School of Nursing

School of Nursing

The goal of the nursing faculty is to prepare graduates to enter the profession of nursing as competent, safe practitioners who demonstrate critical thinking skills, effective communication and possess a sound foundation for graduate study in nursing.

The entire academic program of the College is accredited by the Commission on Institutes of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602, phone # (800) 621-7440.

Wesleyan's BSN program is fully approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Nurses, 101 Dee Drive Suite 102, Charleston, WV 25311-1620, telephone 304-558-3596.

The West Virginia State NCLEX pass rate for West Virginia Wesleyan College School of Nursing for 2015 is 100%.

The MSN program at West Virginia Wesleyan College is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (formerly NLNAC, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000,

To date, the national certification pass rate for MSN and post-graduate APRN certificate students is 95%.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN), master's degree in nursing (MSN) and post-graduate APRN certificate program at West Virginia Wesleyan College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One DuPont Circle NW, Ste 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 (

Shenandoah University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-409, (404) 679-4500. Shenandoah’s Nurse-Midwifery Program is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education ( Shenandoah's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.

WVWC's nursing program has a chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society.

To learn more about Wesleyan’s nursing program, contact the Nursing Department at (304) 473-8224 or    

Learning Outcomes

BSN in Nursing


Licensure Pass Rates

YEAR: 2012 2013 2014 2015
WVWC NCLEX Pass Rate (1st time) 100 64 84 100
WVWC NCLEX 2nd Time Pass Rate n/a 96 100 n/a

3 year WVWC mean = 82.66
3 year national mean = 85.05


3 year WVWC mean = 82.66
3 year national mean = 84.27

  WVWC 4 year pass rate mean = 87.00
National 4 year pass rate mean = 85.76

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