West Virginia University at Parkersburg
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WVU Parkersburg Health Sciences Division changes application process to respond to area health care employers.
CONTACT: Rose Beebe, interim chair of Health Sciences Division, 304-424-8300.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Health Sciences Division is changing its application process timeline for admission to its Nursing program.
The change is designed to provide students with more flexibility in being admitted to the Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing. It will also respond to the needs of area health care employers who seek nursing graduates in a timelier manner, explained Rose Beebe, interim chair of the Health Sciences Division.
"The change will allow 40 students to be admitted to the AAS program each fall and spring," she said. "In the past, 80 students have been admitted for the fall semester only."
Beginning this semester, applications are being accepted from March 1 to April 15 for admission in the following spring semester. Applicants will be notified of admission status by October 1 for spring admission.
Applications will be accepted from October 1 to November 15 for admission in the following fall semester. Applicants will be notified of admission status by March 15 for fall admission.
Because the popular program has space and clinical limitations, completion of the application process does not imply that the applicant will be admitted to the Nursing program, noted Mrs. Beebe. Qualified applicants are ranked according to composite ACT score, by prenursing test scores and by grade point averages.
WVU Parkersburg's AAS program in nursing prepares students to assume entry-level staff nurse positions in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health-related institutions. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the registered nurse licensing examination.