Nursing Program



Eastern's Class of 2022 Nursing Application cover

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The firm application deadline is 4:30 pm (EST), February 1, 2022.

For more information about the application process, please see the 
Eastern Nursing Program Requirements 2022-2024 
and the Nursing Program Frequently Asked Questions 2022-2024.


The required HESI Admission Assessment Exam is scheduled for
March 19, 2022 at 9:00 am, on Eastern's Moorefield campus.

The HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review, 5th Edition (ISBN:  9780323582261),.published by HESI, is the recommended review book for the HESI exam. 
The HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review may be purchased on-line. This test is comprised of critical thinking, reading, and math components.



logo-and link to WV Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

Full Approval in March, 2013
WV Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
90 MacCorkle Ave, SW
Suite 203
South Charleston, WV 25303-1443
WV Board of Nursing:

Continuing Accreditation with Conditions in May, 2021
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)  logo-and link to ACEN: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA  30326

Eastern admits new students to a nursing cohort every two years. The next admission cycle will open in 2021.

To determine admissions to the nursing program, Eastern uses a point system, which the application will explain. No pre-interview is required. To gain admittance, all nursing students must pass a drug test, a physical, a background check and must present evidence of up-to-date immunizations. The College will not consider applicants who submit incomplete applications.

Previous Eastern Nursing Cohorts: Completion and NCLEX Pass-Rate Data


Number Admitted

% of Grads Completing the Program within 2 Yrs.

Attrition Rate

NCLEX Pass Rate for the 1st Attempt

% of Grads Working as RNs

Class of 2020






Class of 2018






Class of 2016






Class of 2014






Class of 2012






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To be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of WV, the applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent, and must graduate from an accredited nursing program. Even though a person may graduate from a nursing program, the WV Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (WVBON) may deny licensure testing to any applicant proven guilty of certain infractions such as, but not limited to fraud, felony, or moral misconduct (Chapter 30, Article 7, Section 11, Code of West Virginia.) Additionally, applicants must be able to engage in educational and training activities in a manner that does not endanger themselves or others. 

Professional Licensure Notification

Requirements for licensure vary from one profession to another and from state to state. Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College's nursing preparation program is aligned with licensing requirements in the state of West Virginia. If you are interested in professional licensure and intend to practice outside of the state of West Virginia, please check with the appropriate state licensing body. In West Virginia, the state licensing body is the West Virginia RN Board.

The U.S. Department of Education has implemented regulations (34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v)) which requires Eastern to provide a list of all states/jurisdictions where the institution’s curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification. Please note that these disclosures are updated annually.

Professional Licensure Disclosure - AAS Nursing (RN)

The list of states and territories included in the Professional Licenusure Disclosure - AAS Nursing (RN) document (see link above) indicates where Eastern's nursing program meets requirements, does not meet requirements, or it has not yet been determined by Eastern if the training meets requirements. This information is for initial RN licensure by exam, not for transferring an RN license to another state.

Students are advised to review the information in the document and confirm RN licensing requirements in their home states/territories before enrolling in this or any educational program, as state and territory licensing requirements may have changed since the information in this document was last updated. Website links and contact information for RN licensing bodies in states/territories is provided at the end of the document.


Pre-Nursing Information Sheet


Admission Requirements


  • If have failed at two previous Nursing Programs, Applicants will not be considered
  • High school graduate or GED US/TASC Test
  • 2.5 GPA from high school or college courses
  • Eligible to take college English and Math
  • HESI A2 results: Applicants must have an adjusted individual composite score of 75 or higher 

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Program of Study/Overview

The curriculum requirements will include the biological, physical, and behavioral sciences consisting of medical-surgical nursing and mental health concepts and psychiatric nursing. The curriculum is designed to guide qualified students through structured learning experiences in health care settings to meet eligibility requirements for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Courses that include a laboratory experience have a 1 credit hour to 3 contact hour ratio. For example, one laboratory credit hour is equivalent to three contact hours. Pharmacology is a content thread throughout all courses of study.

Overview: Nursing Associate in Applied Science: 60 Semester Hours

The Nursing Program at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is designed to prepare the Associate Degree Program graduate for practice as a registered nurse once licensure requirements are satisfied. The registered nurse is prepared to care for people of any age who have acute or chronic health care problems in a variety of settings. The nursing student will master the National League of Nursing Competencies which includes human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity and spirit of inquiry. 

The mission of the program is to prepare students for professional nursing practice while providing a knowledge base for career mobility and further academic study. The program is committed to providing accessible, high-quality nursing education to meet the diverse and changing health-care needs of the community and beyond. Additional information regarding admission requirements, standards of progress and nursing program policies are available through Eastern’s website and from the Director of the Nursing Program

Students interested in applying for the Nursing program should contact Eastern’s Student Services Specialist for additional information. 

Students applying for admission to the Nursing, A.A.S. program are required to comply with the general admission requirements as well as those admission requirements specific to the Nursing program. The Nursing program has additional course testing and program related fees. 

Upon successful completion of the program the graduate will be able to: 

  • Understand maintaining health and promoting wellness throughout the life span 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nursing process, clinical judgment and decision making 
  • Understand concepts of the wellness-illness continuum in relation to a person, family and com 
  • Critically analyze health policy and ethical issues 
  • The graduate will be prepared for the NCLEX-RN exam and licensure 
  • The graduate will develop the skills and knowledge to perform a health assessment across the lifespan 
  • Function within the role of the Associate Degree prepared professional nurse 
  • Demonstrate personal/professional growth and development with increasing self-direction
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through the use of resources, technology and continuing education


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Nursing, Associate in Applied Science Program Implementation:  Full-time day
Recommended Course Sequence

Full Course Descriptions 

Note:  Students enrolling in the nursing courses will be assessed a per credit hour course fee. This fee is used to replace expendable materials and to maintain and upgrade laboratory equipment. See schedule for details for course fees. See “Nursing Student Handbook” for additional program fees and information.

Clinical Practice Requirements

Each student admitted into the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia Consortium of Associate Degree Nursing Programs must complete the following:

Physical Examination

After formal acceptance into the Nursing Program, all students must have a physical examination and are required immunizations, including an annual influenza vaccine. The program also requires yearly PPDs.

CPR Certification

Each student admitted into the Nursing Program is required annually to maintain current CPR certification from the American Heart Association.

Drug Screening

The program supports drug-free communities. Therefore, all students admitted to and enrolled in the program must pass a drug screening prior to admission and may be required to submit to random, mandatory drug screening without notice. Failure to cooperate will result in administrative dismissal from the Nursing Program. Students who test positive for alcohol, illegal usage of a controlled substance, illicit, or maintenance drugs will be immediately dismissed from the program and will not be eligible for readmission.

Any student demonstrating behaviors of reasonable suspicion or impaired capacity will be required to undergo immediate drug/alcohol testing. All costs incurred as a result of this action are the responsibility of the student.

Background Check

Criminal background checks are required for all students entering the nursing program. Costs associated with the state and federal criminal history checks are the responsibility of the student. A clinical facility has the right to refuse a student access to clinical experiences based on results of a criminal background check, which may prevent progression in the Nursing Program. The program reserves the right to nullify a student’s admission based on the results of his or her background check.

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Allied Health Care Certificate in Applied Science

Current Course Catalog