Our students learn from expert faculty, many who continue to practice, providing unique learning opportunities in various areas of healthcare. We also are engaged in clinically relevant research to better meet the needs of the citizens of our rural state, nation and world. Together, we are  changing lives and addressing our complex health care environment, one step at a time.

Our Vision

The West Virginia University School of Nursing envisions optimal health, enhanced quality of life, and excellent health care for the people of West Virginia and the global community.

Our Mission

The mission of the WVU School of Nursing is to lead in improving health in West Virginia and the broader society through excellence in student-centered educational programs, research and scholarship, the compassionate practice of nursing and service to the public and the profession.

Our Values

At the West Virginia University School of Nursing, we are committed to the values of Integrity, Excellence, and Inclusiveness. We want to create and foster a positive learning and working environment based on open communication, mutual respect and inclusion. By embracing new ideas and broadening our perspectives, we will enhance our ability to address the diverse needs of the patients we serve.

These values, together with vision, transparency and strategic leadership, enable us to create an organization in which teaching, learning, scholarship, service and practice can flourish.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at West Virginia University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.