Nursing Education Team
The Education Team reorganized into three Action Teams following the WV Nursing Workforce Summit:
Expanding the Pipeline into Nursing
Mission: Promoting and exposing students to the art and science of nursing, while nurturing and preparing students to enter nursing school.
Team Lead: Lynda F. Turner, Ed.D., MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE, is an Associate
Professor at Marshall University School of Nursing
Team Members: Emily Starks, Judy Reed, Andrea Criss, Ashley Torres, Kent Wilson, Julie Carr, Libby Bosley, Lynda Turner, Samantha Ash, Sandra Barill, Sue Painter, Valerie Jividen, Heather Glasko-Tully, Sandra Burrell, Cynthia Sundstrom, Julie Carr, Libby Bosley, Loretta Thompson, Marian Longstreth, Stephanie Decker, Tammy Minor, Teresa Ryan
Facilitating the Pathways in Nursing Education
Mission: Evaluating and proposing strategies to facilitate the pathways from admission through graduation from various levels of nursing education while preserving the importance of public safety and quality care.
Team Leads: Pamela Alderman, EdD, MSN, RN, Dean of Health Sciences
University of Charleston
Amy Bruce, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Faculty, University of Charleston
Team Members: Cheryl Vega, Denise Landry, Laura Boone, Libby Bosley, Sandra Wynn, Valerie Jividen, Susan Beth Robinson, Kari Ferro, Cynthia Sundstrum, Amy Bruce, Evelyn Martin, Heather Glasko-Tully, Michelle Towne
Recruiting and Utilizing Nursing Faculty
Mission: Developing innovative strategies for recruiting and efficiently using nursing faculty.
Team Lead: Maryanne Capp, DNP, RN Department Chair/Assistant
Professor of Nursing, Wheeling Jesuit University
Team Members: Tara Hulsey, Denise Landry, Amanda Abbott, Kent Wilson, Sandra Wynn, Evelyn Martin, Theresa Gain, Janet Bishof
The National goal is 80% BSN by 2020. According to the recent White Paper The Impact of BSN Education on Nursing Practice: Moving toward the “80/20” Recommendation in WV, WV is at about 42%.
Team Lead Expanding the Pipeline
Facilitating the Pathways
Recruiting and Utilizing
Pipeline Initiatives include:
Promoting Careers in Nursing
The team is expanding and promoting the Toolkit along with developing a middle and high school "Faces of WV Nursing" poster campaign.
Pathways Initiatives include:
Uniform Nursing School Application
The team is working on developing better data and more efficient nursing school placements through expanding the use of a uniform application process and developing partnerships between career/technical and baccalaureate nursing programs.
Faculty Initiatives include:
WV State of Faculty White Paper
The team is researching, writing and publishing a a white paper on faculty concerns and recommendations.