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The pre-nursing program at Glenville State is affiliated with the WVU School of Nursing. It takes its mission and objectives from that body.

The mission statement and goals of the School of Nursing are available on its website at www.hsc.wvu.edu/son.

Mission Statement

To serve the people of West Virginia and larger society through education, research, and service, including Faculty Practice. This mission is responsive to changing health care needs and emerging national and state changes in technology and health care delivery and is enhanced by a supportive and open environment. The faculty’s educational effort is directed to providing high quality student-centered programs of instruction at all levels which prepare superb professional nurses to meet basic health care needs; advanced practice nurses to address complex health needs; and doctorally educated nurses to advance nursing knowledge through research; to assist in the formulation of policies to improve health care; and to serve as faculty in higher degree programs. Unique characteristics of the state mandate that the health care needs of rural populations and vulnerable groups be a major focus of education, research and service, including Faculty Practice.

Goals

West Virginia University’s 2010 Plan identifies five goals.

  1. Attract and Graduate High-Quality Students
  2. Recruit and Retain High-Quality Faculty Committed to the Land-Grant Mission
  3. Enhance the Educational Environment for Student Learning
  4. Promote Discovery and Exchange of Knowledge and Ideas
  5. Improve West Virginia’s Health, Economy, and Quality of Life

The goals of the School of Nursing were revised in August 2006 to be consistent with WVU’s 2010 Plan, and are in Education, Scholarly Inquiry, and Service, as follows:

  1. Education
    West Virginia University School of Nursing (SON) seeks to provide excellent, student-centered educational programs which address core competencies/threads in all programs and meet the changing needs of the communities of interest we serve.
  2. Scholarly Inquiry
    West Virginia University School of Nursing seeks to increase scholarship, including funded research and peer-reviewed publications in order to benefit those we serve.
  3. Service
    West Virginia University School of Nursing seeks to increase the School’s service activity in professional organizations, academe, practice, and continuing education in order to benefit those we serve.

Evaluation

Students are evaluated with HESI or ATI testing (standardized tests of nursing content) at the end of the Sophomore , Junior, and Senior year. Their final performance is evaluated by the pass rate on NCLEX, the national exam for licensure.