Nursing & Health Sciences Division

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Welcome to the Nursing & Health Sciences Division at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Our division ascribes to the college’s commitment to provide academic excellence. We pride ourselves on the quality of education we have to offer as well as the success our graduates enjoy.

We are committed to supporting the college’s mission in providing “accessible, life-changing educational opportunities in a safe and supportive environment.” Careers within healthcare are one of the fastest growing areas of opportunity. According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics ( the healthcare industry will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018. Careers in health care are exciting, rewarding, and offer a lifetime of fulfillment.

In addition to meeting the requirements for general admission to the college, students requesting admission to programs within the Nursing & Health Sciences Division must meet individual program admission requirements, as stated in the college catalog and complete a Nursing & Health Sciences Application. Questions regarding the application process, program requirements, and course of study should be directed to the Health Sciences Division.

Faculty - Kathy Frum - NHS - RF

Kathy Frum, MSN, RN
Nursing & Health Sciences Division Chair

Why WVU Parkersburg?

  • Curriculum is infused with the latest technology to educate the future health care members of tomorrow.
  • Program facilities feature comprehensive state-of-the-art campus and simulation labs that include high-performance, realistic, wireless patient simulators and laparoscopic simulators.
  • Faculty teach in “smart” classrooms with audio/visual tools to enhance their lectures with rich media such as videos, overhead displays, and other technological capabilities.
  • Faculty and staff are dedicated and committed to excellence in health care education. In addition to degree advancement, faculty participate in local, state, and national conferences, as well as, independent studies.

Programs of Study

Degree Certificates

Patient Care Technician
Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Associate’s Degrees
Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing
Associate in Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology

Bachelor’s Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN – BSN)

Faculty and Staff Directory

Gainful Employment

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