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Southern West Virginia Junior Nursing Academy

August 13-14, 2024

Students in the first Southern West Virginia Junior Nursing Academy at BARH.

Helping to heal the world around us

Nursing Academy students, dressed in emergency rooms scrubs, lift their gloved hands for inspection as professors ensure they are properly dressed.

Real-life nursing skills

You'll learn real-life nursing skills. Take vitals. Learn infection control and sterile procedures.  

Nursing Academy students in medical scrubs listen to a surgeon as she instructs them over a medical manikin in a darkened room.

Hands-on courses

Our Academy nurses don't spend all day at a desk. We'll visit real hospitals and skills labs to learn alongside professional nurses.

Students wearing nursing lab coats work with CPR dummies.

CPR certification

Learn to save lives. Each student will learn how to properly perform CPR and receive their CPR certification.


Hillary Parcell MSN, RN 
Nursing Department Chair 

This program is being presented with financial assistance as a grant from the West Virginia Center for Nursing.

WV Center for Nursing