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Welcome to the Department of Nursing Education at Shepherd University.  We invite you to visit our 37,000 gross square foot, two-story building which houses specialized nursing classrooms, 120-seat lecture hall, four simulation labs (acute care, critical care, mother-child, and independent living), office space, conference rooms, student study center, computer lab, and general purpose classrooms.  This facility was designed to provide students with the modern tools to meet success for nursing education today.

Take some time to read through our nursing curriculum.  If you have any questions please call our office Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm at 304-876-5341. 


Saturday, February 28



Choose from theses dates to visit our campus and Department of Nursing Education.  For your convenience click here to register.  To make an appointment, contact the Office of Admissions at 304-876-5212 or  800-344-5231 ext. 5212.  You may also email your visit request to

We suggest that you register for a scheduled open house date to tour through our facility to see for yourself what Shepherd has to offer nursing students.

Students will have an opportunity to learn about Shepherd University by touring the campus, meeting with Nursing faculty, and receiving answers to their questions.   Parents attending also will have an opportunity to learn about financial aid programs.  Registration to attend a session is necessary and should be made at least one week in advance of the open house date.  Registration begins at 8:30 am with the session beginning at 9 am. 


The late West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd obtained the federal funding to build a state-of-the- art nursing building, named Erma Ora Byrd Hall in honor of Senator Byrd's late wife.  Dedication ceremony of the nursing building at Shepherd University was on June 12, 2007.


The University houses the only state-supported baccalaureate nursing program in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  More than 400 students are enrolled at Shepherd University as nursing or pre-nursing majors.  Our graduates have gone on to distinguished careers not only in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, but across the entire state and country.



Shepherd University | Department of Nursing Education | P.O. Box 5000 | Shepherdstown, WV | 25443-5000
304-876-5341 | 800-344-5231 | FAX 304-876-5169