Bachelor of Science (B.S.N.)Sample Schedule
WVU Tech Catalog
School of Nursing Website
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at West Virginia University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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.
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.”
Crystal Sheaves, Ph.D., RN, APRN, FNP-BC
Chair of the WVU School of Nursing program at WVU Tech, Dr. Sheaves came to WVU Tech with 30 years of experience in the nursing field. When she’s not teaching students clinical nursing pharmacology or research in nursing, she’s working at her practice in primary care and women’s health.
She’s passionate about the field because she knows it’s fertile ground for her students. “I think we are on the brink of many new medical discoveries and the eradication of specific diseases and cancers. Nurses will be a part of these exciting new discoveries. The future of nursing is bright and the job market for nurses is extremely large and diverse.”
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.