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West Virginia RN Programs

Complete list of state approved pre-licensure registered nurse education programs

Earn your ADN degree or BSN degree in West Virginia

RN Nursing Programs in West Virginia

Deciding on a career in the medical field is a great choice. There are always jobs available in the medical fields and registered nurses are in high demand nationwide. Becoming an RN can be a long process and you have to make sure that you meet all the requirements.


To receive a Bachelor degree or Associate Degree in nursing will take between two to four years. You will be taking classes such as physical assessment, microbiology, anatomy, physiology and issues in healthcare. The first year of study will consist of classes like english, math, computers, public speaking and history. For the Bachelor in Science degree you will have additional coursework beyond what is required for an ADN program. The BSN program takes about four years to complete and gives you the option of entering into administrative and management positions. If you are already a registered nurse you might be able to find an RN to BSN program that will award you with credit hours for previous education, reducing the time it takes to complete your BSN degree. As an RN you will be responsible for the regular care of patients and you will also be involved in creating a plan of care for the patient.

After all the hours of school and clinical work are over you will have to be licensed by the state where you plan to work. In all fifty states there is a test that is required to receive the RN license known as the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The exam will take about six hours to complete and the results will be sent to the state board of nursing that issues the license.

Once you are a licensed RN you will have to complete twelve hours of continuing education credits every year to keep your license in good standing. These are classes that can be taken locally to help keep up with changing policies and practices. The West Virginia board of nursing does audits on the licensed nurses and can actually make you show proof of the continuing education credits from previous years. The board of nursing is in charge of overseeing RN licensees in the state of West Virginia.

Although it may take a few years to finish the nurse education requirements and to pass the RN exam, nursing can provide a rewarding career. Being a nurse you can really make a difference in people’s lives. Having you there could be a very comforting experience for patients and also for the patient’s family members, so remember to take your education and job seriously and strive for excellence in nursing.



Associates Degree RN Programs in West Virginia

Bluefield State College

219 Rock Street
Bluefield, WV 24701
(304) 327-4136

Blue Ridge Community And Technical College

400 West Stephen Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
(304) 260-4380, x2362

Davis And Elkins College

100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241
(304) 637-1314

Eastern West Virginia Community And Technical College

316 Eastern Drive
Moorefield, WV 26836
(304) 434-8000

Fairmont State University

1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 367-4133

ITT Technical Institute

5183 U.S. Route 60
Building 1, Suite 40
Huntington, WV 25705
(304) 733-8750

Kanawha Valley Community And Technical College

302 Thomas C. Cole Complex
Institute, WV 25112
(304) 766-5242

Saint Mary’s Hospital/Marshall University Cooperative ASN Program

2900 First Avenue
Huntington, WV 25702
(304) 526-1415

Salem International University

223 W. Main Street
Salem, WV 26426
(304) 326-1358

Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College

2900 Dempsey Branch Road
Mt. Gay, WV 25637
(304) 896-7317

University Of Charleston

2300 Maccorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
(304) 357-4855

West Virginia Junior College

148 Willey St
Morgantown, WV 26505
(304) 296-8282

West Virginia Northern Community College

1704 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 233-5900, x5556

West Virginia University At Parkersburg

300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26104
(304) 424-8300



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Accredited West Virginia RN Schools

See our complete list of qualified RN nursing education programs in the state of West Virginia. The schools listed here offer pre-licensure nursing programs that meet the registered nursing education requirements set forth by the West Virginia State Board of Nursing. Although the schools listed on this page are accredited by the West Virginia Board of Nursing and approved by the state of West Virginia, they might not be accredited by national organizations such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Individuals should check to see if the state-approved nursing school they are considering also enjoys national accreditation status if they are seeking a school with both accreditations.

BSN Degree RN Programs in West Virginia

Alderson-Broaddus College

101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, WV 26416
(304) 457-6285

Marshall University

Prichard Hall 426
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-5272

Mountain State University

P.O. Box 9003
Beckley, WV 25802
(304) 929-1307

Shepherd University

P.O. Box 5000
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
(304) 876-5341

University Of Charleston

2300 Maccorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
(304) 357-4855

West Liberty University

Nursing Program
West Liberty, WV 26074
(304) 336-8108

West Virginia University

School Of Nursing
P.O. Box 9600
Morgantown, WV 26506
(304) 293-6521

West Virginia University Institute Of Technology

405 Fayette Pike
Montogomery, WV 25136
(304) 442-3346

West Virginia Wesleyan College

59 College Avenue
Buckhannon, WV 26201
(304) 473-8224

Wheeling Jesuit University

316 Washington Avenue
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 243-2344


Resources for West Virginia Nurses and Nursing Students in West Virginia

West Virginia Board of Nursing
West Virginia Nurses Association
West Virginia Center For Nursing
West Virginia Emergency Nurses Association
West Virginia Association of School Nurses
College Foundation of West Virginia
West Virginia University Scholarships
West Virginia Governor’s Internship Program
West Virginia Rural Health Education Partnerships – Student Scholarships
2010-2011 Registered Nurses Occupational Outlook

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