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Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) make up about 20% of West Virginia’s nursing workforce. They earn a median annual salary of $33,710 in the state. LPN certificate programs are relatively short, typically requiring 12 months of fulltime study. Aspiring LPNs must also successfully pass the NCLEX-PN national licensure examination. We highlight below a few of the best LPN programs in West Virginia.

Salem International University
Salem’s LPN program takes one year to complete. It contains comprehensive laboratory and clinical work experience. Successful graduates can pursue employment with major local healthcare providers like St. Mary’s Medical Center and Valley Healthcare System.

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John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center
JDR4’s LPN program has an estimated cost of $7,400 including miscellaneous supplies. Financial aid is available for students who qualify; indeed, the program’s graduates carry a median debt of $10,783 in federal loans. Historically, the LPN program’s graduates have been successfully employed within an impressive three to nine weeks. Additionally, JDR4 boasts a 90% cumulative pass rate on the NCLEX-PN exam over the past several years.

New River Community and Technical College
New River’s LPN program runs for eleven months and costs $6,160 in tuition and fees. Unlike other nursing institutions, however, admission is dependent upon successful completion of prerequisite college courses, an interview with a faculty member, and passing scores on two internal exams.

To provide a more complete view, we’ve listed below all of West Virginia’s accredited LPN certificate programs. You’ll find them rank-ordered by students’ recent NCLEX test scores.

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Charleston

Garnet Career Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 89.5% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Garnet Career Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 89.5% 2009-10 to 2012-13

Other West Virginia cities

Mingo Extended Learning Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Putnam Career & Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Summers County School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Monongalia County Technical Education Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 99.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Wood County School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 98.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Mineral County Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 98.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
United Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 98.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Mercer County Technical Education Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 97.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Greenbrier School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 95.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Salem International University
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 95.8% NCLEX pass rate (2011-12 through 2012-13)
B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 94.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Cabell County Career Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 92.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
John D Rockefeller IV Career Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 89.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
New River Community and Technical College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 89.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Academy of Careers and Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 89.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Fayette Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 87.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Fred W Eberle Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 87.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Randolph Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 86.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Roane-Jackson Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 84.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
James Rumsey Technical Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 81.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 81.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
McDowell County Career and Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 80.4% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Wyoming County Career & Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 69.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Pierpont Community & Technical College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Mingo Extended Learning Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Putnam Career & Technical Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Summers County School of Practical Nursing
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Monongalia County Technical Education Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 99.0% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Wood County School of Practical Nursing
Certificate in Practical Nursing 98.8% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Mineral County Technical Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 98.2% 2009-10 to 2012-13
United Technical Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 98.2% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Mercer County Technical Education Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 97.2% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Greenbrier School of Practical Nursing
Certificate in Practical Nursing 95.9% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Salem International University
Certificate in Practical Nursing 95.8% 2011-12 to 2012-13
B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing
Certificate in Practical Nursing 94.2% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Cabell County Career Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 92.6% 2009-10 to 2012-13
John D Rockefeller IV Career Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 89.9% 2009-10 to 2012-13
New River Community and Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 89.6% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Academy of Careers and Technology
Certificate in Practical Nursing 89.0% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Fayette Institute of Technology
Certificate in Practical Nursing 87.2% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Fred W Eberle Technical Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 87.1% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Randolph Technical Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 86.6% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Roane-Jackson Technical Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 84.6% 2009-10 to 2012-13
James Rumsey Technical Institute
Certificate in Practical Nursing 81.9% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 81.1% 2009-10 to 2012-13
McDowell County Career and Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 80.4% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Wyoming County Career & Technical Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 69.1% 2009-10 to 2012-13
Pierpont Community & Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing