What is Nursing at WVU like?
Nursing is a dynamic career opportunity for both women and men. WVU's undergraduate program in nursing is recognized by health care agencies as providing excellent preparation for the nursing profession. According to projections by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Registered Nursing (RN) is among the top occupations in terms of job growth through 2024.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum includes courses in the humanities and arts, social sciences, natural sciences and nursing science. Taken concurrently with these courses, nursing clinical courses enable you to immediately apply your learning to actual client, family and community situations. Your senior year includes nursing experience at a community site, such as a public school system, county health department, individual patient home, community hospital or primary rural clinc. When you graduate, you will be equipped for a beginning professional role with clients of all ages in any healthcare setting and will have an excellent foundation for graduate study.
National accreditation of the BSN program and approval by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses qualifies graduates to take the required examination for RN licensure. Graduates are eligible to be licensed to practice nursing in any state in the nation. Graduates are also eligible to apply for certification as a school nurse and to take the American Holistic Nurses' certification examination.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at West Virginia University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
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