Shepherd University

College Type: Four or more years, Public

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BSN Program

The Shepherd University Nursing Education program is designed to educate professional nurses to enter the field of nursing as generalists through different tracks.

The program is accredited by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants seeking to enter the program directly from high school are expected to meet the admission requirements for the University to enter as pre-nursing students. The program has a limited enrollment.  

Students designated as pre-nursing can be admitted by the nursing program upon fulfilling the following criteria:

  1. Complete pre-requisite courses and required credit hours
  2. Maintain a minimum of a 2.7 cumulative GPA
  3. Complete separate application for the Nursing department
  4. Meet with academic advisor by the 1st of March for prospective admission to the program in the fall or by the 1st of October for enrollment in the spring semester

The following are program specific requirements for students accepted to the program:

  • Complete health assessment before the 2st of July for fall admission (includes test for TB)
  • Current CPR certification for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association
  • Attend annual orientation for the nursing department
  • Submit to a criminal background check and drug screening
  • Submit test scores for standardized testing

The nursing program at Shepherd also offers an RN-BSN track that allows for professional development for nurse practitioners. Admission to the program requires official transcript for all college level course work in addition to all program specific requirements that are required for students admitted through the traditional entry track. 

 

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 80.66%
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Shepherd University as reported by West Virginia state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 82 91.83
2011 75.61 80.57
2010 84.38 81.94
2009 78.43 84.94
2008 93.33 85.31
2007 72.73 80.18
2006 84.85 85.96
2005 77.78 -
2004 56.76 -
2003 88 -
This program has been closed . The school no longer accepts students.

LPN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate : -
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

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Shepherd University
301 N. King St
Shepherdstown, WV 25443