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Accreditation and Achievements

Accreditation

The College as a whole is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accrediting agency authorized by the US Department of Education: The Higher Learning Commission, 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (800) 621-7440, www.hlcommision.org.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing/ and post-graduate APRN certificate program at West Virginia Wesleyan College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at West Virginia Wesleyan College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Wesleyan’s BSN program is fully approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Nurses, 90 MacCorkle Ave SW #203, South Charleston, WV 25303, telephone 304-744-0900.

Shenandoah University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-409, (404) 679-4500. Shenandoah’s Nurse-Midwifery Program is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (www.midwife.org/accreditation). Shenandoah’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.

NCLEX Licensure Rates

Year20122013201420152016201720182019
First Attempt Pass Rate100%64%84%100%100%93%90%83
Second Attempt Pass RateN/A96%100%N/AN/A100%N/AN/A
5 Year Mean94%

Aggregate Achievement Data

BSN

Annual, aggregated student achievement outcome data for the BSN graduating class of 2019:

  • NCLEX Licensure Exam: 83% Pass Rate on first attempt
  • Program Completion Rate: 91%
  • Employment Rate: 100%

Annual, aggregated student achievement outcome data for the BSN graduating class of 2018:

  • NCLEX Licensure Exam: 88% Pass Rate on first attempt
  • Program Completion Rate: 92%
  • Employment Rate: 93%

Annual, aggregated student achievement outcome data for the BSN graduating class of 2017:

  • NCLEX Licensure Exam: 93% Pass Rate on first attempt, 100% Pass Rate on second attempt
  • Program Completion Rate: 82%
  • Employment Rate: 93%

MSN

Annual, aggregated student achievement outcome data for the MSN graduating class of 2019:

  • Certification Exam First Time Pass Rate (FNP, PMHNP, CNM): Pending
  • Program Completion Rate: 80%
  • Employment Rate: 87.5%

Annual, aggregated student achievement outcome data for the MSN graduating class of 2018:

  • Certification Exam First Time Pass Rate (FNP, PMHNP, CNM): 91% (First Pass) 95% (Total Pass)
  • Program Completion Rate: 78%
  • Employment Rate: 80%

Annual, aggregated student achievement outcome data for the MSN graduating class of 2017:

  • Certification Exam First Time Pass Rate (FNP, PMHNP, CNM): 70% (First Pass) 90% (Total Pass)
  • Program Completion Rate: 95.6%
  • Employment Rate: 100%

POST-GRADUATE APRN CERTIFICATE – FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER

Annual, aggregated student achievement outcome data for the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner – 2019:

  • Program Completion Rate: 100%
  • Employment Rate: 100%

Annual, aggregated student achievement outcome data for the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner – 2018:

  • Program Completion Rate: 100%
  • Employment Rate: 100%

Annual, aggregated student achievement outcome data for the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner – 2017:

  • Program Completion Rate: 100%
  • Employment Rate: 100%

Due to very small cohort size, certification pass rate data unavailable for post-graduate APRN Certificate FNP students.

State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories in the United States, which establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to simplify the process of taking hybrid/online courses for credit offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. West Virginia Wesleyan College is pending approval from the State of West Virginia to participate in NC-SARA.  At this time, 49 of the 50 United States are SARA members.

West Virginia Wesleyan College offers hybrid online programs that lead to professional certification in the State of West Virginia and cannot confirm if programs meet the prerequisites for professional certification outside the State of West Virginia.  Students will need to contact the state licensing board relative to their program of study in the state in which they seek certification for further information.