Posey earns nursing degree


ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College Instructor of Nursing Valerie Posey recently earned a Master of Science in nursing.

Her capstone research project was titled “Concomitant Infusion of Isotonic Solutions with Chemotherapy: Does it Decrease the Risk of Phlebitis?”

Last spring, Posey was awarded one of two scholarships from the West Virginia League for Nursing to complete her MSN at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Fairmont State University, where she was the BSN graduate of the year, and an Associate of Science in nursing from Davis & Elkins College.

Posey joined the D&E faculty in 2013 as an adjunct clinical instructor and was appointed to her current position in 2015. Prior to her teaching career, she worked as a registered nurse at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport from 2010 to 2013.

At D&E, Posey teaches disruptions in health, introduction to nursing and nutrition.

In addition to teaching, Posey is certified in chemotherapy biotherapy from the Oncology Nursing Society and practices at WVU Medicine United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.