University of Charleston

University of Charleston

  1. High school students interested in a nursing career are invited to learn more about nursing and nursing school during the University of Charleston’s Nursing Boot Camp on Saturday, April 20.  The camp will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the UC campus. Students will participate in hands-on interactive workshops in the university’s simulation […]

  2. Through a Community Investment Grant, UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia will help house Physician Assistant students doing rural rotations and provide professional development opportunities for health sciences students. The grant, created to reduce barriers to education and promote health equity in West Virginia’s rural communities, provides $60,000 to two important UC programs.  The largest […]

  3. The UC Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduating class of 2023 achieved a 100% passage rate on the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) exam. This exam assesses whether candidates possess the necessary knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective nursing care. Those who pass can then become Registered Professional Nurses and, in the case […]

  4.   The University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program Class of 2023 has achieved a pass rate of 100% for first-time test-takers on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). The program graduated 29 students in April. This year’s national average for first attempt pass rate is 93%. For the past four cohorts, the UC PA […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]