Alderson Broaddus University (A-B, AB, ABU), until 2013 known as Alderson Broaddus College (ABC), is located in Philippi, West Virginia. It was established 140 years ago and is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) and the West Virginia Baptist Convention.
Individuals who graduate from the nursing programs at this university go on to work in hospitals, community health care facilities, emergency rooms and intensive care units. ABU also offers a School Health Nurse Option, which is approved by the West Virginia Department of Education, and prepares individuals to work as a school health nurse in schools throughout the United States, upon receiving his or her certification. Other specializations offered at Alderson Broaddus University include; Health Care Administration and Business Administration.
The four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (BSN), was the first four-year baccalaureate nursing option in West Virginia, opened in 1945. The ABU nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and have been since 1974. The nursing programs are also approved by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses.
Lessons at ABU are conducted in person and combine in-class lectures, laboratory work and clinical practicum, which begins in the sophomore year. The clinical practicum is conducted in hospitals in Morgantown, Clarksburg, Elkins and Weston and students must be able to provide their own transportation in order to be able to complete clinical practice at these varied locations. Barbour also holds clinical practicum in community nursing, home health, school nursing and hospice experience.
Upon completion of the nursing programs, individuals will receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and will be able to apply to sit the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and become licensed as a Registered Nurse. Individuals go on to become nurse practitioners, clinicians, educators, administrators or researchers, with further nursing education. Individuals who already hold certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Registered Nurse (RN), may enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Alderson Broaddus University at an advanced level, after they have submitted transcripts and a clean licensure.
Transfer students, who have completed nursing education at other accredited institutions may also enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at an advanced standing, but those individuals must provide all high school and college-level transcripts at the time of application into the program. Alderson Broaddus University will determine at which point an individual can enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.
Alderson Broaddus University also offers experience in international nursing with its partnership with Arellano University in Manila, Philippines. The students who wish to take the International Nursing program option, take their first three years in Manila and the final year is completed at the ABU campus in the United States. Upon completion of the program, individuals must also complete the NCLEX-RN examination, in order to become licensed as a Registered Nurse in the United States and continue on to work in the field. Registered Nurses work in various healthcare environments and work as supervisors to Certified Nurse Aides, who are entry-level nursing professionals.
Alderson Broaddus University
101 College Hill Drive,
Philippi, WV 26416-4600
Phone: (800) 263-1549, (304)-457-1700