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Our Projects

Online Transition to Practice & Leadership Courses

Project Lead: Mary Fanning, DNP 

Webinar courses support the new graduate nurse in the transition from school to hospital based practice.

Nurses can also improve their skills in mentoring and precepting a new hire.

  • Transition to Practice/Residency

  • Nursing Management

  • Preceptoring

  • Mentoring

Growing Nursing Careers

Project Leads: Lynda Turner, Pam Alderman, & Sandra Burrell

Nursing Education Toolkit

​A Toolkit containing resources for  School Counselors, Teachers, Students and Parents on the changes in nursing education and expanding roles for nurses to encourage more bright students to prepared to successfully enter nursing education programs.

Doctor in Uniform


Project Lead: Laure Marino, DNP, APRN 

40 Under 40

​​This initiative identifies the next generation of nurse leaders and provides leadership development and training and mentoring. 

40 Over 40 

​This honorary award recognizes nurses who have devoted 40 or more years of service to the profession.  

Nurses on Boards

This initiative expands the impact of nursing leadership by increasing the number of nurses serving on boards and in policy-making positions. We offer board service training and 

link nurses to service opportunities.

Nurse Excellence Awards 
​​Recognizing WV  nurses leading change, advancing health

Expanding Access to Care

Project Lead: Toni DeChiacchio

​​The project is to improve access to care, especially in rural areas of WV by modernizing current practice statutes that inhibit the full autonomous practice of Advanced Practice Nurses (APRNs). APRNs include: Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives, Certified Registered Nurse anesthetists as well as Clinical Nurse Specialists. Read & Download Fact Sheets

Nurse Entrepreneur Project

Project Lead: Laure Marino, DNP, APRN

This is an economic development project intended to increase access to care by increasing the number of nurse-owned businesses in WV. The project includes a business development course, coaching, and networking support.

Creating a Culture of Health

Faith Community Nursing Toolkit and Directory

Project Lead: Angel Smothers, DNP, APRN

This team seeks to improve the Culture of Health in WV by strengthening the Faith-Based/Community Nursing efforts in rural WV.

Health Ambassador RN Project

Project Lead: Cheryl Vega

Doctor's hands
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