The Community and Technical College System of West Virginia (WVCTCS ) Syndicate of Associate Degree Nursing Programs is a corporation of nursing courses at five of the West Virginia Community Colleges. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Community and Technical College, BridgeValley, West Virginia Northern Community and Technical College, and West Virginia University at Parkersburg are the members-schools of the Consortium.
It shares a common idea based on integrated curriculum leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing; some of the shared agreements for standards include admission criteria, progress and graduation principles; and shared understanding for implementation and development of student processes and guidelines as defined in the Student Nurse Handbook.
Clinical experiences are offered in a range of healthcare settings. Successful completion of the nursing courses and subsequent posting of the degree offers eligibility for students to seek licensure as registered nurses. Licensing requirements are the special duty of the State Boards of Nursing.
The WVCTCS Consortium of Associate Degree Nursing Programs is endorsed by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses. Every school that is a member of the Consortium has been accredited by or currently pursuing accreditation by, the ACEN.
About the school
BridgeValley Community and Technical College (BVCTC) is a comprehensive community and technical college of multiple campuses that offers a broad spectrum of certificates, industry certifications, associate degrees, continuing education programs, developmental, community service opportunities and transfer education. Following a legislative action, there was a merger West Virginia and Kanawha Valley Community, of Bridgemont Community and Technical College in Montgomery and Technical College in South Charleston, West Virginia, United States to form BridgeValley Community and Technical College in 2014.
The South Charleston campus offers over 20 Associate in Applied Science Degrees, one Associate in Arts Degree, twelve Skill Sets, one Associate in Science Degree, 17 Certificate of Applied Science Degrees. To address the need for nurses in the region, the college began its first Associate Degree in Nursing in the fall of 2005.
The Nursing program at the South Charleston campus is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. and the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses since 2007. At an accreditation visit in 2012, the NLNAC recommended the full eight-year accreditation of the nursing program.
Total tuition cost of the program is for WV residents is about $12,400 and $29,500 for non-residents.
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Applicants requesting admission to the WVCTCS Consortium of Associate Degree Nursing Programs must first meet the requirements for general admission to the respective college, including foundation requirements in math, reading, and English, and be admitted to the respective college.
Applicants to Associate Degree Nursing Programs must be eligible to meet the requirements for licensure in the state of West Virginia as stated in the West Virginia Code. These conditions include:
- Be a high school graduate or equivalent
- Be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing
The Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses may deny testing to any applicant proven guilty of certain infraction such as, but not limited to fraud, felony, or moral misconduct (Chapter 30, Article 7, Section 11, Code of West Virginia.)
Additionally, applicants must be able to engage in educational and training activities in a manner that does not endanger themselves or others.
- High school graduate or equivalent (USA GED)
- English proficiency
- 2.5 GPA from high school or college courses
- Eligible to take college English and Math
- Pre-nursing admission exam composite score of either the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) V OR Health Education Systems, Incorporated (HESI) A2 of:
- TEAS V – 60 or higher
- HESI A2 – 75 or higher
TEAS V and HESI A2 composite scores must be within the last one (1) year. Pre-nursing admission exams may be completed one time per semester for a maximum of three times for consideration for admission. Applicants should refer to the individual school of nursing admission application in order to determine which pre-nursing admission assessment is accepted for admission.
Applicants must successfully complete all institution and nursing program admission requirements of the respective school before the application deadline. See each individual school of nursing’s website for the appropriate application and procedure. Admission to the WVCTCS Consortium of Associate Degree Nursing Programs is competitive. Qualified applications do not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program.
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