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Welcome to the Department of Nursing Education at Shepherd University. As 2016 begins, we are looking to celebrate our Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and our first year of our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Our patient centered BSN curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skill, and understanding necessary to practice in all areas of professional nursing. In addition, our RN to BSN is taught as a hybrid seated cohort. The BSN to DNP and the MSN to DNP curricula are designed to produce leaders in administration and education, and Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) who embrace health care reform and are advocates for vulnerable populations. We would be thrilled to have you visit as we celebrate new achievements and opportunities.

We invite you to visit our 37,000 gross square foot, two-story building which houses specialized nursing classrooms, 120-seat lecture hall, five simulation labs (acute care, critical care, mother-child, pediatrics 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.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Shepherd University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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

Nursing Newsletter – Summer Edition – NEW!

Spring 2019 Open House Date

The Spring 2019 Open House date is March 30. We hope you will take this opportunity 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 a.m. with the session beginning at 9 a.m.

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.