West Virginia Wesleyan’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed to help students explore the pathways to the healing sciences and arts found in nursing. The professional nursing practice component of the program includes both didactic and clinical practice in a variety of settings in acute care, long-term care and the community. Students engage in a rigorous curriculum, which prepares graduates to enter the profession as safe, skilled practitioners who demonstrate critical thinking and effective communication, and have a solid foundation for graduate study in nursing. Graduates are eligible to apply for the national licensing examination (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse (RN). The West Virginia State NCLEX pass rate for West Virginia Wesleyan College School of Nursing for 2018 is 93%. The three-year average is 95%

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Admission to our Program

Program Policies: New undergraduate students are admitted to West Virginia Wesleyan as Pre-nursing majors. Application to the Nursing program is made between the freshman and sophomore year, and is competitive. All applicants will be considered individually by the Nursing Admission Committee. Once admitted, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Criteria for acceptance into Nursing are:

  • Submission of the formal Application to the Nursing major (including a personal statement and a completed applicant recommendation form),

  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.25 or higher,

  • Completion of BIOL 151 & 152 Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II and PSYC 237 Lifespan Psychology with a C or higher (only one nursing, science, or nursing support course may be repeated if needed), and

  • Score of Proficient or better on the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills, via ATI)

  • Demonstrate proficiency in English if a non-native English speaker by submitting scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

What We've Achieved

  • National Accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

  • 100% of our graduates either have immediate job placement or continue on into graduate studies

  • A state of the art nursing simulation center and virtual hospital setting

  • Students who are actively employed as Nurse leaders in nearly every field of nursing across the nation and globally.

Our students pictures with “Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN, who assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in June 2014. Formerly the Executive Director of the Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Transformation at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Trautman has held clinical and administrative leadership positions at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She also served as the Vice President of Patient Care Services for Howard County General Hospital and as Director of Nursing for Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has held a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Dr. Trautman received a BSN from West Virginia Wesleyan College, an MSN from the University of Pittsburgh, and a PhD in health policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.”

Text source: https://www.aacnnursing.org/News-Information/Spokesperson-Bios/Deborah-Trautman