Bachelor of Science (B.S.N.)Sample Schedule
WVU Tech Catalog
School of Nursing Website
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program offered at WVU Tech includes courses in humanities, social sciences, basic sciences and nursing science. These courses are taken in conjunction with nursing clinical courses. Students apply their learning to actual client, family and community situations that warrant nursing intervention.
In keeping with the University's commitment to improving health care for all West Virginians, all health sciences students complete a rural clinical practice as part of the degree requirements. Nursing students complete the rural clinical practice experience during their senior year.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at West Virginia University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
The nursing program is also accredited by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses.
Petra Vasale, '22
Nontraditional WVU School of Nursing student Petra has a knack for bringing joy to those around her. Out of high school, she was drawn to baking and the culinary arts. After six years of bringing happiness to customers through her custom cake shop, she switched career paths to nursing. Petra has found her calling in nursing, again with the focus on brightening lives. “I want to help somebody on the worst day of their life,” she says.
It’s been a perfect fit for Petra, who has excelled in the program that focuses on hands-on experience, flexibility and a tight-knit community environment. “You get a chance to really get to know your professor and have better connections with the people in your classes. I never felt like I had to compete for attention or answers or clarity because there were too many people.”
Ted Cancel '22
Ted Cancel has always been a caretaker with a passion for serving others. He demonstrated these attributes first in the U. S. Army, then as a Theology and Pastoral Studies student, and finally, in the WVU School of Nursing program on the Beckley campus.The father of five has valued his time in nursing school and believes the program’s faculty, especially during COVID, were life-changing. Speaking of Assistant Professor of Nursing Robin Spencer, he says, “That lady has changed my life. All the faculty are excellent...They’re truly what kept me motivated through this program.” Next, Cancel will expand his skill set serving his fellow veterans through the VA Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR) program, something he has looked forward to since his freshman year. After graduation, Cancel wants to raise his family in West Virginia and work at the VA Medical Center in Beckley.
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.
THINGS YOU'LL LEARN
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.