Have you been dreaming of a nursing career but are unsure how to start? Or have you been weighing your options within the healthcare field and have considered pursuing nursing? No matter your unique situation, one of West Virginia Junior College’s accelerated nursing programs could be a great fit for you!
Nursing is a respected and essential profession, and the demand for nurses in West Virginia is expected to continue to grow as more people in rural areas need access to healthcare and as the baby boomer generation ages.
With so many paths available to become a nurse, it is easy to get overwhelmed when choosing a nursing program. At WVJC, our Nursing programs are designed for students to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to start their careers as nurses in less time than at a traditional school. Continue reading to learn more about why a WVJC accelerated Nursing program can benefit you!
You’ll Start Nursing Classes Immediately
When deciding which institution to enroll in nursing classes, it is important to determine how much time you want to spend in school. Some traditional schools require prospective nursing students to take years of general education courses, only to find out later that they have yet to be accepted into the nursing program. WVJC has a different approach to nursing education. When students enroll in a WVJC Nursing program, they are “directly” accepted into the Nursing program, meaning they will immediately begin taking classes related to the nursing profession. By attending a direct admission program like WVJC’s, students can avoid spending 4-6 years in school taking classes they don’t need.
You’ll Take The Exact Nursing Classes You Need
When you decide on a program that allows you to start nursing classes right away, you can jump right into classes directly related to your future career in nursing. For example, most nursing programs at traditional schools that do not offer direct admission require prospective nursing students to take at least two years of general education courses, while in a direct admission Nursing program like WVJC’s, students will begin taking healthcare-related classes as soon as they enter the program. This can help students save time and money on their education while learning essential knowledge and skills to begin their nursing careers.
You’ll Gain Valuable Hands-On Experience
At WVJC, our direct admission Nursing programs are designed for students who want to receive the education they need to start their nursing career quickly. Our students will learn valuable knowledge during classroom instruction, practice their skills in lab settings supervised by nursing instructors, then apply their abilities in a real-world environment during clinical rotations at local hospitals, medical facilities, or the WVJC Mobile Nursing Lab.
You’ll Begin Your Career Sooner
WVJC understands that students’ main priority is to gain the skills they need to be successful and be prepared to start their careers quickly. In just 18-19 months*, our nursing students will graduate with an associate degree, and be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)~ exam.
Choosing an accelerated program can also set you apart from your competition when it comes time to begin the process of getting hired. Our combination of classroom instruction, lab training, and clinical rotations allows students to develop their nursing skills and gain real-world experience before they enter the workforce. This can put you years ahead of those who decided to enroll in a traditional nursing program. By choosing a WVJC accelerated program, you can start your career as a nurse sooner, allowing you to earn an income, gain experience, and advance your education before a student in a traditional program has completed their schooling.
Start The Next Chapter Of Your Life In 2023!
Have you made the decision to attend a WVJC accelerated Nursing program? Now is the time to change your life by taking the first step toward your new career! Our skilled admissions team is now enrolling students in our 2023 nursing class. Get started on the fast track to a respected nursing career by Requesting Information today.
*Length of program is dependent on start date.
~Passing the NCLEX-RN exam is required to become a Registered Nurse.