Why study nursing at WVU Tech?


WVU Tech is the only public institution in the southern part of the state that offers a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

The nursing program is recognized by health care agencies as providing graduates with excellent preparation for the nursing profession. Many students find employment as a nurse extern for area hospitals while going to school which provides students with additional clinical experience.

WVU Tech students have an opportunity to obtain a WVU degree while studying on the Montgomery campus, which offers small classes and individualized instruction. The program is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses.

What opportunities are available for graduates?

Our graduates find career opportunities as registered nurses in a variety of health care agencies including hospitals, clinics, schools and home health agencies.

Our graduates have returned to graduate school and become nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives and nurse educators.

How does the program work?

High school students may be admitted directly to the nursing major based on a combination of criteria:

  • High school GPA of 3.8 or higher, Composite ACT of 25 or SAT of 1210 Combined Critical Reading and Math
  • High school GPA of 3.6 – 3.79, Composite ACT of 26 or SAT of 1250 Combined Critical Reading and Math
  • High school GPA of 3.5 – 3.59, Composite ACT of 28 or SAT of 1320 Combined Critical Reading and Math

Students not meeting the direct admission criteria are designated pre-nursing if the following criteria are met:

  • High school GPA of 3.2 or higher, Composite ACT of 21 or SAT of 1070 Combined Critical Reading and Math
  • High school GPA of 3.0 – 3.19, Composite ACT of 23 or SAT of 1140 Combined Critical Reading and Math

High school students not eligible for direct or pre-nursing admission and college students from other majors may
apply for admission after one semester or more of college course work. Admission consideration in that case is dependent upon:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on all college work attempted
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the pre-requisite courses
  • Completion of required prerequisite courses from any accredited college or university with a grade of C or better

Deadline is February 1 to apply for acceptance into the fall sophomore nursing class. Application forms can be obtained from the Department of Nursing at or in Orndorff Hall room 2401.

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