CAMC – WVJC Partnership
Charleston Area Medical Center and WVJC have joined forces to establish the WVJC School of Nursing at CAMC. This partnership between two of West Virginia’s most respected organizations will increase and improve access to nursing education.
CAMC’s mission is “striving to provide the best health care to patients every day.” Established in 1972, CAMC is home to a nationally recognized heart and vascular center, the largest cancer center in West Virginia, a regional neurosciences center, a kidney transplant center, the highest-level trauma center, and a dedicated women and children’s hospital.
WVJC has three residential campuses in West Virginia, located in Charleston, Bridgeport, and Morgantown. The curriculum is career-focused in nursing, allied health, business, and technology. Many programs are available online or as hybrid programs to help students balance family, work, and college.
“WVJC is the best school I have attended! The whole staff is amazing with helping and understanding!”
– Sonia Harper, WVJC Student
Direct Admission CAMC Tuition Assistance
The WVJC School of Nursing at CAMC applies a direct admission policy, so incoming students begin the nursing program immediately. Once accepted, you’re guaranteed a seat in the nursing training program and will not need to complete years of pre-nursing general classes.
CAMC offers tuition assistance to eligible WVJC School of Nursing at CAMC students who have been accepted into the program. The tuition assistance allows students to pursue their desire to attend nursing school. It also allows students to acclimate to the CAMC culture and build relationships with potential future colleagues.
The WVJC School of Nursing at CAMC offers its didactic classes online, allowing students some flexibility within work schedules and school schedules. Lab requirements and clinical rotations may occur at a CAMC medical facility or a mobile nursing lab.
Graduates will be conferred an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)*.
*Passing the NCLEX-RN exam is required to become a Registered Nurse.
“I appreciate everything they have done, and I would recommend this school to anybody looking to go to school for anything they offer.” – Bianca Young, WVJC Student
Your Career In Nursing
Nursing is an excellent career choice for several reasons. It is very gratifying to help people when they need it the most. Numerous job opportunities will be in high demand for years to come.
Nursing is a career highly respected by the community. Nurses have the ability to apply their craft in various environments. Non-hospital career options are available to nurses, including opportunities in education, public health, and travel nursing.
Be a Part of Something Special
The WVJC School of Nursing at CAMC is specifically designed to provide a pathway to employment as a nurse at CAMC, where delivering quality healthcare to patients is a priority!
Your first step is to contact the WVJC admissions team for more information. Then somebody will guide you through each step of the fact-gathering and admissions process.
Your admissions team member will explain your options for entrance testing, transcripts, financial aid*, and orientation.
The WVJC School of Nursing at CAMC program is offered annually. Seats are limited, and the admissions process is very competitive.
*Financial Aid available for those who qualify.
CAMC Clinical Experiences
A vital component of the program is that nursing students assimilate the CAMC work culture by completing the lab, clinical rotations, and preceptorship requirements at CAMC medical facilities. In addition, CAMC’s team members will support the learning experience.
Student nurses may satisfy some lab requirements in the WVJC Mobile Nursing Lab (MNL).
The MNL is an RV configured and outfitted with two equipped patient care rooms containing adult, obstetric, and pediatric high-fidelity simulations, a control room with two controller stations, advanced technology for recording and reviewing student practice, internal cellular internet capabilities, and an extension TV for participants outside of the MNL.
Accreditation and Approval
West Virginia Junior College
5514 Big Tyler Road, Suite 200
Cross Lanes, WV 25313
ABHES – West Virginia Junior College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools to award diplomas and associate’s degrees. The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools contact information is 6116 Executive Blvd, Suite 730, North Bethesda, MD 20852, Phone (301) 291-7550.
West Virginia RN Board – The West Virginia Junior College Nursing program has been granted full approval by the West Virginia RN Board. 5001 MacCorkle Avenue, SW, South Charleston, WV 25309, Phone (304) 744-0900. In addition, the West Virginia Rn Board has granted provisional approval for the WVJC Charleston, Beckley, and Huntington hybrid online programs.
ACEN – Effective September 22, 2021, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on September 22, 2023. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this candidate program at ACEN Candidates (acenursing.com)
West Virginia Junior College Nursing Program to Host ACEN Site Review
The West Virginia Junior College Nursing Program in Charleston will host a site review for initial accreditation of its Specialized Associate Degree Nursing Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at West Virginia Junior College located at 5514 Big Tyler Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313.
Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to ACEN:
Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Or email: [email protected]
All written comments should be received by the ACEN by February 28, 2023.
Nursing Program Control – Accepted students are enrolled in the West Virginia Junior College (WVJC) School of Nursing. Although students will be doing clinical rotations at different medical facilities and although WVJC sometimes collaborates with medical facilities on the development and delivery of its programs, the WVJC School of Nursing maintains authority and control over all aspects of the Program, as required by its licensing and accreditation agencies.