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West Virginia Nursing Schools

Accredited Nursing Schools in West Virginia

In West Virginia and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in West Virginia accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and West Virginia campus locations, then request free information from any or all West Virginia nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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West Virginia Nursing Schools No classes to attend, complete virtually 100% of your coursework from the comfort of your home. Currently licensed LPN's and RN's in West Virginia are pre-approved for financing. Fast-track options are available for most West Virginia nursing programs, however, you can complete your coursework at your own pace. Academic advisors are available 8am to 11pm Monday through Friday, and The College Network guarantees your academic success. Currently The College Network education partners are the National League for Nursing, Angelo State University, Bellevue University, Boston University, Cornell University, Deaconess College, Indiana State University, Regis University, Salve Regina University, University of Southern California, and Vicennes University. The first step to advancing your nursing career is to request free information from The College Network.

West Virginia Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

West Virginia Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in West Virginia

RNs: For licensure, aspiring RNs must submit a completed application, and must have earned a diploma from a nursing program approved by the West Virginia RN Board. Additionally, applicants must submit official transcripts and a recommendation by the faculty of their nursing program. Applicants who want to be licensed through the NCLEX-RN examination must have the application and fee submitted forty-five days prior to the date of the exam. Applicants who refuse to submit their criminal history may be denied a license. Continuing Education is required with 30 contact hours of approved CE activities or courses. West Virginia currently employs approximately 17,340 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $53,030.

LPNs: To qualify for licensure, aspiring LPNs must have at least a tenth grade education or its equivalent and have completed a nursing program approved by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses. Applicants must pass the NCLEX-PN examination and must also agree to a criminal background check. LPN licenses expire on June 30th of each year. Continuing Education is required for license renewal, with 24 contact hours and 400 practice hours required in each 2-year reporting period. West Virginia currently employs approximately 6,320 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $32,250.

The Best Cities in West Virginia for Nursing Jobs

  • Charleston. The capital of West Virginia and also its largest city, Charleston has a population of 50,267 according to the 2009 Census. Charleston is the home of several National Register of Historic Places sites, museums and cultural events such as the West Virginia International Film Festival, the West Virginia Dance Festival, Symphony Sunday and the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta.
    • RNs: Charleston currently employs approximately 3,690 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $55,770.
    • LPNS: Charleston currently employs approximately 770 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $32,680.
  • Morgantown. With a population of 30,330 according to the 2009 Census, Morgantown is West Virginia’s fourth most populous city. Home of the West Virginia University School of Nursing, Morgantown has a reputation for outstanding health care. Morgantown is also known for its unique, computer operated Personal Rapid Transit system, which sends a motor car to one of five stations within five minutes of being called.
    • RNs: Morgantown currently employs approximately 2,250 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $57,180.
    • LPNS: Morgantown currently employs approximately 560 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $32,790.
  • Huntington. West Virginia’s second largest city, Huntington is located near the tri-state corner of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky and has a population 49,129 according to the 2009 Census. Home of the Museum of Radio and Technology, Big Sandy Superstore Arena, and the Heritage Farm & Museum, Huntington also has five medical centers and several career colleges.
    • RNs: The southern west nonmetropolitan part of West Virginia currently employs 2,740 RNs with the average annual salary coming to $50,030.
    • LPNS: The southern west nonmetropolitan part of West Virginia currently employs 1,730 LPNs with the average annual salary coming to $31,710.

Major Hospitals in West Virginia

  • Charleston Area Medical Center. The premier medical center in Charleston, CAMC is partnered with West Virginia University School of Medicine. With its four hospital locations across the city, CAMC and WVU offer degrees in several health disciplines, including through the School of Nurse Anesthesia. Registered nurses can take part in the hospital’s 12 month Nursing Leadership Institute Team Development Program.
  • Saint Francis Hospital. The Joint Commission accredited Saint Francis Hospital, located in Charleston, specializes in faith-based patient care and has been in operation for nearly a century. The Saint Francis Hospital Department of Nursing offers a recruitment program for RNs and LPNs who are interested in career advancement through their Clinical Advancement Ladder.
  • West Virginia University Hospitals. Located in Morgantown, WVU Healthcare has over a dozen health care facilities including the WVU Heart Institute, WVU Eye Institute, WVU Sports Medicine Center and many more. With an academic collaboration with the WVU School of Nursing, West Virginia University Hospitals have received recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program.
  • Monongalia General Hospital. Located in Morgantown, Monongalia, or Mon General offers services in cancer care, obstetrics and surgery, and also has a Sleep Center, HeartCare Center and hospice. In 2010, four members of Mon General’s Nursing Staff were awarded for excellence by the West Virginia Center. That same year, Mon General also received the Patient Safety Excellence Award by HealthGrades for the fifth year.
  • Cabell Huntington Hospital. Since 1956, Cabell Huntington Hospital has provided care for patients around the tri-state area of West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. Cabell Huntington is academically partnered with Marshall University and its School of Nursing. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Cabell Huntington has specialization centers such as the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Burn Intensive Care Unit and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Alderson Broaddus College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Philippi, West Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1871
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.ab.edu

Bluefield State College Nursing Program
Nursing School Location: Bluefield, West Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1895
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.bluefieldstate.edu

Fairmont State College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Fairmont, West Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1865
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.fscwv.edu

Marshall University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Huntington, West Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1837
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.marshall.edu

Mountain State University Nursing Program
Nursing School Location: Beckley, West Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1933
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.mountainstate.edu

Shepherd University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1871
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.shepherd.edu

University of Charleston School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1888
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.ucwv.edu

West Liberty State College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: West Liberty, West Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1837
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.wlsc.edu

West Virginia University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1867
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.wvu.edu

West Virginia Wesleyan College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Buckhannon, West Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1890
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.wvwc.edu

Wheeling Jesuit University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Wheeling, West Virginia
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1954
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.wju.edu