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Hillary E Parcell,'08 MSN, RN

BSN Program Chairperson and Assistant Professor
304.929.1321 Life Science Building Room 101E

Hillary Parcell is a 2008 graduate of WVU Tech with her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Upon graduation she spent time practicing as an RN in a hospital setting while furthering her education. In 2011 Hillary graduated with a Master’s degree in Nursing. Shortly thereafter Hillary started her career as a nursing faculty member in a private university which eventually led her back home to WVU Tech where she is currently an assistant professor in the School of Nursing. She has a passion for helping Southern West Virginians. In her current role as nursing professor she is able to impact the lives of her students and each of the patients they will care for throughout their nursing careers. This great responsibility is not taken lightly and encourages Hillary to stay focused about educating future nurses. Hillary’s hope is that her enthusiasm for teaching and the nursing profession inspires her students to be the nurses that our communities so desperately need. Hillary is the faculty advisor to the Student Nurses’ Association at Tech. In this role she has coordinated multiple service projects in the communities surrounding our university.

There was never any question where Hillary wanted to attend college. Hillary was honored to be accepted in the well-respected Nursing program at Tech. She wanted a quality education close to home and received just that and so much more. While at Tech Hillary was awarded as Freshman of the year in 2004 and Presidential Leadership award her senior year. Her volunteer work in the local communities and abroad combined with academic standing contributed to this recognition.

Hillary was recognized in 2017 as an emerging leader in her profession in the Future of Nursing West Virginia 40 Under 40. Hillary’s most recent accomplishment was being chosen as the 2019 recipient of the Nelson Young Alumni Award.

Being a Fayette County native Hillary currently lives in Hico, WV with her husband Zack and daughter Amelia. She enjoys spending time with her family, at her church, and in the outdoors. Their newest family adventure is remodeling a farmhouse to make their new family “home” in Hico WV. To Hillary WVU Tech and Southern WV will always be “Home”.

Grants and Research

  • Southern WV Junior Nurse Academy - WV Center for Nursing - 2022 - 2022
  • Beckley Expansion Grant - HEPC - 2022 - 2022
  • Faculty Travel Grant - Internal - 2022 - 2022
  • Faculty Travel/Development Grant - Internal - 2020 -


  • EdD, Marshall University, 2023
  • MSN, Marshall University, 2011
  • BSN, WVU, 2008

Awards and Honors

  • Mountaineer Values Coin Recipient - (January 4, 2024)
  • WVU Tech Homecoming Parade Marshal - (October, 2019)
  • 2019 Nelson Distinguished Young Alumni - (March 9, 2019)
  • 40 Under 40 - (August 19, 2017)
  • Certified Nurse Educator - NLN (2022)