Grant Funds Digital Technology in the Field

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Pictured from left to right are Dr. Janet Withersty, associate professor of nursing, MSN program; Pam Maxwell, BSN, Family Nurse Practitioner student; Dr. Susan Leight, EdD, FNP-C, APN-BC, FAANP, associate professor of nursing and director of the MSN Program; and Dr. Boyd Creasman, vice president for academic affairs

West Virginia Wesleyan College received a grant in response to a proposal written by Dr. Susan Leight, EdD, FNP-C, APN-BC, FAANP, associate professor and director of the Master of Science in nursing program. The grant awarded was $23,850 from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission for the project entitled, “Using Health Information Technology to Construct Communities of Practice in Rural West Virginia: Building Bridges from Classroom to Clinic.”

The grant will support family nurse practitioner students and rural preceptors learning to use digital technology.

In addition to the family nurse practitioner concentration, the Master of Science in Nursing program at West Virginia Wesleyan has five other program options: Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, a joint MSN/MBA program, and Nurse-Midwifery and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner programs done in collaboration with Shenandoah University.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, Division of Health Sciences, funded projects from West Virginia private institutions offering advanced degrees in nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, and physical therapy.