Bachelor of Science (B.S.N.)

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The application period for the Fall term opens on December 1 and closes on January 15. 


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at West Virginia University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( 

The nursing program is also accredited by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

WVU Tech nursing students have an opportunity to obtain a WVU degree while studying on the Beckley campus, which offers small classes and individualized instruction. 

WVU Tech is the only public institution in the southern part of the state that offers a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

The nursing program is recognized by health care agencies as providing graduates with excellent preparation for the nursing profession. Many students find employment as a nurse extern for area hospitals while going to school which provides students with additional clinical experience.

WVU Tech nursing students have an opportunity to obtain a WVU degree while studying on the Beckley campus, which offers small classes and individualized instruction. 


WVU Tech nursing graduate, Mary Cunningham

Mary Cunningham, '15


Mary can’t help but care for others, and she’s using the nursing education she received at WVU Tech to do just that. Mary is working in a cardiac catheterization lab in the state’s largest hospital center, where she prepares patients for heart procedures and provides emotional support to patients and their families. 

“Being compassionate and caring is just as important as the physical care that a nurse provides. A passion of mine is caring for someone as a human being and hopefully making an impact that counts, either on the patient and family or me, that allows me to grow to become a better nurse.”

Study Abroad and 
Global Outreach

As part of the WVU nursing program at WVU Tech, students can participate in a number of global learning experiences through study abroad and outreach opportunities.

In recent years, School of Nursing students traveled to communities across Asia, Africa, Europe and both Central and South America, visiting local hospitals and clinics to learn about various community health issues that affect those areas while being exposed to new cultures and lifestyles around the world.

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Nursing for every stage of the patient's life, plus a background in biology, chemistry, anatomy and nutrition.

Clinical Nursing Pharmacology

Explore the principles of pharmacology to ensure accurate knowledge of and administration of medications to individuals and families across the lifespan. Pharmacological management is analyzed in conjunction with pathophysiology.

Care of the Critically Ill Patient

This course focuses on the professional nursing role in supporting individuals and families experiencing complex physiological alterations in health. The coursework is paired with clinical experiences supporting individuals and families in critical care settings.

Children with Complex Health Needs

Learn about the nursing care of children with complex acute and chronic health problems with a focus on decision-making using a case study problem-based learning approach. 

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