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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by providing specialized accreditation for all levels of nursing education and transition-to-practice programs. As the leading authority in nursing education accreditation, the goal of the ACEN is to be a supportive partner in strengthening the quality of nursing education and transition-to-practice programs.


Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society

OADN is a transformative voice in healthcare leadership.  As the national advocate for the over 1,100 associate degree nursing programs across the country, OADN works to advance excellence in nursing education and associate degree pathways into registered nursing careers.

Mission:  OADN is the national voice and a pivotal resource for community college nursing education and the associate degree pathway.

Vision:  To expand networks that promote leadership, collaboration, and advocacy to further enrich nursing education and the communities we serve

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American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent member nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency/fellowship programs in nursing.

CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency/fellowship programs.


National Council of State Boards of Nursing

NCSBN is a not-for-profit organization whose U.S. members include the nursing regulatory bodies in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories. Its mission is to empower and support nursing regulators in their mandate to protect the public.  The vision is to lead regulatory excellence worldwide.

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National League for Nursing

Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the preferred membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. NLN members include nurse educators, education agencies, health care agencies, and interested members of the public. The NLN offers faculty development programs, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 33,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.

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National Student Nurses' Association

Their mission is to unite and guide students who are preparing for their initial licensure as registered nurses, as well as those enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs. We aim to instill in them the standards and ethics of the nursing profession, develop their skills as responsible and accountable members of the nursing community, and advocate for high-quality, evidence-based, affordable, and accessible healthcare. We also strive to contribute to the advancement of nursing education and prepare our students to become future leaders in the field. 

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Sigma Honor Society

The vision of Sigma is connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare and the mission is developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere.  The four strategic goals at the forefront of Sigma includes to:

1.  Grow in value for members and all nurses worldwide who are pursuing excellence.
2. Promote and celebrate nursing scholarship, leadership, and service worldwide.
3. Build partnerships and collaborative endeavors to advance the mission of the society.
4.  Sustain and advance the resources of the society.  
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Potential members who meet our eligibility criteria are invited to join Sigma – baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.
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The Essentials: Core Competencies For Professional Nursing Education

The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education has been built on the strong foundation of nursing as a discipline, the foundation of a liberal education, and principles of competency-based education.

The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education provides a framework for preparing individuals as members of the discipline of nursing, reflecting expectations across the trajectory of nursing education and applied experience.  


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We are creating a better tomorrow for West Virginia nursing professionals through informed public policy, increased opportunities to learn, financial support for education and more. The West Virginia Center for Nursing advances solutions needed for a strong nursing workforce.

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West Virginia Nurses Association

The West Virginia Nurses Association (WVNA) is a Constituent Member of the American Nurses Association. The WVNA is the voice of over 40,000 West Virginia Nurses, advocating and influencing policy that affects nurses and the health of West Virginians.  The mission of the West Virginia Nurses Association is to support West Virginia nurses and to work for a healthier West Virginia. The vision of the West Virginia Nurses Association is about strengthening and empowering the nursing profession through linking the diverse contributions of each nurse toward a brighter future for the health of West Virginians.

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Is a Career in Nursing Right for You?

Over the course of a lifetime, we are faced with a number of difficult decisions—one of which includes choosing a professional career. While the sky is the limit when it comes to settling on a particular vocation, healthcare occupations—such as nursing—have substantially grown in popularity over the past several years. Before pursuing a career in nursing, individuals should evaluate their interests and strengths, and decide if they coincide with the requirements for nursing professionals. Identifying the benefits and drawbacks of being a nurse, learning about different career options, and discovering methods of preparing for transitioning to a nursing career are all important steps for those considering a career in healthcare. In addition, individuals who are interested in learning more about the profession may want to consider interviewing a professional in the field.


WV Nursing Scholarship Program

The West Virginia Center for Nursing (WVCFN) leads strategies to support the education, recruitment, and retention of nurses in West Virginia. We believe in creating long-term solutions that forge a better future for all nursing professions in the state through collaboration with other nursing partners.

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Mon Health System is proud to announce the Mon Health Scholars Program.

This program offers School of Nursing programs a scholarship to their nursing students and the promise of employment with Mon Health System after completing their degree. 

Under the agreement, students in the cohort will earn their nursing degree, fulfill most of their clinical rotations within Mon Health System and be guaranteed employment within the health system, following graduation.

The scholarship is intended to provide financial support for nursing students that have been accepted in a nursing program in West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, or Pennsylvania. Institutions include Fairmont State, LBI, WVJC, WVU, and others.  

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Nursing Scholarships

Whether you're pursuing an associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree in nursing, there are a variety of nursing scholarships and grants that can provide financial support to help you achieve your academic goals. Nursing scholarships and grants can be found through a variety of sources, including professional organizations, government agencies, and private foundations.

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The Norman W. Smith Educational Loan Trust

The purpose of the “Norman W. Smith Educational Loan Trust” is to provide loans to students of Berkeley County, WV who are pursuing a minimum of a B.S. degree in the field of ministry or medicine (including nursing, pharmacy and dentistry). While priority will be given to Berkeley County, Morgan and Jefferson Counties can also be considered if resources permit. 

Completed applications must be received for the fall semester by April 15th and the spring semester by September 15th. Applications may be obtained in the HSC Financial Aid Office, or by calling the Trust Department of Huntington National Bank (304) 348-4582. 

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F.A. Davis Scholarships

F.A. Davis is dedicated to developing teaching and learning solutions that meet the needs of nursing and health science students, educators, and practitioners.  To stay committed to our gaol of shaping the future of nursing and health science education, F. A. Davis is proud to offer annual scholarships to support those aspiring to work in healthcare.

These scholarships reflect our continuing commitment to the education of nurses and health care professionals and their commitment to quality health care for all of us.  It recognizes the challenging yet rewarding path these students have embarked on and the very special nature of those who have chosen to devote themselves to providing quality care. 

What to do in High School

It is never too early to begin preparing for a career in nursing. In fact, most experts agree that individuals who are interested in becoming nurses should begin planning their future as early as during their high school years. Not only passing—but also excelling in math and science-related courses, such as biology, chemistry, and physics—is essential for those who hope to enter a career in healthcare. In addition, students who hope to become future nurses should consider volunteering with local hospitals, attending nursing camps, or visiting public health agencies to increase awareness and gain experience. These practices can significantly improve the chances of gaining acceptance to a high-quality nursing program. In addition, excelling in school and participating in extra-curricular activities may also open up scholarship opportunities, thus decreasing the costs of attending a nursing program after high school.

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