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Find Your Calling in the School of Nursing

In the School of Nursing, you’ll turn a desire to care for others into the knowledge and skills to advance research and improve lives.

New Student Orientation

Here’s your introduction to the Direct-Admit and Pre-Nursing programs.

Entrance to Health Sciences North

Welcome to the School of Nursing

You’re embarking on a rigorous and rewarding journey, and we’re excited that you’ve chosen the WVU School of Nursing for your education.

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Nursing students reading documents in class


Depending on when you are admitted to the BSN program, your progression plan, or course schedule, can vary slightly. Review these materials for a better understanding of what to expect.

Download Progression Plan (PDF) Download Pre-Nursing PowerPoint Download Nursing PowerPoint

Questions or concerns?

Students work on laptops at tables in the Health Sciences Library

Contact the Advising Team

When you email your adviser for questions, please remember to provide your full name and most importantly, your WVU student ID number, which contains nine digits and starts with 800------.

Please understand that we try our best to respond to your email as early as we can. We will respond to your email within two business days.

Adviser contact information:

  • Pre-Nursing students: Please contact Mr. Shane Assadzandi at
  • Direct-Admit Nursing students who registered with the Honors College: Please contact Ms. Cathy Camden at a
  • Direct-Admit Nursing students who are not registered with the Honors College: Please contact Mr. Julian Nguyen at

Where You’ll Learn and Discover

Tour Health Sciences

Find out where to study, where you’ll learn and where you can grab a cup of coffee on this quick tour with Dr. Clay Marsh, vice president and executive dean for Health Sciences.

STEPS Center

Thanks to the David and Jo Ann Shaw STEPS center, a state-of-the-art center for experiential learning with simulation, our health sciences students are safer and smarter before encountering patients in everyday and critical care situations.

Health Sciences North: Pylons Lobby

Located outside the Health Sciences Learning Center and Library, this lobby is a convenient, comfortable place for health sciences students to study and socialize between classes. Cavanaugh’s coffee shop, located in the corner of the lobby, offers Starbucks coffee, juice, blended drinks, and other beverages and snacks.

Virtual Campus Tour

Prepared for Success

Seth Burk

“Most people can be taught how to take a blood pressure and how to put in an IV, but the WVU School of Nursing teaches you the why and the how. The experience gained from this program will set you up for tremendous success as you begin your journey into the workforce.”

Nursing Student Profiles