University of Charleston

University of Charleston

  1. High school students can learn more about health science professions at two Health Sciences Summer Boot Camps – one each in Charleston and Beckley. The camp on the Charleston campus is open to all upcoming 2023 high school juniors and seniors in Kanawha and surrounding counties. It is an overnight camp, taking place June 13 […]

  2. The West Virginia Daily News recently focused on the wide range of health care related programs that UC offers in an article on March 31, 2023. While the article highlighted our history of educating nurses, our 2 and 4-year programs that provide pathways directly to in-demand careers, and our graduate programs, it also touched on […]

  3. In a special ceremony that took place on Friday, December 9, 2022, UC nursing students – graduates of our Associate Degree of Nursing and RN to BSN programs – received their pins in a time-honored celebration of their success. The ceremony took place in Beckley, WV. The pinning ceremony symbolizes the hard work and dedication […]

  4. With the headline “VR Gets Real,” the Charleston Gazette-Mail did a large feature article on our new VR Education Laboratory. It appeared in the Friday, December 2, 2022 edition. Reporter Clint Thomas was escorted around the lab by Dawn Turner, Associate Professor of Biology, who explained how the lab will offer UC students opportunities to […]

  5. The West Virginia Future of Nursing Action Coalition has recognized 40 nurses who are empowering their communities, advancing nursing, and leading change for its Nurse Excellence award. Amy Bruce, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC, the Chair and Program Director of the Capito Department of Nursing will be honored as one these game-changing winners at a recognition […]

  6. The University of Charleston’s RN to BSN program was recently ranked as one of the best schools for online nursing degrees in West Virginia by In its ranking, the website called the UC program “well rounded” and mentioned that instruction is offered on patient education, community health, and nursing management. It also noted that […]

  7. Award of $964,850 Will Help Expand Both Associate and Bachelor Nursing Degree Programs  The University of Charleston (UC) has been awarded $964,850 through West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s Nursing Workforce Expansion Program, which is designed to address the state’s nursing shortage through a multifaceted approach to attract, train, and retain nurses in the Mountain State. […]

  8. Online Master’s Degree Nursing Program Enrolling Now The University of Charleston is offering a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree designed to prepare graduates for becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). The program will be offered online with just one on-campus residency required. The curriculum is 42 credit hours, and UC is currently enrolling […]

  9. Dr. Mindy Smith named Dean of School of Health Sciences Charleston, WV – July 1, 2021 – Dr. Mindy Smith has been named Dean of the Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences. She has been serving as Interim Dean since May, 2020. Smith brings more than 15 years of experience in higher education at UC […]

  10. Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Ranked as One of the State’s Best by   Charleston, WV – April 15, 2021 – has ranked the University of Charleston’s BSN program as one of its 2021 “Best Ranked RN Programs in West Virginia.”  The site also ranks the program as number 63 in the […]