West Virginia Needs Nurses
There are many ways to give back to your community and help others, but there’s nothing quite like becoming a registered nurse.
That’s one reason why West Virginia Junior College is proud to announce the approval of the Bridgeport campus to start a School of Nursing. West Virginia Junior College also has nursing programs at our Morgantown and Charleston campuses.
Earning an associate degree in nursing can allow you to work as a travel nurse, school nurse, or psychiatric nurse provided you pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses’ (NCLEX-RN).
Before you can become a nurse, you 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.
“I attended this college once to obtain my Associate Degree to become a CCMA and in a little over a month I’ll be attending once again to become a Registered Nurse! I returned to this campus purely from my great experience the first time around.” – Brealynne Williams (Rodeheaver), 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 Morgantown campus associate degree nursing program was 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 admission 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.
*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
- Women’s Health
Our nursing education is also designed to assist in preparing you for the licensing exam required to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Upon graduation, with an associate degree in nursing, you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses’ (NCLEX-RN). This is required to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).
Accreditation and Approval
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.
Another important aspect to note with our associate degree in nursing program is that we are accredited institutionally by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and approved programmatically by the West Virginia Board of Nursing. Morgantown Nursing program is fully approved while the Bridgeport and Charleston programs are provisionally approved as new programs. 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.
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 and Bridgeport programs provisionally approved as new programs).
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/
The nursing education program, at the Morgantown campus only, is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000
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 Hospital
- 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
- Eastbrook Center
- United Hospital Center
- Monongalia County General Hospital
- Grafton City Hospital
- Highland of Clarksburg Hospital
- Fairmont Health and Rehab
- WVWC Simulation Lab
- Harrison County Health Department
- St. Joseph’s Hospital/ WVU Medicine
- Barbour County Board of Education
- Saint George Medical Center
*Information relative to nursing clinical sites is current at the time of publication. Check with a nursing program administrator for the most current list of nursing rotations.