WVJC Online/Hybrid Nursing Program in Wheeling

WVJC School of Nursing is excited to announce the launch of its online/hybrid Nursing program, now available to students in the Wheeling area. This innovative platform offers some flexibility for individuals seeking to complete their nursing education online. If you aspire to become a nurse, this program could be for you!

The WVJC Online Nursing program in Wheeling allows students to complete the didactic components of their nursing classes online, supplemented by lab and clinical instruction at WVU Medicine’s Wheeling and Reynolds Memorial Hospitals. Our Mobile Nursing Lab (MNL) provides two fully equipped patient care rooms for student nurses to participate in simulations, therefore enhancing their lab and clinical learning experiences.

Student nurses at WVU Medicine’s Wheeling and Reynolds Memorial Hospitals seamlessly integrate into the cultural fabric and community ethos of the partner hospitals. This experience facilitates a smooth transition from nursing student to professional care nurse. Their pivotal role in nurturing vibrant communities goes beyond the realms of medical care, extending into emotional support and adept navigation of local resources for patients and their families. 

Upon successful completion of the 18-month nurse training program, graduates will be awarded an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)*.

*Passing the NCLEX-RN exam is required to become a Registered Nurse.

“WVJC is the best school I have attended! The whole staff is amazing with helping and understanding!”

– Sonia Harper, WVJC Student

Direct Admission Nursing Program

The WVJC Online online/hybrid Nursing program in Wheeling, WV, operates on a direct admission basis, ensuring that once students are accepted and meet the program requirements set forth by the Institution and the Nursing Program Director. This eliminates the necessity of completing years of pre-nursing general educational classes, streamlining the admissions process and reducing stress for aspiring nurses.

WVJC School of Nursing programs utilize the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) adaptive learning system, designed to assist nursing students in effectively absorbing course material. This innovative system enhanced students’ comprehensive test scores in each content area, thereby increasing their likelihood of success in their journey to becoming nurses. 

The ATI adaptive learning system facilitates a personalized learning experience and contributes to enhancing students’ test scores, thereby increasing their likelihood of success in their journey to becoming nurses. 

Contact WVJC School of Nursing today to learn more about this exciting new program and how our direct admission approach benefits nursing students!

“I appreciate everything they have done, and I would recommend this school to anybody looking to go to school for anything they offer.” – Bianca Young, WVJC Student

Core Nursing Skills and Hands-On Learning

At WVJC School of Nursing, our online courses focus on developing hands-on skills for molding well-rounded nurses. Throughout the program, you’ll gain essential skills, including:

Procedural and Emergency Care Skills

  • Foley Catheterization
    • Placement and management of urinary catheters and other drainage devices.
  • Nasogastric (NG) Tube 
    • Insertion of a feeding tube through the nose to the stomach for nutritional support.
  • IV Insertion
    • Placement of a catheter into a vein to directly administer fluids, medications, or other essential treatments into the patient’s bloodstream.
  • Medication Administration
    • Safely administering medications through various routes (oral, IV, etc.) with accurate calculations and protocol adherence.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ALS) 
    • Perform and practice advanced cardiac life support interventions, including defibrillation and administration of emergency medications.
  • Trauma Care
    • Control bleeding, stabilize fractures, and address other traumatic injuries.

Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills

  • Assessment
    • Collect and analyze data from various sources to identify patient problems and potential risks.
  • Clinical Decision-Making
    • Use knowledge, experience, and evidence-based practice to make safe and effective decisions about patient care.
  • Problem-Solving
    • Identify problems, consider options, and prioritize patient interventions, and select each patient’s most appropriate course of action.

Interprofessional Skills

  • Collaboration
    • Engage in clear and collaborative communication with healthcare team members, ensuring effective information exchange while promoting a unified approach to patient care.
  • Organization
    • Manage patient records efficiently, facilitating organized and timely information sharing among healthcare team members to enhance collaboration.
  • Time Management
    • Work with healthcare team members to collectively prioritize tasks, ensuring efficient use of time and addressing critical patient care needs promptly.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication
    • Effectively communicating with patients, families, and healthcare team members, both verbally and non-verbally, with empathy and respect.
  • Patient Education
    • Teach patients about their conditions, medications, and self-care strategies in a clear and concise way.
  • Leadership
    • Advocate for patients and peers and their rights and needs, and ensure their voices are heard.

Technology Skills

  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems
    • Navigate and use EHR systems proficiently for accurate and efficient documentation of patient information, including assessments, medications, and care plans.
  • Patient Monitoring Devices
    • Understand and use various patient monitoring devices, such as cardiac monitors, ventilators, and infusion pumps.
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems
    • Leverage technology tools that provide evidence-based information and clinical decision support to enhance the accuracy and effectiveness of nursing interventions.

Nursing students refine these skills through online classes, hands-on labs, and clinicals at WVU Medicine’s Wheeling and Reynolds Memorial Hospitals and the MNL. WVJC School of Nursing is dedicated to equipping nursing students with a comprehensive set of core nursing skills through a combination of online courses and hands-on learning experiences. Call 877-25ONLINE to speak to an admissions team member today to learn more.

Your Career In Nursing

Nursing careers empower compassionate individuals to positively impact patients’ lives. Nurses offer comfort to patients and their families during challenging times and provide unwavering support and celebration throughout treatment and recovery.

Nursing provides diverse pathways for career satisfaction, medical specializations, and professional growth. It is a stable and respected field of study, offering various concentrations, such as travel nursing, pediatric nursing, education, and more.

If you reside in the Wheeling area and are seeking an accelerated, direct admission online/hybrid Nursing program, contact WVJC School of Nursing and request information today!

RN to BSN Through WVJC Online

WVJC Online is excited to offer a 12-month online RN to BSN program through the WVJC School of Nursing. This program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Upon passing the NCLEX-RN exam, RNs can begin their nursing careers while simultaneously earning their BSN. This program is designed for registered nurses (RNs) with an associate degree in nursing (ADN) who want to advance their careers. 

WVJC ADN graduates auto-qualify for the BSN Pathway Scholarship* upon acceptance into the program. Students who graduate from WVJC with their ADN and immediately continue to the RN to BSN program could earn their BSN in less than three years! This can give students a head start in their careers, save valuable time and money, and allow them to advance their education.

*For those who qualify. See catalog for detailed eligibility requirements.

Accreditation and Approval

West Virginia Junior College
148 Willey Street
Morgantown, WV 26505

ABHES—West Virginia Junior College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools to award diplomas and associate’s degrees. The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools’ contact information is 6116 Executive Blvd, Suite 730, North Bethesda, MD 20852, Phone (301) 291-7550.

West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses – The West Virginia Junior College Nursing program has been granted full approval by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses. 5001 MacCorkle Avenue, SW, South Charleston, WV 25309, Phone (304) 744-0900.

ACEN – The West Virginia Junior College Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000. The most recent decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.

Effective August 7, 2023, the baccalaureate RN-BSN nursing program at the West Virginia Junior College Morgantown campus is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on August 7, 2025.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000


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