West Virginia Needs Nurses


There are many ways to give back to your community and help others, but there’s nothing quite like becoming a registered nurse.

That’s one reason why West Virginia Junior College is proud to announce the approval of the Bridgeport campus to start a Nursing program. West Virginia Junior College also has nursing programs at our Morgantown and Charleston campuses.

Earning an associate degree in nursing can allow you to work as a travel nurse, school nurse, or psychiatric nurse, provided you pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Before becoming a nurse, you need to receive well-rounded, specialized nursing education to help prepare you for the variety of patient challenges and medical situations you may encounter throughout your career.

“I highly suggest this campus if you’re looking for a school that’s not as big as others but has all the resources you’d need and is all about getting you your degree and being fantastically successful!”

– Brittany Lynn Murphy, WVJC Student

“That experience was definitely life-changing for me, and I bettered myself for me and my family.”

– Nancy Wolfe, WVJC Student

WVJC’s Nursing Program is Direct Admission!


Once you decide to earn an associate degree in nursing, it’s time to find the right nursing training program and school to fit your needs.

West Virginia Junior College (WVJC) provides a structured Nursing program that will teach you the necessary information and skills to help you in your future career. West Virginia Junior College’s Morgantown campus associate degree in nursing program was ranked the second best nursing program in the state by registerednursing.org in their 2019 List of the Best Nursing Schools in West Virginia.

Our Nursing program is a direct admission program, which means you won’t waste time and money taking classes only to find out later that you are not accepted into the program.

With our program, you can earn your Nursing degree in just 18-19 months*, allowing you to take your licensing exam and enter the workforce sooner. This also means that we don’t add unnecessary courses to your nursing training. Instead, the courses you’ll take relate to your future career.

*Length of program is dependent on start date.

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What to Expect from Your Nursing Courses


At WVJC, we understand that nursing is a career that requires compassion, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Therefore, we use these character traits as a basis for the lessons and skills we teach in each of our nursing courses to ensure you are prepared for your future career.

We focus on the art and the science of nursing in the classroom, skills laboratory, and clinical practice settings. Our challenging curriculum, coupled with a dedicated faculty committed to your success and career goals, makes becoming a nurse possible.

The curriculum of our nursing courses addresses:

  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Nursing Values
  • The Nursing Process
  • Health Promotion and Maintenance
  • Nursing Roles
  • Therapeutic Communications Skills
  • Competent Nursing Care
  • Women’s Health
  • Gerontology

Our nursing education is also designed to prepare you for the licensing exam required to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Upon graduation with an associate degree in nursing, you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). This is required to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).

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, allowing 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 being accepted into the program. Students who graduate from WVJC with their ADN and immediately continue to the RN to BSN program could have their BSN in less than three years! This can give students a head start in their careers, save 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 in Bridgeport 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. In addition, the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses has granted provisional approval for the WVJC Parkersburg and Martinsburg hybrid online programs.

ACEN – The West Virginia Junior College Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 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
http://www.acenursing.com/candidates/candidacy.asp

West Virginia Junior College
176 Thompson Drive
Bridgeport, WV 26330

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 provisional 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 associate degree nursing program at West Virginia Junior College at the Bridgeport campus located in Bridgeport, WV is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000 www.acenursing.org 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 www.acenursing.com.

West Virginia Junior College
5514 Big Tyler Road, Suite 200
Cross Lanes, WV 25313

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. In addition, the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses has granted provisional approval for the WVJC Charleston, Beckley, and Huntington hybrid online programs.

ACEN – The associate degree nursing program at West Virginia Junior College at the Charleston campus located in Cross Lanes, WV is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000 www.acenursing.org 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 www.acenursing.com

 

Clinical Locations


Students enrolled in the Associate Degree of Nursing program are required to participate in clinical experiences in various settings. This is in addition to learning the theory content included in the nursing classes.

Some of the clinical rotations nursing students may experience include the following:

Morgantown

  • WVU Medicine’s Ruby Memorial Hospital
  • WVU Medicine’s Chestnut Ridge Center
  • WVU Medicine’s United Hospital Center
  • Uniontown Hospital
  • Mon Health Medical Center
  • Highland-Clarksburg Hospital
  • William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital

Charleston

  • Charleston Area Medical Center-Women’s & Children’s
  • Charleston Area Medical Center-General
  • Charleston Area Medical Center-Teays Valley
  • Charleston Area Medical Center-Memorial
  • Charleston Area Medical Center-Cancer Center
  • Oakridge Center
  • Select Specialty Hospital
  • Mildred Mitchell Bateman Hospital
  • Eastbrook Center
  • Thomas Health Systems
  • Cabell-Huntington Hospital
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Raleigh General Hospital
  • Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital

Bridgeport

  • United Hospital Center
  • Monongalia County General Hospital
  • Grafton City Hospital
  • Highland of Clarksburg Hospital
  • Fairmont Health and Rehab
  • WVWC Simulation Lab
  • Harrison County Health Department
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital/ WVU Medicine
  • Barbour County Board of Education
  • Saint George Medical Center
  • Harrison County Board of Education
  • Davis Medical Center
  • Crestview Manor
  • Meadowview Manor

*Information relative to nursing clinical sites is current at the time of publication. Check with a nursing program administrator for the most current list of nursing rotations.

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