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A public college or university can be very attractive to in-state residents, since it offers lower tuition than a comparable private institution. Public nursing schools close the gap by receiving a significant amount of direct funding from the state government. Below we profile several of the most prominent public nursing schools in West Virginia.

West Virginia University
West Virginia University offers several accredited nursing programs. The largest is its prelicensure bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program, which graduates well over 100 students annually. WVU’s master of science in nursing (MSN) program scores well in academic excellence, with a 97-100% student pass rate. The university also holds ten years of consistent accreditation for its doctor’s in nursing practice (DNP) program. Often cited as a “best value,” the university offers relatively low tuition of $4,770 per semester for in-state residents.

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Marshall University
Like WVU, Marshall offers a prelicensure BSN program that graduates 50-90 newly minted nurses each year. Students must successfully pass both the internal examinations and the NCLEX-RN national examination to gain licensure. The university also provides a unique RN-to-BSN online completion program for existing registered nurses (RNs) who wish to earn their baccalaureate degree. West Virginia’s RNs earn a median income of about $54,000 per year, although BSN-holders often receive top-quartile pay of $65,000 or more annually.

New River Community and Technical College
New River has a licensed practical nursing (LPN) prelicensure certificate program. Tuition fees for the eleven-month program are $6,160 excluding books and supplies. Graduates must pass the NCLEX-PN national examination to gain licensure. West Virginia’s LPNs earn a median annual salary of $34,000.

Below you can browse through a complete list of public nursing schools in West Virginia.

Featured Schools

Charleston

BridgeValley Community and Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Garnet Career Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
BridgeValley Community and Technical College South Charleston
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Garnet Career Center Charleston
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

Other West Virginia cities

Academy of Careers and Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Bluefield State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bluefield State College - Beckley
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Cabell County Career Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Fairmont State University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Fayette Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Fred W Eberle Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Greenbrier School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
James Rumsey Technical Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
John D Rockefeller IV Career Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Marshall University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
McDowell County Career and Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mercer County Technical Education Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mineral County Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mingo Extended Learning Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Monongalia County Technical Education Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
New River Community and Technical College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Pierpont Community & Technical College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Putnam Career & Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Randolph Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Roane-Jackson Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Shepherd University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South Branch Career and Technical Center
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Summers County School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
United Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
West Liberty University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Virginia Northern Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
West Virginia University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (GSC Collaborative)
Wood County School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Wyoming County Career & Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Academy of Careers and Technology Beckley
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Martinsburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Bluefield State College Bluefield
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bluefield State College - Beckley Beaver
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Cabell County Career Technology Center Huntington
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College Moorefield
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Fairmont State University Fairmont
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Fayette Institute of Technology Oak Hill
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Fred W Eberle Technical Center Buckhannon
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Greenbrier School of Practical Nursing Lewisburg
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
James Rumsey Technical Institute Martinsburg
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
John D Rockefeller IV Career Center New Cumberland
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Marshall University Huntington
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
McDowell County Career and Technology Center Welch
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mercer County Technical Education Center Princeton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mineral County Technical Center Keyser
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mingo Extended Learning Center Delbarton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Monongalia County Technical Education Center Morgantown
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
New River Community and Technical College Summersville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Pierpont Community & Technical College Sutton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Putnam Career & Technical Center Eleanor
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center Stollings
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Randolph Technical Center Elkins
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Roane-Jackson Technical Center Leroy
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Shepherd University Shepherdstown
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South Branch Career and Technical Center Petersburg
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Mount Gay
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Summers County School of Practical Nursing Hinton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
United Technical Center Clarksburg
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
West Liberty University West Liberty
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Virginia Northern Community College Wheeling
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
West Virginia University Morgantown
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Parkersburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Virginia University Institute of Technology Montgomery
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (GSC Collaborative)
Wood County School of Practical Nursing Parkersburg
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Wyoming County Career & Technical Center Pineville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
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