Witt Named Chair of Davis & Elkins Division of Nursing

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Friday, February 26, 2016

ELKINS - Dr. Threasia Witt has been appointed chair of the Division of Nursing at Davis & Elkins College. An experienced educator and Registered Nurse, Witt will oversee the continued development, implementation, promotion and daily operation of both the associate degree program and the online RN‐BSN program.

“I am honored to serve Davis & Elkins College as the chairperson of the Division of Nursing,” Witt says. “The Division is well established and experiencing growth due to the inception of the online RN-BSN program. Our first group of 21 RN-BSN students graduated in December. It is truly a privilege to serve the profession of nursing and the community through the education of dedicated nursing professionals.”

Witt joined the Davis & Elkins faculty in 2010. Most recently, she served as coordinator of the RN-BSN online nursing program and prior to that worked as the Simulation Lab coordinator.

Witt has worked as a professor of nursing at Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing in McKees Rocks, Pa., and Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, W.Va., and as a nurse at Davis Memorial Hospital, Broaddus Hospital and Ohio Valley General Hospital.

Witt holds a Doctor of Education degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a Master of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va., and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Alderson-Broaddus College. She has earned certification in inpatient obstetrical nursing from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, and in pediatric nursing from National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses. She also is a certified American Heart Association CPR instructor.

In addition, Witt serves many professional organizations. She is a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission, member of the board of directors, program committee chairperson and past president of the West Virginia League for Nursing, member of the board of directors for Appalachian Community Health, and a member of the National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau international honor society of nursing. She is listed in Who’s Who in Nursing Education and Who’s Who in American Nursing.

The Davis & Elkins College Division of Nursing prepares students to function competently and safely at the beginning staff level position, and provides the foundation for upward mobility into higher levels of nursing education. The Associate of Science degree in nursing curriculum combines selections from the liberal arts and related cognates with courses from the professional major. In addition, the concept of educational mobility is incorporated, allowing LPN students to enter the curriculum with advanced placement. The online RN-BSN Degree Completion Program is designed for working RNs who are adult learners and is offered in three consecutive 16-week rotations.

Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit the College website at www.dewv.edu or call 304-637-1243.

Dr. Threasia Witt, Davis & Elkins College