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Ann Baker
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Email: abaker@wju.edu
Phone: 304-243-2334


Department of Nursing



Overview

Employment opportunities for nurses with a bachelor's degree are diverse and expected to grow. The demand for qualified nurses in the United States has increased dramatically over the past several years, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the same for the coming decade, estimating that more than 500,000 nursing positions will be available throughout the country. In fact, experts predict a shortfall of registered nurses into 2025. With an ever changing landscape, there has never been a better time for you to consider nursing as a career.

Why choose Wheeling Jesuit University?

At Wheeling Jesuit, your nursing education will prepare you to become a life-long learner, developing the skills you need to think critically and solve problems quickly and effectively in all types of situations. This kind of instruction and exposure to real life learning environments helps you develop the in-depth knowledge and understanding of health care issues that today's employers demand.

As a nursing student, you'll master the sophisticated technology and complex scientific theory that are now integral to modern patient care. You'll also master the true art of human interaction, where empathy for patients is promoted, advocacy for patients and their families is encouraged, and the dignity and worth of all are respected.

The nursing program at Wheeling Jesuit provides an integrated curriculum of liberal arts and nursing education in the Jesuit tradition - developing you as a person, citizen and health care practitioner. After successfully completing the program, you will receive a Bachelor of Science degree and can apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Wheeling Jesuit's nursing program was recently among only eight percent of BSN programs across the country to earn a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX, meaning all of our graduating seniors passed the NCLEX on their first attempt.

In addition to our undergraduate BSN program, Wheeling Jesuit offers:

  • BA/BS to BSN program - an 18-month program for those who currently hold a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in another field. This program is particularly suited for career changers.
  • RN to BSN/MSN program - a program for those who already hold a diploma or associate degree in nursing and wish to obtain an advanced degree.
  • MSN program - a graduate program where students choose from one of three specialized tracks: family nurse practitioner, nursing administration or nursing education specialist.




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