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WVU Parkersburg Nursing and Health Sciences Division to Host Open House Feb. 21

Parkersburg, W.Va. (February 13, 2023) – 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 offer with new simulation labs, clinical rotations, concept-based learning and much more!

The Nursing and Health Sciences will be having an Open House event Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 5:30 – 7 p.m., in the Nursing and Health Sciences classrooms located on the second floor of the main campus, to showcase the state-of-the-art equipment WVU Parkersburg has to offer. Prospective students and their families can connect with faculty and staff.

Hands-on activities during the Open House include:

  • In the Simulation Lab, prospective students can participate in live simulation features like mother and baby and a CPR demonstration.
  • In the Campus Lab, prospective students can work with our robotic mannequins, take vital signs, practice removing staples, and learn about wound care.
  • In one of the classrooms, participants will be able to wear our new HoloLens (virtual reality) goggles and experience different types of patient situations.
  • The Surgical Technology Lab will also provide live demonstrations.

“This event is an excellent opportunity to experience hands-on activities that will provide knowledge of what our program can offer before becoming a healthcare professional,” said Katie Finnerty, Nursing and Health Science’s Student Success Advisor.

Visit to learn more about the Nursing Program. For more information contact Katie Finnerty at