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WVCN New Administrator

WVCN Appoints Lissa Gonzalez as its New Administrator  The Board of Directors of the West Virginia Center for Nursing has announced the appointment of Lissa Gonzalez, MSN, MBA, APRN, FNP-BC, as the Center’s administrator. Lissa joined the Center in late November 2018 after the retirement of the previous administrator Drema Pierson in July. “I am pleased to be offered this opportunity and excited to take the Center into its next chapter,” Gonzalez said. While still maintaining programs such as the scholarship program, clinical scheduling, and junior nursing academy, Gonzalez wants to expand the Center’s mission with nursing workforce data. “I hope to optimize our data and make it useful to assist in strategic nursing workforce planning and development. Our mission at the Center for Nursing is to improve the health and healthcare of all West Virginians through strategic nursing workforce planning and development,” Lissa said. Lissa began her nursing career with her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky. She completed her master’s degree in nursing at University of Pittsburgh and began working as a family nurse practitioner. While working as a nurse practitioner in primary care, she obtained another master’s degree, in business administration, from Ohio University.…

West Virginia Center for Nursing Awards $469,250 in Nursing Scholarships for 2018-2019

West Virginia Center for Nursing Awards $469,250 in Nursing Scholarships for 2018-2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Center for Nursing announced that 287 West Virginia nursing students will receive funds totaling $469,250 as part of the Nursing Scholarship Program. The program, which is administered by the West Virginia Center for Nursing in conjunction with…

WVCN Administrator Retiring.

Drema Pierson, RN, MSN, MBA, Administrator, West Virginia Center for Nursing is retiring. “It has been a privilege and a pleasure working with the WVCN Board of Directors and nursing community to advance the mission and vision of the West Virginia Center for Nursing.” “I am grateful for the opportunity to have been part of…

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WEST VIRGINIA CENTER FOR NURSING

1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East Suite 700
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Phone: 304.558.0838
Fax: 304.558.0532
lissa.gonzalez@wvhepc.edu