WVWC program granted accreditation
BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College announced today that the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Board of Commissioners granted accreditation to its Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Following CCNE’s on-site evaluation, the accreditation is from February 2020 to December 2025.
“The CCNE’s accreditation of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program furthers the culture of achievement that exists within our nationally-recognized School of Nursing,” added James Moore, Ph.D, dean of the Faculty and vice president of Academic Affairs at WVWC. “This degree equips WVWC DNP graduates with the skills and the freedom to pursue a career that has a great impact on the healthcare systems of West Virginia, and others across the country.”
Tina Straight, DNP, MSN Ed., CNE, RN and Director of the Wesleyan School of Nursing noted the importance of the CCNE designation.
“When you graduate from a CCNE-accredited program, your diploma carries weight and credibility, and your nursing career options are wide open,” Straight said. “We are thrilled to expand the opportunities the School of Nursing provides to our graduates.”
Announced in March 2018, WVWC’s DNP is the first doctoral program offered in the College’s history. The program produced its first two graduates in May of 2020.
WVWC’s DNP offers two directions of study, Advanced Nursing Practice and Nursing Leadership. Admission has two pathways, students can either move straight from a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing degree into the program or first gain a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree before entering the program.
RNCareers.org recently ranked WVWC’s BSN as the top program in the state of West Virginia, and 26 overall in the United States. WVWC MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner graduates hold a first-time pass rate of 98% on national certification exams in the past three years.
To learn more information about the WVWC School of Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, please visit www.wvwc.edu/nursing.