Glenville State University, Marshall University BSN partnership approved by WV Higher Education Policy Commission

GLENVILLE, W.Va. – During its May 12 meeting, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission approved Marshall University’s request to offer the BSN degree on the campus of Glenville State University.

Marshall University and Glenville State University have developed a partnership that intends to alleviate West Virginia’s nursing shortage by offering an educational opportunity that is not currently available in the central part of the state. Beginning in fall 2023, Marshall plans to extend its existing BSN program to Glenville’s students on Glenville’s campus. Students have already begun to enroll in a Pre-Nursing track at Glenville State for the fall 2022 semester.

The program is among 27 nursing education programs at colleges, universities, schools of nursing, and career technical education centers across the state that have received a total of $25.5 million through Gov. Jim Justice’s Nursing Workforce Expansion Program.

“Glenville State University is excited about this opportunity, and I want to again thank Governor Justice for his leadership with this Nursing Workforce Expansion Program. We see the need for nurses in West Virginia and throughout the nation and this initiative will allow us to train more nurses for the future right where we need them the most – in rural areas of our state. So, with this endeavor, I believe that it will make a real difference in the clinics and small hospitals of the Mountain State and beyond,” said Glenville State University President, Dr. Mark A. Manchin.

“We are tremendously grateful to Governor Justice for providing this historic funding to support the expansion of nursing education programs across West Virginia,” said Dr. Sarah Armstrong Tucker, West Virginia’s Chancellor of Higher Education. “Through these new projects, our postsecondary education community will be better positioned to help shore up West Virginia’s nursing workforce – which, in turn, will help support our nurses working tirelessly on the front lines right now.”

For more information about the program at Glenville State University, visit

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