Welcome to Nursing & Health Sciences Division
The Nursing and Health Sciences Division at WVU Parkersburg is committed to preparing you for careers in healthcare – one of the fastest growing areas of opportunity. This growth in employment is driven by technological advances in patient care, an increasing emphasis on preventive care, and an increase in the elderly population. Occupations with the largest growth are registered nurses, personal and home care aides, home health aides, nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants and medical assistants.
Careers in health care are exciting, rewarding, and offer a lifetime of fulfillment. The Nursing and Health Sciences Division prides itself on the quality of education we have to offer with our new, simulation labs, clinical rotations, concept-based learning and much more!
Nursing students can now earn up to $25,000 in additional financial aid!
Our nursing students can earn up to and additional $25,000 in financial aid for a 3-year work commitment to WVU Medicine through the Aspiring Nurse Program! Learn more here or fill out the application form here. Our students are also qualified for the Student Nursing Investment Grant through Memorial Health System, which provides $6,000 per-semester stipends and a sign-on bonus of $18,000 upon graduation and employment! Learn more here.
The associate and baccalaureate nursing programs at West Virginia University at Parkersburg at the main campus located in Parkersburg, WV is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000.
Phone (404)-975-5000 | Website www.acenursing.org.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree program is Continuing Accreditation and the baccalaureate degree program is Initial Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding the programs here
Before coming to WVU Parkesburg in 2002, Kathy Frum previously worked as a staff nurse at the Camden Clark Medical Center. Frum holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University, Master of Science in Nursing from Otterbein College and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from Marshall University.