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Introducing the Workforce INitiative for nurses – the WIN Academy – at BridgeValley Community and Technical College (BVCTC)!
The Kanawha Valley’s newest charter school that provides an accelerated, dynamic nursing degree program for up to 60 high school juniors and seniors who are passionate and focused on a nursing career.
BVCTC will accept up to 60 high school students* — 30 juniors and 30 seniors — into this dynamic, accelerated degree program designed for students to complete high school and their first year of nursing school simultaneously.
After high school graduation, students will be automatically enrolled in BVCTC’s nursing program and will need just one more year to complete their associate degree and sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.
*WIN Academy program pending approval by the WV RN Board.
Students accelerate their nursing career and enter this in-demand field with a high-paying job just one year after high school graduation – or transfer to a four-year BSN program for additional education.
Parents gain peace of mind that their child will be prepared to join the workforce early and start a nursing career at a time when nurses are fiercely needed.
West Virginia will see an influx of young nurses, which will help address the workforce shortage of registered nurses statewide.
High school juniors will take college courses that will prepare them to enter the nursing program as high school seniors.
During their senior year in high school, WIN Academy students will earn high school credits and community college credits while taking the first year of the RN program curriculum for BVCTC. The WIN Academy will offer accommodations and appropriate services to all types of learners.
Students will complete assessments for each class they take throughout their two or three years, using evaluation methods such as essays, tests, lab reports, clinical assessments, presentations, etc.
Become an RN faster at the WIN Academy – jump start your nursing career and join the workforce in an in-demand, high-paying job just one year after high school graduation!
Key Dates – WIN Academy Application & Enrollment Timeline
- Application process begins in December 2022
- Open house on January 25th at 5pm to learn more
- Applications due by February 24, 2023
- Students selected by March 3, 2023 (prior to the academic year)
- Student orientation and placement testing in March 2023
- Students must commit to the program by April 15, 2023
- Regular WIN Academy classes start August 21, 2023