West Virginia University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Master's of Science in Nursing masters
Doctor of Nursing Practice doctorate
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

High quality programs using synchronous online methodologies that allow real time audio and video interaction with faculty and peers. Certification success rates are consistently high, and job placement rates are excellent after graduation. Faculty:student ratio maintained at NONPF recommendations (1:6) for clinical preceptorship courses.

School type Public
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
Nursing administration/leadership
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Family/primary care
Pediatric – primary
Women's health

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 50


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 19 full-time; 2 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 89% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 10
Average experience teaching online courses 6 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 2 full-time; 2 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 35
Maximum class size 35

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree 7 years

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