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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 the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC), helps licensed practical, registered, master’s and doctoral nursing students pursue their degrees. Drema Pierson, MSN, MBA, RN, Administrator for the Center for Nursing, said that the number of students applying and receiving funds has increased significantly every year with targeted promotion of the scholarship and the introduction of an online application that streamlined the application process in 2016. In order to qualify for a scholarship, nursing students must be West Virginia residents and agree to fulfill a service obligation to work in West Virginia for each year they receive an award. To apply for a scholarship, students should visit  The online application will reopen on April 15, 2019, and the deadline to apply for an award for the 2019 – 2020 academic year is June 1, 2019. The West Virginia Legislature created the West Virginia Center…

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…

Long Term Care Services Nursing Demand Projections 2015 – 2030

This is one in a series of HRSA reports on the health care workforce, in this case intended to provide information on the future demand for RNs and LPNs in LTSS. These occupations are faced with the challenges of a rapidly aging U.S. population, with longer life expectancy and rising burden of disease. Looking to…



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