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Kimberly McCourt
Recruiting and Outreach Coordinator
phone: 304-293-1386

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Kimberly McCourt
Recruiting and Outreach Coordinator
phone: 304-293-1386

Program Details

Program Description

The functional areas of study available in advanced practice nursing are family nurse practitioner (FNP), pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP), neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP), geriatric nurse practitioner (GNP), women's health nurse practitioner (WHNP), and nursing leadership. The school also offers post-graduate family, pediatric, neonatal, geriatric, and women's health nurse practitioner certification programs for those who already have a MSN. The programs are offered at the WVU Health Sciences Center main campus in Morgantown and at the Health Sciences Center Division in Charleston.

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Pre-Qualification Process

• Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program.
• Minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all college work attempted.
• Current, unrestricted RN license in at least one state.
• Completion of 3 credits of undergraduate statistics equivalent to WVU Stats 211 and 3 credits of health assessment with a grade of C or better.
• Completion and receipt of satisfactory score for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE): A minimum score of 143 on the verbal section, 138 on the quantitative section, a total of the two sections of 286 and an analytical writing score of 3.0 OR minimum Miller Analogies Test score of 400.

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Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Priority: February 1
  • Spring Priority: November 1


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

School of Nursing programs are fully accredited by the national accrediting agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.