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All associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) programs in West Virginia are focused on initial registered nursing (RN) licensure. These programs are relatively short, spanning just two to three years, and some campuses offer evening classes for students juggling work and school responsibilities. Below we have profiled several of West Virginia’s top ADN programs in depth.

University of Charleston
This university’s ADN program is offered at its Beckley campus. It enrolls 15 new students at the start of every semester. The program is designed for students who wish to be minimally interrupted by schoolwork, as classes are held every other evening from Friday to Sunday. RNs in West Virginia earn a median income of $54,210.

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Davis & Elkins College
As a liberal arts college, Davis & Elkins offers a unique ADN program that combines the ethos of liberal arts with professional nursing courses. Students can participate in a nursing externship program to gain first-hand experience under the supervision of an RN. 100% of the school’s nursing graduates are employed within six months.

Fairmont State University
Fairmont’s ADN program is two years long and boasts two new state-of-the-art simulation laboratories. Those who wish to continue their education can enroll in the university’s bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program after graduation. Graduates who enter the workforce directly may seek employment with local healthcare providers like MedExpress and Provant.

To provide a more complete picture, we have compiled below a full list of the dozen-plus ADN programs in West Virginia.

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Charleston

BridgeValley Community and Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
BridgeValley Community and Technical College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.2% 2008 to 2012

Other West Virginia cities

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 94.9% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
St. Mary's School of Nursing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 91.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
West Virginia Northern Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 89.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.7% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Bluefield State College - Beckley
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 84.5% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Fairmont State University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.5% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Bluefield State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 78.7% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Davis & Elkins College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 75.3% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 75.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Salem International University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
West Virginia Junior College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 94.9% 2008 to 2012
St. Mary's School of Nursing
Associate's Degree in Nursing 91.0% 2008 to 2012
West Virginia Northern Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 89.1% 2008 to 2012
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.7% 2008 to 2012
Bluefield State College - Beckley
Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.2% 2008 to 2012
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 84.5% 2008 to 2012
Fairmont State University
Associate's Degree in Nursing 83.5% 2008 to 2012
Bluefield State College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 78.7% 2008 to 2012
Davis & Elkins College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 75.3% 2008 to 2012
Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 75.0% 2010 to 2012
Salem International University
Associate's Degree in Nursing
West Virginia Junior College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
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