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My peers became my closest friends during our clinical time together. Memories with the people I have learned with and learned from will stick with me forever.</p>\r\n<h2>What’s one piece of advice you would give your freshman self?</h2>\r\n<p>If I could share one piece of advice with my freshman self, I would say that nursing school is hard for a reason. Every tough day is worth it to be a part of this profession. This is a time for learning, so be kind to yourself. The impact others will have on you and the impact you will have on others will reach farther than you know.</p>\r\n<h2>What are your plans after graduation?</h2>\r\n<p>After graduation, I hope to pass the NCLEX and become a Registered Nurse. I plan to start my career as an RN in the Cardiovascular ICU at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.</p>\r\n<h2>How do you feel WVU prepared you for your next chapter?</h2>\r\n<p>I feel the WVU SON prepared me to enter the nursing profession and become a safe and competent nurse. 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The one thing I loved about nursing is it continuously gives me an opportunity to make an impact in my patient’s lives, as we are the healthcare providers who are with them the most. I love nothing more than helping people, giving back to my community that gave so much to me, and bringing a smile to someone’s face.</p>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">Even the smallest acts as nurses, a lot of patients appreciate those acts greatly. Some of these patients are experiencing the scariest moments of their lives, and the fact that nursing gives me that opportunity to support them in those moments and be a light during that time, is what led me to choose nursing the most.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">Did you have an ah-ha moment about wanting to become a nurse?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">Throughout my childhood years, my grandpa would always call me his “little nurse,” which when it came to deciding my major applying to WVU, was something that stuck with me and led me to that “ah-ha” moment in deciding I wanted to be a nurse.</p>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">I knew how much joy it brought me helping him, and knew I’d find just as much joy helping others as a nurse. 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I think what sets WVU SON apart from other colleges is that we get clinical experience at Ruby Memorial Hospital, which is the No. 1 hospital here in West Virginia and a highly trained Level One Trauma Center. Considering the amount I have learned and the critical patients I have gotten to taken care of during my leadership rotation here at Ruby, I feel very prepared and excited going into my nursing career as a Medical Intensive Care Unit nurse.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">Could you share a positive experience from your time at the SON?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">A positive experience with the WVU SON is the friendships I made along the way. I truly think you bond in a different way with these people because you go through some of the most difficult years of school with them. I am so grateful for all of the friendships that have formed since being a part of this nursing program, and I am excited to even get to work with some of those friends I have made on the MICU.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">What’s one piece of advice you would give your freshman self?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">One piece of advice I would give my freshman year self is to believe in myself! As a freshman, I remember looking ahead to the next four years and I was terrified. You hear all these things from upperclassman in the nursing program about how difficult and time consuming it is, and you start to think, “Can I do this?”, and discouragement then follows.</p>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">My piece of advice is — you will make it! It takes so much hard work, dedication, and faith in yourself to keep pushing through in those late-night study sessions, times when you have three exams to study for and five different assignments to get done, or moments you literally haven’t done anything other than study for three days straight, but there is an end to the chaos. You will learn so much in such a short amount of time and realize how much you truly are capable of. I see where I am at now compared to freshman year, and it is so cool to see how far I have come, both professionally and as an individual.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">What are your plans after graduation?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">I plan to work in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Ruby Memorial Hospital as my first nursing job after graduation. I’m wanting to work there for a few years, and then go to nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist school—I haven’t quite decided yet. 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Having a four-year program in my backyard is so beneficial, as it allows me to stay at home and spend time with my family, while also obtaining my degree.</p>\r\n<h2>Could you share a positive experience from your time at the SON?</h2>\r\n<p>I could share an entire novel on the positive experiences that I’ve had while at the SON, but it all comes back to the friends that I’ve met along the way. There’s nobody who understands the successes and struggles of nursing school quite like the ones that are going through it with you and I was blessed to find the best to walk with me on this journey.</p>\r\n<h2>What’s one piece of advice you would give your freshman self?</h2>\r\n<p>I would love to go back in time and tell my future self to soak in every moment (because it flies by so incredibly fast), to take lots of pictures, and to trust that God will work all things out exactly as they are meant to. 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Graduates are in great demand and enjoy a large number of career opportunities. Our BSN pass rates for first-time test takers on the national licensure exam in 2023 was 100%.","programFormat":1268,"campuses":["Morgantown","Beckley","Keyser"],"mainContent":"<p>The BSN program is offered on WVU's Beckley, Keyser and Morgantown campuses. </p>\r\n<p>The curriculum includes courses in humanities, social sciences, basic sciences and nursing science. These courses are taken in conjunction with nursing clinical courses. Students apply their learning to actual client, family and community situations that warrant nursing intervention. In keeping with the University's commitment to improving health care for all West Virginians, all health sciences students complete a rural clinical practice as part of the degree requirements. Nursing students complete rural clinical practice experience during their senior year.</p>\r\n<p>Throughout the academic and clinical experiences, students will focus on the five core competencies that provide the framework for the BSN curriculum, including critical thinking, nursing interventions, professional role, caring, and communication which are outlined in more detail in our <a href=\"https://nursing.wvu.edu/students/resources/student-handbooks/\">Student Handbook</a>. </p>\r\n<p>Want to learn more about our BSN program? Watch this recording from a recent BSN virtual open house.</p>\r\n<?UMBRACO_MACRO macroAlias=\"EmbeddedVideo\" Url=\"https://youtu.be/Ri09v1t8MG4\" showDescription=\"0\" />\r\n<h2>Progression Plans</h2>\r\n<p>Depending on when you are admitted to the BSN program, the progression plan you follow in your time at WVU can vary slightly. 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You will have access to computer resources to assist you in your studies, including a personal laptop computer, software, access to the Internet and to resources within the University, and on-site computer support.  Direct admit freshman and pre-nursing students do not participate in the Computer Program until they are enrolled in the first semester of nursing courses in the sophomore year.</p>\r\n<p>The laptop to be distributed is chosen by the School based on current nursing student feedback, faculty input and members of the Health Sciences Student Laptop Committee. This computer will cost each student a one-time payment in full at the beginning of the first semester in which the student enters the nursing program with the laptop being retained by the student upon graduation. The fee will be a separate line item on the student account and will be in addition to the tuition and fees. 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The one thing I loved about nursing is it continuously gives me an opportunity to make an impact in my patient’s lives, as we are the healthcare providers who are with them the most. I love nothing more than helping people, giving back to my community that gave so much to me, and bringing a smile to someone’s face.</p>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">Even the smallest acts as nurses, a lot of patients appreciate those acts greatly. 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I think what sets WVU SON apart from other colleges is that we get clinical experience at Ruby Memorial Hospital, which is the No. 1 hospital here in West Virginia and a highly trained Level One Trauma Center. Considering the amount I have learned and the critical patients I have gotten to taken care of during my leadership rotation here at Ruby, I feel very prepared and excited going into my nursing career as a Medical Intensive Care Unit nurse.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">Could you share a positive experience from your time at the SON?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">A positive experience with the WVU SON is the friendships I made along the way. I truly think you bond in a different way with these people because you go through some of the most difficult years of school with them. 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I thank all of my professors who believed in me and my other classmates along the way, and who pushed us to keep going when we thought we couldn’t make it. Your work to make WVU School of Nursing a program that gives us the highest quality education and prepares us for our future careers does not go unnoticed!</p>","fullName":"Abigail Jeffers","campus":746,"pullQuote":"I feel WVU prepared me so well for this next chapter of my life. I have developed knowledge and confidence in myself that I never dreamed I would have back during my freshman year of college. I feel more than prepared to tackle the NCLEX here in a few weeks and start my nursing career. 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I think what sets WVU SON apart from other colleges is that we get clinical experience at Ruby Memorial Hospital, which is the No. 1 hospital here in West Virginia and a highly trained Level One Trauma Center. Considering the amount I have learned and the critical patients I have gotten to taken care of during my leadership rotation here at Ruby, I feel very prepared and excited going into my nursing career as a Medical Intensive Care Unit nurse.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">Could you share a positive experience from your time at the SON?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">A positive experience with the WVU SON is the friendships I made along the way. I truly think you bond in a different way with these people because you go through some of the most difficult years of school with them. 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I thank all of my professors who believed in me and my other classmates along the way, and who pushed us to keep going when we thought we couldn’t make it. Your work to make WVU School of Nursing a program that gives us the highest quality education and prepares us for our future careers does not go unnoticed!</p>","fullName":"Abigail Jeffers","campus":746,"pullQuote":"I feel WVU prepared me so well for this next chapter of my life. I have developed knowledge and confidence in myself that I never dreamed I would have back during my freshman year of college. I feel more than prepared to tackle the NCLEX here in a few weeks and start my nursing career. I thank WVU for giving me the opportunity it did to pursue such a wonderful career, and I will forever be proud to be a WVU alumni!","photo":{"src":"/media/75074/abigailjeffers.jpeg","focalPoint":{"left":0.51071428571428568,"top":0.5161290322580645},"crops":[{"alias":"landscape-large","width":2000,"height":1125,"coordinates":{"x1":0.04973701704989833,"y1":0.082141123905553753,"x2":0.070394376661974026,"y2":0.17528844793040005}},{"alias":"landscape-medium","width":1200,"height":675,"coordinates":{"x1":0.065412681338488821,"y1":0.095416788733066318,"x2":0.11692880193040087,"y2":0.21451536417957906}},{"alias":"landscape-small","width":600,"height":337,"coordinates":{"x1":0.089191426206581617,"y1":0.099026659519852442,"x2":0.10808573793418384,"y2":0.22451420011142587}},{"alias":"portrait-large","width":720,"height":1080,"coordinates":{"x1":0.26512044270833335,"y1":0.0,"x2":0.29054361979166665,"y2":0.0}},{"alias":"portrait-medium","width":320,"height":480,"coordinates":{"x1":0.271044921875,"y1":0.0,"x2":0.284619140625,"y2":0.0}},{"alias":"portrait-555x740","width":555,"height":740,"coordinates":{"x1":0.24290364583333335,"y1":0.0,"x2":0.25721842447916665,"y2":0.0}},{"alias":"portrait-300x400","width":300,"height":400,"coordinates":null},{"alias":"square-1000","width":1000,"height":1000,"coordinates":null},{"alias":"square-500","width":500,"height":500,"coordinates":null}]},"introductionBlurb":"","programOfStudy":[{}]},{"ItemType":0,"Id":3494,"Key":"150e7b79-85dc-4031-9270-3f565469bcb1","TemplateId":1856,"SortOrder":4,"Name":"Meet Elizabeth.","DocumentTypeAlias":"soNStudentProfile","DocumentTypeId":2467,"WriterName":"WVU HSC ITS","CreatorName":"wlh00001","WriterId":0,"CreatorId":29,"Path":"-1,1812,1844,1859,3494","CreateDate":"2024-04-29T12:04:58","UpdateDate":"2024-05-21T13:21:15","Version":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","UrlName":"meet-elizabeth","Level":4,"IsDraft":false,"Url":"/students/profiles/meet-elizabeth/","metaKeywords":"","hideFromSearch":false,"pageTitle":"","navigationSettings":"","umbracoUrlName":"","metaDescription":"","navigationTitle":"","umbracoNaviHideChildren":false,"seoSettings":"","umbracoRequireSSL":false,"umbracoNaviHide":false,"auditNotes":"","auditStatus":"","pronouns":"she/her","profileVideoURL":"","expectedGraduationDate":"2024-05-01T00:00:00","hometown":"Huntington, WV","mainContent":"<h2>What made you consider nursing as a program of study?</h2>\r\n<p>I have always loved science and learning about diseases and conditions, but I am also a huge people person! 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Having a four-year program in my backyard is so beneficial, as it allows me to stay at home and spend time with my family, while also obtaining my degree.</p>\r\n<h2>Could you share a positive experience from your time at the SON?</h2>\r\n<p>I could share an entire novel on the positive experiences that I’ve had while at the SON, but it all comes back to the friends that I’ve met along the way. There’s nobody who understands the successes and struggles of nursing school quite like the ones that are going through it with you and I was blessed to find the best to walk with me on this journey.</p>\r\n<h2>What’s one piece of advice you would give your freshman self?</h2>\r\n<p>I would love to go back in time and tell my future self to soak in every moment (because it flies by so incredibly fast), to take lots of pictures, and to trust that God will work all things out exactly as they are meant to. 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Nursing students complete rural clinical practice experience during their senior year.</p>\r\n<p>Throughout the academic and clinical experiences, students will focus on the five core competencies that provide the framework for the BSN curriculum, including critical thinking, nursing interventions, professional role, caring, and communication which are outlined in more detail in our <a href=\"https://nursing.wvu.edu/students/resources/student-handbooks/\">Student Handbook</a>. </p>\r\n<p>Want to learn more about our BSN program? Watch this recording from a recent BSN virtual open house.</p>\r\n<?UMBRACO_MACRO macroAlias=\"EmbeddedVideo\" Url=\"https://youtu.be/Ri09v1t8MG4\" showDescription=\"0\" />\r\n<h2>Progression Plans</h2>\r\n<p>Depending on when you are admitted to the BSN program, the progression plan you follow in your time at WVU can vary slightly. 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You will have access to computer resources to assist you in your studies, including a personal laptop computer, software, access to the Internet and to resources within the University, and on-site computer support.  Direct admit freshman and pre-nursing students do not participate in the Computer Program until they are enrolled in the first semester of nursing courses in the sophomore year.</p>\r\n<p>The laptop to be distributed is chosen by the School based on current nursing student feedback, faculty input and members of the Health Sciences Student Laptop Committee. This computer will cost each student a one-time payment in full at the beginning of the first semester in which the student enters the nursing program with the laptop being retained by the student upon graduation. The fee will be a separate line item on the student account and will be in addition to the tuition and fees. 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I could picture myself being in their shoes one day, and this made me want to become a nurse.</p>\r\n<h2>Why did you choose WVU School of Nursing? </h2>\r\n<p>I chose the WVU School of Nursing because of the experiences and opportunities it could provide for me. I liked the fact all of our clinicals would be done right next to campus at Ruby Memorial Hospital and required minimal travel. I knew I wanted a four-year program that was out of state but would offer plenty of scholarship opportunities, and WVU offered both. It set itself apart from other colleges because it starts the nursing program at the start of sophomore year when many colleges do not start until their junior year, and this made a big difference in my decision.</p>\r\n<h2>Could you share a positive experience from your time at the SON?</h2>\r\n<p>A positive experience from my time at the SON was during my leadership clinical rotation when I had a patient who told me I was going to make a wonderful nurse and said I deserved to be recognized for the care I had provided for her. This is the best compliment I have received from a patient and am forever grateful I had the privilege of taking care of her.</p>\r\n<h2>What’s one piece of advice you would give your freshman self?</h2>\r\n<p>One piece of advice I would give my freshman self is to not stress over every single assignment. Take it day by day and remember why you decided to become a nurse. Also, let yourself have fun and enjoy time outside of school.</p>\r\n<h2>What are your plans after graduation?</h2>\r\n<p>After graduation, I will be working in the MICU as a nightshift RN at Ruby Memorial Hospital.</p>\r\n<h2>How do you feel WVU prepared you for your next chapter?</h2>\r\n<p>I feel that WVU has prepared me for my next chapter by getting me exposed to a variety of different clinical sites and settings. I was able to see a wide variety of units in the hospital ranging from a typical med-surg unit to cardiac specialties to the pediatric intensive care unit.</p>\r\n<h2>Anything else you’d like to add?</h2>\r\n<p>Find at least one study buddy or a small group that works well with your studying habits and stick with it. My roommate and I study for all of our exams together and it has been so helpful to have someone to talk through the information with and make sure that I understand it.</p>","fullName":"Mallori Morse","campus":746,"pullQuote":"A positive experience from my time at the WVU School of Nursing was during my leadership clinical rotation when I had a patient who told me I was going to make a wonderful nurse and said I deserved to be recognized for the care I had provided for her. 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There is no comparison to patient care experience and WVU gives me just that plus much more.</p>\r\n<h2>Could you share a positive experience from your time at the SON?</h2>\r\n<p>The positive experience I would want to share comes from when we have participated in Interprofessional Education (IPE). These experiences have helped me to understand and appreciate the other members of the healthcare team I will interact with in the hospital. Knowing and understanding their roles has truly set me up for success in providing holistic care to my patients.</p>\r\n<h2>What’s one piece of advice you would give your freshman self?</h2>\r\n<p>One piece of advice I would give to my freshman self is to not be afraid to ask for help. It’s easy to sit back and not ask for help thinking it’s a sign of weakness, but once you take that step and get the help you need you will begin to flourish. 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The one thing I loved about nursing is it continuously gives me an opportunity to make an impact in my patient’s lives, as we are the healthcare providers who are with them the most. I love nothing more than helping people, giving back to my community that gave so much to me, and bringing a smile to someone’s face.</p>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">Even the smallest acts as nurses, a lot of patients appreciate those acts greatly. Some of these patients are experiencing the scariest moments of their lives, and the fact that nursing gives me that opportunity to support them in those moments and be a light during that time, is what led me to choose nursing the most.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">Did you have an ah-ha moment about wanting to become a nurse?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">Throughout my childhood years, my grandpa would always call me his “little nurse,” which when it came to deciding my major applying to WVU, was something that stuck with me and led me to that “ah-ha” moment in deciding I wanted to be a nurse.</p>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">I knew how much joy it brought me helping him, and knew I’d find just as much joy helping others as a nurse. 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I think what sets WVU SON apart from other colleges is that we get clinical experience at Ruby Memorial Hospital, which is the No. 1 hospital here in West Virginia and a highly trained Level One Trauma Center. Considering the amount I have learned and the critical patients I have gotten to taken care of during my leadership rotation here at Ruby, I feel very prepared and excited going into my nursing career as a Medical Intensive Care Unit nurse.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">Could you share a positive experience from your time at the SON?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">A positive experience with the WVU SON is the friendships I made along the way. I truly think you bond in a different way with these people because you go through some of the most difficult years of school with them. I am so grateful for all of the friendships that have formed since being a part of this nursing program, and I am excited to even get to work with some of those friends I have made on the MICU.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">What’s one piece of advice you would give your freshman self?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">One piece of advice I would give my freshman year self is to believe in myself! As a freshman, I remember looking ahead to the next four years and I was terrified. You hear all these things from upperclassman in the nursing program about how difficult and time consuming it is, and you start to think, “Can I do this?”, and discouragement then follows.</p>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">My piece of advice is — you will make it! It takes so much hard work, dedication, and faith in yourself to keep pushing through in those late-night study sessions, times when you have three exams to study for and five different assignments to get done, or moments you literally haven’t done anything other than study for three days straight, but there is an end to the chaos. You will learn so much in such a short amount of time and realize how much you truly are capable of. I see where I am at now compared to freshman year, and it is so cool to see how far I have come, both professionally and as an individual.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">What are your plans after graduation?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">I plan to work in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Ruby Memorial Hospital as my first nursing job after graduation. I’m wanting to work there for a few years, and then go to nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist school—I haven’t quite decided yet. 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I believe there is something so beautiful about helping those who need our help in their most vulnerable times. There’s no better way to provide that than by becoming a nurse.</p>\r\n<h2>Did you have an ah-ha moment about wanting to become a nurse?</h2>\r\n<p>I don’t have an ‘ah-ha’ moment, so much as a collection of moments in which I realized nursing was exactly where I wanted to be.</p>\r\n<h2>Why did you choose WVU School of Nursing? </h2>\r\n<p>I’ve been a Mountaineer since the day I was born and will be one until the day that I die, so there was never any other option on where I wanted to go to school. Having a four-year program in my backyard is so beneficial, as it allows me to stay at home and spend time with my family, while also obtaining my degree.</p>\r\n<h2>Could you share a positive experience from your time at the SON?</h2>\r\n<p>I could share an entire novel on the positive experiences that I’ve had while at the SON, but it all comes back to the friends that I’ve met along the way. There’s nobody who understands the successes and struggles of nursing school quite like the ones that are going through it with you and I was blessed to find the best to walk with me on this journey.</p>\r\n<h2>What’s one piece of advice you would give your freshman self?</h2>\r\n<p>I would love to go back in time and tell my future self to soak in every moment (because it flies by so incredibly fast), to take lots of pictures, and to trust that God will work all things out exactly as they are meant to. 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Graduates are in great demand and enjoy a large number of career opportunities. Our BSN pass rates for first-time test takers on the national licensure exam in 2023 was 100%.","programFormat":1268,"campuses":["Morgantown","Beckley","Keyser"],"mainContent":"<p>The BSN program is offered on WVU's Beckley, Keyser and Morgantown campuses. </p>\r\n<p>The curriculum includes courses in humanities, social sciences, basic sciences and nursing science. These courses are taken in conjunction with nursing clinical courses. Students apply their learning to actual client, family and community situations that warrant nursing intervention. In keeping with the University's commitment to improving health care for all West Virginians, all health sciences students complete a rural clinical practice as part of the degree requirements. Nursing students complete rural clinical practice experience during their senior year.</p>\r\n<p>Throughout the academic and clinical experiences, students will focus on the five core competencies that provide the framework for the BSN curriculum, including critical thinking, nursing interventions, professional role, caring, and communication which are outlined in more detail in our <a href=\"https://nursing.wvu.edu/students/resources/student-handbooks/\">Student Handbook</a>. </p>\r\n<p>Want to learn more about our BSN program? Watch this recording from a recent BSN virtual open house.</p>\r\n<?UMBRACO_MACRO macroAlias=\"EmbeddedVideo\" Url=\"https://youtu.be/Ri09v1t8MG4\" showDescription=\"0\" />\r\n<h2>Progression Plans</h2>\r\n<p>Depending on when you are admitted to the BSN program, the progression plan you follow in your time at WVU can vary slightly. 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You will have access to computer resources to assist you in your studies, including a personal laptop computer, software, access to the Internet and to resources within the University, and on-site computer support.  Direct admit freshman and pre-nursing students do not participate in the Computer Program until they are enrolled in the first semester of nursing courses in the sophomore year.</p>\r\n<p>The laptop to be distributed is chosen by the School based on current nursing student feedback, faculty input and members of the Health Sciences Student Laptop Committee. This computer will cost each student a one-time payment in full at the beginning of the first semester in which the student enters the nursing program with the laptop being retained by the student upon graduation. The fee will be a separate line item on the student account and will be in addition to the tuition and fees. 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The one thing I loved about nursing is it continuously gives me an opportunity to make an impact in my patient’s lives, as we are the healthcare providers who are with them the most. I love nothing more than helping people, giving back to my community that gave so much to me, and bringing a smile to someone’s face.</p>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">Even the smallest acts as nurses, a lot of patients appreciate those acts greatly. 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I think what sets WVU SON apart from other colleges is that we get clinical experience at Ruby Memorial Hospital, which is the No. 1 hospital here in West Virginia and a highly trained Level One Trauma Center. Considering the amount I have learned and the critical patients I have gotten to taken care of during my leadership rotation here at Ruby, I feel very prepared and excited going into my nursing career as a Medical Intensive Care Unit nurse.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">Could you share a positive experience from your time at the SON?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">A positive experience with the WVU SON is the friendships I made along the way. I truly think you bond in a different way with these people because you go through some of the most difficult years of school with them. I am so grateful for all of the friendships that have formed since being a part of this nursing program, and I am excited to even get to work with some of those friends I have made on the MICU.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">What’s one piece of advice you would give your freshman self?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">One piece of advice I would give my freshman year self is to believe in myself! As a freshman, I remember looking ahead to the next four years and I was terrified. You hear all these things from upperclassman in the nursing program about how difficult and time consuming it is, and you start to think, “Can I do this?”, and discouragement then follows.</p>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">My piece of advice is — you will make it! It takes so much hard work, dedication, and faith in yourself to keep pushing through in those late-night study sessions, times when you have three exams to study for and five different assignments to get done, or moments you literally haven’t done anything other than study for three days straight, but there is an end to the chaos. You will learn so much in such a short amount of time and realize how much you truly are capable of. I see where I am at now compared to freshman year, and it is so cool to see how far I have come, both professionally and as an individual.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">What are your plans after graduation?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">I plan to work in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Ruby Memorial Hospital as my first nursing job after graduation. I’m wanting to work there for a few years, and then go to nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist school—I haven’t quite decided yet. If I would do nurse practitioner school, I’d also love to potentially be a clinical instructor through WVU to give back to a program that gave me so much.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">How do you feel WVU prepared you for your next chapter?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">I feel WVU prepared me so well for this next chapter of my life. I have developed knowledge and confidence in myself that I never dreamed I would have back during my freshman year of college. I feel more than prepared to tackle the NCLEX here in a few weeks and start my nursing career. I thank WVU for giving me the opportunity it did to pursue such a wonderful career, and I will forever be proud to be a WVU alumni!</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">Anything else you’d like to add?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">I’m so thankful for the opportunities WVU and the WVU School of Nursing has given me. I thank all of my professors who believed in me and my other classmates along the way, and who pushed us to keep going when we thought we couldn’t make it. Your work to make WVU School of Nursing a program that gives us the highest quality education and prepares us for our future careers does not go unnoticed!</p>","fullName":"Abigail Jeffers","campus":746,"pullQuote":"I feel WVU prepared me so well for this next chapter of my life. I have developed knowledge and confidence in myself that I never dreamed I would have back during my freshman year of college. I feel more than prepared to tackle the NCLEX here in a few weeks and start my nursing career. I thank WVU for giving me the opportunity it did to pursue such a wonderful career, and I will forever be proud to be a WVU alumni!","photo":{"src":"/media/75074/abigailjeffers.jpeg","focalPoint":{"left":0.51071428571428568,"top":0.5161290322580645},"crops":[{"alias":"landscape-large","width":2000,"height":1125,"coordinates":{"x1":0.04973701704989833,"y1":0.082141123905553753,"x2":0.070394376661974026,"y2":0.17528844793040005}},{"alias":"landscape-medium","width":1200,"height":675,"coordinates":{"x1":0.065412681338488821,"y1":0.095416788733066318,"x2":0.11692880193040087,"y2":0.21451536417957906}},{"alias":"landscape-small","width":600,"height":337,"coordinates":{"x1":0.089191426206581617,"y1":0.099026659519852442,"x2":0.10808573793418384,"y2":0.22451420011142587}},{"alias":"portrait-large","width":720,"height":1080,"coordinates":{"x1":0.26512044270833335,"y1":0.0,"x2":0.29054361979166665,"y2":0.0}},{"alias":"portrait-medium","width":320,"height":480,"coordinates":{"x1":0.271044921875,"y1":0.0,"x2":0.284619140625,"y2":0.0}},{"alias":"portrait-555x740","width":555,"height":740,"coordinates":{"x1":0.24290364583333335,"y1":0.0,"x2":0.25721842447916665,"y2":0.0}},{"alias":"portrait-300x400","width":300,"height":400,"coordinates":null},{"alias":"square-1000","width":1000,"height":1000,"coordinates":null},{"alias":"square-500","width":500,"height":500,"coordinates":null}]},"introductionBlurb":"","programOfStudy":[{"ItemType":0,"Id":1872,"Key":"d8943512-669b-4591-bcbe-98954c0c4b05","TemplateId":1871,"SortOrder":3,"Name":"Bachelor of Science","DocumentTypeAlias":"soNUndergraduateProgram","DocumentTypeId":3026,"WriterName":"wlh00001","CreatorName":"jnn0006","WriterId":29,"CreatorId":23,"Path":"-1,1812,1844,1865,1872","CreateDate":"2017-03-17T11:01:01","UpdateDate":"2024-04-29T13:09:33","Version":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","UrlName":"bachelor-of-science","Level":4,"IsDraft":false,"Url":"/students/undergraduate-programs/bachelor-of-science/","metaKeywords":"","hideFromSearch":false,"pageTitle":"","navigationSettings":"","umbracoUrlName":"","metaDescription":"","navigationTitle":"","umbracoNaviHideChildren":false,"seoSettings":"","umbracoRequireSSL":false,"umbracoNaviHide":false,"auditNotes":"PDF documents should not load in a new window (see https://www.hsc.wvu.edu/website-content-guide/creation/links/#when-should-a-link-open-in-a-new-tab-or-window?). 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The one thing I loved about nursing is it continuously gives me an opportunity to make an impact in my patient’s lives, as we are the healthcare providers who are with them the most. I love nothing more than helping people, giving back to my community that gave so much to me, and bringing a smile to someone’s face.</p>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">Even the smallest acts as nurses, a lot of patients appreciate those acts greatly. 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I think what sets WVU SON apart from other colleges is that we get clinical experience at Ruby Memorial Hospital, which is the No. 1 hospital here in West Virginia and a highly trained Level One Trauma Center. Considering the amount I have learned and the critical patients I have gotten to taken care of during my leadership rotation here at Ruby, I feel very prepared and excited going into my nursing career as a Medical Intensive Care Unit nurse.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">Could you share a positive experience from your time at the SON?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">A positive experience with the WVU SON is the friendships I made along the way. I truly think you bond in a different way with these people because you go through some of the most difficult years of school with them. 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I thank all of my professors who believed in me and my other classmates along the way, and who pushed us to keep going when we thought we couldn’t make it. Your work to make WVU School of Nursing a program that gives us the highest quality education and prepares us for our future careers does not go unnoticed!</p>","fullName":"Abigail Jeffers","campus":746,"pullQuote":"I feel WVU prepared me so well for this next chapter of my life. I have developed knowledge and confidence in myself that I never dreamed I would have back during my freshman year of college. I feel more than prepared to tackle the NCLEX here in a few weeks and start my nursing career. 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I think what sets WVU SON apart from other colleges is that we get clinical experience at Ruby Memorial Hospital, which is the No. 1 hospital here in West Virginia and a highly trained Level One Trauma Center. Considering the amount I have learned and the critical patients I have gotten to taken care of during my leadership rotation here at Ruby, I feel very prepared and excited going into my nursing career as a Medical Intensive Care Unit nurse.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">Could you share a positive experience from your time at the SON?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">A positive experience with the WVU SON is the friendships I made along the way. I truly think you bond in a different way with these people because you go through some of the most difficult years of school with them. 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I thank all of my professors who believed in me and my other classmates along the way, and who pushed us to keep going when we thought we couldn’t make it. Your work to make WVU School of Nursing a program that gives us the highest quality education and prepares us for our future careers does not go unnoticed!</p>","fullName":"Abigail Jeffers","campus":746,"pullQuote":"I feel WVU prepared me so well for this next chapter of my life. I have developed knowledge and confidence in myself that I never dreamed I would have back during my freshman year of college. I feel more than prepared to tackle the NCLEX here in a few weeks and start my nursing career. I thank WVU for giving me the opportunity it did to pursue such a wonderful career, and I will forever be proud to be a WVU alumni!","photo":{"src":"/media/75074/abigailjeffers.jpeg","focalPoint":{"left":0.51071428571428568,"top":0.5161290322580645},"crops":[{"alias":"landscape-large","width":2000,"height":1125,"coordinates":{"x1":0.04973701704989833,"y1":0.082141123905553753,"x2":0.070394376661974026,"y2":0.17528844793040005}},{"alias":"landscape-medium","width":1200,"height":675,"coordinates":{"x1":0.065412681338488821,"y1":0.095416788733066318,"x2":0.11692880193040087,"y2":0.21451536417957906}},{"alias":"landscape-small","width":600,"height":337,"coordinates":{"x1":0.089191426206581617,"y1":0.099026659519852442,"x2":0.10808573793418384,"y2":0.22451420011142587}},{"alias":"portrait-large","width":720,"height":1080,"coordinates":{"x1":0.26512044270833335,"y1":0.0,"x2":0.29054361979166665,"y2":0.0}},{"alias":"portrait-medium","width":320,"height":480,"coordinates":{"x1":0.271044921875,"y1":0.0,"x2":0.284619140625,"y2":0.0}},{"alias":"portrait-555x740","width":555,"height":740,"coordinates":{"x1":0.24290364583333335,"y1":0.0,"x2":0.25721842447916665,"y2":0.0}},{"alias":"portrait-300x400","width":300,"height":400,"coordinates":null},{"alias":"square-1000","width":1000,"height":1000,"coordinates":null},{"alias":"square-500","width":500,"height":500,"coordinates":null}]},"introductionBlurb":"","programOfStudy":[{}]},{"ItemType":0,"Id":3494,"Key":"150e7b79-85dc-4031-9270-3f565469bcb1","TemplateId":1856,"SortOrder":4,"Name":"Meet Elizabeth.","DocumentTypeAlias":"soNStudentProfile","DocumentTypeId":2467,"WriterName":"WVU HSC ITS","CreatorName":"wlh00001","WriterId":0,"CreatorId":29,"Path":"-1,1812,1844,1859,3494","CreateDate":"2024-04-29T12:04:58","UpdateDate":"2024-05-21T13:21:15","Version":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","UrlName":"meet-elizabeth","Level":4,"IsDraft":false,"Url":"/students/profiles/meet-elizabeth/","metaKeywords":"","hideFromSearch":false,"pageTitle":"","navigationSettings":"","umbracoUrlName":"","metaDescription":"","navigationTitle":"","umbracoNaviHideChildren":false,"seoSettings":"","umbracoRequireSSL":false,"umbracoNaviHide":false,"auditNotes":"","auditStatus":"","pronouns":"she/her","profileVideoURL":"","expectedGraduationDate":"2024-05-01T00:00:00","hometown":"Huntington, WV","mainContent":"<h2>What made you consider nursing as a program of study?</h2>\r\n<p>I have always loved science and learning about diseases and conditions, but I am also a huge people person! 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Having a four-year program in my backyard is so beneficial, as it allows me to stay at home and spend time with my family, while also obtaining my degree.</p>\r\n<h2>Could you share a positive experience from your time at the SON?</h2>\r\n<p>I could share an entire novel on the positive experiences that I’ve had while at the SON, but it all comes back to the friends that I’ve met along the way. There’s nobody who understands the successes and struggles of nursing school quite like the ones that are going through it with you and I was blessed to find the best to walk with me on this journey.</p>\r\n<h2>What’s one piece of advice you would give your freshman self?</h2>\r\n<p>I would love to go back in time and tell my future self to soak in every moment (because it flies by so incredibly fast), to take lots of pictures, and to trust that God will work all things out exactly as they are meant to. Worrying isn’t going to change the future, it’s just going to take away the joys of the present.</p>\r\n<h2>What are your plans after graduation?</h2>\r\n<p>I accepted a job at WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital and absolutely cannot wait to start!</p>\r\n<h2>How do you feel WVU prepared you for your next chapter?</h2>\r\n<p>WVU challenged me to become the best nurse that I could be while also preparing me to become as successful as possible outside of my career. There’s no place that I would rather obtain my degree.</p>","fullName":"Marissa Guy","campus":748,"pullQuote":"I’ve been a Mountaineer since the day I was born and will be one until the day that I die, so there was never any other option on where I wanted to go to school. 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The one thing I loved about nursing is it continuously gives me an opportunity to make an impact in my patient’s lives, as we are the healthcare providers who are with them the most. I love nothing more than helping people, giving back to my community that gave so much to me, and bringing a smile to someone’s face.</p>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">Even the smallest acts as nurses, a lot of patients appreciate those acts greatly. Some of these patients are experiencing the scariest moments of their lives, and the fact that nursing gives me that opportunity to support them in those moments and be a light during that time, is what led me to choose nursing the most.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">Did you have an ah-ha moment about wanting to become a nurse?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">Throughout my childhood years, my grandpa would always call me his “little nurse,” which when it came to deciding my major applying to WVU, was something that stuck with me and led me to that “ah-ha” moment in deciding I wanted to be a nurse.</p>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">I knew how much joy it brought me helping him, and knew I’d find just as much joy helping others as a nurse. 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I think what sets WVU SON apart from other colleges is that we get clinical experience at Ruby Memorial Hospital, which is the No. 1 hospital here in West Virginia and a highly trained Level One Trauma Center. Considering the amount I have learned and the critical patients I have gotten to taken care of during my leadership rotation here at Ruby, I feel very prepared and excited going into my nursing career as a Medical Intensive Care Unit nurse.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">Could you share a positive experience from your time at the SON?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">A positive experience with the WVU SON is the friendships I made along the way. I truly think you bond in a different way with these people because you go through some of the most difficult years of school with them. I am so grateful for all of the friendships that have formed since being a part of this nursing program, and I am excited to even get to work with some of those friends I have made on the MICU.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">What’s one piece of advice you would give your freshman self?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">One piece of advice I would give my freshman year self is to believe in myself! As a freshman, I remember looking ahead to the next four years and I was terrified. You hear all these things from upperclassman in the nursing program about how difficult and time consuming it is, and you start to think, “Can I do this?”, and discouragement then follows.</p>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">My piece of advice is — you will make it! It takes so much hard work, dedication, and faith in yourself to keep pushing through in those late-night study sessions, times when you have three exams to study for and five different assignments to get done, or moments you literally haven’t done anything other than study for three days straight, but there is an end to the chaos. You will learn so much in such a short amount of time and realize how much you truly are capable of. I see where I am at now compared to freshman year, and it is so cool to see how far I have come, both professionally and as an individual.</p>\r\n<h2 class=\"p1\">What are your plans after graduation?</h2>\r\n<p class=\"p1\">I plan to work in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Ruby Memorial Hospital as my first nursing job after graduation. I’m wanting to work there for a few years, and then go to nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist school—I haven’t quite decided yet. 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Having a four-year program in my backyard is so beneficial, as it allows me to stay at home and spend time with my family, while also obtaining my degree.</p>\r\n<h2>Could you share a positive experience from your time at the SON?</h2>\r\n<p>I could share an entire novel on the positive experiences that I’ve had while at the SON, but it all comes back to the friends that I’ve met along the way. There’s nobody who understands the successes and struggles of nursing school quite like the ones that are going through it with you and I was blessed to find the best to walk with me on this journey.</p>\r\n<h2>What’s one piece of advice you would give your freshman self?</h2>\r\n<p>I would love to go back in time and tell my future self to soak in every moment (because it flies by so incredibly fast), to take lots of pictures, and to trust that God will work all things out exactly as they are meant to. 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Graduates are in great demand and enjoy a large number of career opportunities. Our BSN pass rates for first-time test takers on the national licensure exam in 2023 was 100%.","programFormat":1268,"campuses":["Morgantown","Beckley","Keyser"],"mainContent":"<p>The BSN program is offered on WVU's Beckley, Keyser and Morgantown campuses. </p>\r\n<p>The curriculum includes courses in humanities, social sciences, basic sciences and nursing science. These courses are taken in conjunction with nursing clinical courses. Students apply their learning to actual client, family and community situations that warrant nursing intervention. In keeping with the University's commitment to improving health care for all West Virginians, all health sciences students complete a rural clinical practice as part of the degree requirements. Nursing students complete rural clinical practice experience during their senior year.</p>\r\n<p>Throughout the academic and clinical experiences, students will focus on the five core competencies that provide the framework for the BSN curriculum, including critical thinking, nursing interventions, professional role, caring, and communication which are outlined in more detail in our <a href=\"https://nursing.wvu.edu/students/resources/student-handbooks/\">Student Handbook</a>. </p>\r\n<p>Want to learn more about our BSN program? Watch this recording from a recent BSN virtual open house.</p>\r\n<?UMBRACO_MACRO macroAlias=\"EmbeddedVideo\" Url=\"https://youtu.be/Ri09v1t8MG4\" showDescription=\"0\" />\r\n<h2>Progression Plans</h2>\r\n<p>Depending on when you are admitted to the BSN program, the progression plan you follow in your time at WVU can vary slightly. 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Back to Meet the Grads

Lindsey Ellison

Bachelor of Science
School of Nursing

My favorite experiences come from the friends, teachers, and patients that I have met during my time in the School of Nursing. I had countless positive clinical experiences where I was honored to care for patients with some of the best nurses as my clinical instructors. My peers became my closest friends during our clinical time together. Memories with the people I have learned with and learned from will stick with me forever.

What made you consider nursing as a program of study?

I chose to study nursing because I wanted to challenge myself while also practicing compassion. Nursing is an all encompassing profession that requires knowledge and a dedication to advocacy. There are endless opportunities to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals, families, and communities, and there is something new to learn every day. I was drawn to this profession because I love to learn, and I care passionately.

Did you have an ah-ha moment about wanting to become a nurse?

Once I learned what nursing is, it is the only profession that I ever wanted to do! I can’t remember one specific moment that made me want to become a nurse. However, I do remember times where I saw nurses care for my own family. I remember thinking that I hope to one day have the knowledge and patience to do the same thing. My mom is a nurse, and she instilled compassion in me at a young age as I watched her care for family.

Why did you choose WVU School of Nursing?

The WVU School of Nursing offers a well-rounded education and trains nurses to serve in big cities and rural communities. I decided to come to WVU because of the available clinical experiences at Ruby Memorial Hospital, a Level One Trauma Center and flagship hospital of WVU Medicine and West Virginia. My dad attended WVU and so I grew up attending sports events in Morgantown all the time. As I grew older, I knew this is where I wanted to begin my career.

Could you share a positive experience from your time at the SON?

My favorite experiences come from the friends, teachers, and patients that I have met during my time in the School of Nursing. I had countless positive clinical experiences where I was honored to care for patients with some of the best nurses as my clinical instructors. My peers became my closest friends during our clinical time together. Memories with the people I have learned with and learned from will stick with me forever.

What’s one piece of advice you would give your freshman self?

If I could share one piece of advice with my freshman self, I would say that nursing school is hard for a reason. Every tough day is worth it to be a part of this profession. This is a time for learning, so be kind to yourself. The impact others will have on you and the impact you will have on others will reach farther than you know.

What are your plans after graduation?

After graduation, I hope to pass the NCLEX and become a Registered Nurse. I plan to start my career as an RN in the Cardiovascular ICU at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.

How do you feel WVU prepared you for your next chapter?

I feel the WVU SON prepared me to enter the nursing profession and become a safe and competent nurse. I’ve been taught by amazing nurses, both in the classroom and in the hospital. I feel that the SON has built a strong foundation that will allow me to have an expansive career and learn every day.