Mountain State University
Mountain State University (MSU) is a private institution in Beckley, West Virginia. It was founded in 1933 as Beckley College. In 1991, it achieved the status to grant four-year degrees and became the College of West Virginia. It was renamed to Mountain State University in 2001. However, it ceased operating in 2013. The degrees obtained before 2013 are still valid. Most of the buildings and sites owned and operated by Mountain State University on the Martinsburg campus were acquired by the University of Charleston (UC). UC also acquired the Beckley campus. However, UC vacated the existing buildings and established a new campus in Beckley.
Four BSN programs were offered at the university, including traditional BSN, RN to BSN, LPN to BSN, and accelerated BSN programs. The university also offered an MSN program with two specialty tracks including Nurse Anesthetist and Nurse Practitioner. All programs were accredited by the CCNE. However, the university lost their regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission in 2012. The loss of accreditation directly led to the closure of the school along with numerous lawsuits from former students. As of May 2018, the university ceased to exist. The University of Charleston and West Virginia University now offer classes in many of the same buildings formerly owned by MSU.
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Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
03/01/2000 - 12/31/2012
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
03/01/1995 - 03/30/2011
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
10/09/2004 - 10/16/2011
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2016-2017 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.