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 (www.bsl.org) 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.
- The Nursing and Health Sciences programs have limited enrollment and a selective review process. Applicants requesting admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Programs must first meet the requirements for general admission to the college, including eligibility requirements to take college Math and English, and be admitted to the college.
- In addition to meeting all general admission criteria for the college, students must complete a separate Nursing and Health Sciences application, provide an official copy of their high school transcript and any prior college transcripts, and complete the pre-nursing admission exam.
- Applicants to the Associate Degree Nursing program must be eligible to meet the requirements for licensure in the state of West Virginia as stated in West Virginia Code §30-7-6. These conditions include:
- Be a high school graduate or equivalent
- Be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing
- Admission to and graduation from the nursing program does not guarantee that the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses will endorse the graduate as a candidate to sit for the licensure examination.
- The Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses may deny testing to any applicant proven guilty of certain infraction such as, but not limited to fraud, felony, or moral misconduct. (West Virginia Code §30-7-11.)
- Additionally, the applicant must be able to engage in educational and training activities in a manner that does not endanger themselves or others. Technical Standards required for Admission, Progression, and Graduation can be found on the Nursing and Health Sciences Division website.
Requirements for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program
- High school graduate or equivalent (USA GED)
- English proficiency
- Cumulative 2.5 GPA from high school and college coursework
- Complete HESI Admission math subscore of 75 or higher or complete Math 120 with “C” or higher
- Complete the HESI exam with the required benchmark of 75 or higher. The HESI admission exam may be completed one time per semester for a maximum of three times for consideration for admission
Applications will be accepted year round. Application forms are available in the Nursing and Health Sciences Division office.
Transferring from Another Institution
- You graduated from high school less than five years previous to WVU Parkersburg enrollment.
Students may transfer credits from college-level courses completed at other institutions subject to the following conditions: