courses to ensure you are prepared for your future career.
We focus on the art and the science of nursing in the classroom, skills laboratory, and clinical practice settings. Our challenging curriculum, coupled with a dedicated faculty committed to your success and career goals, makes becoming a nurse possible.
The curriculum of our nursing program addresses:
- Nursing Values
- The Nursing Process
- Health Promotion and Maintenance
- Nursing Roles
- Therapeutic Communications Skills
- Competent Nursing Care
Our nursing education is also designed to help prepare you for the licensing exam required to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Upon graduation, with an associate degree in nursing, you will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses’ (NCLEX-RN). This is required to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).
West Virginia Junior College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) to award associate degrees and diplomas. ABHES is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools | ABHES
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314
Falls Church, VA 22043
Phone: (703) 917-9503
Web Address: http://www.abhes.org/
West Virginia Junior College Associate Degree of Nursing Program is approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (Charleston program provisionally approved as a new program).
West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
101 Dee Drive, Suite 102
Charleston, WV 25311-1620
Phone: (304) 558-3596 or 1-877-743-NURS(6877)
Fax: (304) 558-3666
Web Address: http://www.wvrnboard.wv.gov/
To achieve the aims of the Associate Degree of Nursing program, students are required to participate in clinical experiences in a variety of settings. This is in addition to learning the theory content included in the nursing classes.
Some of the clinical rotations nursing students may experience include the following:
- WVU Medicine’s Ruby Memorial Hospital
- WVU Medicine’s Chestnut Ridge Center
- WVU Medicine’s United Hospital Center
- WVU STEPS Center
- Uniontown Hosptial
- Mon Health Medical Center
- Fairmont Regional Medical Center
- Preston Memorial Hospital
- Highland-Clarksburg Hospital
- Health South Rehabilitation Center
- Sundale Nursing Home
- Charleston Area Medical Center-Women’s & Children’s
- Charleston Area Medical Center-General
- Charleston Area Medical Center-Teays Valley
- Charleston Area Medical Center-Memorial
- Charleston Area Medical Center-Cancer Center
- Oakridge Center
- Select Specialty Hospital
- Mildred Mitchell Bateman Hospital