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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: School of Nursing
Pathway: Healthcare

Our students receive hands-on experience with real-life situations, so they're learning the best possible care practices before they see patients.

Academics

Fall
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    CHEM 111 Survey of Chemistry or
    CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    BIOL 102 General Biology or
    BIOL 115 Principles of Biology
  • Select one of the following courses:
    1
    BIOL 104 General Biology Laboratory or
    BIOL 115 Principles of Biology
  • NSG 100 Introduction to Nursing Exclamation Point
    2
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day or
    MATH 126C College Algebra 3-Day
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
14
Spring
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    CHEM 112 Survey of Chemistry or
    CHEM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • NBAN 107 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference Exclamation Point
    3
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
17
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Attend Monday Night Lights
  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Complete the financial literacy course

Academics

Fall
  • PSYC 241 Introduction to Human Development Exclamation Point
    3
  • NBAN 207 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
    4
  • MICB 200 Medical Microbiology Exclamation Point
    3
  • NSG 211 Health Assessment & Communication Exclamation Point
    0-6
10
Spring
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • HN&F 171 Introduction to Human Nutrition Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • NSG 212 Foundations of Nursing Practice Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    6
  • NSG 376 Clinical Nursing Pharmacology Exclamation Point
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Find a faculty mentor

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Take a fitness class at the Rec Center

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Fall
  • NSG 310 Maternal Infant Nursing & Women's Health Care Exclamation Point
    4
  • NSG 311 Alterations in Adult Health 1 Exclamation Point
    6
  • SOCA 105 Introduction to Anthropology Exclamation Point
    3
  • NSG 276 Evidence Based Practice and Research Exclamation Point
    3
16
Spring
  • NSG 312 Alterations in Adult Health 2 Exclamation Point
    6
  • NSG 320 Child and Adolescent Health Exclamation Point
    4
  • NSG 360 Ethics and Health Policy Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Engage in undergraduate research

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • NSG 450 Alterations in Mental Health Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • NSG 411 Nursing in Complex Community Systems Exclamation Point
    7
  • Nursing Elective
    2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Spring
  • NSG 412 Leadership in Complex Systems
    7
  • NSG 460 Care of the Critically Ill Patient
    4
  • NSG 486 NCLEX Review
    1
12
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Join an intramural team
  • Become a level 3 Bystander Trainer
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

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