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School of Nursing


Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing


The mission of the WVU School of Nursing is to lead in improving health in West Virginia and broader society through excellence in student-centered educational programs, research and scholarship, the compassionate practice of nursing, and service to the public and the profession. This mission is responsive to changing healthcare needs and emerging national and state changes in technology and healthcare delivery and is enhanced by a supportive and open environment.  The faculty’s educational effort is directed at providing high quality, student-centered programs of instruction at all levels which prepare superb professional nurses to meet basic healthcare needs; advance practiced nurses to address complex health needs; and enable 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 healthcare needs of rural populations and vulnerable groups be a major focus of education, research, and service, including faculty practice.

The School of Nursing offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-master’s programs of study. The baccalaureate program (B.S.N.) is available for high school graduates who aspire to a career in nursing (basic students) and to registered nurses (RN) who are licensed graduates of associate degree or diploma nursing programs seeking to continue their career development. In addition, a B.S./B.A. to B.S.N. program is available for the college graduate seeking a B.S.N.

The master of science in nursing (M.S.N.) prepares graduates for advanced practice roles in rural primary health care. These roles include family nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, neonatal nurse practitioner, geriatric nurse practitioner, women’s health nurse practitioner, and nursing leadership.

Post-graduate nurse practitioner certification programs in these role specialties are available for those who already have an M.S.N. The RN to M.S.N. program also has these role specialties available.

The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) prepares advanced practice nurses who will practice at the highest level of professional nursing and will advance the application of nursing knowledge for the purpose of improving healthcare for diverse populations.

The doctor of philosophy in nursing (Ph.D.) prepares nurse scholars/educators for roles in teaching, service, and research in nursing.  The program prepares graduates who will continue unique nursing experience through the collaborative development of knowledge to improve health and quality of life.


Initial accreditation was received with graduation of the first class in 1964. The baccalaureate program in nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a national accrediting agency.

Fees, Expenses, Housing, Transportation, and Immunization

Students enrolling at the Morgantown campus pay fees which are detailed at . Special fees and deposits are also required. Students enrolling at other sites pay the fees shown in the catalog for that site. Fees are subject to change without notice. Students’ expenses vary according to the course of study and individual needs. Information concerning financial assistance, application forms, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form may be obtained from the financial aid website at or by contacting the HSC Financial Aid Office, PO Box 6004, Morgantown, WV 26506-6004; telephone (304) 293-5242 (toll free) or 1-800-344-WVU1.

The University Housing and Residence Life Office, telephone (304) 293-4419, provides information concerning university-owned housing.  The Student Life Office in E. Moore Hall, telephone (304) 293-5611, provides information concerning privately owned, off-campus housing.

Students are expected to provide their own transportation, equipment, and instruments for the clinical courses. Some clinical experiences require travel in a multi-county area.

Proof of specific immunizations is required for all health sciences students. Students in the master of science in nursing program must undergo a criminal background check prior to clinical courses. Felony convictions and serious misdemeanors may preclude participation in the clinical courses. This could, in turn, prevent the completion of course requirements and completion of the nursing program.


The School of Nursing offers several scholarships. These scholarships are administered by the Health Science Center Financial Aid Office and require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form in order to be considered for financial aid. Most School of Nursing scholarships are available only to students already admitted to the School of Nursing and are awarded each April for the following academic year. However, there are a limited number of scholarships for which students may apply before admission. Further information is provided on the School of Nursing website: .

Additional Information

Visit the School of Nursing website at .  Call the WVU school of Nursing Office of Student Services at 1-866-WVUNURS or (304) 293-1386. Write to WVU School of Nursing at PO Box 9600, Morgantown, WV 26506-9600



NSG 001. Nursing Experiential Learning. 50-75 Hours.

Students will not register for this course but it will show on their official transcript. Grade will be listed as CR.

NSG 100. Introduction to Nursing. 2 Hours.

Introduction to the role of the nurse in modern health care: critical thinking, nursing interventions, professionalism, caring and communication in nursing practice with emphasis on safety, quality, health, culture, ethics, leadership, and health policy.

NSG 110. Health and Wellness. 3 Hours.

Health promotion and risk reduction; data collection; cultural diversity; values that contribute to health; interpersonal communication in promoting professional relationships.

NSG 211. Health Assessment/Communicatn. 6 Hours.

PR: NSG 100. Examination of concepts, principles, and models that guide nursing practice related to physical, psychosocial, spiritual, developmental, cultural, intellectual assessment and communication across the lifespan in the classroom, simulation, and various clinical settings.

NSG 212. Foundations-Nursing Practice. 6 Hours.

PR: NSG 211. Theories, concepts, principles, and processes that lay the foundation for critical thinking, nursing interventions, communication, professional role and caring in the practice of nursing. Application of the nursing process in classroom, simulation, and clinical experiences.

NSG 221. Concepts:Nursing 1. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 110 and CoReq: NSG 225. Focuses on human responses that promote health throughout the life span and individual health assessment.

NSG 223. Sem 1:Prof Role Development. 1 Hour.

PR: NSG 110 and sophomore standing or consent. Characteristics of self in role transition; values and beliefs; personal and professional behaviors in nursing care.

NSG 225. Nursing Interventions 1. 3 Hours.

CoReq: NSG 221. PR: Sophomore standing or consent. Critical thinking in application of the nursing process in individuals with altered mobility, comfort, or potential infection; health protection, promotion and maintenance interventions.

NSG 241. Concepts: Nursing 2. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 221 and NSG 225 and CoReq: NSG 245. Focuses on enhancing student understanding of human responses to minor deviations in health throughout the lifespan; emphasizes professional nursing role in health restoration and critical thinking; examines family health assessment.

NSG 245. Nursing Interventions 2. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 221 and NSG 225 and CoReq: NSG 241. Critical thinking in the application of the nursing process to individuals with minor deviations in health protection, health restoration, and health promotion/maintenance. Pre-requisite(s) and/or co-requisite(s) may differ on regional campuses.

NSG 251. Basic Concepts of Nursing. 3 Hours.

PR: BS/BA/BSN students only. An emphasis on the professional nursing role in health promotion and restoration, which enhances the student's understanding of human responses to health promotion activities and minor health deviations throughout the lifespan.

NSG 255. Basic Nursing Interventions. 3 Hours.

PR: BS/BA/BSN students only. Clinical practicum with focus on critical thinking in application of the nursing process to individuals and families with minor deviations in health. Emphasis is on health protections, restoration, promotion, and maintenance.

NSG 276. Intro-Evidence Basd Prac/Rsrch. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 211 and (STAT 201 or STAT 211). Theory, concepts, and methods of the research process intended to provide a basc understanding that is necessary for the translation of current evidence into nursing practice.

NSG 293A-Z. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

PR: Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

NSG 310. Women's Health Across Lifespan. 4 Hours.

PR: NSG 212 and PR or CONC: NSG 311 and NSG 376. Human response to normal and abnormal changes in health status across the female lifespan and adaptations of the childbearing family. Provision of the holistic nursing care to women and childbearing families in the clinical area.

NSG 311. Alterations in Adult Health 1. 6 Hours.

PR: NSG 212 and PR or CONC: NSG 376. Pathophysiology and holistic nursing care of adults experiencing acute and chronic problems. Use of the nursing process to plan and provide interventions appropriate to health care needs in the clinical setting.

NSG 312. Alterations in Adult Health 2. 6 Hours.

PR: NSG 311. Builds on NSG 311 using critical thinking and nursing process in a team based learning format, paired with clinical application, to explore holistic nursing care of adults with acute and chronic health problems.

NSG 320. Child and Adolescent Health. 4 Hours.

PR: NSG 311 and NSG 376. Didactic and clinical experiences focused on human response to alterations in health, developmental needs, and family-centered care specific to pediatric population with emphasis on the professional nursing role, evidence-based reasoning, therapeutic communications, and caring.

NSG 322. Concepts:Pediatric Health. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 361 or consent and CoReq: NSG 325. The focus is on the human response to physiological system dysfunction. The emphasis is on the professional nursing role in complex physiological health restoration for children.

NSG 325. Interventions:Pediatric. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 361 or consent and CoReq: NSG 332. Nursing interventions specific to human responses to pediatric problems. Emphasis on advanced independent and collaborative nursing activities.

NSG 333. Ethics in Nursing. 3 Hours.

PR: ENGL 102; RN licensure. Ethical issues and decision making in nursing and health care situations across the lifespan. Emphasizes professional writing skills.

NSG 334. Concepts:Adult Health. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 361 or consent and CoReq: NSG 335. The focus is on the human response to physiological system dysfunction. The emphasis is on the professional nursing role in complex physiological health restoration for adults.

NSG 335. Interventions:Medical Surgical. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 361 or consent and CoReq: NSG 332. Nursing interventions specific to human responses to multiple physiological system dysfunctions. Emphasis on advanced independent and collaborative nursing activities.

NSG 340. Professional Role Transition. 3 Hours.

PR: RN licensure. The course focuses on concepts and principles of professional nursing inherent in the curriculum of the School of Nursing. Emphasis is placed on how these concepts and principles affect nursing role.

NSG 345. Interventions:Psychosocial. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 361 or consent and CoReq: NSG 356. Nursing interventions specific to human response to multiple psychosocial system dysfunctions. Emphasis on advanced independent and independent and collaborative nursing activities.

NSG 351. Concepts:Maternal Child. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 361 or consent and Coreq: NSG 355. Human response to adaptations of child-bearing family. Emphasis on professional role in caring for child-bearing families.

NSG 355. Interventions:Maternal Child. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 361 or consent and Coreq: NSG 351. Nursing interventions specific to human responses related to individuals and families experiencing child bearing adaptations. Emphasis on advanced independent and collaborative nursing activities.

NSG 356. Concepts:Psychosocial. 3 Hours.

PR: PSYC 241 and Coreq: NSG 351 and NSG 355. Normal psychosocial function change as a result of altered health; integration of developmental changes and preventive aspects of health.

NSG 360. Ethics and Health Policy. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 311 and ENGL 102. Ethical decision-making in health care situations across the lifespan, including palliative and end of life care. Health care policy, legal and regulatory issues are discussed.

NSG 361. Health Assessment. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 225 or consent. Comprehensive, in-depth assessment of the client's health status, health patterns, physical examination and health history. Interviewing techniques including taped interactions and accurate recording of data for clients across the life span.

NSG 362. Clinical Health Promotion. 3 Hours.

PR or CONC: NSG 361. Theory and practice of promoting health and wellness for individuals and families across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on integrating knowledge and behaviors that support movement toward optimal health.

NSG 371. Basic Parish Nurse Education. 3 Hours.

Explores the nurse's role in managing care within faith communities. Focus is on dimensions of nurse's role: spiritual caregiver, health promoter, counselor, advocate, educator, care coordinator, resource agent and manager of developing practice.

NSG 376. Clinical Nursing Pharmacology. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 212 and PR or CONC NSG 311. Principles of pharmacology emphasizing scholarly inquiry and evidence-based reasoning to insure accurate knowledge of and administration of medications to individuals and families across the lifespan. Pharmacological management is analyzed in conjunction with pathophysiology.

NSG 393A-Z. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

PR: Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

NSG 400. Spirituality and Health. 3 Hours.

In this course, students will examine the mind/body/spirit connection that occurs in the process of healing and wellness. Theories and practices of relationships between mind/body/spirit will be examined as they impact health/wellness of patients.

NSG 411. Complex Community Systems-CAP. 7 Hours.

PR: NSG 276 and NSG 310 and NSG 312 and NSG 320 and NSG 360. Comprehensive theoretical introduction to community health nursing paired with clinical experience found on promoting health and preventing disease in multiple populations. Culminates in a capstone project that addresses an identified community health need.

NSG 421. Concepts:Critical Care. 3 Hours.

PR: Senior standing in NSG or consent and CoReq: NSG 425. Emphasis on professional nursing role in supporting individual/family/ group responses to acute life threating situations involving vulnerable populations; focus is on role in providing care to unstable individuals/families/groups.

NSG 423. Leadership in Nursing. 2 Hours.

PR: Senior status or consent. Professional role in creating and managing the health care milieu. Focus is on the nurse teacher/manager roles and interventions in support of the client/family experiencing acute or long-term problems.

NSG 425. Interventions:Leadership. 6 Hours.

PR: Senior standing in nursing or consent and CoReq: NSG 421. Professional nursing role in supporting human responses to acute, life-threating situations involving identified vulnerable populations; focus is on therapeutic nursing interventions specific to aid human responses of individuals with physiologic instability and their families.

NSG 433. Sem 8:Prof Role Synthesis. 3 Hours.

PR: NSG 343. Emphasis is on implementation of the professional nursing role within a changing health care system. Focuses on analysis of societal, institutional and economic factors that affect the delivery of health care.

NSG 434. Evidence-Based Practice. 4 Hours.

PR: NSG 476 and CoReq: NSG 433. Focus is on evidence based practice in nursing, through analysis of clinical questions, appraisal of evidence for clinical decision making strategies to apply evidence, and exploring creation of a culture for evidence based practice.

NSG 441. Concepts:Community. 3 Hours.

PR: Senior standing in nursing or consent and CoReq: NSG 445. Community health nursing processes with emphasis on the professional nursing role in the assessment of community health needs and identification of health action potential.

NSG 442. Review Clinical Problems. 2 Hours.

PR: Senior status. Professional nursing role in dealing with advanced clinical problems in health promotion and disease prevention in vulnerable population groups. Emphasis is on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving in health care.

NSG 443. Sem 6:Prof Role Development. 2 Hours.

Emphasis on professional nursing role in health promotion/ risk reduction in groups/communities of vulnerable populations. Focuses on multidisciplinary team approaches to problem solving in community health.

NSG 445. Interventions:Community. 5 Hours.

PR: Senior standing in nursing or consent and CoReq: NSG 441 and NSG 455. Emphasis on the collaborative role of the nurse in assisting communities to develop and implement plans for health promotion/risk reduction across the life span. Focus on vulnerable populations.

NSG 450. Alterations in Mental Health. 4 Hours.

PR: NSG 310 and NSG 312 and NSG 320 and NSG 360. Theory and Practice of professional nursing in response to complex alterations in psychosocial function and their impact on individuals, families, and communities. Classroom and clinical experiences.

NSG 455. Interventions:Capstone. 1 Hour.

PR: Senior standing in nursing or consent and PR or Conc: NSG 441 and NSG 476 and CoReq: NSG 445. Synthesis of theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in undergraduate nursing career. Emphasis on critical thinking, ethical decision-making and civic responsibility in the design and implementation of a service-learning project addressing a community health need.

NSG 476. Intro-Nursing Research. 3 Hours.

PR: STAT 211 or consent. Theory, concepts and methods of the research process intended to provide a basic understanding that is necessary for intelligent consumership of research findings.

NSG 481. Introduction-Cardiac Nursing. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG juniors and seniors. Introduction to the interpretation and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

NSG 482. Palliative Care Nursing. 2 Hours.

Nursing care of the patient across the lifespan with a diagnosis that requires palliative care.

NSG 483. Holistic & Integrative Nursing. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 241 and NSG 245. Theory and principles of holistic nursing and an introduction to alternative/complementary health therapies. Experiential learning and application of content to clinical setting will be explored.

NSG 484. Care of the Diabetic Patient. 2 Hours.

In-depth analysis of nursing care of the patient with diabetes.

NSG 485. Children/Complex Health Needs. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 320. The nursing care of children with complex acute and chronic health problems with a focus on decision-making using a case study problem based learning approach.

NSG 486. NCLEX Review. 1 Hour.

PR:Senior status. Focuses on achievement of professional success by preparing for RN licensure. Preparation for NCLEX will be the focus of this by enhancing NCLEX testing skills.

NSG 487. Movies and Mental Health. 2 Hours.

Representations of pyschopathological states in films within the context of contemporary social issues such as stigma and discrimination. Examination of personal biases towards psychiatric illnesses and how biases interfere with advocacy roles of practicing nurses.

NSG 488. Genetics/Genomics in Health. 2 Hours.

Fundamentals of genetics and genomics for clinical practice with analysis of current state of the sciences and research translation. Genetic and genomic concepts within the context of current and future clinical applications, theories and therapeutics.

NSG 489. Reproductive Issues in Women. 2 Hours.

PR: NSG 310 and Nursing major. this course reviews reproductive health issues and prepares students for careers in maternal/child care. Complications, diseases, genetics, and nursing care: pre/intra and postpartum will be addressed.

NSG 493A-Z. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

PR: Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

NSG 495. Independent Study. 1-6 Hours.

Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.

NSG 496. Senior Thesis. 1-3 Hours.

PR: Consent.

NSG 497. Research. 1-6 Hours.

Independent research projects.

NSG 498A-Z. Honors. 1-3 Hours.

PR: Students in the Honors Program and consent by the honors director. Independent reading, study or research.



  • Laurie Badzek - M.S. (West Virginia University)
  • Joanne Duffy - Ph.D. (Catholic University of America)
    Endowed WVUH Evidence-Based Practice Research Professor
  • Nan Leslie - Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Susan H. McCrone - Ph.D. (University of Utah)
  • Georgia Narsavage - Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Deborah Shelton - Ph.D. (University of Virginia)
    E. Jane Martin Endowed Professor
  • Mary Jane Smith - Ph.D. (University of New York)

Associate Professors

  • K. Joy Buck - Ph.D. (University of Virginia)
  • Ilana Chertok - Ph.D. (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
  • Pamela Deiriggi - Ph.D. (University of Texas)
    Coordinator PNP Track
  • Barbara Kupchak - Ph.D. (University of Texas)
  • Susan Newfield - Ph.D. (University of Texas)
    Vice Chair, Tenure Track
  • Catherine V. Nolan - Ed.D. (West Virginia University)
  • Kari Sand-Jecklin - Ed.D. (West Virginia University)
    Vice Chair, Teaching Track
  • Elisabeth Shelton - Ph.D. (Widener University)
    Interim Dean, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Assistant Professors

  • Taura Barr - Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Susan Coyle - Ph.D. (West Virginia University)
  • Stacey Culp - Ph.D. (University of Michigan)
  • Patty Hermosilla - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Dorothy M. Johnson - Ed.D. (West Virginia University)
  • Jennifer Mallow - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Dottie Oakes - MSN (Duke University)
    Director-Clinical Services
  • Susan Pinto - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Heidi Putman-Casdorph - Ph.D. (Widener University)
  • Aletha Rowlands - Ph.D. (University of Virginia)
  • Laurie Theeke - Ph.D. (West Virginia University)
  • Gail O'Malley Van Voorhis - MSN (West Virginia University)

Clinical Assistant Professors

  • Emily Brinker Barnes - DNP (West Virginia University)
  • Roger Carpenter - Ph.D. (West Virginia University)
    Chair, Morgantown Department
  • Sandra Cotton - M.S. (University of Maryland)
    Director-Faculty Practice
  • Daniel J. DeFeo - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Gina Maiocco - Ph.D. (University of Utah)
  • Elizabeth A. Minchau - MSN (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Billie Murray - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Judith Polak - MSN (University of Florida)
    Coordinator NNP Track
  • Amy Sparks - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Martha Summers - MSN (West Virginia University)
    Vice Chair, Clinical Track
  • Suzy Walter - Ph.D. (West Virginia University)

Senior Lecturer

  • Doris Burkey - MSN (University of Maryland)
  • Lori Constantine - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Dana Friend - M.P.H. (West Virginia University)
  • Kathy Linkous - MSN (Bellarmine College)
  • Patricia Joyce Maramba - DNP (West Virginia University)
  • Diana L. McCarty - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Danielle McGinnis - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Joanne E. Watson - MSN (University of Virginia)


  • Christy Barnhart - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Debbie Bellisario - BSN (West Virginia University)
  • Kelly Jenkins - DNP (Duquesne University)
  • Rebecca Kromar - ND (Case Western)
  • Amanda MaChesky - MSN (Walden University)
  • Terri L. Marcischak - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Evelyn Martin - MSN (Marshall University)
  • Amy Miner - MSN (Waynesburg University)
  • Christine Mott - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Tonya Payerchin - MSN (Waynesburg University)
  • Trisha Petitte - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Stacey Pierce - MSN (Marshall University)
  • April Shay - BSN (West Virginia University)
  • Natalie Sypolt
  • Kara Terhune - MSN (Wilkes University)
  • Sharon Thralls - MSN (Waynesburg University)
  • Kimberly Wallace - BSN (West Virginia University)
  • Ashley Wilson - MSN (West Virginia University)

Clinical Instructors

  • Kendra Barker
  • Dennelle Parker - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Angel Smothers - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Barbara Summers - MSN (Marshall University)

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Carolyn Donovan - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Lisa Hardman - DNP (Rush University)

Charleston Division-Professor

  • Cynthia Persily - Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania)
    Associate Dean for Graduate Practice Programs

Charleston Division-Associate Professor

  • Alvita Nathaniel - Ph.D. (West Virginia University)
    Coordinator FNP Track
  • Barbara Nunley - Ph.D. (University of Kentucky)

Charleston Division-Clinical Professor

  • Marilyn Smith - Ph.D. (University of Tennessee)

Charleston Division-Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Jerena Kelly - DNP (West Virginia University)
  • Sheila Stephens - DNP (University of Kentucky)

Charleston Division-Senior Lecturer

  • Kristina Childers - MSN (Marshall University)
  • Chrystal Sheaves - MSN (West Virginia University)

Charleston Division-Lecturer

  • Nancy Atkins - MSN (Bellarmine College)
  • Barbara Koster - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Evelyn Martin - MSN (Marshall University)
  • Teresa D. Ritchie - MSN (West Virginia University)

Coordinator-GSC/WVU Joint Nursing Program

  • Alison Witte - M.S. (University of South Africa)
    Glenville State College, Assistant Professor

WVU Tech Division-Assistant Professor

  • Peggy Fink - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Evelyn Klocke - Ed.D. (Marshall University)
    Chair-Department of Nursing
  • Melanie Whelan - MSN (West Virginia University)

WVU Tech Division-Senior Lecturer

  • Barbara Douglas - MSN (Wright State University)
  • Mindy Harris - MSN (Marshall University)
  • Robin Spencer - MSN (Marshall University)

WVU Tech Division-Lecturer

  • Debra Bostic - MSN (West Virginia University)
  • Kelli Kirk - MSN (Mountain State University)
  • James Messer - MSN (University of Phoenix)
  • Amy Shaw - MSN (Marshall University)
  • Melinda Stoecklin - MSN (Marshall University)

Dean Emeritus

  • Lorita Jenab - Ed.D. (Columbia University)
  • E. Jane Martin - Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)

Professor Emeritus

  • June Larrabee - Ph.D. (University of Tennessee)
  • Gaynelle McKinney - MSN ED (Indiana University)

Associate Professor Emeritus

  • Peggy Burkhardt - Ph.D. (University of Miami)
    Charleston Division
  • Imogene P. Foster - Ed.D. (West Virginia University)
  • Debra Harr - Ed.D. (West Virginia University)
  • Jean Hoff - M.P.H. (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Nancy A. Koontz - MSN (University of Maryland)
  • Lois O'Kelley - MSN (Wayne State University)
  • C. Lynn Ostrow - Ed.D. (West Virginia University)
  • Jacqueline Riley - MN (University of Florida)
  • Jane A. Shrewsbury - MN ED (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Patricia Simoni - Ed.D. (West Virginia University)
  • Jacqueline Stemple - Ed.D. (West Virginia University)
  • Fredona Stenger - MSN (Boston University)

Assistant Professor Emeritus

  • Ann Cleveland - Ed.D. (West Virginia University)
  • Suzanne Gross - Ph.D. (University of Texas)
  • Kathleen Marsland - M.S. (University of Colorado)


Interim Dean

  • Elisabeth Shelton - Ph.D. (Widener University)
    Associate Professor

Associate Dean for Graduate Practice Programs

  • Cynthia Armstrong Persily - Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania)
    Professor, Chair-Charleston Department

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

  • Elisabeth Shelton - Ph.D. (Widener University)
    Associate Professor

Assistant Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs

  • Misti Michael - M.B.A. (Wheeling Jesuit University)

Chair-Morgantown Department

  • Roger Carpenter - Ph.D. (West Virginia University)
    Clinical Assistant Professor

Vice Chair-Morgantown Department

  • Susan Newfield - Ph.D. (University of Texas)
    Associate Professor
  • Kari Sand-Jecklin - Ed.D. (West Virginia University)
    Associate Professor
  • Martha Summers - DNP (West Virginia University)
    Clinical Assistant Professor