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School of Nursing

The School of Nursing provides accessible, high-quality nursing education

The personal attention our students receive has an undeniable impact on their outcomes. Small class sizes and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1 create an intimate, caring learning environment that produces an impressive number of Fulbright Scholars and other notable academic achievements.

Students engage in a rigorous curriculum, which prepares graduates to enter the profession as safe, skilled practitioners who demonstrate critical thinking, effective communication and a foundation for graduate study in nursing.


Mission – School of Nursing

The mission of the School of Nursing is to provide accessible, high quality nursing education to a diverse group of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate APRN certificate students, preparing them to be reflective healthcare leaders and scholars able to respond to the growing complexity in the healthcare system. This mission will be accomplished by offering innovative, nursing education programs that meet the needs of society and incorporate best-practice evidence and contemporary nursing science. Beliefs fundamental to the mission,  development, and arrangement of the curriculum include: an understanding of the fundamental dignity of human beings; the essence of nursing as science, art and service to humanity informed by the caring nature of the discipline; the perspective of health as a dynamic entity varying with time and life circumstances; and the life-long process of education.

Undergraduate and graduate study in nursing prepares women and men to promote human thriving in the care of diverse persons through culturally-sensitive, evidence-based  practice. The unique meanings persons associate with knowledge, language and behavior inform caring practice in nursing. People flourish in the context of partnerships with individuals, families, communities, and populations that reflect respect for the dignity and uniqueness of others, recognizing each person’s capacity for grace and empowerment.

Goals – School of Nursing

The goals of West Virginia Wesleyan School of Nursing reflect the overall mission of the program to enhance the health and quality of life for all.

  1. Develop academic programs that meet the needs of society and incorporate best-practices in nursing education.
  2. Provide a supportive, collegial environment that encourages excellence in teaching-learning, professional development, and faculty/student scholarship.
  3. Develop leaders capable of improving clinical practice outcomes, health policy, and care delivery methods.
  4. Prepare graduates able to provide safe, evidence-based, culturally-competent, patient-centered care that reflects ethical clinical judgment and interprofessional collaboration.
  5. Cultivate in students an intellectual desire for advanced study and inquiry.

Educational Requirements Alignment with Other States Initial RN Licensure Requirements