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%.

Emily Starks

Team Lead Expanding the Pipeline

Lynda Turner

Team Leads

Facilitating the Pathways

Pam Alderman

Amy Bruce

Maryanne Capp

Team Lead

Recruiting and Utilizing

Nursing Facutly

Pipeline Initiatives include:

Promoting Careers in Nursing

Online Nursing Education Toolkit

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

Expanding Bridge Programs


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.

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