Recruitment. Retention. Collaboration


Clinical Scheduling Overlap Meeting

April 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Clinical Scheduling Overlap Meeting October 2019 – specific day and time TBD 9th Floor Conference Room at HEPC

Nursing Scholarship/Loan Program Guidelines 2019-2020

February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The 2019-2020 Nursing Application will be open April 15, 2019 – June 1, 2019. You can access the online application by visiting or visiting under Financial Aid Planning>Find Scholarships. Follow us on Twitter for scholarship and program updates at @WVcentr4nursing. Students must be a West Virginia resident enrolled in an accredited West Virginia

WVCN New Administrator

January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

Next Board of Director Meeting May 15, 2019 at 9:30am

January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Long Term Care Services Nursing Demand Projections 2015 – 2030

April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

Nursing Workforce Summit

April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Nursing Workforce Summit was held On September 15, 2017 at the Hendrickson Conference Center at the Technology Park in South Charleston, WV.  The Summit brought together key nursing leaders to address current and anticipated challenges in meeting the need for bedside nurses and nursing faculty in West Virginia. Sessions included a review of the

Nursing Workforce Summit Data Snapshots, September, 2017

September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

On September 15, 2017, West Virginia nurse leaders, educators, employers and clinical practice nurses gathered at the Hendrickson Conference Center in South Charleston to address current and anticipated challenges impacting the West Virginia nursing workforce.  Dr. Joanne Spetz, Director of the University of California San Francisco Health Workforce Research Center was the keynote speaker.  Dr Spetz

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

August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

Nursing Workforce 2017 Data Summary

March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Community and Technical College System of West Virginia (CTCS), the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) and the West Virginia Center for Nursing hosted a roundtable discussion regarding critical nursing shortages in West Virginia.   CTCS Chancellor Sarah Tucker, HEPC Chancellor Paul Hill, Administrator of the West Virginia Center for Nursing, Drema Pierson as well as, nurse

West Virginia 2016 Nurse Faculty Survey released

March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2016, the West Virginia Center for Nursing undertook a survey of nursing programs leading to the associate or bachelors degree preparing students for licensure as a registered nurse. The WV Center for Nursing presents these data for education planning, workforce planning, and potential legislative solutions to the continuing nursing and faculty shortage. Click here